The main benefits that can be gained from taking Ginkgo are increased cognitive performance, improved circulation, protection of nerve tissue, and protection from free-radicals (anti-oxidant).
These have implications for a number of conditions and ailments. Most notably scientific research suggest that Ginkgo could be used to help treat Alzheimer’s and dementia. The compounds within Ginkgo not only protect cells from deterioration, but also enhance memory and cognitive function. Although more clinical research is required, what research has taken place suggests that the use of Ginkgo could be as effective as prescribed acetylcholinesterase inhibitor drugs.
Other popular uses of Ginkgo include the treatment of dizziness and tinnitus. The enhanced blood flow to the central nervous system can reduce the impact of nerve-related disorders, thus cutting down on their symptoms. It is worth noting that nerve-related disorders such as dizziness, vertigo and tinnitus are hard to treat, but Ginkgo can offer some degree of relief for people, even if it is only a little.
This leads onto the other major use of Ginkgo, as a circulation booster. Those with poor circulation such as those who suffer from low blood pressure, Raynaud’s syndrome, altitude sickness and intermittent claudication can benefit from Ginkgo’s ability to boost circulatory function.
Ginkgo affects a wide range of systems within the body, by supporting the circulatory system, protecting cells and improving cognitive function, all organs within the body benefit. This makes Ginkgo an ideal daily supplement, and it is not unknown for some health professionals to recommend its use as an addition for a wide range of ailments, from MS to frost bite!
Disclaimer: We are not health professionals, seek the advice of a medical professional if in doubt.