Brilliant Dreams is a herb based dream enhancement supplement that claims to enhance dream vividness, increase dream density and improve dream recall. Since it tends to be much easier to achieve lucid dreaming in vivid dreams, Brilliant Dreams may be used to aid in the induction of lucid dreams.
Brilliant Dreams features the natural herbal extract galantamine, extracted from the bulb of the red spider lily plant. As an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (AChEI), galantamine competitively blocks the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, an essential molecule that supports memory function. Galantamine also enhances nicotinic receptor activity, an effect long known to benefit memory and intellectual ability.
In 2001 the FDA approved galantamine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. During clinical trials a remarkable side effect was discovered: test subjects taking galantamine reported they experienced vivid dreams as compared to those taking a placebo.
Since enhanced dream vividness and improved recall do not directly induce lucid dreams, Brilliant Dreams should not be considered a miracle lucid dreaming pill. Since it tends to be easier to induce lucidity in vivid dreams, Brilliant Dreams may be considered an aid to lucid dreaming.
External Links Edit
- Brilliant Dreams Brilliant Dreams homepage
- Galantamine Entry for galantamine on Wikipedia.org
- Lucid Dream Pill Reviews by World of Lucid Dreaming website