Vinpocetine: An Oxygen Boost to the Brain

Vinpocetine: An Oxygen Boost to the BrainThe lesser periwinkle plant yields vincamine, which in turn yields vinpocetine.

Vinpocetine is a nootropic supplement derived from vincamine, which in turn is extracted from the lesser periwinkle plant. Vinpocetine is available throughout the world as a supplement, but in Europe it is actually marketed as a pharmaceutical under the trade name Cavinton. It increases cerebral blood flow and has several neuroprotective effects in patients with cerebrovascular disease and…

Huperzine A – the Newest Study Aid?

Huperzine A - the Newest Study Aid?Green Club-mos (Lycopodium clavatum L.)

Huperzine A, also known as selagine or simply Hup A, is sourced and purified from Chinese club moss. Huperzine A is thought to enhance memory, learning, alertness and energy; and protect against nerve damage and dementia. Trials in healthy adults are lacking at this stage, but the body of evidence is growing for its efficacy in both adolescents…

Alpha Brain: a Nootropic Stack All in One

Alpha Brain: a Nootropic Stack All in OneOnnit Alpha Brain Nootropic Bottle and Container

Alpha Brain is the flagship nootropic for Onnit, an American health and wellness company that offers a range of nutraceuticals to encourage peak performance both physically and mentally. Alpha Brain is composed of all-natural “Earth-grown” nutrients that improve cognitive function by activating certain aspects of neurotransmission. Supplementation with Alpha Brain can result in improvements in focus, memory and mental clarity. As…

CDP-choline: Citicoline Provides a Boost in Focus & Memory

CDP-choline: Citicoline Provides a Boost in Focus & MemoryCDP-Choline: Man doctor looking at x-ray

Cytidine diphosphate-choline (CDP-choline), also known as citicoline, is a supplement that is available over the counter in many countries. It has a myriad of uses, from appetite reduction right through to treatment of cocaine withdrawal – but perhaps its most important application is as a nootropic. Similar to many other choline supplements, there is mounting evidence…

Alpha-GPC: More than Just a Choline Supplement

Alpha-GPC: More than Just a Choline SupplementAlpha-GPC

L-alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine, more commonly known as choline alphoscerate or simply alpha-GPC, is a natural precursor of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is crucial to healthy memory and learning. Its chemical structure allows it to also be incorporated into cell membrane phospholipids, improving membrane fluidity and potentially helping to reverse age-related changes in nerves. Alpha-GPC is present…

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