Alpha-glycerophosphocholine (Alpha-GPC) is a cholinergic compound – fancy words meaning that it increases acetylcholine in the brain.
Increased acetylcholine can lead to improvements in muscle power and contraction, increased reflexes, as well as enhanced focus and memory.
Alpha-GPC has the ability to enhance growth hormone production, leading to enhanced power output.1
A recent study showed that subjects given 600mg of Alpha-GPC prior to a power test reported a 14% power output improvement relative to placebo when taken 45 minutes prior to activity:
SOURCE: http://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1550-2783-5-S1-P15, 2017
Focus and Memory Benefits
With an increase in acetylcholine, the processes related to memory formation in your brain become more efficient.2
Furthermore, the supplement is able to increase blood flow to the brain. The increase provides a better supply of nutrients for your brain cells, specifically an increase in oxygenation, and also causes more sugar to be metabolized specifically for energy – the result? Allowing your brain to operate on an increase in mental fuel, leading to improved focus and concentration.
The Bottom Line
We had to have this neural-drive enhancing, power increasing, focus heightening supplement in our PowerUp blend. While all ingredients in PowerUp serve a special purpose in helping athletes perform at their best, but Alpha-GPC was one of our first “mandatories”.