Cavinton Forte made in Hungary by Richter Gedeon
30x 10 mg tabs
Cavinton Forte is an international brand for the natural herbal product, vinpocetine. It is used for memory enhancement and to increase brain function. Because of its stimulating effect on blood flow, it has been used for circulatory problems in the brain and memory problems due to low circulation.
Cavinton is a preventive anti-stroke remedy.It also enhances circulation in the brain, and improves memory and hearing abilities. Arteriosclerosis progression in brain is retarded.
Cavinton (Vinpocetine) is chemically related to, and derived from vincamine, an alkaloid found in the periwinkle plant. Cavinton was introduced into clinical practice in Europe more than two decades ago for its role in cerebrovascular disorders and related symptoms. Experiments with vinpocetine indicate that it can dilate blood vessels, enhance circulation in the brain, improve oxygen utilization, make red blood cells more pliable, and inhibit aggregation of platelets. Levels peak in the bloodstream within an hour and a half after ingestion. Vinpocetine easily crosses the blood-brain barrier.
Vinpocetine is a semi-synthetic derivative of vincamine. Vincamine is an alkaloid derived from the plant Vinca minor L., a member of the periwinkle family. Vinpocetine, as well as vincamine, are used in Europe, Japan and Mexico as pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of cerebrovascular and cognitive disorders. In the United States, vinpocetine is marketed as a dietary supplement. It is sometimes called a nootropic, meaning cognition enhancer, from the Greek noos for mind.
Vinpocetine is also known as ethyl apovincaminate; ethyl apovincaminoate; eburnamenine-14-carboxylic acid ethyl ester; 3 alpha, 16 alpha-apovincaminic acid ethyl ester; ethyl apovincamin-22-oate; and cavinton, which is sometimes used generically for a branded product with that name. Another vinca alkaloid called vinconate is also being researched as a possible cognition enhancer.
Usage: Take half or one 10 mg vinpocetine capsule once daily or as recommended by your health care provider. In certain cases 10 mg may be more appropriate, discuss with your doctor. Always start your first time with half a 10 mg vinpocetine pill in order to see if you have any negative responses to it. By taking a small amount of vinpocetine at first, you could avoid a vinpocetine side effect.