Vinpocetine (ethyl apovincaminate) is a nootropic drug obtained from vincamine, an alkaloid of the Vinca minor plant. You now can buy Vinpocetine from CosmicNootopic!
Vinpocetine was discovered in the 1960s in Hungary and it has a history of medicinal use since 1978. Currently, it is known under the brand name Cavinton, which is a #2 bestselling drug of one of the largest European pharmaceutical companies, Gedeon Richter.
Besides wide usage in medicine, ethyl apovincaminate is often seen in nootropic supplements stacks available on the US market. It is also a component of a combination drug Vinpotropile, widely used in Russia.
Vinpocetine is a cerebral vasodilator, thus its primary pharmacological effect is the improvement of cerebral blood flow, and the primary clinical use is the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders such as strokes and atherosclerosis. The vasodilatory action of Vinpocetine is mediated by smooth muscle relaxation and a decrease in blood viscosity.
According to clinical trials and anecdotal experiences, you can buy Vinpocetine to relieve tinnitus. This also applies to another cerebral vasodilator of herbal origin, Bilobil (Ginkgo Biloba extract). It is also suggested that Cavinton (Vinpocetine) has only minor side effects.
Besides the beneficial effect on blood flow, Vinpocetine was shown to have pronounced neuroprotective benefits. Vinpocetine inhibits voltage-gated sodium channels with the blocking potency comparable to that of Phenytoin, an anticonvulsant drug.
Produced by Gedeon Richter, Hungary.