Is Gingko Biloba actually beneficial?
What is Gingko Biloba? Gingko or Ginkgo is a large tree with fan-shaped leaves. Typically Ginkgo would be found in parts of Asia, China, Japan, and Korea, it has been grown in Europe and in the United States since different times in the 1700’s.
There are many aspects of our health that gingko is good for, such as our mental and nervous system support. Gingko is rich in bioflavonoids, which has a unique effectiveness in restoring blood flow to our brains. It has been said to help support our mental health. Also helps improve memory, and it also has been linked to lessening depression. Inhibiting the reuptake of norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, thus increasing your levels.
There is a significant amount of research that supports gingko can boost our energy as well as reducing stress. This is because it helps boost our circulatory system in the area where the nutrients exchange with our cells. In the same way, it has been shown to help our nerves cells resulting in better cognitive function.
Gingko is a great source of antioxidants and since it primarily benefits the brain, eyes and nervous system it has demonstrated a prevention of free radical damage in those areas. It has been used in treatments and is widely prescribed in Germany for chronic neurodegenerative problems such as Alzheimer’s
There have been 2 studies one with children testing the effectiveness of Gingko biloba with Ginseng. The studies have shown to improve inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and socialization.
How to consume Gingko?
One of my favorite ways to consume gingko biloba is through tea. beTeas have a great blend of tea, that will help with imbalanced hormones, memory, digestive support, as well as calming. It is super rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, and helps support a healthy heart. It also helps support your adrenals which will help with any imbalances you have with stress and cortisol levels. Check out our products page.
You can also purchase Gingko as an extract. I will caution the use of extracts as they can be very powerful. I would recommend the use of any extracts to be used at the direction of your Healthcare Practitioner.
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