Pure Encapsulations Alpha-GPC, 120 count
What Is It?
l-Alpha-glycerophophatidylcholine (GPC-choline, alpha-GPC) is a water-soluble phospholipid and neurotransmitter precursor naturally occurring in the body. Unlike most membrane phospholipids, alpha-GPC is water-soluble because it lacks the hydrophobic tail groups.
Uses For Alpha-GPC
Memory And Cognitive Health:
Alpha-GPC passes through the blood brain barrier providing a source of choline for acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis. By supporting cell membrane fluidity and integrity, phosphatidylcholine enhances healthy neurotransmitter function and signal transduction. Alpha-GPC may support healthy phospholipid turnover in the brain, helping to counteract age-related cellular breakdown of membrane phospholipids. Acetylcholine is a key neurotransmitter in the brain supporting memory and learning. Optimal phospholipid and acetylcholine levels support cognitive, mental and cerebrovascular health.
Growth Hormone Support:
Alpha-GPC has the ability to potentiate growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH), thereby supporting healthy growth hormone (GH) levels. The mechanism of support appears to involve increased cholinergic tone.