Alzheimer’s: Treatment to improve memory may include Huperzine A supplements

As a result, the drug is officially used as a “memory-enhancing dietary supplement in the United States,” adds Science Direct.

Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing explains: “The Chinese herb qian ceng ta increases memory retention. This is the same herb that is the source of Huperzine A, and it is also known as club moss.

“Pure and standardised extracts of this herb have been shown to increase clearheadedness, language, and more in a significant percentage of subjects with Alzheimer’s disease.

“It is a potent blocker of acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that regulates the activity of acetylcholine, which is an important chemical of the brain that maintains healthy learning and memory functions.”

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