Vinpocetine Memory Booster

Vinpocetine Memory Booster

Marshall’s Health News

A Surefire Natural Enhancer for Memory Loss! 

As the famous cowboy movie star John Wayne grew older, he appeared sharp as a tack in his television appearances and movie rolls. But privately, he complained of memory loss.

What was particularly aggravating to him was his growing inability to remember the names of people — sometimes even people close to him. As the story goes, one day he was attending a football game with his best friend of over 30 years and director of many of his movies, John Ford. As he looked across the stands, he saw two acquaintances coming toward him. He was thrilled that he remembered both of their names and would be able to introduce them to Ford without embarrassing himself.

“Bob, Mary,” he exclaimed with obvious relish and a sweeping gesture of his hand as they approached their seats near his, “I’d like you to meet…” And then his voice trailed off as he realized he had just forgotten the name of his best friendJohn Ford.

The Safe, All-Natural Cure for Memory Loss

Were John Wayne still alive today, he’d be very happy to know that a safe, all-natural solution for mild to moderate memory loss is now available.

This supplement is called Vinpocetine, and it is widely known for its astonishing ability to boost brainpower, enhance concentration and retention, and sharpen mental focus and performance without any significant negative side effects.

Bernd Wollschlaeger, M.D., a Florida-based board-certified family physician who is also the associate editor of the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA), says Vinpocetine is one of the mainstays of his practice when it comes to patients complaining of memory loss and mild cognitive impairment.

According to Dr. Wollschlaeger:

 “All of the peer-reviewed studies I’ve seen found a significant improvement in cognitive function with Vinpocetine. Until Vinpocetine, we physicians have had nothing to prevent cognitive decline. We only have drugs to treat after the fact.

“With safe, natural Vinpocetine, patients see comparatively rapid improvement in memory functions as well as enhancement of learning and recall and overall alertness. Results are often seen in only seven to ten days. We don’t have to wait four, six, or eight weeks, like with Gingko Biloba, to see results.

“What’s more, there have been more than 100 clinical studies conducted on Vinpocetine, with over 30,000 patients, proving its safety and effectiveness.”

Viagra for the Brain

According to Ray Sahelian, M.D., author of the popular book, Mind Boosters: A Guide to Natural Supplements that Enhance Your Mind, Memory, and Mood:

“Vinpocetine is chemically related to and derived from vincamine, a natural alkaloid found in the periwinkle plant. It was introduced into clinical practice in Europe more than two decades ago for its highly beneficial role in cerebrovascular disorders and related symptoms. But because it is derived from natural sources it is now widely used in the U.S. as a nutritional supplement for memory support and cognitive enhancement.”

Ward Dean, M.D., co-author of the bestselling books Smart Drugs and Nutrients and Smart Drugs II, says Vinpocetine is like “Viagra for the brain.” He states:

“It’s one of the few cognitive enhancers that I actually notice a distinctly positive and uplifting difference when I take it.”

Dr. Dean says that Vinpocetine facilitates cerebral metabolism by improving cerebral microcirculation (i.e., blood flow to, and throughout, the brain).

“What’s more,” he notes, “In brain cells it steps up the production of ATP, the cellular energy molecule, and increases utilization of glucose and oxygen, the brain’s two most critical fuels.”

According to Steven Bratman, M.D., director of The Natural Pharmacist in Fort Collins, CO, and author of the Natural Health Encyclopedia and The Natural Health Bible:

 “Vinpocetine aids memory and mental function, not only with mild memory loss and age-related cognitive impairment, but also with Alzheimer’s and related conditions. Most people notice clearer, sharper thinking and recall within a few short days to a few short weeks time.”

In her book, Vinpocetine: Boost Your Brain Power With Periwinkle Extract, author Dr. Beth M. Ley writes:

“Research shows that Vinpocetine provides an astonishing array of benefits. It has a very powerful stimulating effect on memory.

“In Europe, it is often used for the treatment of cerebral circulatory disorders that can cause such symptoms as memory loss, stroke, dizziness, and even cerebro-vestibular (inner-ear) problems. Vinpocetine has even been demonstrated to improve visual acuity — that is to say, eyesight — in 70% of subjects tested.”

Science writer James South, M.A., notes that recent medical research demonstrates Vinpocetine’s almost miraculous ability to boost the quality of thinking and planning carried out by the cerebral cortex. He writes:

“Another key benefit from Vinpocetine derives from its activating effect on the noradrenaline nerve cluster in the reticular activating system called the locus coeruleus. Olpe and co-workers have shown that Vinpocetine is one of the most effective activators of locus coeruleus neurons, thus making it a true ‘cognition enhancing’ agent.”

In medical studies, Vinpocetine has been demonstrated to:

  • Improve circulation of oxygen-rich blood within the brain.
  • Increase crucial levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP/cellular energy) within the brain’s neurons.
  • Improve the brain’s utilization of glucose (its most important fuel).
  • Accelerate the rate of learning by 40% (in animal research).
  • Dramatically improve memory (in one study a whopping 62% of healthy subjects exhibited significant short-term memory improvement 1 hour after taking only 40 mg).
  • Dramatically increase the length of time that short-term memory is retained.
  • Improve the brain’s utilization of oxygenand increase the resistance of neurons to the damage that would otherwise be caused by low oxygen levels.
  • Improve circulation to the eyes, thereby improving vision and eyesight disorders.
  • Improve impaired hearing as well as improving many inner-ear problemsincluding tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vertigo (dizziness).
  • Improve the flexibility of red blood cells in the brain and may thereby help to prevent strokes.

Proven to Boost Memory, Enhance Cognitive Function and Reduce Dementia

According to Ray Sahelian, M.D., an ardent Vinpocetine advocate:

“There have been quite a few studies demonstrating the positive effects of Vinpocetine on brain function.” For example, he notes that, “Researchers at the University of Surrey in England administered Vinpocetine to patients suffering from mild to moderate dementia.

“In this placebo-controlled, randomized double-blind trial 203 patients received Vinpocetine every day for 16 weeks. They were given either 10 mg doses of Vinpocetine three times a day, 20 mg doses of Vinpocetine three times a day, or placebo three times a day.

“Significant cognitive improvements were found in the active treatment groups compared to the placebo groups. Interestingly, the patients on the 10 mg doses performed even better than those on the higher 20 mg doses.”

What’s more, according to Dr. Sahelian:

“In another double-blind clinical trial, Vinpocetine was shown to offer significant improvement in elderly patients with chronic cerebral dysfunction. Forty-two patients received 10 mg of Vinpocetine three times a day for 30 days, then 5 mg three times a day for 60 days. Matching placebo tablets were given to another 40 patients for the 90-day trial period. Patients on Vinpocetine scored consistently better in all cognitive evaluations.

Other studies have demonstrated Vinpocetine’s astonishing beneficial effects for stroke victims. For example, one study demonstrated a 42% reduction in brain injury for stroke patients who were given Vinpocetine [Acta Pharm Hung. 2002;72(2):84-91]. And another study demonstrated that Vinpocetine interrupts the various stages of the ischemic cascade during strokes, meaning it helps prevent the ongoing damage to the brain that results from the stroke itself [Ideggyogy Sz. 2003 May 20;56(5-6):166-72].

How Vinpocetine Works to Boost Your Memory and Mental Clarity

George Foss, a longtime consultant to the nutritional supplement industry, and former general manager of Kayser Nutrition, explains how Vinpocetine works, and why it has become the world’s #1 best-selling, all-natural, brain-boosting supplement:

“Vinpocetine’s astonishing beneficial effects on memory, recall, and mental acuity occur principally because of its ability to bring age-related declines in the cellular energy functions of the brain back to more youthful levels.

“It does so by literally nourishing the brain. First, it increases blood flow to the brain through mild dilation of the blood vessels, which in turn dramatically boosts glucose and oxygen uptake by the brain’s 100 billion neurons. The neurons thrive on this increased glucose and oxygen, which in turn is used to produce prodigious quantities of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which is pure cellular energy.

“This increased production of ATP within the brain quite rapidly boosts the metabolism, or energy activity of the entire brain back to the levels of a young adult. Finally, this increased energy activity triggers two crucial functions in the brain: increased cell-to-cell communication for quicker thinking, and repair and/or replacement of damaged brain cells for optimal brain function.”

Experts say Vinpocetine boosts the circulation of oxygen-rich and glucose-rich blood to the brain so effectively it almost immediately results in a vastly increased ability to concentrate and focus. In fact, in one recent clinical study, 62% of healthy subjects exhibited significant short-term memory improvement only one hour after taking 40 mg of Vinpocetine [Eur J Clin Pharmacol1985;28(5):567-71].

What’s more, recent research has demonstrated that Vinpocetine also boosts circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the eyes, thereby improving vision and eyesight disorders.

In fact, in one study, Vinpocetine improved vision in 88% of test subjects [Arzneimittelforschung 1976;26(10a):1969-72]. Vinpocetine also aids in the delivery of oxygen saturated blood to the inner ear, improving hearing as well as alleviating many inner-ear problems including tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vertigo (dizziness) [AF DR 28, 1977-80]. 

Get that Extra Mental Edge

So if you’re like me and you feel the need for that extra mental edge from time to time, or if you’re reaching that age where you notice your cognitive abilities are slipping a bit and you want to provide your body with the nutrition it needs to get you back on top of your mental game, then you just might want to try safe, natural Vinpocetine.

Its long-term safety has been demonstrated in medical studies to be second to none. And with over 100 medical studies backing it up, you can rest assured of its effectiveness.

Vinpocetine Really Works.

But not only are there dozens of clinical studies from around the world demonstrating its amazing ability to restore flagging brain function, but thousands of people also worldwide attest to its effectiveness.

Here are just a few who have tried pharmaceutical-grade Vinpocetine from TargetedNutrients.com:

“The Day I Tried Vinpocetine My Memory Was Better!”

“I recently turned 50, which is not a bad thing except that I began having ‘senior moments,’ where I’d stand in the centre of the room trying to remember why I was in there. And, I started losing things, such as looking for my potholders or keys and finding them in an unusual place... I was walking around with items in my hands and putting them down in inappropriate places. I’d always been very mentally sharp, with a great memory and the ability to multitask without losing track and to get everything done and done efficiently and well. Now I spent half of my time looking for things. Something had to change. I tried various ‘memory’ products, but I was unimpressed.

“The day I tried Vinpocetine my memory was better. After two days I could actually add a column of figures in my head and remember multiple phone numbers without looking them up. I was impressed, this is the one product that worked. I mentioned this to my peri-menopausal and postmenopausal friends, and they were astonished, as it had been many years since they could add a column of complex numbers without writing them down. They tried Vinpocetine and they were as impressed and excited as I was... and still am.” 
— M.W., Nevada City, CA

Stays More Focused at Work

“This is to let you know the Vinpocetine has helped me during my working hours to stay more focused and on track as I do a lot of data entry and special projects. Thanks so much for this product!” — Bee, OR

Better Memory, Renewed Confidence

“I’m a 77-year-old man who began to notice some time ago that it was a bit difficult to remember names of people, movies, and ages of my next of kin. I was reading about ways to improve memory and saw an article on Vinpocetine. Right away it caught my interest. After a month of using the pills, I began to realize that I was able to remember things far more easily. What was difficult in the past now became clear. I was impressed and thrilled because it gave me a feeling of renewed confidence.” — Dan M.

Increased Clarity of Mind Even Under Strenuous Circumstances

“I’ve been taking Vinpocetine for over a year now I’ve noticed that I have clarity even when I overextend myself. I decided to start taking it after I read your article. I’m now 60 and my desire is to keep my focus. We seem to be pressured on all sides. My husband has not had work in a year as he is an energy consultant in coal bed methane which has gone flat with many out of work. Thank the Lord we are getting work in geothermal starting this month and we are thankful. Getting a good night sleep is also very important. My husband also takes Vinpocetine and feels it has helped him keep focused. Mostly I believe we are better overall and believe this is a great product and will continue to use it. I was visiting with a friend last week and she was complaining about her memory and Paul told her to order your product; based on our experience we believe it will clear her memory and bring back her recall with great efficiency.” — Linda S.

How to Use Vinpocetine

Most clinical trials on Vinpocetine have involved the use of doses ranging from 10 to 30 mg per day. These studies have demonstrated that while lower doses of 10 to 20 mg per day can be very helpful, in virtually every case it has been the 30 mg per day dosage (i.e., 10 mg taken three times a day) that has exerted the greatest therapeutic benefits in terms of boosting memory, concentration, and mental acuity.

While the beneficial effects of Vinpocetine are quite noticeable after only a few days of use (many people literally “feel the difference” the very first day), the full range of therapeutic benefits associated with Vinpocetine usage are often not derived until it has been used daily for a full 90 days.

In other words, while you’ll notice increased mental energy almost immediately, the effects actually get better and better over the course of the first 90 days of use, as damaged areas of the brain are healed and stronger cell-to-cell communication in the brain is established.

Vinpocetine is an extract of the lesser periwinkle plant & has been identified as a potent anti-inflammatory agent that might have a potential role in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease & Alzheimer’s disease.

Further information on how Vinpocetine may benefit you is available in-store from our Natural Health Advisers or our Naturopaths and Medical Herbalists.

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