Galantamine for Lucid Dreaming
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Galantamine, a lesser known nootropic, has a peculiar special effect to it that could easily make it more valuable than many other “supplement type” nootropics, such as vinpocetine, aswhwagandha, etc. This drug can also have great positive effects on memory, learning, and total cognition, and because it increases tranmission of acetylcholine, dopamine and seratonin, it will rev up your mental process both while you are awake and asleep, making it easier to focus and “hone in” on your dream state, whilst in REM sleep! Galantamine for Lucid Dreaming
Frequently referred to as the “lucid dreaming pill” galantamine supports lucidity justlong enough that you are clear and semi-conscious while in your dream state. (For even more potent effects, combining galantamine with CDP Choline allows for perfect lucid dreaming abilities, it also wards off any unwanted side effects).
More about Galantamine
Galantamine is an alkaloid supplement with extensive medical benefits and hoards of clinical trials done in the prevention and alleviation of the symptoms present in both alzheimer’s and dementia. It has been shown to help alleviate some memory symptoms, as well as helping to stall already present symptoms from degenerating the mind further. In healthy individuals, it improves STM to LTM recall, heightens the capacity of memory storage, and improves clarity of thinking. Taken mostly off-label as a cognitive enhancing supplement and as a cholinesterase inhibitor, galantamine also significantly improves ones attention span and mood.
How can this improve lucid dreaming?
Dreaming is the effect of several neurotransmitters working with each other to create new experiences (based on your memories currently in storage). The beginning stages of sleep are driven by seratonin receptors, While REM sleep (the deep and restorative stage of sleep) is controlled by acetylcholine, in conjunction with these already active seratonin receptors. This is responsible for perception of senses, memory, and movement. Because acetylcholine is the main neurotransmitter responsible in the EXPERIENCE created by dreaming (alongside DMT), and galantamine improves acetylcholine transmission in the brain (by increasing the levels of this receptor), dreams vividness and concentration are greatly heightened. This is also why it is extremely important to use CDP Choline while taking this drug for its lucid dreaming (or cognitive enhancing) effects…CDP Choline helps ensure that your acetylcholine stores are adequately replenished, and that the galantamine, hyper-induced dream state, does not falter through the night. For best results take 4-5 hours before your normal sleep time, with a choline source, to ensure it has plenty of time to get in your system. Galantamine is a supplement type nootropic, meaning that it will last the entire day and only get stronger the more you take. Dosages are from 4-16 milligrams, though you can take up to four times the highest amount without any real side effects, the higher the dose taken, the more extreme lucid dreams you will have!
Safety Precautions and Possible Side Effects
When supplementing Galantamine, very little side effects exist (except in excessive doses of over 100 milligrams), and even at the highest of dosages, the only side effect is a pesky headache-easily alleviated by a hefty choline source, such as CDP Choline. Be sure to eat while taking Galantamine, as substituting a drug for regular diet/sleep habits can greatly diminish its effects. Other than that of listed, no side effects were found in those who experimented with galantamine, so grab yourself a bottle and get dreaming!
Stacks with Other nootropics for heightened effects
For many who attempt to improve their lucid dreaming capacity, galantamine is stacked with aniracetam, CDP Choline, and a low dose of Noopept several hours before bed, to heighten their lucid dreaming experience. These all are very synergistic and work i great conjunction to induce a perfect mental state for lucid dreaming-I’ve tried this multiple times with all four of these nootropics, 16mg of galantamine, 700mg of aniracetam 1000 mg of cdp choline, and 10mg of noopept approximately 4 hours before sleep, your mind will be extremely clear. Once you drift off to sleep, the extreme clarity remains, and it is much easier to pick and choose the actions of your dream.
If you’re interested in lucid dreaming, greater clarity of thought, and a great first step into better living through chemistry, galantamine and CDP choline usage for the purpose of lucid dreaming could be just what you’re looking for. Comment below with your lucid dreaming/galantamine experiences!