|Vinpocetine (VIN) is a compound derived from vincamine, a natural extract of several plants, including Periwinkle (Vinca minor) and the seeds of the Voacanga Africana tree. VIN increases cerebral vascular blood flow, thus enhancing the flow of nutrients, oxygen, glucose and neurotransmitter substrates, e.g., choline to the brain.
VIN has been shown to improve memory and brain processing speed. It can also increase brain glucose metabolism and the mitochondria’s generation of ATP. This in turn powers the brain, and can boost mood, memory and other mental functions. VIN is also a powerful anti-oxidant, and neuro-protective agent that has been shown to help protect brain cells against the chronic age-related reduction in blood flow, oxygen levels and anti-oxidant defenses.
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