Vinpocetine comes from the Vinca Minor or lessor Periwinkle plant.
Vinpocetine – Evidence
It is thought to increase blood circulation in the brain, which may explain why some preliminary studies suggest that it may reduce brain impairment and dementia after a stroke.
Vinpocetine is also being explored as a complementary treatment for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s thought to enhance the brain’s use of oxygen, protect brain cells against damage, and increase blood flow to the brain by inhibiting an enzyme called phosphodiesterase.
Preliminary studies on the use of vinpocetine for Alzheimer’s disease have shown promise. It is vitally important that, as we get older, we maintain good blood circulation to the brain and it is thought that this supplement may help do just that.
It is thought that Vinpocetine may help with tinnitus after damage to the ear.
Vinpocetine 30 mg Caps by Swanson is marketed as a supplement that can also possibly boost memory and brain function in healthy people. Associated stress combined with aging can lead to Atherosclerosis which will have a negative effect on circulation.