Vinpocetine is a modified compound originally found in the periwinkle plant (Vinca minor) that helps support brain function and cognitive health. Like the well-known botanical, Ginkgo biloba, vinpocetine supports blood flow, oxygen and nutrient delivery to the brain; unlike ginkgo, it does so without reducing blood flow elsewhere in the body. Studies in red blood cells and damaged neurons show that vinpocetine directly increases ATP levels in these cells, supporting optimal brain energy levels. In addition, vinpocetine’s blood thinning effects are far less potent than those of ginkgo, making it a much safer compound. One study showed that vinpocetine helped reduce tinnitus and hearing loss after exposure to loud noises, and research suggests that it may also enhance circulation in the eyes.
Vinpo-15 is an excellent alternative for those who want the health benefits of Ginkgo biloba, but who are concerned about its blood thinning effects. Vinpo-15 is a good choice for those looking to support their memory and brain function with age, as well as those with a family history of stroke. Vinpo-15 may also improve eye health and tinnitus.
Serving Size: One Capsule
Vinpocetine (from Voacanga africana)
Non-medicinal Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, sodium stearyl fumarate. Capsule: hypromellose.
Take one capsule three times daily with food, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Do not take if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners, if you have high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, dementia, or have suffered a stroke. Hypersensitivity is known to occur, and some people may experience anxiety, gastrointestinal discomfort, dizziness or headaches, in which case, discontinue use.