Vinpocetine Health Supplement
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What is Vinpocetine?
Vinpocetine is chemically related to, and derived from vincamine, an alkaloid found in the periwinkle plant.
Vinpocetine was introduced into clinical practice in Europe more than two decades ago for its role in cerebrovascular disorders and related symptoms. Experiments with this periwinkle extract indicate that it can dilate blood vessels, enhance circulation in the brain, improve oxygen utilization, make red blood cells more pliable, and inhibit aggregation of platelets. Vinpocetine even has antioxidant properties. Levels peak in the bloodstream within an hour and a half after ingestion. Vinpocetine easily crosses the blood-brain barrier.
Vinpocetine has been extensively studied in Europe. These clinical studies have found it to provide several advantages for the human brain, including memory enhancement, increased cognitive performance, improved cerebral circulation and higher mental acuity and awareness.
Vinpocetine Brain Health Benefits
Vinpocetine has been shown to;
- improve blood supply to the brain.
- increase the amount of oxygen delivered to the brain.
- increase oxygen use by the brain.
- enhance metabolism in brain cells.
- protect the brain from damage during periods of decreased and/or insufficient oxygen supply
- slow the deposit of age pigment (lipofuscin) in the brain.
- prevent free radical damage in brain cells.
- increase intelligence, memory, learning, and recall.
- enhance the use of glucose by brain cells. increase ATP levels in the brain.
- stop blood from becoming sticky.
- raise the brain levels of serotonin.
Vinpocetine History and Source
Vincamine is found in the leaves of Vinca minor (lesser periwinkle) plant, and is a precursor to vinpocetine - potent pharmaceutical that has many positive effects on the brain and body.
What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?
The benefits observed from vincamine supplementation are attributable to the substance to which it converts in the body: vinpocetine.
Vinpocetine may increase blood circulation, and oxygen flow to the brain.
Vinpocetine may be a powerful antioxidant and it also enhances the delivery of glucose to the brain. Glucose is the brains primary fuel source, and without it the brain will shut-down.
Not surprisingly, athletes who supplement with vincamine report significant improvement in visual acuity, memory and focus. Vincamine supports the brain and improves its function.
Athletes also report that vincamine is extremely thermogenic. It causes rapid losses in bodyfat, and it accomplishes this by stimulating the release of the hormone norepinephine. It is, not surprisingly, a popular ingredient in over-the-counter weight loss supplements.
Vinpocetin side effects?
Strictly adhere to label dosing guidelines.
Vinpocetin is most effective when the supplement product is taken with food.
Side-effects are rare, and clinical research has demonstrated that few adverse side-effects were noted at the dosages used during study.
Some Side-effects are reported only at very high doses and can include blood thinning.
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