FDA GRAS Nod for AlphaSize A-GPC Ingredient for Mental Health, Sports

January 9, 2013

Chemi Nutra describes AlphaSize as a “safe, natural, and rapidly absorbed form of choline..."

FDA has issued a “no questions” response to a GRAS notification for AlphaSize, an alpha-glyceryl phosphoryl choline (A-GPC) ingredient from Chemi Nutra (White Bear Lake, MN). AlphaSize targets mental and exercise performance, improving mental clarity and combating dementias and improving muscular strength, power, and reaction. The GRAS standing indicates AlphaSize-which is already used in dietary supplements-is safe for conventional food and beverages.

Chemi Nutra describes AlphaSize as a “safe, natural, and rapidly absorbed form of choline that has been shown to raise free plasma choline levels much faster than other choline precursors.” In particular, A-GPC is a precursor of acetylcholine, the primary neurotransmitter involved in all brain functions and muscular contraction functions.

“We are very pleased that under the leadership of Michael Falk, PhD, at Life Sciences Research Organization (LSRO), we have achieved this highest level of FDA GRAS acknowledgement with our branded A-GPC ingredient, AlphaSize A-GPC,” stated Chemi Nutra president Scott Hagerman, in a press release. He said the company is expanding production of AlphaSize.