7,8-Dihydroxyflavone Powder | What is 7,8 DHF?
7,8-Dihydroxyflavone, also known as 7,8-DHF, is a natural flavone found in a number of species that can reach the brain and exert cognitive effects. It binds to the TrkB receptors in a similar way to BDNF, or brain derived neurotrophic factor. When the TrkB receptor is activated, neuroprotective and neurogenetive effects occur in neurons, which tend to affect the dendrites. Dendrites are what reach out from the neurons into the synapse to participate in signaling with other neurons. 7,8-DHF has been shown to promote the growth of these dendrites, and to help restore communication between neurons in animal models.
As a dietary supplement, take 25mg of 7,8 DHF 1-2 times daily. It appears to be subject to extensive first-pass metabolism in the liver. Due to improved bioavailability, sublingual administration (under the tongue) may be preferred.