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Vinpocetine is derived from vincamine, the major alkaloid found in the periwinkle plant. Vinpocetine has been used orally for many years in Europe to enhance memory and mental function by:

  • increasing the neuronal firing rate
  • Improving blood supply to the brain
  • Increasing oxygen and glucose use by the brain
  • Improving brain tolerance to low oxygen levels
  • Increasing ATP levels in the brain
  • Reducing abnormal coagulation of blood
  • Raising brain levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin
  • No toxic effects have been seen from vinpocetine use at levels far above therapeutic dosages, which are usually in the range of 5-20mg per day.
     

     
     

    Vinpocetine can help with the following:
     
     
    Circulation  Poor Cerebral Circulation

    Mental

      Poor Memory

    Metabolic

      Tinnitus
     Personal testimonies indicate that vinpocetine, acting as a cerebral vasodilator, may be effective in some people for reducing tinnitus. A typical dosage for this purpose is 20 to 40mg per day.

    Organ Health

      Vertigo
     Vinpocetine at 20 to 40mg a day has been helpful for vertigo from various causes.
     
     


    KEY
    May do some good
    Likely to help
    Highly recommended