Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Red Spider Lily/Galantamine

For those who don’t know, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors seem to have an immense impact on lucid dreaming.

Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter that in some way interacts with
muscle movement, memory and especially dreaming.

Acetylcholinesterase is a substance that the body produces to break down the nervous system’s supply of acetylcholine. However, through the magic of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, higher concentrations of acetylcholine may be retained! This is especially promising for Alzheimer’s patients who suffer
from a large build up of acetylcholinesterase in their brains.

Now, the number one acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (go on, just try to say that one five times fast) within the lucid dreaming community seems to be Galantamine. However, the problem with Galantamine is that it’s far too expensive! Since Galantamine is extracted from the Red Spider Lily, one wonders if a supplement of the plant may produce effects as well. Hmmmm….

Good Night and Happy Dreaming-



  1. Looks like our luck for finding galantamine in a cheap extract is running low. The red spider lily is called Lycoris radiata, and the extract itself is sold mostly out of the country by suppliers in China and India.


  2. Dang it! Yea, I was reading somewhere last night
    that it may take oodles of Red Spider Lily to
    create any reasonable amount of Galantamine.

    There has to be a cheaper solution...I hope :-)


  3. I just got my GPC and Galantamine in, whooho. Super excited!