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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:09 PM


Members of Congress Want to Ban Vinpocetine Including Claire McCaskill.

Vinpocetine is made from the seeds of Periwinkle flower and is effective for Alzheimer's, dementia and it's helping me quite a bit with tinnitus.

Because it's in synthesized form McCaskill says it's no longer a supplement - she has concerns about some studies that show some brands have hardly any in it but won't say which ones. She wants big pharma to take over like in countries like Japan where a RX is needed.

This dietary supplement supports brain health and is entirely safe, yet the FDA still wants to remove it from sale
About a month ago we alerted our customers of an FDA plan to ban the sale of vinpocetine, an effective and entirely safe dietary supplement. The comment period on the Federal Register has passed, so now, we’re asking Congress to put a stop to this ludicrous plan.

Please ask your members of Congress to write to the FDA, asking the FDA where it gets the authority to remove a supplement from the market that has been approved and safely used as a dietary supplement for almost 20 years and conduct an economic analysis of this ban.

See more at: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/blog/advocacy-alerts/action-alert-protect-your-access-to-vinpocetine/#sthash.g20XkQQU.dpuf

Comment period is coming to an end, here's a link to a site that will automatically send comment - https://www.naturalgrocers.com/blog/advocacy-alerts/action-alert-protect-your-access-to-vinpocetine/

Vinpocetine is a derivative of the alkaloid vincamine. Like vincamine, it is found in small amounts in the seeds of periwinkle as well as other plants, such as voaconga and Crioceras longiflorus. Throughout the world, vincamine has been used to treat senile dementia with significant success. Studies have found vinpocetine to demonstrate many of the same functions as those of vincamine, but without the side effects. Moreover, it has been shown to be at least two times (and up to three or four times) more potent than vincamine for improving cerebral circulation, memory, and other functions in humans. No interactions with pharmaceutical drugs have been reported.

How does vinpocetine work?
Numerous scientific studies have shown vinpocetine to be of benefit for the prevention and improvement of many different kinds of ailments. It enhances cognitive functions, including those involving long- and short-term memory, and it has also been shown to be valuable in protecting heart, visual, and hearing functions, among other benefits.

If you're looking for more information about Vinpocetine, get the Vinpocetine Special Report, click here.

In broadest terms, vinpocetine is a powerful memory enhancer. It achieves this principally by facilitating cerebral metabolism and improving blood flow in the brain. It works by causing mild dilation of blood vessels, thereby allowing for increased cerebral blood flow, which results in increased oxygenation and glucose utilization.

This makes vinpocetine an ideal candidate not only for the improvement and prevention of certain disease processes in need of increased blood flow and oxygenation, but also for athletes who want to enhance their performance by increasing brain oxygenation, such as skiers, mountain climbers, and high-altitude hikers.

In addition to more efficient brain circulation, vinpocetine has been found to increase brain-cell energy through its effect on the production of ATP (the cellular energy molecule).

Since many brain disorders have been found to be caused by poor circulation or by neuronal damage due to inadequate oxygen and inadequate amounts of energy, it makes sense to consider vinpocetine in one's daily cognitive supplement program.

What benefits can I expect?
Acclaim for vinpocetine's use is widespread throughout the world - in Europe, Japan, Korea, China, and elsewhere. Unequivocally, vinpocetine has some extraordinary characteristics. There is strong evidence that vinpocetine can help:

Improve Cognition

Improve memory, long- and short-term
Enhance alertness, awareness, and preparedness
Act as a neuroprotector
Prevent or reverse ischemic (lack of oxygen) damage to brain, muscle, liver, and elsewhere
Diminish senile cerebral dysfunction
Improve Hearing Function
Prevent or relieve hearing loss due to various causes
Prevent or relieve tinnitus (ringing/buzzing in the ears)
Prevent or relieve vertigo (dizziness)
Improve Visual Function
Improve night vision
Improve wound healing of eyes due to burns
Prevent or relieve glaucoma
Prevent or improve age-related macular decline
Improve Cardiovascular Function
Diminish atherosclerotic plaque
Improve cardiac output and nutritive blood flow to various organs
Improve dilation of blood vessels
Increase the flexibility of red blood cells
Scavenge toxic metals in the body, such as aluminum and lead

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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 05:14 PM

1. Maybe if her billionaire husband can make $ from it;


she'll change her tune.

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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 06:06 PM

2. Okay But She's Not The Only One


and a ban would suck for those of us who use it - it might be years before it would be back and available through prescription only.

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Response to otohara (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 06:14 PM

3. You're Right, of course.


It's just getting very hard not to be totally cynical anymore. It's like all of our elected officials are in this elite club that we have no influence on.

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