|Product Name||Huperzine A|
Huperzine A is a naturally occurring sesquiterpene alkaloid
compound found in the firmoss Huperzia serrata and in varying
quantities in other Huperzia species, including H. elmeri, H.
carinat, and H. aqualupian. It is known as an acetylcholinesterase
inhibitor, which means that it stops an enzyme from breaking down
acetylcholine which results in increases in acetylcholine.
Huperzine A has been investigated as a possible treatment for
diseases characterized by neurodegeneration, particularly
Alzheimer's disease. Huperzine A is also marketed as a dietary
supplement with claims made for its ability to improve memory and
mental function. Huperzine A has also been postulated as a
potential treatment for myasthenia gravis.
Huperzine A is a cognitive enhancer that inhibits an enzyme that
degrades the learning neurotransmitter, acetylcholine; due to this,
a relative increase occurs. It belongs to the cholinergics class of
molecules, and may be useful in fighting cognitive decline in the
elderly. May need to be cycled.