Federal Government Threatens
Your Dietary Supplements

On August 31, 2016, the FDA published in the Federal Register that it wants to remove vinpocetine from the marketplace.

The FDA is not alleging that vinpocetine is unsafe, nor is the agency questioning its efficacy.

There are 600 published references attesting to the safety and benefits of vinpocetine on the National Library of Medicine's database (pubmed.gov).

FDA Invites You to Submit Comments

Under the Administrative Procedures Act, the FDA is legally required to notify the public when it intends to take a draconian action like denying vinpocetine to all Americans. The public (i.e., you) then has the right to submit your protest to the FDA's proposed action.

We've made it easy to send the FDA a public comment protesting their attempt to rob you of vinpocetine. We've set this up so you'll simultaneously send your Representative and two Senators a letter asking them to stop the FDA from implementing this and other proposed guidelines that will cause many popular dietary supplements to be banned.

To file your protest with the FDA, and alert your Congressional members about the danger this poses to the health of aging Americans, please click the green button below:

FDA Admits Vinpocetine is Beneficial

To bolster its position that vinpocetine needs to be removed from the market, the FDA references the following article published in the Los Angeles Times in 1986.


This article describes studies whereby vinpocetine markedly improved cognitive function in older humans. According to the FDA's twisted logic, since pharmaceutical companies funded this research over 30 years ago, then vinpocetine cannot be sold as a dietary supplement (even though the patent long ago expired).

The basis for the FDA banning vinpocetine is a technicality that has no scientific practicality. According to the FDA's misguided logic, since a new drug application was filed in 1981, then vinpocetine does not qualify today as a dietary supplement.

Year 1981 is not a misprint! The FDA is actually going back to a 35-year-old drug application and claiming this as a basis to rob your brain of a low-cost compound that has demonstrated efficacy in human clinical trials.

Not only does vinpocetine protect against neurological aging via multiple mechanisms, but it has demonstrated efficacy against a host of systemic degenerative conditions.

We believe the purpose of the FDA's proposal to remove vinpocetine is to protect pharmaceutical interests. Based on its clinical benefits, there is a strong incentive to sell vinpocetine as an expensive prescription drug.

If the FDA succeeds in banning vinpocetine, an affordable way of protecting against neurodegeneration will disappear.

To stop this flagrant new attempt by the FDA to deny Americans access to dietary supplements, please lodge your protest by clicking the green button below:

Extract from the Federal Register whereby FDA
Claims Vinpocetine is not a Dietary Supplement:


Food and Drug Administration, HHS.




The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is requesting comments related to the regulatory status of vinpocetine. Specifically, we request comments on our tentative conclusion that vinpocetine is not a dietary ingredient and is excluded from the definition of dietary supplement in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). This action is being taken as part of an administrative proceeding to determine the regulatory status of vinpocetine. All comments submitted by the comment deadline (see DATES) will be accepted as part of the official record for this proceeding.


Submit either electronic or written comments on the notice by November 7, 2016.

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