Galantamine for Sleep

galantamine comes from daffodilsGalantamine is a nootropic. It was originally obtained from the bulbs and flowers of plants such as the red spider lily, the snowdrop, and the common yellow daffodil. Now it can be completely synthetized through a patented process that is called total synthesis.

Galantamine works by helping to inhibit Acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme that degrades acetylcholine. By doing so it increases the concentration of acetylcholine in the brain, a neurotransmitter that has been associated with improved memory and thought.

The benefits of taking Galantamine supplement go beyond memory aid. Acetylcholine is also responsible for promoting the REM stages of sleep. Since taking Galantamine contributes to the increase in acetylcholine levels, it also leads to a longer and more intense REM sleep.

Galantamine helps to induce a feeling of relaxation and possibly even overall wellbeing in certain situations. Both of these effects lead to a person being able to better relax and fall asleep. Once asleep, it is said to be much more likely to remain asleep for the entire night and to have restful and fulfilling sleep.

Galantamine Dosage

The usual galantamine dosage is between 4 and 8mg a day, though there have been studies where doses of 16 to 24mg a day were well tolerated, but as always it is recommended to consult your physician before taking any supplements and to start with a low dose.

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