Overview

Alpha-GPC is a chemical made in the body. It is also made in a laboratory for use as a medicine.

In some countries in Europe, alpha-GPC is a prescription medication. In the United States, alpha-GPC is only available as a dietary supplement. Alpha-GPC is used for Alzheimer disease, stroke, dementia caused by reduced blood flow to the brain (vascular dementia), memory and thinking skills, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Alpha-GPC seems to increase a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine. This brain chemical is important for memory and learning functions.

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