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Vinpocetine For Brain Fog/Anxiety Might Not Be a Good Idea

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Lotus97, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    I've been trying Vinpocetine for the past few days and I've experiencing inconsistent results. It seems to actually been making my brain fog worse. I'll post more later after I've been taking it for a few more days, but first I'm going to stop for a few days.

    Has anyone else had problems from taking Vinpocetine? I came across a thread on another site where other people were having similar experiences. There were also some questions raised about it's effect on dopamine, NMDA, and AMPA.
    http://www.longecity.org/forum/topic/23457-vinpocetine-ditch-it/
     
  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    I get good results from vinpocetine, and in fact I have taken 10 mg every day now for a long time. It makes my head a little clearer.

    I also find it increase emotional tone, and since I suffer from some anhedonia and emotional flatness symptoms, I like things that seem to ramp up a my brain's flat emotional circuitry. But it is only a mild boost in emotions. Though I have read that other people find vinpocetine lowers their emotions, and causes depression. So it seems like there is a varied response.

    One interesting thing about vinpocetine is that its bioavailability is only 7% on an empty stomach but 60-100% with food . Big difference.
     
  3. ramakentesh

    ramakentesh Senior Member

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    While it is reputed to increase cerebral blood flow it may do so in ways that are counterintuiative in OI.
     
  4. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

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    Vinpocetine increases acetylcholine which can be a good thing or a bad thing:
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...acetylcholine-toxicity-the-cause-of-cfs.9757/
    Vinpocetine does seem to have a lot of other benefits however. I wonder if it's not a good idea to take too many things that increase circulation because this says not to take with ginkgo or garlic (both of which increases circulation).
    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-vinpocetine.htm
     
  5. ramakentesh

    ramakentesh Senior Member

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    Doesn't it have nitric oxide effects?
     
  6. baccarat

    baccarat Senior Member

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    I don't know if it does but it lowers blood pressure.
     

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