Alpha GPC is a highly concentrated version of soy lecithin which is thought to increase levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is the primary neurotransmitter regarding memory and learning. Research has found it to significantly improve cognition. It is also plays an important role in protecting brain neurons thereby helping maintain a healthy brain. Alpha GPC has proved such to have such powerful effects on improving cognitive function and brain health that it is viewed as a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
- Increases cognitive function
- Beneficial for learning & memory
- Protects brain health
Alpha-GPC may afford neuroprotection in the case of vascular brain damage.
Abstract Title: Effect of treatment with choline alphoscerate on hippocampus microanatomy and glial reaction in spontaneously hypertensive rats.
Abstract Source: Brain Res. 2006 Nov 20;1120(1):183-90. Epub 2006 Sep 20. NCBI Public Medical Research PMID: 16989788
Abstract Author(s): Daniele Tomassoni, Roberto Avola, Fiorenzo Mignini, Lucilla Parnetti, Francesco Amenta
CONCLUSION: The observation that treatment with choline alphoscerate attenuates the extent of glial reaction in the hippocampus of SHR suggests also that the compound may af ord neuroprotection in this animal model of vascular brain damage."
Article Published Date : Nov 20, 2006