by Life Extension
WHAT IS IT?
Vinpocetine, sometimes called Cavinton, is derived from vincamine, an extract of the periwinkle plant, Criocerus longiflorus
. Each tablet contains 10 mg vinpocetine and Calcium 40 mg. Inert ingredients include dicalcium phosphate, cellulose, stearic acid, magensium stearate, and pharmaceutical glaze.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
According to the manufacturer:
Reprinted with permission of Life Extension.
"Vinpocetine is derived from vincamine, the major indole alkaloid of the periwinkle plant. No toxic effects have been seen from vinpocetine use at levels far above those recommended for this product.
Vinpocetine taken orally is easily absorbed.
When taken orally, vinpocetine can:
Improve blood supply to the brain
Increase oxygen and glucose use by the brain
Improve brain tolerance to hypoxic injury
Increase vasodilation response to hypoxia
Maintain optimal energy of healthy brains
Maintain normal coagulation of blood.
Maintain healthy levels of some neurotransmitters
Promote healthy attention, memory and concentration"
If you are taking warfarin (Coumadin), consult your physician before using this product.
Take two tablets once or twice daily with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner
NHC sells bottles of 100 tablets of Vinpocetine 5 mg for $13.50
. The suggested retail price is $18.00. The manufacturer prohibits further discount of this product.