Clinical studies have shown that alkaloids in Huperzine A help prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine, a primary neurotransmitter for memory and concentration. It has also been shown to enhance alertness and focus thought processes.
Present in a type of club moss that has been used in Chinese remedy called Qian Ceng Ta for centuries. Huperzine A had been reported to prevent a breakdown of acetycholinem an important substance needed by the nervous system to transmit information from cell to cell.
Huperzine A, is a naturally occurring sesquiterpene alkaloid found in the extracts of the firmoss Huperzia serrata. The extract has been used in China for centuries for the treatment of swelling, fever and blood disorders. Recently in clinical trials in China, it has demonstrated neuroprotective effects.