Alpha-GPC, also names L-A-glycerophosphorylcholine is a naturalcholine compound found in the brain and in milk. The most abundant foods of glycerol phosphatidylcholine are egg yolks and fish, especially sardines.
Alpha-GPC is also used as a nootropic dietary supplement to enhance memory and cognition.
1. Improved mental focus and stimulation of cognitive function.
Stimulation of the enzymatic synthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) in nerves, muscle cells and all cell membranes, counteracting the age-related decrease in phospholipid (PC) biosynthesis; thus, Alpha-GPC contributes directly to improved mental focus and stimulation of cognitive function.
2. Improved lipotrophic functions in the liver.
Elevations in blood and tissue levels of the essential nutrient, choline, which supports improved lipotrophic functions (methyl group transferases) in the liver. Alpha-GPC also acts synergistically with the body's store (and/or supplementation) of S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM or SAMe) and folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 to facilitate methyl group transfers in the brain and liver.
3. More strength from work-outs and training programs.
Acts as a precursor of acetylcholine (ACh); thus, Alpha-GPC activates cholinergic transmission which permits the development of more strength from work-outs and training programs, plus reducing levels of somatostatin in the hypothalamic-pituitary axis.
4. Improved balanced and coordination.
Produces improved balanced and coordination when combined with 'skill set' practice and training as a result of normalized nerve transmission in the brain, and in cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscles.