(Last Updated On: March 18, 2019)

The Mind Boosting Benefits Of Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine is a derivitative of a compound (Vincamine) taken from the Vinca Minor (aka Periwinkle) plant.. native to Europe and parts of Asia, its popular in gardens for its masses of blue flowers and ability to cover large amounts of ground quickly…periwinkle_main

Its beauty aside, it has a powerful dose of alkaloids that  when synthesised have been proven to help support, and boost memory and mental performance.

One highly regarded source has been quoted as saying that ‘Vinpocetine increases cerebal blood flow more than any other nootropic ingredient’

How Does Vinpocetine Work

Vinpocetine is a vasodilator, in that it helps to improve blood circulation to and around the brain,, this encourages healthy metabolism and peak energy in the brain cells.. it is also a potent antioxidant that is helped to reduce the detrimental effects of the harmful toxins known as free radicals..

Uses Of Vinpocetine

Vinpocetine is wildey recommended by experts for its ability to help support cognitive function and cereal circulation… it is considered essential for the boosting and for the treatment of age related memory decline.


Studies Involving Vinpocetine

In a number of landmark studies, Vinpocetine has been shown to provide significant near support..

One study ( Read It Here)  involved researchers giving test subjects 5mg of Vinpocetine doses that varied between once and three times daily…. After a 7 day period, blood flow to and around the brain was measured, and it was clear that while cerebal flow had increased in all test subjects, it was considerably more in those who had taken the three doses daily, which led to the conclusions that ‘vinpocetine has a positive effect on those with ageing brains’

Another study pubished in the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology concluded that 40mg of vinpocetine taken for just 2 days caused a ‘significant improvement in memory’..  A final group of 7 studies discovered that patients with dementia noticed improved mental clarity and boosted mental performance after being supplemented with Vinpocetine


Other studies looked into the treatment of patients who had strokes have all returned similar results:

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For over 20 years, Vinocetine has been used successfully for the treatment of memory and cognitive function losses, especially in age related cases.. studies are conclusive, and it most certainly is one ingredient that you must be looking for when choosing a nootropic supplement…

The information in this website is for advice and guidance only. It is based on my own intensive research into nootropics and my personal experiences with certain products. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice, or to diagnose or treat any health conditions. All rights reserved.