- Derived from vincamine extracted from periwinkle (Vinca minor L).
- Reviewed in over 700 recent scientific publications.
- Excellent dose of 45mg of vinpocetine a day.
- Delivered in vegetarian capsules.
Vinpocetine 15mg is a dietary supplement containing vinpocetine, a derivative of vincamine extracted from periwinkle (Vinca minor L).
Because of its rheological properties, and action on cerebral blood flow and metabolism, it is primarily used for its neuroprotective effects and is one of the most sought-after supplements for brain nutrition.
Vinpocetine 15mg is of potential interest to several groups of people:
A number of studies have demonstrated the positive effects of vinpocetine on cognition, hearing and memory (1-3), with several mechanisms of action identified:
Two studies have shown that, once ingested, vinpocetine crosses the blood-brain barrier to enter the brain (8-9).
Other research has highlighted its antioxidant (10-11), vasodilatory (12), anti-inflammatory (13-14) and antithrombotic properties (15) which are likely to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems.
The amount of vinpocetine used in clinical trials varied from 20mg to 50mg a day, and was ideally spread across three doses. Taking 2-3 capsules of Vinpocetine 15mg (30-45mg) a day is therefore fully consistent with the doses examined.
It’s worth noting that vinpocetine is absorbed best by the body when taken with food(16).
Vinpocetine plays a role in inhibiting blood platelets.
It is therefore not recommended for those suffering from bleeding disorders or who have had surgery.
Neither should it be taken alongside drugs or supplements which also affect platelet activity, such as high-dose garlic, ginkgo biloba or vitamin E supplements.
Vinpocetine has been used in many countries for over 30 years, particularly for treating neurological issues relating to cerebrovascular problems such as stroke and ischaemia. No serious side-effects have been found from taking it at therapeutic doses, including long-term use.
Vinpocetine is photosensitive and should therefore be stored away from light.
Note : this product should not be used to replace a varied, balanced diet or healthy lifestyle. Follow the advice on use, the recommended daily dose and the use-by date. Not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for children under 15. Keep out of young children’s reach. Store in a cool, dry place.
Updated : March 2019
|Daily serving: 3 capsules
Number of servings per bottle: 20
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|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, rice bran.|
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