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Alpha GPC Dosage and Benefits

Proper Alpha GPC dosage is part of the nootropics puzzleAlpha GPC powder is one of the newcomers to the field of mind boosting supplements. It is certainly something which bears consideration since there are claims that it acts as a cognitive enhancer.  There has been some promising research already and the potential of Alpha GPC may be to help anyone suffering from some type of cognitive decline.

What is L-Alphaglycerylphosphorylcholine (Alpha GPC)?

Alpha GPC is a phospholipid metabolite that is found concentrated in neuronal membranes. This supplement is able to deliver choline to the brain. The actual supplement itself is made from lecithin and is a nutrient derived from other soy phospholipids as well. The substance itself is well-absorbed and capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. Once in the brain it helps to support a number of learning processes and general functioning.

Alpha GPC Benefits

The main benefits of this supplement seem to be primarily related to mental functioning and cognition. This includes increased memory, focus and concentration, and even neuron protection. It helps to directly increase the synthesis and secretion of acetylcholine and improves signal transmission throughout the brain.

It is also believed that this supplement helps to increase the secretion of human growth hormone (HGH). This should be a huge benefit to body builders and other weight training athletes since increased circulating HGH should enhance the ability to build muscle, engage in more intense training, and improve recovery ability from such training sessions.

Liver function and protection is another benefit of Alpha GPC. This supplement raises the lipotrophic functions of the liver through the increased release of choline. It also helps to protect against a fatty liver and the resulting diseases such as obesity and diabetes. It may even help to protect against damage done by heavy alcohol consumption.

Alpha GPC Side Effects

Anyone who might be interested in having their mental abilities increased naturally and without any side effects should definitely consider this supplement.

Alpha GPC Dosage

A recommended alpha GPC dosage has not yet been established for Alpha GPC. Many experts suggest taking around 300 mg per day. This can be in a single dose or divided administrations. In order to guard against tolerance it is also recommended to limit yourself to three or four days per week. You can buy Alpha GPC in bulk and control your own dose.

Trying My Hand at a Pre-Workout Mix

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different preworkout mixes and have found a great combination. The reason I decided to try making my own is because it’s a good idea to have something to cycle onto after taking something like Craze or Jack3d for too long (to allow tolerance to reset, so they’re effective again).

Pre Workout Ingredients

My first ingredient is 6 grams of L-Citrulline. I was fortunate enough to have Powder City send me a free sample of this. I know it’s a good compound to have, because it is thought to increase Nitric Oxide in the body (therefore acting as a vasodilator – increasing the size of blood vessels). The reason I want a vasodilator is that Caffeine acts as a vasoconstrictor.

My second ingredient is Caffeine (200mg). For the obvious reasons, this is for the energy and focus that I like to have in my workouts. Even if tolerance is an issue, caffeine has several benefits even while not being cycled. It is shown to still have the same effect on exercise (not wakefulness, but by increasing the time to exhaustion). Unfortunately, as stated above Caffeine constricts the blood vessels, but I included L-Citrulline for this very reason, and additionally, exercise acts as a vasodilator, so I don’t have to worry about this too much.

The third ingredient is Beta-Alanine powder (roughly 500mg). I’m still new to this stuff, and haven’t had much experience with it, but in theory could be great for my workouts. When the body starts to feel a burn on longer exercises (a higher repetition range), the burn is actually due to lactic acid in the body being released. One great Beta-Alanine side effect is it actually reduces the pain of lactic acid, and therefore the “burn” sensation in the muscles isn’t as pronounced, and the body can work longer before failing.

Finally, I put my trusty Alpha-GPC in. Though there isn’t much research on how it affects the body in exercise, there are a few studies showing that it does increase strength output. Plus it’s a choline source for my racetams which is a good thing to have.