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09 09 2021

Alpha GPC crosses the blood-brain barrier very quickly where it protects neurons, and is shown to help improve brain function and the bodies learning processes. It directly increases the synthesis and secretion of acetylcholine more so than any other choline related compound, influencing both system-wide and brain concentrations of choline. 

Key benefits

Preliminary evidence suggests that Alpha GPC has the ability to enhance acute growth hormone production and power output during exercise. An increase in growth hormone production and power output has the ability to increase muscle mass and improve overall metabolic activity resulting in improved body composition.

How much should you use

500-1200mg per day when consumed over 3 separate doses. Contrary to this, studies have shown that larger doses of 600-800mg in a single sitting may be more beneficial to consume prior to training. Ensure if taking within a pre-workout supplement the guidelines for the supplement are adhered to.

When should you take it

Ideally taken 15-30 minutes prior to exercise.

Are there any side effects

Alpha-GPC seems to be safe when used appropriately. It can cause side effects in some people including heartburn, headache, insomnia, dizziness, skin rash, and confusion.

Products containing Alpha GPC

The Pre-workout

Pumped-Up pre-workout

Supporting Research

A meta-analysis of 26 pieces of research.