So What is GH Assist?

Written by Adam Dickinson

GH Assist

GH Assist contains an advanced water soluble form of Choline called Alpha-GPC (L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine).  This completely natural compound is found in the brain and is a precursor to Acetylcholine, an organic molecule that acts as a neurotransmitter.

Ok, so what makes Alpha-GPC so potent and what does all of this have to do with enhancing performance and Growth Hormone? Well, first of all, do not be scared of the term “Growth Hormone”. Growth Hormone is an essential, natural hormone found in the human body which stimulates growth, cell reproduction & regeneration, can burn fat, increase the metabolism and positively affect muscle building.

Alpha GPC is special because it has much higher bioavailability and therefore able to quickly cross the blood-brain barrier. Alpha GPC rapidly increases the availability of Acetylcholine to the brain enabling enhanced neurotransmitter activity. This not only increases the mind-muscle connection (enhancing explosive force) but also sharpens focus and attention.

In 2008 the International Society of Sports Nutrition conducted a study in to the effects of Alpha GPC supplementation on Growth Hormone release and peak force production during exercise (full study here – To summarise, seven men ingested 600mg of Alpha GPC or a placebo, 90 minutes prior to completing various high intensity strength exercises. Blood samples were then taken post exercise to measure hormone concentrations against the baseline levels taken at a state of rest. The results were unbelievable. They showed a 44-fold increase in peak Growth Hormone values with Alpha GPC supplementation compared to a 2.6-fold increase with placebo. They also showed a 14% increase in peak force when compared to the placebo.

Alpha GPC works by potentiating the effects of Growth Hormone Releasing Hormone which tells your pituitary gland to produce more Growth Hormone.

Through increased neural activity, other studies have also shown Alpha GPC to have a positive effect on memory and learning.

GH Assist contains 900mg of Alpha GPC per 2 capsule serving. To optimise the effects of GH Assist we advise taking at least 30-40 minutes pre-workout with Adapt Nutrition PreTrain.

GH Assist is also suitable for any individual just wanting to consume a highly bio-available form of Alpha GPC (L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine)