Life Extension's Huperzine A is formulated with a clinically studied standardized extract from the Chinese club moss, providing a powerful and promising neuroprotectant that promotes brain health, memory and cognition.
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- Gluten Free
Take one (1) capsule one to four times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution: If you suffer from abnormal or irregular heart rhythm (e.g. atrial fibrillation) and congestive heart failure, avoid Huperzine A. Consult your healthcare provider before taking this product if you are being prescribed an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Huperzine A can cause gastrointestinal discomfort for some individuals.
Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Storage: Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
I am disappointed that Life Extension has added maltodextrin to their Huperzine A product. It is considered by some health care professionals to be the top worse ingredient added to many foods & products. It is extremely high on the glycemic index & will spike your blood sugar!!! I hope Life Extension will stop adding maltodextrin to any of their supplements.
Did not work for me.
While Huperzine A is a good supplement in itself, the Life Extension brand now contains stearic acid. While the jury is still out as to whether magnesium stearate and stearic acid are harmful, there is reason to believe that they may be. They certainly aren't beneficial--except cost-wise, since their purpose is to make the supplement more easy to process. After 30 years of evaluating supplements, I can tell you that the best quality supplement brands (Mercola, Pure Encapsulations, Thorne, etc.) do not use magnesium stearate, and the worst do. I consider LE a very good brand, and I greatly appreciate LEF's research information; but I've noticed that some of their products contain other questionable (albeit common) additives. (Their topical products contain harmful additives.) The Life Extension labels shown on the Amazon product pages are outdated. If you look on the Life Extension website, you can read the product ingredients and see that they are now adding stearic acid. I do recommend the Life Extension Foundation for excellent coverage of health research.
This really does boost memory. I have been taking it for a week and 1/2, and I have been remembering things I once had trouble stumbling over that I did know years ago as a teenager. I won't go as far as say it will make you have fantasy super memory from a movie. But your cognitive functions will improve. But let's be fair if you are not a certified MENSA member, don't have expectations of ever being one by taking this supplement. This is just to help strengthen and repair memory. I recently started taking this with cocoa, a natural flavonoid. The combo of the two takes the complete drag and fog out of you if you are someone who takes anti seizure medication. These two are non conflicting supplement to two after you take your medication for seizures.