What is Alpha GPC? Alpha GPC or otherwise known as choline alfoscerate is a naturally-occurring choline compound found in the brain. It has been investigated for its properties to...More
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What is Alpha GPC?
Alpha GPC or otherwise known as choline alfoscerate is a naturally-occurring choline compound found in the brain. It has been investigated for its properties to help treat Alzheimer’s disease due to its parasympathomimetic acetylcholine precursor. Alpha GPC passes choline across the blood-brain barrier delivering it directly to the brain and is also a biosynthetic precursor. Biosynthesis is a multi-step enzyme-catalyzed process where substrates are converted into more complex products in living organisms.
Alpha GPC can be broken down into two main components choline and glycerophosphate. Choline along with its metabolites is needed for three main physiological reasons: structural integrity and signaling roles for cell membranes, and cholinergic neurotransmission. The process allows acetylcholine to accumulate in higher levels than it otherwise would. As this is the main part of the function of memory and cognitive functions Alpha GPC can be a great addition to boosting these functions
Benefits of Alpha GPC
Alpha GPC has many benefits and below I will list a few of the great things supplement this nootropic can do for you:
Alpha GPC has been studied quite a lot and has been described as the most efficient choline prodrug, as it can influence both systemic and brain concentrations of choline.
It supports the structure of the cellular membrane – this is greatly important to protect the cells from the outside environment. This will help increase the strength and lasting of the cells. This also leads to how in elderly patients, it has been seen to reduce the cognitive decline at high doses of Alpha GPC. This encourages the delay of diseases like Alzheimer’s.
In studies of athletes Alpha GPC has shown to spike growth hormones, boost fat oxidation, and also increasing power output whilst training or during physical activity.
Chemical Properties of Alpha GPC
Structurally, Alpha GPC is comprised of a choline group bound to a glycerol molecule via a phosphate group. Choline is a quaternary ammonium salt; this contains a positively charged ammonium cation substituted with three methyl groups and a hydroxyethyl chain. Then the part Glycerol is polysubstituted alcohol consisting of propane with one hydroxyl (-OH) group, these are bound to each carbon in the chain.
IUPAC: [(2R)-2,3-Dihydroxypropyl] 2-trimethylazaniumylethyl phosphate
Molar Mass: 257.223 g.mol-1
Alpha GPC has had lots of studies done on it and there are a few potential side effects when used in large doses – usually, these are heartburn, insomnia (when taken late in the day), dizziness, and occasionally skin rash These side effects are usually noticeable when taking large doses per day. We still recommend being cautious whilst preparing any doses of Alpha GPC, like using gloves whilst handling.
Where to buy Alpha GPC?
Hereat Chemical Planet, you can always purchase the best quality chemicals. This Alpha GPC is no exception to that. This AlphaGPC comes in powder and capsule form at the moment but we may look into producing it in other forms, you can contact our customer service to find out updates about that. We are always open to feedback as well so if we don't have something you are after please let us know. When buying research chemicals or Nootropics online you can be sure to be getting the very best here at Chemical Planet. However, If you would like to buy Alpha GPC from Chemical Planet, then you must be at least 18 years of age. Please be aware that Alpha GPC is legal in the majority of the world, but laws can change so it is always worth checking the laws in your country before ordering.