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Ingredients Series – All you need to know about Alpha-GPC

What is Alpha-GPC?

Alpha-GPC (L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine) is a chemical form of choline naturally found in the brain due to its water-soluble property. Choline is a vital nutrient which aids neurotransmitter synthesis, cell-membrane signalling and lipoprotein transport.

 

What does Alpha-GPC do?

Alpha-GPC has an attractive line of benefits. First and foremost, it is a nootropic (smart drug), its benefits extending to improved memory and cognitive skills. This makes it of benefit to athletes to improve focus in the gym or in high pressure competitive situations.

Physiologically Alpha-GPC has two benefits of importance to athletes, they are:

  • Effect on serum GH (Growth Hormone) levels
  • Effect on fat oxidization (use of fatty acids to ultimately produce ATP)

Alpha-GPC has been shown to increase GH levels in young adults by stimulating its upregulation in the pituitary gland. Jumping down the chemical pathway the results from increased GH come from the growth and repair of tissue, e.g. muscle, bone, organs etc. Meaning better recovery from workouts and the ability to build more muscle in a shorter space of time.

Concerning fat oxidization, results showed an increased rate of fat breakdown at the liver post consumption, leading to higher levels of fatty acids in the blood. For the end user this translates to improvements in body composition and increased fat loss when taken before cardiovascular training on a regular basis.

 

When you should I use Alpha-GPC?

Alpha-GPC is a very versatile chemical, however for optimal benefits we would advise supplementing with this pre and post workout. We would advise on an overall daily intake of 1000mg split between two doses, one pre and one post workout.

 

Which CNP Products contain Alpha- GPC?

CNP Pro Synthesis

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