The properties of Huperzine A
Huperzine A (C15H18N2O) is a naturally occurring sesquiterpene alkaloid compound found in the firmoss Huperzia serrata and in varying quantities in other Huperzia species, including H. Derived from club moss, Huperzine A protects your brain function by preventing the breakdown of ACh (acetylcholine), a neurotransmitter that increases alertness and plays a key role in memory.
As the carriers of chemical messages from one nerve cell to the next, neurotransmitters are critically important. Increasing this important neurotransmitter means improved memory and enhanced cognitive functions.
- May improve memory in the elderly (Progress in Studies of Huperzine A, a Natural Cholinesterase Inhibitor from Chinese Herbal Medicine).
- Supports healthy cognition by increasing acetylcholine (Enantiomer effects of huperzine A on the aryl acylamidase activity of human cholinesterases).
- Promotes antioxidant activity (An update on huperzine A as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease).