Huperzine-A is isolated from plants in the Huperziceae family . These herbs have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, and now this natural nootropic is frequently taken today as a complementary piece of many stacks. A cholinergic, Huperzine-A seems to inhibit acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of acetylcholine . Acetylcholine is thought to play a crucial role in the learning process . It is common practice to cycle Huperzine-A supplementation, as it is believed that its prolonged use may lead to decreased effectiveness .
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How to take
In the Morning With a Meal on a Cycled Basis
50-100 mg per serving
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