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Huperzine A
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Description: Huperzine A is a substance that is extracted from club moss (Lycopodium serratum). It has been shown to have some benefit for people with Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline. Huperzine A prevents the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.


  • Age-related cognitive decline
  • Alzheimer's disease

Precautions: Do not use it if you are currently taking a pharmaceutical medication for Alzheimer's disease.

Dosage: Take 100 to 200 mcg two to three times daily.

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