What Is Alpha GPC 50% Powder?
Alpha-GPC is a naturally occurring compound that is actually found in our brain and also in some food sources, including eggs, dairy, meat, and fish. Alpha-GPC, also known as alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine and choline alfoscerate, can be produced synthetically or derived from natural sources, and comes in powder form but can be added to capsules as well.
Alpha-GPC is a choline-containing nootropic compound with much anecdotal evidence suggesting it may help with both athletic and cognitive performance, and one study shows Alpha-GPC powder to benefit brain health.
Alpha GPC Benefits
- Improved athletic and cognitive performance - Some scientific research on rodents and anecdotal evidence suggest that Alpha-GPC may support cognition in healthy adults.
- Brain Health - A 1994 clinical trial in Italy of more than 2,000 people showed that Alpha-GPC benefits overall brain health. Varying doses over the course of 6 months resulted in statistically significant improvement in cognition in three of four measurement scales.
Alpha GPC Dosage
The typical dosage for Alpha-GPC 50% Powder is 600-1,200mg daily, taken in one or two doses of 600mg. It’s a good idea to start out with a smaller dose and work your way up if necessary.
Alpha GPC and Hygroscopy
Alpha-GPC is a hygroscopic compound, which means it draws in moisture from the air around it, physically changing it from a powder to a gel-like substance when not stored properly. While this hygroscopic effect doesn’t necessarily mean the product has degraded, it is a sign of improper storage. Storing your Alpha-GPC in airtight containers (think vacuum seal) is helpful. While we take steps to ensure this does not happen to your product, should Alpha-GPC 99% arrive with clumps, simply break them up prior to use.
Why don’t we sell an Alpha-GPC 100% Powder? Alpha-GPC with a purity of greater than 99% will undergo hygroscopy very quickly as soon as it meets the air.