Monday, November 5, 2012

More Growth Hormone for Me with ALPHA-GPC. Increase growth hormone by 333% and bench press by 14%.

Alpha-GPC (L-alphaglycerophosphatidylcholine; also known as choline alfoscerate) increases growth hormone (GH) production by inhibiting a brain chemical that normally blocks it.

A study showed reported that a single dose increased peak bench press strength by 14% as compared to the placebo group.

The same study performed at the Center for Applied Health Sciences showed that subjects consuming 600mg of Alpha-GPC 90 minutes prior to resistance exercise increased their GH levels by 333%.

Flex Magazine recommends 250-500mg one hour before workouts and before bed.

Muscle and Fitness also recommends the below stacks to take full advantage of alpha-gpc.

GH GROWTH STACK 1 
Mucuna Pruriens         150-400 mg taken
(standardized to        in the morning and
15% L-Dopa)             before workouts

Alpha GPC               100-300 mg taken
                        in the morning and
                        before workouts

L-Arginine              2-5 g taken in the
                        morning and
                        before workouts
 

GH GROWTH STACK 2

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)Take 3-5 grams of GABA about 60 minutes preworkout on an empty stomach.

Alpha-Glyceryl-Phosphoryl-choline (Alpha-GPC)Take 600 mg of alpha-GPC 60-90 minutes preworkout.

Glutamine Take 5-10 grams of glutamine about 90 minutes preworkout to capitalize on the GH surge (as well as other benefits) it can provide for your workout.

Alpha-GPC gave man (79) uncontrollable libido - Ergo-Log


Sources:
Growth Boost.Elliott, Tabatha Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, Aug2010, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p200-200

GROWTH HORMONE SURGE. Stoppani, Jim Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness, Nov2003, Vol. 64 Issue 11, p182


References:
1. Ziegenfuss, T.N., Landis, J., J.E. Hofheins. Acute Supplementation With Alpha-Glycerylphosphorylcholine Augments Growth Hormone Response T, and Peak Force Production During, Resistance Exercise. The Center for Applied Health Science Research, Division of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science, Fairlawn, OH. 44333. (Abstract)
2. Abbati C, et al. Nootropic therapy of cerebral aging. Advances in Therapy. 1991;8(6):268-276.
3. Canal N, Franceschi M, Alberoni M, et al. Effect of L-alpha-glyceryl-phosphorylcholine on amnesia caused by scopolamine. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther Toxicol. Mar1991;29(3):103.
4. Sandage, et al. Effects of Choline on Athletic Performance and Fatigue. "The Role of Dietary Supplements for Physically Active People,: NIH Workshop, Bethesda, MD., 1996.
5. Spector, SA, et al. Effect of Choline Supplementation on fatigue in trained cyclists. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1995;27(5):669-673.
6. Conlay, AL, Sabounjian, LA and Wurtman, R "Exercise and neuromodulators: Choline and acetylcholine in marathon runners" International Journal of Sports Medicine (1992) 13: S141-S142

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