Enhanced Brain Function, Increased Circulation & Possible Prevention of Alzheimer's!
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) is believed to be the oldest living species at about 200 million years old. It has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 4,000 years, where it was used to treat asthma and bronchitis and also as a treatment for cardiovascular diseases.
Today, it is the most frequently prescribed medicinal herb in Europe .
Ginkgo is one of the most well researched herbs in the world; it has been the subject of hundreds of studies. It is most renowned for its positive effects on brain function and circulation.
In addition, scientists have discovered that Ginkgo is chockfull of antioxidants, Vitamin C and carotenoids.
Recent studies show that it increases blood flow to the brain and that it increases the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP boosts the brain’s metabolism of glucose. Research also indicates that Ginkgo extracts raise oxygen levels in brain tissues. This would result in enhanced memory, and could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
One study compared four commonly used medications for dementia to a standardised ginkgo extract and a placebo for their use in Alzheimer's disease. The authors concluded that the standardised ginkgo extract should be considered equally effective as some of the medications in the treatment of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
German researchers found that Ginkgo is a powerful antioxidant that may prevent hardening of the arteries. They also found that treatment with Ginkgo extracts improved circulation to the extremities, ear and eyes. It regulates tone and elasticity of blood vessels, from smallest capillaries to the largest arteries.
The compounds that are responsible for the positive effects of Ginkgo Biloba are called flavonglycosides. The leaf is used to derive a standardised extract. The active constituents are flavonglycosides and terpene lactones.
Natrol's Ginkgo is standardized to 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones and is available in 120 count.
- Studies indicate gingko has the ability to increase circulation which may lead to enhanced memory
- Used in treatment of asthma in for thousands of years
- May reduce the effects of senile dementia, tinnitus and vertigo
- May improve delivery of nutrients and disposal of waste products from the brain
- May ease leg pain arising from intermittent claudication and similar disorders
- May improve symptoms associated with diabetes and various circulatory conditions including cyanosis and Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Has been used to treat impotence
- May delay the onset of Alzheimer’s
- Helps rid the body of free radicals (antioxidant)
Typical dosages range from 40-120 mgs.
If you are planning to have any type of surgery or dental work, stop using Ginkgo for at least 14 days prior to the procedure.
If you are taking anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications, have a clotting or bleeding disorder, or are pregnant or lactating consult a health care practitioner prior to using Ginkgo Biloba. In rare cases, Ginkgo has caused headaches, irritability, diarrhea, nausea and skin irritations. If you experience any of these symptoms after taking Ginkgo, discontinue use and consult your health care practitioner.
Serving Size 1 capsule
Amount Per Serving:
Ginkgo (leaf) 120 mg (24% ginkgo flavonglycosides, 14.4mg, 6% terpene lactones, 3.6mg)
Other ingredients: Rice Flour, Gelatin, Water, Magnesium Stearate.
Does NOT Contain:
yeast, corn, soy, milk, wheat, egg, glutens, sugar, artificial colors, added starch or preservatives.
Take 1 capsule daily, preferably with a meal.
Note: If you are pregnant or lactating, consult your health care practitioner before using this product. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.