Also indexed as:Vincamine
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Vinpocetine is a chemical substance synthesized from vincamine, a natural constituent found in the leaves of Vinca minor (lesser periwinkle).

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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for AmountWhy
Age-Related Cognitive Decline
30 to 60 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Vinpocetine has been shown to improve dementia symptoms in patients with various brain diseases.
30 to 60 mg per day taken with food2 stars[2 stars]
Vinpocetine injections have been reported to improve some measures of brain function in stroke patients and to reduce some of the brain function loss that typically follows a stroke.
Urinary Incontinence

(urge incontinence )
5 mg three times daily for two weeks, then 10 mg three times daily for two weeks 2 stars[2 stars]
In a small, preliminary study, some men and women with urge incontinence reported reduced symptoms and also improved in laboratory measures of bladder muscle control when supplementing with vinpocetine.
15 mg daily2 stars[2 stars]
Supplementing with vinpocetine has been shown to ease symptoms.
Refer to label instructions 1 star[1 star]
Preliminary studies have reported improved vision in people with various diseases of the retina who took vinpocetine.

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