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ginkgo biloba

improves circulation and combats stress

Ginkgo biloba has long been used in Eastern Holistic Medicine and Chinese Traditional Medicine for various disorders of health. As one of the oldest tree species on earth, its extracts have been used as a treatment for a range of conditions that include memory and concentration problems, confusion, anxiety, dizziness, and headaches. Its arrival in the new age of medicine has been substantiated by the fact it is widely prescribed in Germany and France for conditions that include cognition and brain health.

Especially in Europe, one of the world’s leaders in preventive medicine and alternative therapies, Ginkgo biloba was given approval by the German Bundesgesundheit Association for treating dementia.

As one of the most widely used herbal treatments selected to support cognitive function, Ginkgo biloba is thought to have strong antioxidant properties. Ginkgo biloba mechanism of action are thought to reflect the action of several components of the extract, flavonoids and terpenoids in particular, that support the increase of blood supply to the brain by dilating blood vessels, reducing blood viscosity, and reducing the density of free radicals in the brain.

Toxins of all kinds, environmental and endogenous (those made by the body), embed themselves in fat tissue around the body. The brain, which is predominantly made up as fat, is an attractive place for toxins to accumulate. It should be no mystery why there is such a decline in brain health and therefore, cognitive function as we age, it’s due to this toxin accumulation. Research has shown that Ginkgo biloba slows down the progression of age-related disease by combating the oxidative stress and improving circulation which are important factors for maintain cognitive health.