What is Huperzine-A?
Huperzine-A is an alkaloid purified from Chinese club moss, Huperzia serrata. This substance has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Alkaloid means it is a substance containing nitrogen. Most alkaloids can be found in plants and many of these plants (but not all!) are poisonous as a result. Huperzine-A increases levels of acetylcholine in the brain by blocking the action of cholinesterase. This is the substance that breaks down Choline. Huperzine-A works even better when combined with nootropics that increase choline levels.
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- The Inspection Council, together with various parties (Neprofarm, NPN, FNLI), has developed a handy database with examples of permitted and non-permitted health claims per nutrient per nutrient.
- Herbal preparations or botanicals its health products. There is something special about it: the European food and commodity agency EFSA has not yet issued an opinion, so the European Commission has not yet made a decision.
- The SupplementsWijzer App of Eigenkracht takes a closer look at 3000 ingredients . Eigenkracht is a program of the Doping Authority.
- The analysis of Huperzine-A on Examine.com contains 21 unique references to scientific articles.
The recommended daily dose is 200 mcg (0.2 mg) per day. To prevent your body from becoming dependent on this nootropic, it is recommended to temporarily stop taking Huperzine-A every few weeks. Choose how you take the Huperzine-A. This does not have to be with food or drink. The same applies to Huperzine-A: start with a lower dose and see if it benefits you. If not, the dose can be increased a bit!
There are few known side effects of Huperzine-A. Occasionally it causes nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If taken in too high a dose for a long time, it can cause speech confusion, muscle twitching and increased blood pressure. If you have an illness or condition, talk to your doctor about whether this product is safe.