Chemi Nutra Receives FDA GRAS for AlphaSize A-GPC

White Bear Lake, MN – Chemi Nutra is a recognized global leader in the manufacture of Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphoryl Choline (A-GPC). The FDA has issued an agency response letter stating the FDA has no questions regarding Chemi Nutra’s conclusion that A-GPC is GRAS under the intended conditions of use, and has assigned it GRAS GRN No. 000419.

The company’s branded ingredient, AlphaSize A-GPC, is widely used in dietary supplements, beverages, and shots, targeted to mental and exercise performance, and providing mental energy, sports nutrition, and anti-aging benefits. This FDA acknowledged Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status now formally affirms safety for the use of A-GPC in a wide range of conventional foods and beverages.

A-GPC is 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. A-GPC is a proven, powerful precursor of acetylcholine, the body’s primary neurotransmitter, which is involved in all brain functions and muscular contraction functions. Research has shown that A-GPC can improve mental clarity and combat dementias, and can also improve muscular strength, power, and reaction. It is tasteless, soluble, and stable, and is often found as a keynote ingredient in leading-edge dietary supplements and beverages.

“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. GRAS status will dramatically expand the use of this novel, health beneficial ingredient in conventional foods and beverages”, said Scott Hagerman, President, Chemi Nutra. “In addition, to meet the growing needs of the functional food and dietary supplement arenas, Chemi S.p.A., the Italian parent company of Chemi Nutra, is currently expanding production of AlphaSize A-GPC”, said Hagerman.

Chemi Nutra is the US business unit of parent company Chemi S.p.A., a privately held pharmaceutical and nutraceutical company based in Milan, Italy. Chemi, with cGMP certified manufacturing facilities in Italy and Brazil, is best known in the US nutritional arena for its introduction of phosphatidylserine (PS), the popular dietary supplement which has been granted two qualified health claims by the FDA, and is used to enhance learning, memory, and concentration, exercise performance, and youthful wellbeing, and to reduce stress.