Vinpocetine is extracted from the seeds from the Voacanga Africana plant. It was first isolated from the plant in 1975, and production on a larger scale soon began in 1978. It is reported to have many benefits including the promotion of cerebral blood flow and neuroprotection. It is used as a nootropic to enhance memory and cognitive health. It also promotes a good mood and may have anti-aging effects such as increased balance and the reduction of age-related memory loss.
Studies have found that Vinpocetine can increase reaction times and increase memory even with short term use. Many users report a sense of well-being after taking Vinpocetine. Because of the potency, just a small amount is required to achieve the desired effects making it difficult to measure the proper dose. This inconvenience is removed by the pre-measured 5mg capsules, and are recommended to be taken three times throughout the day. Its absorption can be boosted by taking Vinpocetine with a meal.