VitaScript Ginkgo Biloba Standardized Extract 120 mg (50 capsules)

$25.50

Ginkgo Biloba contains 120 mg of the herb Ginkgo biloba, in a vegetarian capsule. The active ingredients, ginkgo flavone glycosides, can help protect the body’s structure and function against damage from free radicals, as well as helping to maintain healthy circulatory function and mental performance.

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Description

Ginkgo Biloba contains 120 mg of the herb Ginkgo biloba, in a vegetarian capsule. The active ingredients, ginkgo flavone glycosides, can help protect the body’s structure and function against damage from free radicals, as well as helping to maintain healthy circulatory function and mental performance.

FUNCTIONS

Ginkgo biloba is the oldest living species of tree, having survived relatively unchanged for at least 200 million years. Native to China, ginkgo has long been recommended in Chinese herbal medicine for its numerous nutritional benefits for the brain and circulatory system. Ginkgo leaf extract has been the object of numerous scientific and clinical studies since the early 1970s and is now probably the most extensively studied and utilized botanical extract in the world.

Interest in Ginkgo biloba centers on its reputed benefits on brain function, especially on the aging brain. With advancing age, the body often suffers from decreased blood vessel elasticity and tone, and decreased blood fluidity. Insufficient blood, oxygen, and nutrient flow to the brain can lead to impairment in cognitive function. Studies over the past 30 years show that 120 to 240 mg per day of Ginkgo biloba extract increases blood flow to the brain resulting in increased oxygen and glucose utilization with subsequent improvement in mental function. These benefits are attributed to two main classes of phytoactive compounds present in the Ginkgo biloba leaf: ginkgo flavone glycosides and terpene lactones. As powerful antioxidants, the ginkgo flavone glycosides counteract the deleterious actions of free radical accumulation which impairs cellular energy production, nerve transmission, and increases vascular rigidity. Ginkgo biloba extract is also reported to inhibit the tendency of red blood cells to stick together (“clumping”), thereby enhancing the fluidity of the blood. Taken together, these actions contribute significantly to increasing blood flow to the brain.

INDICATIONS

Ginkgo Biloba may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals who are concerned about their mental function and wish to obtain the benefits of this well-documented herb.

FORMULA (WW #10065)

1 Vegetarian Capsule Contains:

  • Ginkgo biloba Leaf Extract 50:1……………………..120 mg
    (Standardized to: 24% [28.8 mg] Flavoneglycosides, 6% [7.2 mg] Terpene Lactones and 0.8% [0.96 mg] Ginkgolide B)

Other Ingredients: capsule (cellulose and water), rice powder, magnesium stearate, and silica

This product contains NO added sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.

SUGGESTED USE

As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) vegetarian capsule daily with meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

SIDE EFFECTS

No adverse effects have been reported.

STORAGE

Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.

REFERENCES

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.