Why Huperzine A is Included in Neuro Natural Serenity Ingredients
Too much stress has been associated with many negative effects on the body including heart disease, high blood pressure and digestive problems.
However, stress can also be harmful to the brain, causing nerve damage and premature aging of brain cells. Research has shown that excessive stress can result in cognitive impairment at any age.
Studies have shown a distinct relationship between depression and cognitive function. Interestingly, depression not only worsens cognitive function, but poorer cognitive function may increase the risk of depression.
Neuro Natural Serenity ingredients include several herbs that have a benefical effect on cognitive function as well as depression and anxiety. Huperzine A is a natural supplement that studies have found enhances memory and mental alertness.
Huperzine A is a compound derived from the herb, Chinese club moss (Huperzia serrata). Club moss has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese medicine. It was prescribed to treat pain, inflammation and fever.
The whole herb was used in the Traditional Chinese medicine remedy, Qian Ceng Ta. Chinese scientists isolated the substance Huperzine A in the late 1940s. Huperzine A belongs to a class of plant-derived chemicals called alkaloids.
Huperzine A inhibits acetylcholinesterase (AChe), an enzyme that breaks down the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine in the central nervous system. Neurotransmitters transmit messages from one nerve cell to another.
Acetylcholine is important for: The release of AChe and its subsequent breakdown of acetylcholine is a normal process in the body. However sometimes the process does not work the way it should, resulting in a low level of acetylcholine. Low levels of acetylcholine have been associated with Alzheimers disease.
Studies have shown Huperzine A may be beneficial in treating Alzheimers disease. Improvement in memory, cognition and behavior have been reported. It works similar to tacrine (Cognex) and doneprezil drugs, commonly prescribed for Alzheimers. However, Huperzine A is thought to be more potent and have less side effects. Due to its action as an ACHe inhibitor, higher levels of acetylcholine are made available. It may also be beneficial in treating other neurodegenerative conditions including strokes, epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.
The benefits of Huperzine A include:
improves nerve transmission
protects brain cells from injury
promotes nerve growth
Huperzine A is sold as an over-the-counter supplement in health stores. Used primarily to treat early stage Alzheimers, it is also sold as a memory enhancer and to increase mental alertness. Typical dosage is 50 to 100 micrograms in capsule form, twice a day. However, it is also available in extract, tablet, and tea form.
Few side effects are associated with Huperzine A.
Neuro Natural Serenity is what we choose for depression and anxiety. It is formulated to calm you while providing an increased sense of well-being.