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Lori Wasserman - Author  | 
July 16, 2013
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Where did I put my keys? I know they were just there....and what about my car?

Experiencing some “senior-moments”, despite the discomforting fact that you’re still in your 30s, 40s or 50s?

Ginkgo has incredible memory benefits and really should be a staple in all of our supplement regimens past our 20s.

Did you know that Ginkgo is one of the world’s oldest and most prized supplements? Its use has been documented in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and with good reason. Its uses span from memory enhancement,circulation improvement, impotence and almost everything in between. In Europe hundreds of studies have proven its abilities and in Germany it is used as an actual medication by doctors.

It increases circulation and therefore oxygen delivery to the cells in the body, making it a vital component to health and wellness.

Without adequate oxygen delivery to our cells and organs, they start to breakdown. Not a good thing…

120mg daily is the usual dosage for most people.



Brain: Ginkgo protects the neurons that conduct information in the brain from stress and free-radical damage.

Asthma: Ginkgo’s anti-inflammatory action has proven to be helpful in people with asthma.

Alzheimer’s Disease: In a study of 112 patients with memory problems, the patients who received ginkgo showed significant improvements with short-term memory and alertness. The positive effects actually improved as time went on.

Circulation: Ginkgo has been shown to improve circulation by keeping the blood flowing easily. It acts as a mild blood thinner impeding the clumping of platelets which leads to poor circulation and blood clots.

Impotence: Good blood flow is crucial for this problem. Most of the ED drugs on the market act as vasodilators, which open the blood vessels allowing for better blood flow. In a study, 50 patients were given gingko for impotence. After 6 months half of them had regained potency. Be patient, it often takes a few months to see results.

Depression: Ginkgo has been shown to decrease symptoms of depression by 50% after just 6-8 weeks! That’s something to smile about.


* Ginkgo is a mild blood thinner. For this reason, if you’re currently taking a daily aspirin or you are on a prescription blood thinner, consult your physician before making gingko a part of your daily regimen.