To enhance your Lucid Dreaming experience, you may want to look at using Lucid Dreaming supplements. ‘What are lucid supplements’ you ask?
They can be in the form of tablets, pills, or even liquid, and leaves that you smoke. Anything which alters the way you experience dreams can be considered a lucid dreaming supplement.
Before you try any of these, remember that you do so at your own risk, and you must research and make sure you know all about the supplement you wish to try. Most of them are harmless, but just in case, read our Disclaimer for more information.
The best lucid dreaming supplements
There are many different types available, and they all affect dreams in slightly different ways. We’ll explain some of the basic ones, and the most common. There are literally hundreds of them out there, and it’s very important to know as much as you can about them before you use them, if in doubt, don’t use it.
Calea Zacatechichi: The dream herb
This is a small Mexican plant which when the leaves are ingested produces powerful dream effects. It increase the clarity of the dream, makes it feel ‘more real’ and makes the dream last longer. It’s also know as the Dream Herb, Leaf of god, Bitter Grass etc. It’s said to taste disgusting when drunk in a tea, and that when it’s smoked, the smoke is very dry and rough.
It’s been said that the best way to take Calea Zacatechichi for dreaming is to crush the leaves and smoke them through a water filtered bong, preferably with ice to chill the smoke, making it smoother to take in.
This is a vitamin supplement which is said to be able to make your dreams more vivid, and mainly improve dream recall. It’s sometimes know as the ‘dream pill’ because it’s very effective at improving your dream recall, and helping you to remember what you dream about. The effect of Vitamin B6 on dreams has been well documented, in fact, the daily mail wrote an article saying that taking vitamin B6 will make your dreams clearer, and improve dream recall.
Galantamine. This is probably one of the more harsh supplements you could try. Still worth a go but bare in mind it can be a bit rough on your body and people report feeling a bit sick sometimes on this one. Guide to using this is coming very soon.
Dreamleaf is one of the best designed and thought through lucid pills on the market. It’s actually two pills, one red, one blue. This is based on The Matrix and is a very effective way of making sure people remember this product when thinking about lucid dreams. I have a review of this one.
Lucidesc by Vividream
Lucidesc is An effective, natural lucid supplement designed to help you become lucid when you sleep. This is actually a great one for anyone because it’s not harsh on your body and it works very well! My lucidesc review explains a lot more about how it works and how to use it best. I tried it for a few weeks and kept notes on the best ways to take it.
This is more of a hormone but I felt it fitted in here. It’s the hormone that makes you feel tired at night and can be used to have deeper and more vivid dreams when taken at the right dosage. Read my guide to melatonin before trying this one.
Mugwort is actually more of a herb but I’d like it to be on this page. It can be used to make a ‘dream pillow and other lucid aids. Very cheap, not as effective as other supplements however.
How to use these supplements to have more lucid dreams
In order to actually have more lucid dreams by using these pills, herbs and supplements, you’ll need to be doing a few things. Please don’t assume that you can just take a pill and instantly lucid dream perfectly. It doesn’t quite work like this but it doesn’t matter, because what I’m going to suggest isn’t actually that crazy!
Learn to lucid dream before using a pill
Before even taking any pill, you should at least know how lucid dreams work, and how you can induce them. Learn at least a couple of techniques and make sure you’re open minded to the whole thing. If you’re not open minded, taking a pill won’t work for you because lucid dreaming is all about being open.
You need to believe you can control your dreams, and it’s hard or impossible to build a habit if you don’t believe the skill even exists. If you learn to lucid dream first, you’ll have MUCH better results using pills and supplements! Take my word for it, I’ve been a lucid dreamer for several years and this tip will save you lots of frustration.
Keep practicing WHILE using supplements!
Lots of people take lucid pills and then sort of stop practicing things. This isn’t the best way to go about it. Ideally, you should experiment with supplements for sure but ALSO keep practicing things like reality checks and certainly writing your dreams down.
Expect dream support not induction
No pill can 100% GUARANTEE a lucid dream when you take it. If they could, that pill would be very expensive. What supplements CAN do however, is provide dream ‘support’. This means they optimise your brain and make it more LIKELY that you’ll lucid dream.
They also make it more likely that when you do become lucid, the dream will be that much more vivid, that much longer, and that much more enjoyable. Just be aware of this and don’t EXPECT a pill to give you an instant lucid dream. That being said, taking even the entry level supplements will give you noticeably more vivid dreams.
There’s a big chance that even without practicing, by taking some of the things listed on this page, you’ll have a lucid dream. I’m just a big believer that if you want to get into this lucid dreaming thing you should at least try and learn it naturally instead of resorting to only using pills.
That was a lot of writing, long story short, experiment with these supplements, and ENJOY YOURSELF! Lucid dreaming is and always should be, a whole lot of a fun.