Huperzine A comes from the Chinese club moss named huperzia serrata. It is an alkaloid that has been found to be effective in helping neurological ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease as well as age-related memory loss. As a nootropic, Huperzine A is taken to increase the acetylcholine levels in the brain, which can help to promote healthy cell function, improve memory, and increase cognitive function in the brain. Studies also show that Huperzine A can fight against glutamate, which can cause many problems for nerve cells including overstimulation, fatigue, and even lead to cell death.
As a dietary supplement, take 15 mg once or twice daily, or as directed by a physician. A milligram scale is needed; do not exceed the recommended dosage.