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Supplements- Nature’s way Ginkgold

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                                                 Travis Peayarlal     813117868    Biochemistry IIA    BIOL2360 Extra Credit : Supplements

 

 

 

Nature’s way Ginkgold is a dietary supplement which claims to enhance all areas of the brain. Nature’s way stresses the fact that the Standardized Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgold) extract has unique properties (20 active and coactive constituents). These enrich and benefit us by:

  • Supporting memory, concentration and mental activity of the brain.
  • Antioxidant protection against free radicals- oxidative stress affects ones brain health and blood vessel tissues.
  • Helps maintain blood vessel tone
  • Supports healthy circulation to the brain and the body’s extremities.

Basically it provides Mental Sharpness.

 

Recommendation: Take 1 tablet twice daily with water at meal times. For intensive use: Take 2 tablets twice daily with water at mealtimes.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size 1 Tablet
Servings Per Container 50
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Ginkgold Ginkgo biloba extrat (leaf) standardized to 24% Ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones 60mg **

** Daily Value not established

 

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Ginkgo biloba is a species of tree that is known for being the world’s oldest, living up to 1000 years. They can be found in south and east USA, south France, Korea and China. The leaves of this ancient tree is used for modern herbal medicines and supplementary. The reason the Ginkgo is famous for creating the effect of enhanced cognitive functions is because of the active ingredients. It can be split into two groups of active constituents which includes:

  • The ginkgo flavone glycosides and,
  • Terpene lactones.

The ginkgo flavone glycosides makes up 24% of the extract and is the main reason for the antioxidant properties that ginkgo has and also mild inhibition of platelet sticking together. The antioxidant action also affects the brain and retina of the eye. This is useful for those with diabetic retinopathy (diabetic eye disease that leads to blindness due to blood vessels in the eye changing) and macular degeneration (loss of vision).

The terpene lactones in ginkgo extracts are ginkgolides and bilobalide. This makes up around 6% of the extract. These two are important increasing blood circulation to the brain and also other areas of the body. It also provides a protection for nerve cells. Blood circulation is very effective by ginkgo as it regulates the elasticity and tone of the blood vessels.

References:

http://www.naturalproductsinfo.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=Sep08_Herbal&category=zHealthnotes_Newsletter

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