CDP Choline and Alpha GPC are vitamin-like nutrients that are essential for metabolic processes in the body, among other things.


Alpha GPC can be described as a kind of signal transmitter and, in addition to nerve processes, also controls mood and memory functions. Choline is involved in many vital bodily functions. As with all nootropics, it is important to follow the recommended dosage of choline.


Since the body often does not get enough choline through food, choline is very popular as a dietary supplement. Alpha GPC (acetylcholine) is the compound that is processed particularly well by the body and can cross the blood-brain barrier. The most important benefits of Alpha GPC at a glance:



Alpha GPC effect on nerves and memory


Choline CDP and Alpha GPC support the transmission of nerve stimuli and thus cognitive abilities. Taking Alpha GPC is therefore often used to improve memory and concentration - whether due to age or illness. The potential of choline in cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's and dementia is currently being investigated.


Alpha GPC Metabolism Benefits


The vital substance contributes significantly to a healthy metabolism - the liver in particular needs a certain amount of choline.


By taking Alpha GPC, the cholesterol level can be regulated and the development of a so-called fatty liver can be prevented. If the liver is enlarged and has a high-fat content (often in the case of alcohol abuse), the detoxification function of the liver is restricted. Such damage caused by alcohol and drug abuse is often treated with the administration of choline preparations.


Alpha GPC effect in eye ailments


Glaucoma is increased pressure on the optic nerve, which can even lead to blindness. In a study by Jünemann et.al. taking CDP-choline significantly improved the test subjects' eyesight.


Alpha GPC benefits in neurological cases


Choline can reduce the risk of developing various neurological and cognitive disorders and is used in dementia, among other things. Alpha GPC increases the fluidity of cell membranes and the formation of neurotransmitters important for memory.


Alpha GPC for athletes


In competitive sports, choline is known as a growth supplement to increase muscle strength and prevent mental and physical fatigue. Its use primarily serves to build muscle strength, increase performance and increase endurance. Choline is therefore very popular in sports.


Alpha GPC effect in pregnancy


Folic acid, iodine, iron, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, are needed during pregnancy to prevent malformations or complications. But choline is also essential for the expectant mother and the child. A high level of choline is necessary during pregnancy as the micronutrient is important for the development of the fetus. If not enough is ingested through food, dietary supplements can therefore be prescribed by doctors.



Is Choline and Alpha GPC Safe to Take?


The benefits of choline for the human organism are high, and if the dosage is correct, side effects of choline are rare.


Choline supplements are mainly used for better memory and focus, to support fat metabolism and liver diseases, also in pregnancy. It can also be used for inflammation and eye diseases.


In healthy people, choline is an easily digestible supplement in small doses, but people with pre-existing conditions who buy choline should discuss taking it with their doctor beforehand.



What Alpha GPC experiences do users have?


Raw Powders customers who buy and use choline not only confirm the good tolerability but also report positive effects after just a short intake. Most Alpha GPC experiences confirm the onset of action after a few days, in particular, the improvement in short-term memory and improved focus are mentioned.


The experiences with choline are mostly positive and side effects of choline are also rare according to customers. These seem to occur mainly when taking very high Alpha GPC dosages, which are only to be taken in certain clinical pictures and on doctor's orders.


Athletes in particular report positive experiences with Alpha GPC, who experience faster regeneration, muscle building and better focus when training with choline after taking it. The liver values ​​also improve.


Choline and Alpha GPC dietary supplements are particularly popular with vegetarians and vegans, as it is very difficult for them to get the daily requirement of choline through food. To counteract a choline deficiency, the nootropic is highly recommended for vegan people.


In addition to choline, you can buy many other supplements and nootropics to compensate for a lack of vital active ingredients.


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Text author:
Kay Svegler
Communications, PR, American Studies, University of Leipzig
Journalist and freelance writer (e.g. Süddeutsche Zeitung, BILD, MDR etc.)
Former Senior PR Manager for Fischer Appelt, Sustainability and Diversity Manager for DKB