European studies have shown that ginkgo increases blood flow to the brain and extremities, helping to improve memory and mental sharpness. Ginkgo may be helpful for the early stages of Alzheimer's disease; circulation problems, especially intermittent claudication; vertigo and tinnitus, if of vascular origin.
Ginkgo flavone glycosides are a balanced group of bioflavonoids primarily responsible for ginkgo's ability to inhibit platelet aggregation (stickiness) and its antioxidant activity.
Terpene lactones (ginkgolides and bilobalide) improve circulation, inhibit platelet activating factor (PAF) and protect nerve cells. Too much PAF causes platelets to clump together, and is associated with nerve cell damage.
Each Capsule Contains:
Ginkgoselect® Phytosome® (Ginkgo biloba) (leaf)............. 60 mg
Providing Ginkgo biloba extract
(24% Ginkgo Flavone glycosides & 6% terpenes)................ 20 mg
Patented Phytosome® process binds Ginkgo biloba to phosphatidylcholine.
Uses and benefits
- Increases blood flow to the brain
- Enhances memory and concentration
- Improves circulation
- Support for vertigo and tinnitus
- May help in the early stages of Alzheimer’s
Children: There does not appear to be an appropriate use for children at this time.
Pregnancy and Nursing: The German Commission E gives no restrictions during pregnancy and lactation. However, due to ginkgo's pharmacological actions and lack of toxicity data, use of ginkgo should be avoided during this time.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.