Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo Biloba is known to be one of the oldest surviving species of trees on this planet. It has been traced back about 300 million years and is said that the tree is able to live up to a 1,000 years. There must be something keeping it alive and healthy for so long right? In fact, in Germany, Ginkgo is a prescription herb! The main benefits of Ginkgo Biloba come from the Flavonoids and the Terpenoids that are found within the tree and these are what the supplements consist of. Ginkgo can also be taken as an herbal tea, however, supplements are recommended as they can be measured and the compounds are standardized.
So what’s all the fuss about this funny sounding herb:
Improves Eye Health
Ginkgo Biloba is a very effective tool in improving vision and fighting vision disorders. It improves blood flow to the eyes and has also been used to repair retinal problems caused by Macular Degeneration, an eye disease that impairs the retina over time.
It has also been successfully used to improve vision in those suffering from Glaucoma. Keep in mind though that it is not a complete treatment for Glaucoma but rather, an aid to relieve some of the effects of the disease. 300mg daily is the recommended dose for improving Glaucoma symptoms and up to 500mg daily for Macular Degeneration.
Improves Mental Health and Brain Function
The brain is the one area where this wonderful herb truly shines! Ginkgo Biloba helps improve memory function, lower mental fatigue, fight against Dementia, protect against Alzheimer’s, improve cognitive function and also helps to fight off depression. It is suggested that Ginkgo can benefit those suffering from Schizophrenia, although, this hasn’t been thoroughly researched.
Those suffering from mild bouts of anxiety have found relief by supplementing with Ginkgo. 300-500mg of the herb daily was the effective dosing rage. Start by consuming 300mg split evenly and work your way up.
Improves Sexual Health
Ginkgo improves blood flow. Therefore, it is no surprise that it improves the sexual health of both men and women. It can help to improve libido and erectile dysfunction (in men obviously). 200-300mg daily is the recommended dose.
Ginkgo Biloba can be found on the MRSupps store in the following products:
Whole Foods Multivitamin