This herbal alkaloid is a powerful natural nootropic that boosts cerebral blood flow to the brain, has antioxidant properties, is neuroprotective agent and also helps with cerebral metabolism.
These have the effects of improving concentration abilities, symptoms of menopause, chronic fatigue, and age related memory impairment. It can pass the blood-brain barrier. Enhancement of auditory and visual perception is also reported.
Some bloggers have even said of it: The mental clarity I experience is second to none. If your brain could take the most refreshing, cleansing shower it had ever experienced, then, the water would be vinpocetine without a doubt. Drugs-Forum.com even reports that it increases cerebral blood flow more than any other nootropic.
40 Milligrams daily of Vinpocetine significantly improves memory in healthy adults, however 40 Milligrams is a very high dosage of this potent herb. It appears to be most effective in helping with the A 2005 study (Effects of vinpocetine on the redistribution of cerebral blood flow and glucose metabolism in chronic ischemic stroke patients: a PET study) in Budapest, Hungary, demonstrated Vinpocetine’s ability to boost blood flow levels in the brain. Another study in Hungary (Neuroprotective effects of vinpocetine in vivo and in vitro. Apovincaminic acid derivatives as potential therapeutic tools in ischemic stroke) showed its neuroprotective effects. It has several mechanisms of action wherein it inhibits different chemical antagonists within our brains which can do excitoxicity neuronal damage. Also a anti-inflammatory agent, that has a positive effect on neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's disease. In an English double blind, placebo study on the elderly with dementia, those who were administered 30 Milligrams daily for a month scored consistently better than those on a placebo.
Vinpocetine is also Vasodilation agent, this is the process of blood vessels widening in larger veins and arteries, allowing for increased blood flow. Better blood flow means that you feel more energetic and that your brain, eyes and ears receive more oxygen and blood.
Vinpocetine is synthetically created, but is derived from vincamine, an extract of the Periwinkle plant. It has been used for +20 years in Europe to treat cerebrovascular disorders. Vinpocetine is sold as 5 Milligram and 10 Milligram capsules. Vinpocetine levels are highest in the blood about 90 minutes after consumption.