Huperzine is a natural chemical compound classified as a sesquiterpene alkaloid. It occurs mainly in plants of Huperzia Serrata genus. Both plant-extracted and artificially synthesized huperzine are used in supplementation. Both forms have the same effect, easily cross the blood-brain barrier and strongly affect the biochemistry of the brain.
In the system, huperzine acts as an inhibitor of the enzyme responsible for the degradation of acetylcholine. Thanks to this, it facilitates the prolonged increase of the level of acetylcholine, which is crucial for the functioning of the nervous system, determines the processes of memory formation and coding memories. Besides, huperzine supports neurogenesis and protects brain cells from degeneration.
Preparations with huperzine are used primarily to strengthen memory, increase mental capacity and improve concentration. They are perfect for stimulation of the brain to make it work more efficiently, absorption of a large amount of new knowledge or retrieving specific information from the memory. The big advantage of the supplements in this category is the fast pace of action – huperzine appears in the bloodstream after only 15 minutes following its administration, and achieves its highest concentration in less than two hours.