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Description

Huperzine-A is a known nootropic that may increase acetylcholine levels in the brain, improving some cognitive functions. This supplement is derived from a Chinese mushroom called Huperzia Serrata.

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Possible Benefits

  • May improve brain function
  • May boost memory 
  • May improve focus 
  • May increase productivity 
  • May boost your motivation
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Required Equipment

Huperzine-A supplement

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How to Do It

Take a Huperzine-A supplement according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

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Why it works

  • It acts by inhibiting the production of acetylcholinesterase, thereby increasing acetylcholine. 
  • Its properties help prevent damage caused by glutamate.
  • When consumed regularly, it can stimulate the growth of nerve cells.
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Time Commitment

1-2 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

According to the manufacturer’s instructions

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Time of Day

Any

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Possible Side Effects

Headache

Dizziness

Blurred vision 

Upset stomach

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Tips

  • Some stack with Bacopa Monnieri to maximize benefits. 
  • Use it regularly and record the benefits you experience. 
  • Some people have reported experiencing lucid dreams while using Huperzine-A.
  • Complement it with proper nutrition.
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. HUPERZINE A. Vitamins & Supplements. https://www.alzdiscovery.org/cognitive-vitality/ratings/huperzine-a 
  2. Huperzine A as a neuroprotective and antiepileptic drug: a review of preclinical research. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27086593/ 
  3. Huperzine A for mild cognitive impairment. https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/25902667 
  4. Huperzine-A capsules enhance memory and learning performance in 34 pairs of matched adolescent students. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10678121/ 
  5. Non-cholinergic effects of huperzine A: beyond inhibition of acetylcholinesterase. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17657601/ 
  6. Huperzine A promotes hippocampal neurogenesis in vitro and in vivo. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23454433/ 
  7. Physiological and neurobehavioral effects of cholinesterase inhibition in healthy adults. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25455867/
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