The Advantages of GPC Therapy

Stroke Recovery : GPC is documented in accelerating the recovery of focal neurological deficits including space time orientation, improved degree of consciousness, language, motor capacity, improved general wellbeing.

Alzheimer’s and Age Related Dementia: GPC improves cognitive function, such as orientation and language improved memory and attention, improvements in behavior and activities of daily living.

Vascular Dementia: GPC improves cognitive function, memory and attention, mood, reduced disorientation, irritability, emotional liability, and indifference to surrounding, reduced fatigue and dizziness.

Cognitive Function in Young and Middle-Aged People: GPC improves mental performance, word cell, working memory capacity. Most other agents have not been successful in improving this group of patients with neurological deficits.

Male Fertility: GPC improves sperm mobility and endurance.

Growth Hormone: GPC increases release of growth hormone from the pituitary gland, and higher levels may improve physical endurance in sports.

Liver Health: GPC can boost liver health by increasing lipotrophic choline and aids in the utilization and breakdown of foods and supplements.

GPC Therapy
GPC is a mixture of essential phospholipids made from (lecithin) soybeans. It is present in all our body cells, and as a nutrient, it has many functions in the body.

GPC was originally researched in Europe and is available in IV and capsule form. The most important effects of GPC is its remarkable ability to improve cognitive function, including memory and attention span, in people of various ages. It is also a major treatment in post-stroke patients.

GPC is also known as glycerophosphocholine, glycerylphoshorycholine, choline alfoscerate, or choline alphoscerate.

GPC has a truly profound involvement in the human biochemistry.

It provides a unique form of non-antioxidant protection for our body’s cells. It is a rare water-phase phospholipid which is the building block for the membranes that form and drives all cells.

Furthermore, GPC is a major source of the key nerve and muscle neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and is the body’s main reservoir of the essential nutrient choline, making GPC very important to the nervous system.

GPC readily crosses the blood-brain barrier to support numerous brain processes. GPC is well absorbed into the blood stream, and circulates throughout all tissues, and has defined roles in the essential functions of many body systems including the autonomic nervous system, the reproductive system, the endocrine system, the skeletal muscles, and the kidney and liver systems.

The use of GPC over the years by chelation doctors worldwide has proven that GPC is extremely useful in helping patients with various conditions.

GPC’s main therapeutic uses are:

  • Accelerates recovery of Stroke patients
  • Improves neurological deficits and motor capacity in Stroke patients
  • Improves cognitive function, memory, speech, behavior, and attention in Alzheimer’s, Age-Related dementia, and even in vascular dementia patients. In these patients it can also reduce disorientation, dizziness and fatigue
  • Improves mental performance, word cell and working memory capacity in both young and middle-aged patients
  • Improves male fertility
  • Increases release of growth hormone(GH)
  • Improves liver function & health

GPC Therapy FAQ

After assessment and laboratory testing with a chelation doctor, GPC IV therapy is given by intravenous drip to a maximum frequency of three treatments per week. Every patient will also be prescribed an oral supplement protocol which potentiates the effect of the IV treatments.

Each IV treatment takes about 2 ½ hours and is given with the patient seated in a comfortable recliner chair, in which they can read, work on a laptop, or visit with their neighbour. Depending on the patient’s condition, it is usually recommended that an initial course of 20 to 30 weekly or bi-weekly treatments be taken. After that, monthly booster treatments are recommended to maintain the benefits originally gained by the first series of treatments.

Yes, very safe. Of the more than 4000 patients who received GPC by mouth, intra-muscularly or intravenously in clinical trials, not one was reported to experience a life threatening adverse effect. Nor have there been any reports from the use of intravenous GPC over the past 20 years by chelation doctors worldwide. Metabolically, as shown from numerous human and animal studies, GPC functions in harmony with vitamins and other orthomolecular supplements, and is also compatible with most prescription drugs.
Adverse effects most commonly reported with the use of GPC includes dizziness, diarrhea, nausea and sometimes a sensation of over-excitation. Often this can be improved by lowering the daily oral or IV dose. No adverse GPC to prescription drug interactions were noted in any of the elderly and middle-aged patients participating in the trials. Also, these individuals continued to take their typical variety of prescription medications or natural supplements while receiving GPC treatments. However, some prescription medicines often needed to be decreased or stopped because of the improvement of the patient’s overall condition.
The main differences are in their uses. PPC is much more effective in cardiovascular conditions like atherosclerosis and heart disease, while GPC is by far more effective in improving cognitive function (memory) and in helping post-stroke patients. PPC IV Therapy is also available at the Optimum Wellness Integrated Clinic. It was also developed in Europe and is also derived from soybeans.
GPC therapy can be used as a standalone treatment for stroke recovery, Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia or for improving cognitive function and memory. It can also be part of an integrated treatment program along with EDTA chelation treatments.

It should be noted that GPC therapy is NOT Chelation, as it does not remove toxic heavy metals. However, when GPC is used in conjunction with EDTA chelation even greater results can be attained.

GPC and chelation are both enhanced when used with a total nutritional program including professional supplements, and the adaptation of an individualized diet. Other lifestyle modifications that are encouraged are exercise, stress management, minimal use of caffeinated and alcohol beverages and the elimination of tobacco.

Soy allergy is the only contraindication to the use of GPC. There are no known drug interactions. While on GPC most patients are free to take many medications such as B-Blockers, nitroglycerine, calcium channel blockers, etc.