Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most popular natural herbal medicinal ingredients in the entire world. For centuries the leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba plant have been used in many Traditional Chinese Medicine remedies, and for people looking to improve their general health, including mental health and well-being, this plant is hugely beneficial. Read the full product description for more information.
What is Ginkgo Biloba?
Gingko Biloba supplements are derived from the Gingko biloba tree, which is actually one of the oldest species of tree on the face of the earth. Gingko biloba extracts are renowned for their ability to provide general health and well-being benefits to individuals of all ages and genders, which is evident in the fact that the extracts have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for literally hundreds upon hundreds of years. However, more recently, health practitioners and experts have also begun studying the beneficial effects of this natural herbal ingredient, particularly the extracts which are derived from the leaves of the tree. Ginkgo trees also provide an incredibly rancid smelling and inedible fruit. The seed of this fruit however, is the polar opposite to the leaves, as the seeds produced by Ginkgo fruits are toxic and harmful for the human body.
How does it work?
Gingko biloba provides a number of different benefits for the human body, and because of this, it functions in a variety of different ways. One very potent and impressive benefit associated with Gingko biloba extract however, is that it has been found to have beneficial effects on a person’s dopamine levels. The human brain utilizes chemical messengers including dopamine when it communicates with different aspects of your body to provide different physiological effects. Dopamine for example, has been proven to play a key role in motor movements as well as various mental processes, including motivation, happiness, and concentration. Lower levels of dopamine have been linked with conditions such as: Parkinson’s, stress, depression, and ADHD. Ginkgo biloba however, has been found to enhance dopamine activity within the brain, ensuring that it remains in the brain longer, and in higher dosages. Dopamine is broken down by a compound known as monoamine oxidase, and experts have found that Gingko can actually function as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, which ensures dopamine levels increase and don’t drop.
What are the benefits of using Ginkgo Biloba Supplements?
Some of the main benefits associated with Ginkgo supplements include the following:
Improved mental health
As mentioned before, lower than average dopamine levels can result in all kinds of medical issues including: stress, anxiety, and depression. Put simply, the more dopamine you have, the happier you’ll feel, and as Gingko has been proven to increase dopamine levels, it is very beneficial indeed, especially from a mental health standpoint.
Improved cognitive function
Gingko also helps the brain to function more efficiently, thereby enhancing cognitive function. Supplementing with Gingko may help to enhance concentration levels and motivation levels, plus it can help to reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Another benefit of Gingko is the fact that it has been found to help improve circulation in the body, thereby helping to reduce the risks of atherosclerosis, which is basically a hardening of the arteries, which can lead to pain and discomfort whilst walking. As the supplement helps to enhance circulation however, it helps ensure that the arteries remain flexible.
How and when should it be consumed?
Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules): Adults: 1 Capsule(s) 2 time(s) per day.
What can it be stacked with?
Ginkgo biloba provides a number of benefits to a person’s health and well-being, though it has to be said that the primary benefits are those regarding mental health and well-being. Because of that, you may wish to stack it with other Nootropical supplements designed to enhance cognitive function and mood in general. Experts have found that Ginkgo Biloba stacks especially well with supplements including: St John’s Wort, 5-HTP, multi-vitamins, vitamin C, Echinacea, and Glucosamine.
Ginkgo Biloba Ingredients
Ingredients Per Capsule
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): Ginkgo biloba (Leaf) ................................................................................... 120 mg
Potential side effects
As with all new supplements, always consult your doctor before using any new product, and discontinue usage if you experience any adverse side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before using this product. Though rare, some users have experienced the following side effects when using Ginkgo supplements, especially if they happened to exceed the recommended daily dosage. Potential side effects include:
- Possible drug interactions
- Potential blood thinning effects
- Dizzy spells
- Potential allergic reactions
Caution: Not intended for children, pregnant, or breastfeeding women. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have health conditions. Store in a cool dry place away from children. Do not use if seal is broken.
Allergy Statement: This product is made in a facility that handles milk products, gluten, shellfish, soy, peanuts and other tree nuts.
Disclaimer: The above description does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada, CFIA, or FDA. Please consult a properly licensed medical professional before consuming nutritional supplements. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.