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Ginkgo Biloba Extract (24% Total Flavone)

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Ginkgo Biloba is widely advertised as a herb that supports brain health. It is known by other names including living fossil, silver apricot, and maidenhair in Western countries. *

What is Ginkgo Biloba?

Ginkgo is mostly sold in the U.S. and European countries as it may support multiple beneficial health functions in the body. It is an ancient plant that's used traditionally in China, Japan, and India to as tonic with potential health benefits for thousands of years. *

How could Ginkgo Support My Health?

Ginkgo Biloba (commonly known as ginkgo) may help support optimal memory function, as is often used by elderly people who may experience a decline in memory. The seeds and leaves of this herb have been used in medicines throughout the world as it shows support for mild cognitive function. Dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may affect cognition [1][2]. It is generally safe to take as a supplement because of it may offer support as a free radical scavenger. It may also support oxidative stress and platelet health. *

Ginkgo is rich in several phytochemicals, but only two active molecules are believed to contribute many health properties. These are flavonoids and terpenoid derivatives, two important potent compounds attributed with several beneficial health properties  Flavonoid derivatives are comprised of quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin, while terpenoid derivatives include ginkgolides and bilobalide. These derivatives are believed to have strong protective properties that can help support healthy DNA in cells [5]. *

In vitro and in vivo studies have shown that flavonoids protect the nerves, heart muscles, blood vessels, and retina from damage. Similarly, terpenoid (especially ginkgolides) derivatives may improve blood flow by dilating blood vessels and reducing the stickiness of platelets. So far, ginkgolides have been identified only in Ginkgo, and comes in several types such as ginkgolides A, B, and C.  *

Suggested Usage / Dosage

The recommended dosage for this extract is 240 mg daily for memory support. It is best taken with meals [1].

Interactions / Side Effects

When used orally and in moderate amounts, Ginkgo appears to be safe for most healthy adults. However, improper usage or overdosing can trigger several health issues such as increased bleeding, especially in pregnant women. Ginkgo interferes with and may potentiate the effects of anticoagulant medication. Digestive problems such as an upset stomach, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea, migraines, abnormal heartbeat, restlessness, and headaches are also reported from an overdose. *

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

2 years from Date of Manufacture.

References

  1. Nutritional Supplements and the Brain. Meeusen R, Decroix L. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2017 Dec 18:1-34.
  2. Over-the-Counter Supplement Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review. Butler M et al., Ann Intern Med. 2017 Dec 19.
  3. Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761-induced upregulation of LincRNA-p21 inhibits colorectal cancer metastasis by associating with EZH2. Liu T et al., Oncotarget. 2017 Sep 27;8(53):91614-91627.
  4. Meston CM, Rellini AH, Telch MJ. Short- and long-term effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on sexual dysfunction in women. Arch Sex Behav. 2008;37(4):530-547. doi:10.1007/s10508-008-9316-2. Radioprotective efficacy of Ginkgo biloba and Angelica archangelica extract against 99m-sestamibi induced oxidative stress and lens injury in rats.Khedr MH et al., Int J Radiat Biol. 2017 Nov 30:1-8.
  5. Consumption of plant food supplements in the Netherlands. Jeurissen SMF, Buurma-Rethans EJM, Beukers MH, Jansen-van der Vliet M, van Rossum CTM, Sprong RC. Food Funct. 2017 Nov 29.
  6. Evaluation of the anti-osteoporotic effect of Ginkgo biloba L. in Wistar rats with glucocorticoid-induced-osteoporosis by bone densitometry using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) and mechanical testing. Lucinda LMF et al., An Acad Bras Cienc. 2017 Oct-Dec;89(4):2833-2841.
  7. Yuan G, Gong Z, Li J, Li X. Ginkgo biloba extract protects against alcohol-induced liver injury in rats. Phytother Res. 2007;21(3):234-238. doi:10.1002/ptr.2054.
  8. 1. Lee J, Sohn SW, Kee C. Effect of Ginkgo biloba extract on visual field progression in normal tension glaucoma. J Glaucoma. 2013;22(9):780-784. doi:10.1097/IJG.0b013e3182595075.
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