What is Vinpocetine?
Vinpocetine is a natural substance derived from the alkaloid vincamine, commonly found in the Periwinkle plant.
It has been used across the world as a supplement that enhances cognitive function, memory, and mood.
Most notably, vinpocetine provides its benefits to the body by improving cerebral (brain) blood flow and circulation.
How does Vinpocetine work?
After vinpocetine is ingested, it quickly peaks in the blood and enters the brain where it works its magic.
In the brain it increases the absorption of oxygen and nutrients, boosts the production of neurotransmitters and helps to protect the brain from the negative effects of stress and aging by acting as an antioxidant.
It also acts as a vasodilator and anti-inflammatory agent. It improves blood flow by causing the mild dilation of blood vessels in the brain, which greatly enhances cerebral metabolism and promotes both long-term and short-term memory capacity.
In has also been found to increase the production of ATP, leading to an increase of energy available in braincells.
Why use Vinpocetine?
- Improved memory
- Improved focus and concentration
- Improved mental clarity
- Improved information retention
- Faster learning ability
- Improved mood
- Acts as a nueroprotector
- Improves blood circulation in the brain
How to use Vinpocetine?
Vinpocetine works best for most individuals at dosages between 20-30mg.
It is very synergistic with other nootropics and stacks very well with Alpha GPC (Both of which are main ingredients in Red Focus).
Classes of Vinpocetine
Vinpocetine is also known as Periwinkle Extract, Cavinton, Intelectol, and Ethyl Apovincaminate
Possible Side Effects of Vinpocetine
Vinpocetine is considered safe to use. It is generally well tolerated, and has no known significant side effects.