Alpha GPC is a nootropic substance sold as a dietary supplement which provides the body with choline, an essential micronutrient with cognitive-boosting and other health-enhancing properties, and a prime source of phospholipids, which are major components of cell structure and health, often referred to as “the building blocks of life”. In 1998 The United States Institute of Medicine recognized it publicly as a vital nutrient. Choline can be found in minute amounts in foods like eggs, milk, beef, liver, and soy; however, these amounts are so minuscule that most people suffer from choline deficiency.
Alpha GPC is derived from certain fatty acids found in plants such as soy and other plants when the acids are broken down. In Europe it is classified as a prescription medication used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and stroke. In the United States it is still classified and sold only as a dietary supplement, but many people take it for it’s cognitive benefits such as improving memory and memory capacity, concentration, thinking and reasoning skills, focus, and as an aid in overall learning. A recent study conducted in Italy involving several separate clinics on the effects of Alpha GPC on cognitive disorders in 2,044 recent stroke victims indicated significant cognitive recovery in the patients based on measurements using four separate scales.
Alpha GPC has proven to be safe and effective when taken as directed, although some users have reported mild to moderate side effects such as headaches, dizziness, heartburn, insomnia and rash.
The average dosage of Alpha GPC for a healthy adult is 300-600 mg. a day. For individuals with decreased cognitive abilities a dosage of 1,200 mg. per day is recommended, taken in increments of 400 mg.
Alpha GPC is available at PowderCity at the following prices: Capsules: 30 for $9.49; 60 for $12.99; 90 for $37.99. Powder form: 10 g tub: $7.15; 50 g tub: $22.25