What is Sodium glycerophosphate?
It’s hard to set a definition for it since no such official information is available. Sodium glycerophosphate is a sodium salt of glycerophosphates. Sodium glycerophosphate is used in the sports nutrition supplements as electrolytes and a phosphate source for calcium and phosphate metabolism during fitness and bodybuilding.
According to the European pharmacopeia:
Sodium glycerophosphate is a mixture of variable proportions of hydrated disodium (2RS)-2,3-dihydroxy propyl phosphate and hydrated disodium 2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl)ethyl phosphate. The mixture may contain various amounts of other glycerophosphate esters.
There are several forms of Sodium glycerophosphate with different CAS numbers:
Alpha Sodium glycerophosphate: CAS #1555-56-2;
Beta Sodium glycerophosphate: CAS # 819-83-0;
The mixture of α+β form: CAS# 1334-74-3
Some other CAS numbers such as 55073-41-1, 154804-51-0, etc. are also referring to sodium glycerophosphate. If you’re not sure which exact form you are in need of, please contact us for more details.
Sodium glycerophosphate safety
General speaking, it is regarded to be safe for healthy people.
In Europe, sodium glycerophosphate is archived in the European pharmacopeia as Sodium glycerophosphate hydrated.
In Canada, according to Health Canada, it is a mineral of the Phosphorus ingredient in the natural health product category. (NHP)
Sodium glycerophosphate will be classified as an NHP, because it is used as a source of Phosphorus, and therefore is considered an NHP under Schedule 1, item 7, (Priority 5; Mineral) of the Natural Health Products Regulations.
According to Wikipedia description:
NHP includes substances such as vitamins and minerals, herbal medicines, homeopathic preparations, energy drinks, probiotics, and many alternative and traditional medicines. NHP are obtainable without a prescription.
Sodium glycerophosphate benefits
Sodium glycerophosphate is an ORGANIC phosphate. It functions as an electrolyte to help increase energy and improve sports performance.
Supplements containing sodium glycerophosphate
Our research indicated that when it is used, it is often included in a pre-workout formula for athletes and bodybuilders.
The reason for using sodium glycerophosphate in this way lies in the fact that when sodium is combined with the glycerophosphate transporter it can significantly boost energy levels quickly, even as the body breaks down carbohydrates into simple sugars.
Sports nutrition supplements containing sodium glycerophosphate are many, you may refer it to the supplement facts that we have mentioned on our pages of calcium glycerophosphate and magnesium glycerophosphate.
Sodium glycerophosphate dosage
There is no unified dosing recommendation for sodium glycerophosphate. Some supplement companies use 150mg per day while some others use more than 1000mg daily.