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Herb & Plant Extract
- GINKGO BILOBA 50:1 200mg
- (24% Ginkgo Flavoglycosides,6% Terpene Lactones)
- 120mg equivalent to 6000mg of Herb Powder
- (providing 28.8mg of Ginkgo flavoglycosides, 7.2mg of terpene lactones).
One tablet per day with food.
If you are pregnant or lactating, taking medication or under medical supervision, please consult your GP or medical professional before taking supplements. Do not exceed recommended dose. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Store is a cool dry place. Keep out of reach of children NOT intended for use by persons under the age of 18
Alternative names for Ginkgo Biloba are Abricot Argente Japonais, Adiantifolia, Arbe aux Ecus, Arbre du Ciel, Arbre Fossile, Bai Guo Ye, Baiguo, extrai de, Feuille de Ginkgo, Extrait de ginkgo, Fossil Tree, Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgo Extract, Ginkgo Folium, Ginkgo Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Seed, Graine de Ginkgo, Herba Ginkgo Biloba, Japanese Silver Apricot, Kew Tree, Maidenhair Tree, Noyer du Japon, Pei Go Su Ye, Salisburia Adiantifolia, Yen Xing, Yinhsing.
What is Ginkgo Biloba?
Ginkgo biloba is one of the most sought after herbal medicines worldwide. For more than 300 million years, it is considered as one of the oldest living species of trees. Each of its trees has a lifespan of more than 1,000 years. This tree is commonly found in Asia where it has been used to treat lung and cardiovascular diseases for more than 5,000 years already. At present, it has been planted and cultivated in many countries around the globe. The extract of Ginkgo biloba is made up of active components such as Bilobalide, Ginkgoflavoneglycos, and terpenelactones which include ginkgolides A, B and C.
How does it work?
Ginkgo biloba has diverse active components which give it amazing qualities. A number of these components can cause “thinning of blood” wherein the platelets found in the blood do not group together. While there are other components that act as antioxidants in which they keep the free radicals from invading the cells. Moreover, ginkgo biloba safeguards the cell from damage caused by substances called beta-amyloid proteins that plays a contributing role to Alzheimer’s disease.
Used To Treat
Ginkgo biloba is utilised as a medical management for several health concerns caused by a rise in the circulation of blood to the brain such as headache, depressed mood, memory loss, vertigo, anxiety, absentmindedness, tiredness, and tinnitus or ringing of ears. Moreover, it is also beneficial in enhancing one's memory, brain function, social behaviour, and performance of daily activities. That is why ginkgo biloba is also used as treatment for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Aside from its neurologic benefits, ginkgo biloba also improves the cardiovascular system. It stands as a vasodilator and it prevents the platelets from sticking together by reducing the viscosity of the blood. Thus, the circulation of blood in the arteries, veins, and capillaries are enhanced.
Ginkgo biloba is also used for the treatment of the condition called intermittent claudication. This health concern results from an altered circulation of blood causing cramping or pain in the legs while walking. Furthermore, it is also beneficial in improving health problems related to the flow of blood in other parts of the body such as the legs, arms, and eyes. Consequently, ginkgo biloba is utilised medically as a management for atherosclerosis, macular degeneration, Reynaud’s syndrome, and sexual dysfunction.
Ginkgo biloba also contains antioxidant properties which shield the heart, nerves, and eyes from the impairment brought by free radicals. It also has photochemicals called flavonoids which possess antihistamine and anti-inflammatory qualities that are great for managing respiratory problems like allergies and asthma. Moreover, ginkgo biloba enhances the cognitive performance and the other symptoms experienced by individuals with multiple sclerosis. However, additional studies are still needed to firmly prove this.
Ginkgo biloba has been linked to be an excellent medical management for a lot of health concerns including the following:
- Memory loss in the elderly
- Various types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Lyme disease
- Sexual problems
- Vertigo (a spinning sensation)
- High cholesterol
- Eye problems, including age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma
- Intermittent claudication (a blood vessel disorder that causes pain in the legs when walking)
- Blood clots
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Goes well with
The incredible benefits of green tea may have been known already worldwide. But combining ginkgo biloba and green tea provide more benefits Ginkgo as a form of medicine is taken from the ancient ginkgo biloba tree, specifically from its leaves. The aforementioned tree has been growing in China for more than 2000 years already and has been used as a form of treatment like green tea.
Green tea aids in decreasing LDL or the bad cholesterol in your body. Moreover, it strengthens your immune system and it fights against cancer. On the other hand, ginkgo biloba improves both the cardiovascular and central nervous systems enhancing one's concentration and memory. Ginkgo biloba and green tea are two great substances that produce more amazing synergistic outcomes when combined rather than when they are used individually. The combination of these two substances aids in decreasing anxiety and depression. Moreover, it hinders the development of the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. They truly provide superb benefits!
How to take/dosage
It generally takes four to six weeks for the primary outcomes of ginkgo biloba to show up. As the time of usage lengthen, the effectiveness of the substance increases as well.
For better cardiovascular function and to manage memory problems, 120mg of ginkgo biloba in divided doses daily is recommended. They are standardized to contain 6% to 12% triterpene lactones (terpenoids) and 24% to 32% flavone glycosides (flavonoids or heterosides).
For Alzheimer's disease or for any severe form of dementia, up to 240mg in 2 or 3 divided doses needs to be taken daily.
For intermittent claudication, 120mg to 240mg per day is advised.
Possible side effects
The potential adverse events of ingesting ginkgo biloba are itchiness especially on the tongue, throat, or face; diarrhea; headache; stomach upset; dizziness; nausea; irregular heartbeat; muscle weakness; seizures; weakness on one side of the body; rash; difficulty in breathing; easy bruising or bleeding; paralysis or inability to move; restlessness; slurred speech; vision problems; and fainting.
Ginkgo may alter the metabolism and effectiveness of some prescription and non-prescription medications.
- Anticonvulsant medications -- High doses of ginkgo could decrease the effectiveness of anticonvulsant therapy, such as carbamazepine or valproic acid , in controlling seizures.
- Antidepressant medications -- Taking ginkgo along with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants. This condition is characterized by rigidity, tachycardia (fast heart rate), hyperthermia (high body temperature), restlessness, and diaphoresis (sweating). Ginkgo may enhance the effects (both good and bad) of antidepressant medications known as MAOIs, such as phenelzine.
- Antihypertensive medications -- Ginkgo may decrease blood pressure, so use of ginkgo along with prescription antihypertensive medications should be monitored by a health care provider. There has been a report of an interaction between ginkgo and calcium channel blocking drugs used for blood pressure and arrhythmias.
- Blood-thinning medications -- Ginkgo has blood-thinning properties and therefore should not be used if you are taking anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications or anticolagulants. There has been bleeding in the brain reported when using a ginkgo product and ibuprofen, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
- Blood sugar lowering medications -- Ginkgo was reported to increase insulin levels in healthy subjects and to decrease insulin levels in diabetic patients.
People who have bleeding problems should not take ginkgo leaf extracts since they contain substances that alter the clotting of the blood. Furthermore, individuals who are diagnosed with epilepsy or have history of seizures should keep themselves from taking ginkgo biloba since it can raise the probability of the occurrence of seizures. One’s blood sugar levels may also be altered by ginkgo leaf products. Moreover, safety has not been established yet in children as well as in women who are pregnant and lactating.
Things to note
Apprehensions have been present about the effects of ginkgo biloba on platelets when it is combined with anticoagulant medications. However, ginkgo has shown to reduce the activity of platelets in some researches. Consequently, there were also few studies that presented patients suffering from hemorrhage, including bleeding in the brain, while they are using ginkgo biloba.
Scientific support and reference citations
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