More and more people these days are using lucid dreaming supplements to help them attain lucidity that so many desire. When used correctly with the right attitude and respect required for lucid dreaming, these supplements have been said to be very helpful, powerful and sworn by, by many.
- Sometimes called the dream herb, Calea Zacatechichi is from Mexico has been used by shamans and has been, at times, used as a cure all. Studies indicate that it has a powerful effect in heightening imagery and making dreams much more vivid during stages of sleep that aren’t REM. According to reviews the herb is quite bitter but is a good means to use to induce lucidity.
- Mugwort is said to be a softer version of a supplement for lucid dreaming and is reviewed to be good in particularly remembering dreams. It has a history of being used by midwive’s as well as it is good at increasing bloodflow and circulation. It symbolized the moon and it’s power in ancient greece as well.
- The next supplement is called Silene Capsensis and is in a root form, imported from South Africa. It is said that it has been used for years for initiation rites. The initiate would take the root and then report their dreams afterward but its active components haven’t been completely discovered yet and its reviews are quite mixed.
- Another suggested supplement is Melatonin and is naturally produced in the pineal gland and is excellent for promoting healthy sleep/awake cycles. It does have a number of good reviews for helping with lucidity and from personal experience I know how powerful it can be, as a whole. If you find yourself restless, melatonin is an ideal and powerful aid in helping you sleep. Just don’t take too much because you might wake up from a deep slumber groggier than usual. Melatonin is also worth trying due to its antioxidant properties. If you haven’t used it before I would highly suggest starting with a low (3mg) dosage about 30 minutes before you go to sleep.
- Vitamin B6 or pyroxidine is also useful in promoting healthy sleep and can be used as a light supplement in adding to your dream recall along with 5-HTP which is believed to supress REM sleep during the initial stages of sleep, ultimately making them stronger in later stages of sleep, therefore inducing more vivid dreams and increasing serotonin levels in the brain.
- Next, we have Choline, which is an amino acid that supports the production of acetylcholine, and from there, enhances your dream state during REM states. It can naturally be found in bananas, potatoes, onions, plantains and soybeans as well. Not only is choline known to make your dreams easier to remember but it extends them and makes them longer. Many reviews are positive for choline, especially when combined with galantamine.
- Galantamine as is discussed in another article seems to be the most popular of the supplements and the most strong, especially when combined with choline. It has come to be known as the lucid dreaming pill by many. However, don’t take it’s effects with a faint heart for it can induce sleep paralysis if not taken correctly. Even in Homer’s Odyssey its vaguely mentioned and has been used for years in europe and for Alzheimers patients. For more information on the proper use of Galantamine for lucid dreaming read here.
There are other lucid dreaming supplements such as arginine, phenylalinine, tryptophan, fish oil, ginko biloba, vinpocetine and B vitamins, but they are not as strong and not geared specifically toward lucid dreaming as the above described supplements.