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Alpha-GPC (glycerylphosphorylcholine)

Short for L-alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine, it is an acetylcholine precursor derived from soy.  This is a new supplement that has been shown in preliminary research to boost GH (growth hormone) levels and increase neurological function.  One plus is that smaller amounts seem to boost GH levels (150-400 mg) which makes it more cost effective.  Boosting GH levels can have major implications in muscle building and promoting optimal recovery from hard workouts, especially in individuals over the age of 40.  Since Alpha-GPC can boost endogenous levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, it can also help enhance mental focus and mental clarity—two good things to have during a workout!  Yet another affect of Alpha-GPC is that it is a potent choline donor. The choline provided then serves as the precursor for the synthesis of phosphatidylcholine (PC) from other lipid-based compounds. This can help protect cell membranes from damage. This ingredient has good potential and is supplied by Chemi Nutraceutical as AlphaSize™.


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