Vinpocetine is a type of synthetic chemical that is meant to replicate a substance that occurs naturally in the Vinca minor periwinkle plant. It is commonly used in traditional and conventional medicines for a range of different purposes.
It is believed that vinpocetine could enhance the blood flow to the brain, which can bring about a range of different benefits. This helps to explain why it is often used for improving memory, preventing symptoms and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and learning inhibiting conditions. It is meant to improve memory and enhance the ability to process information. The improvements to blood flow have also caused it to be used for the reduction of the risk of death and disability from ischemic stroke. Healthcare providers will sometimes administer this ingredient intravenously to treat stroke and seizure disorders.
As improved blood flow can mean improvements of the distribution of oxygen to the brain and the rest of the body, it is also used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), treat the symptoms of menopause, and prevent motion sickness.
That said this ingredient can also be helpful for other purposes such as assisting dieters in their efforts to lose weight. This ingredient does not directly cause fat to be removed from the body automatically, but it can be quite helpful to people who are working to keep up with a healthful eating and exercising routine.
The reason is that in a study called “Examination of a pre-exercise, high energy supplement on exercise performance,” which was published in 2009 in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, it was found that vinpocetine can provide athletes and dieters, alike, with benefits when used regularly and in the right doses. Those benefits include improvements to the mood and ability to focus. This resulted in improved drive and motivation, which is integral to achieving the best possible performance and, as a result, reaching athletic and dieting goals with greater speed and ease.
This makes vinpocetine a rather unique type of ingredient to include in a weight loss supplement, as it does not provide appetite suppression, fat burning, fat blocking, or any of the other traditional forms of assistance that are advertised for this type of product. Instead, it offers dieters the emotional and mood support that they may require in order to cope with the struggles of dieting and not give up before they have achieved their goal weight.