Ginkgo biloba drops: What do they do?
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 | Editor
What does Ginkgo Biloba do?
Ginkgo biloba helps to support arterial circulation. Our arteries help to propel oxygenated blood to our extremities including our hands, feet and head (with the help of our microcirculation, which encompasses the capillaries), before blood returns to our heart via the other side of our circulatory system, the veins.
Ginkgo helps to strengthen and tone blood vessels, reducing spasm in the walls of the smaller arteries so that blood can be efficiently pumped to the extremities. Ginkgo improves circulation all over the body, but the improvement in circulation to the head, especially, has been well recognised.
How does Ginkgo Biloba work?
Ginkgo is rich in active ingredients, particularly antioxidants including ginkgolides and bilobalides, which help to improve our circulation through the following means:
- Reducing spasms in the small arteries
- Stabilising cell membranes so they are better able to pick up nutrients
- Improving oxygen and glucose utilisation by the tissues
- Inhibiting plat-elet-a-ggregatiofl
How do I take Ginkgo Biloba Drops?
Due to the tincture format, A.Vogel's Ginkgo biloba extract is very well absorbed and the drops don't need to be taken alongside food:
- Take 15 drops, 3 times daily, with or without food
- Take the tincture in a small splash of water (just 5-10mls) for best results
- Not suitable for those under 18, or in pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Take consistently for up to 8 weeks for best effects
- A.Vogel Ginkgo biloba won't affect blood thinning medication
Who might benefit from Ginkgo Biloba?
You might be surprised at how varied the benefits from Ginkgo biloba are. They may be helpful:
- For those with Raynaud's disease
- For those who have poor circulation to the legs
- For those who struggle with poor microcirculation, for example, blood flow to the skin
- For those with tinnitus
- For those with poor memory
- For those with brain fog or poor concentration
- For those with high or low blood pressure (due to the beneficial effect on arterial spasm)
We've probably all experienced feeling a little forgetful at times, but for some of our clients, they can feel that their memory, concentration or cognitive skills are more consistently letting them down and, unsurprisingly, this can be quite a worry. This month, we aim to explore the different factors that could be contributing to memory loss; from diet, to stress, and even digestion.
Now, we couldn't possibly talk about memory without bringing in Ginkgo biloba. Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest medicinal herbs and it certainly shouldn't be forgotten- excuse the pun!
We've recently had some changes to our Ginkgo range, in that our Ginkgo tablets will no longer be available. This leaves us with the original Ginkgo biloba tincture, from which the tablets were made.
Ginkgo biloba tincture is an extract from fresh Ginkgo leaves and has the benefit of faster, more effective absorption, and therefore swifter results.
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