The properties of Vinpocetine in supplements
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|Cavinton, Ceractin, Bravinton, Vinpocetinum|
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Vinpocetine (C22H26N2O2) – chemical name: ethyl apovincaminate is a synthetic derivative of the vinca alkaloid vincamine. Vinpocetine is an extract of the dwarf periwinkle (Vinca minor) and well-recognized for its memory-boosting potential. Studies suggest that vinpocetine helps vascular circulation in the brain, increases production of ATP and improves the brain’s use of oxygen and glucose.
Vinpocetine enhances brain metabolism. It also enhances the synthesis of some neurotransmitters that influence critical brain functions such as mood, focus, and memory recall.
Vinpocetine may also have antioxidant effects similar to those of vitamin E and be beneficial to brain function and age-related cognitive decline. Vinpocetine may have a number of other beneficial health effects, including increasing cerebral blood flow, anticonvulsant activities, and neuroprotection. Often referred to as a nootropic or cognition enhancer, vinpocetine is used in many parts of the world to treat cerebrovascular and cognitive problems.
- May improve memory (Psychopharmacological Effects of Vinpocetine in Normal Healthy Volunteers).
- Supports cognition during age-related cognitive decline (Study of the Effects of Vinpocetin on Cognitive Functions).
- Mood support (Efficacy of Vinpotropile in the Therapy of Initial Signs of Cerebrovascular Pathology).