Also Known As: Derived from Huperzia serrata (Chinese club moss)
Overview: Huperzine A is a naturally occurring sesquiterpene alkaloid compound found in the firmoss Huperzia serrata (Chinese club moss) and in varying quantities in other Huperzia species, including H. elmeri, H. carinat, and H. aqualupian.
It has the ability to increase acetylcholine levels in the body which helps with memory problems, dementia, and myasthenia gravis.
- Helping with memory problems
- Improving memory, mental function, and behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
- Improving acetylcholine signaling
- Protecting against toxic organophosphates, glutamate toxicity, and oxidative damage in the brain
- Helping with recovery from traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury
- Helping with brain damage from severe bacterial infections
- Helping with cognitive symptoms from depression
- Helping with epileptic seizures
- Promoting liver health
- Promoting growth of neural cells
- Helping with myasthenia gravis
Common Dosage: The common dosage for Huperzine-A 1% depends on the intended use. For Alzheimer’s patients, the suggested dose is 0.4 mg twice per day. Meanwhile for memory improvement, the common dose is 0.1 mg.