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Vinpocetine is synthetic alkaloid chemically related and derived from vincamine (an alkaloid found in the periwinkle plant). Extensive research has found vinpocetine to possess many of the same functions and benefits of vicamine but without the unwanted side effects. Moreover, vinpocetine has been seen to be at least twice as strong as vincamine. Numerous investigations and studies have found vinpocetine to have biochemical and pharmacological properties including anti-ulcer activity, antioxidant effects, menopause and the inhibition of phosphodiesterase-1. However, vinpocetine is best known as a nootropic compound since it has shown a great potential in improving memory, enhancing cerebral circulation and neuroprotection.
Clinical studies also indicate that vinpocetine has other benefits such as increasing the body’s oxygen utilisation, preventing the aggregation of platelets, dilating blood vessels and making the red blood cells more pliable. Due to its ability to enhance blood circulation in the brain, vinpocetine can be used in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Vinpocetine also appears to not only reduce but also impede the chance of disability and death resulting from ischemic stroke. It is also effective against cognitive decline and quite efficient in preventing toxins from causing amnesia. Vinpocetine is also valuable in protecting visual, hearing and heart functions.
Numerous scientific tests and studies reveal that vinpocetine has various working mechanisms and appears to interact with ion channels such as sodium, calcium, and potassium. Also, inhibits PDE1 which is cognitive enhancing and cardio-protective. Vinpocetine mechanisms result in prevention of diseases in need of enhanced oxygenation and increasing blood flow. Other vinpocetine benefits include treating chronic fatigue syndrome and preventing motion sickness.