Intelectol is a dietary supplement advertised as the purest form of Vinpocetine available on the market. The manufacturer of the formula is a company called Memory Secret, which claims the main benefit of Intelectol is memory enhancement.
Memory Secret is an American company located in Miami, Florida. Memory Secret was founded in 2002 to promote the benefits of natural ingredients to enhance brain functions. The company manufactures and markets Intelectol, but also licenses patented memory technology to major players and manufacturers of the nutritional industry.
The supplement can be used as a memory enhancer or as a way to prevent brain function deterioration. People who experience cognitive deterioration or young people and students who want to enhance their memory to increase their intellectual capacity can benefit from Intelectol.
Intelectol includes the following ingredients: Vinpocetine (from Periwinkle seed extract), Lactose, Hidroxypropylcellulose, Magnesium Stearate, and talc.
Intelectol is a single ingredients formula based on Vinpocetine. Vinpocetine is a semi synthetic chemically processed derivative alkaloid of Vincamine, an extract from the periwinkle plant.
Vinpocetine has been the topic of numerous research studies and clinical trials. Evidence suggests that it works by dilating blood vessels hence improving blood circulation in the brain and facilitating cerebral metabolism. Also, it increases the consumption of oxygen and glucose by the neurons, as well as the concentration of neurotransmitters essential to memory formation process.
Other potential uses of Vinpocetine include anti-inflammatory effects (may reduce lung inflammation), hair loss treatment, eye and ears conditions and vertigo. Its cognitive abilities is however why it is most often prescribed. Current research is focusing on determining if and to what extent Vinpocetine may help treat memory impairment associated conditions, such as Alzheimer’s.
Vinpocetine is generally well tolerated by patients and has few reported side effects. The most common side effects reported so far are stomach nausea, pain, sleep disturbances, dizziness, headache and nervousness. Also, it may slow blood clotting, hence increase the risk of bleeding.
Intelectol reviews praise the formula’s effectiveness, with consumers reporting no side effects. The recommended dose is 2 capsules a day.
- Single ingredient, clinically tested and researched
- Few rare side effects
- Consumers report increased satisfaction with the product
- Vinpocetine may slow down blood clotting hence caution is recommended
- Not enough is known about Vinpocetine’s effect in pregnant and nursing women
- Expensive product (approximately $35 for a month’s supply)
Intelectol is one of the many memory enhancer dietary supplements based on or containing Vinpocetine. The formula is claimed to contain the purest form of Vinpocetine, however the manufacturer brings no evidence to support this claim.
Consumer testimonials for Intelectol are however positive, with consumers confirming Intelectol’s effectiveness. We may therefore admit that it will work for some consumers. Caution is advised for people who are about to have surgery or have a blood clotting problem, since Vinpocetine may slow down blood clotting and determine bleeding.
This is why we recommend you get a specialized opinion before starting using Intelectol.