Galantamine, for having longer and clearer dreams

The first tip is using galantamine, a substance that has been used for thousands of years for the enhancement of memory, and more recently for having longer and clearer dreams. When we’re dreaming, the neurotransmitter acetylcholine is in high concentration in the brain. galantamine inhibits the breakdown of this neurotransmitter, which keeps it in your brain longer, which results in longer and clearer dreams. I’ve had fantastic results with this.

The best way to use it is to take 4-8 mg, (one or two caps) about six hours after you go to sleep, which just like the “wake and back to bed” method takes full advantage of primetime dreamtime. If you add galantamine to this wake and back to bed method, you’ve added serious octane to lucidity. I don’t recommend using it often, but every now and again it can really jump start your lucid dreams. Some purists argue against its use, and I would certainly argue against regular use, but as an occasional boost it really works.

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Some books recommend an additional supplement to accompany galantamine such as Gaba, 5-htp, choline or L-Tryptophan at various times during the evening. Thoughts on those or other supplements?

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Big Pharma scientists bound Galantamine with another molecule (think: chelated) so they could sell it R(x) for $$$. Oops, was that my out loud voice? :wink: It’s in Medicare Part D’s formulary of 2-3 medicines to slow down dementia.

Personal opinion here --> Acetylcholine is kinda important for the brain all around.

And - I’m an admitted “peer-reviewed evidence based research published blah blah buzzword” hater. Medical myopia ignored real in-the-flesh evidence on their very exam room table (me!) until it was too late.

I drink a lot of water before bed to choke down fistfulls of supplements. Guaranteed up twice a night to pee, and would be a perfect opportunity to pop a supp and pass out again. :grin: No alarm terror and getting out of the wet spot.
(night sweats, pervs! :wink: I sleep solo)

Come to think of it, I have an old bottle of GalantaMind…2014? Might as well try it. Wouldn’t be the first bunk supplement I’ve taken.

Guess I better get on those daytime practices!

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There are so many supplements, and VERY few studies have been done. Most ‘data’ is anecdotal. With that in mind, see David Jay Brown’s book “Dreaming Wide Awake,” he covers a lot along these lines. The book “Advanced Lucid Dreaming” is all about this stuff, but again, no studies to support the claims. I’ve only worked with galantamine, and it has always worked for me. This is the wild frontier.

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The verdict of my little experiment:

What: “GalantaMind”
Mfg: 02/2013
Qty: 1 capsule (4mg galantamine hydrobromide + other stuff)
When: sometime in the middle of the night (very scientific here!)
Where: inside a well-rested body (this is key for me)
Result: VIVID dreams! I actually remembered my dream/s! :open_mouth:

No joke I could sleep through WWIII. This is big news in my small world!!

First night/morning - I was aware that I was dreaming but not lucid. (I wasn’t expecting lucidity; just playing around for now). That was odd and new for me. :face_with_monocle: Quite vivid and could remember a fair amount. Didn’t think to journal it. Magic time for me: 5 hours.

Second night/morning - 5 hours on the dot again, very vivid, and I was never so happy to wake up! Not sure who dreams that sh!t but it’s definitely not what my brain usually conjures up! Or - perhaps I’m crazier than I know. :woman_shrugging: I don’t have a reference to that content. At. All.

Third night/morning - I went right back to bed, thankyouverymuch!
Needed recovery sleep!

– also, the R(x) version I thought was ‘chelated’ with bromine but couldn’t remember exactly. I was on my phone and didn’t look up then, but intended to. Turns out it’s the exact same same thing as the supplement:

Half way through David Jay Brown interview and have random commentary. For instance, people ‘abuse’ Adderal etc to keep their night going, or to balance downers. However, being labeled ‘ADHD’, when I first took Aderall I fell asleep. This was when the DEA was being a pain and going after ‘abusers’ so the national shortage was ridiculous - and painful for those who actually center, ground, and focus on the stuff.

(it actually turned me into an emotionless zombie and I had to switch)

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What was “the other stuff?’”

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Serving: 2 caps
Per serving:

Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5 as calcium pantothenate) - 100 mg
Choline (as choline dihydrogen citrate) - 200 mg
Galantamine hydrobromide (extracted from Galanthus nivalis) - 8 mg

Other Ingredients: Gelatin capsule, rice flour, magnesium stearate.


a note on choline and acetylcholine… I was just about to post this Massive Methylation Cycle Map, of which this particular expert urges against N-acetyl-choline (NAC) as a supplement because “acetyl” is part of the ‘excitatory neuron’ problem - for Autism and her detox model. NOT dreams. So if there’s extra “acetyl” floating around, I presume adding Choline snatches it up. And so it could be too stimulating, as galantamine is for David Jay Brown (per Andrew’s interview).
Obviously I’m no molecular biologist! :rofl:

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Just received some 4mg tablets of Galantamine. I also have some Alpha-GCP. Quick question before I try.

  1. Would you advise I set my alarm for 6 hours into my sleep, then take one tablet of the Galantamine, meditate or read for 30minutes and then go back to sleep?

  2. Anyone know if adding Alpha-GCP to the mix helps and if so how much to take and when?

Thanks

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I found it helped to stabilize the results when I used galantamine with enough time to affect a REM period. Six hours is a good time if you’re a strong sleeper and will get back to bed after a few minutes of meditation or light reading. I’m not a strong sleeper, so I try for 4-5 hours, trying to time my REM period(s). It’s just a question of trial and more trial. Good luck.

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Thanks Barry. How much of the Alpha do you take and fo you take it at the same time as the galantamine?

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Usually, two pills, 600 mg.

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