Ginkgo Biloba - “Brain herb” with many nootropic effects.✝
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Ginkgo biloba (aka Maidenhair tree) is the oldest living tree species in the world that grows in China dating back more than 200 million years.3 Today, as an herbal product Ginkgo biloba extract or simply ginkgo is one of the best-selling cognitive enhancers around the world. Due to its popularity as a nootropic it is often called a “brain herb”. In fact, in the United States it has been titled the best nootropic a few years in a row.
Ginkgo biloba has a wide range of health-promoting effects. It has traditionally been used to treat blood disorders as it is an effective vasodilator, which enhances circulation.3 Terpenoids are active components of Ginkgo biloba and vasodilators that can increase the blood flow to the brain by widening the blood vessels. Additionally, Ginkgo biloba is a very effective antioxidant. As a natural nootropic, Ginkgo biloba is best known for its memory enhancing effects.4 However, some other beneficial effects include positive mood, reduced anxiety and deeper concentration. Gingko biloba has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of dementia, including vascular dementia and long-term cognitive decline.2 For example, a recent meta-analysis has shown that Ginkgo biloba is effective and safe in the treatment of dementia
In summary, Ginkgo biloba is used for normal mental performance and cognitive functions. It may be used to treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, intermittent claudication (i.e., poor circulation in the legs), glaucoma and anxiety. In addition, some studies show that Ginkgo biloba helps to improve memory and thinking.
A number of Ginkgo biloba active components, particularly flavonoids and terpeniods, give it effective qualities and provide the aforementioned benefits.3 Flavonoids and terpeniods are both antioxidants and work in a synergistic manner. Flavonoids are also known for supporting various systems, protecting the nerves, blood vessels as well as reducing inflammation in the brain.
Ginkgo biloba has been shown to improve neurotransmission in glutamatergic, dopaminergic and cholinergic systems.
The recommended daily dosage of Ginkgo biloba is 200 mg. It should be taken with a meal. It is important to mention that it may take up to 12 weeks to properly assess the effects. Ginkgo biloba can also be used with another natural nootropic Ginseng.
Ginkgo biloba is generally safe and well-tolerated. Occasionally reported side effects include constipation, dizziness, gastrointestinal distress and headaches.
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per bottle: 120
Amount per serving: Ginkgo biloba 200 mg
Other ingredients: Magnesium Stearate; Silicon Dioxide
This product is free from: Artificial Flavours, Colours & Preservatives, Lactose, Yeast & Gluten
Suitable for: Vegetarians and Vegans
✝ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) The above products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should consult a physician before taking a new product or a nootropic. This product should not be taken by pregnant or nursing mothers, people suffering from cardiovascular disease or those under 18 years of age.
Any studies cited here are not conclusive and are limited to their closed environment nature; they might not determine ones experience with a nootropic, due to a large number of unaccounted variables falling outside the scope of such studies.
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