Vinpocetine, produced from the vinca plant, has been shown to help protect the nervous system. Vinpocetine supports brain metabolism by increasing the body’s ability to use adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is used for cellular energy.
Vinpocetine also increases the synthesis of several brain neurotransmitters. It is reported to be considerably more effective than ginkgo biloba for supporting mental acuity and alertness.
It has been well-proven that vinpocetine improves blood flow to the brain and improves brain function. Several studies indicate it is useful to reduce memory loss and cognitive decline. The recommended dose is 20-30 mg daily.