Who doesn’t desire more mental focus, and better recall? Whether you are a musician learning a new score, a scientist pondering ways to clean up our planet, an artist desirous of painting with greater acumen, or a student cramming for exams, Alpha GPC, a nootropic (brain-enhancer, and sometimes written nutropic) may just be the brain-boosting supplement that propitiates better intellectual pursuits.
Boosting Brain Power with Alpha GPC
Naturally occurring in the human brain, Alpha GPC (alpha glycerophosphocholine), is derived from soy extracts, but can also be found in egg yolks and milk. It has been used in Europe as a treatment for Alzheimer’s and dementia. In the US, it is only available as a dietary supplement.
Should you decide to boost your brain power with Alpha GPC that is soy-derived, make sure it comes from a non-GMO source, since soy is one of the largest GMO crops in the US. Nonetheless, soy phospholipids in Alpha GPC have some interesting effects on our overall biochemistry. Alpha GPC:
- Delivers choline across the blood brain barrier very rapidly.
- Seems to increase a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine. This chemical supports better memory and overall brain functioning.
- Greatly stimulates the cognitive areas of the brain. When there is a predominance of Alpha GPC, phosphatidycholine, necessary for nerve, muscle and cell health is synthesized more easily by the body.