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Essential Brain Nourishment: GPC Promotes Mental Processing
The results of several studies indicate that GPC promotes effective mental performance. For example, GPC has enhanced the balance between the various types of brain waves, has decreased reaction time (reflecting faster mental reactions) and has supported cell-to-cell communication within the brain of middle-aged men and women. These physiological effects have been expressed as improvements in mental functioning abilities in elderly men and women consuming 1200 mg of GPC daily.21 The author of an extensive analysis of published randomized placebo-controlled human clinical trials published in Mechanisms of Ageing and Development concluded that daily dietary supplementation with 1200 mg of GPC promotes healthy memory and attention processes in the human brain and supports emotional stability.22
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21. De Jesus Moreno Moreno M. Cognitive improvement in mild to moderate Alzheimer’s dementia after treatment with the acetylcholine precursor choline alfoscerate: A multicenter, doubleblind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Clin Ther 2003;25:178- 193.
22. Parnetti L, Amenta F, Gallai V. Choline alfoscerate in cognitive decline and in acute cerebrovascular disease: An analysis of published clinical data. Mechs Aging Dev 2001;22:2041-2055.