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Ginkgo biloba extract supports healthy circulatory function
Ginkgo biloba extract supports healthy circulatory function in the brain and also in the extremities. Normal blood flow to the brain means better delivery of oxygen and nutrients encouraging normal, healthy brain and mental function.
Ginkgo biloba extract is derived from the Ginkgo biloba tree leaf. Thriving on Earth for more than 200 million years, the Ginkgo tree is the world’s oldest living plant. Considered sacred in the Orient, Ginkgo was the only surviving tree near the epicenter of the Hiroshima atomic bomb blast. One specimen, planted near a Japanese monastery more than 1,000 years ago, is still alive today.
The Ginkgo biloba leaf is rich in phytonutrients, chiefly flavonglycosides and terpene lactones (ginkgolides.) In the extract, these bioflavonoid-like active ingredients are highly concentrated. Fifty pounds of Ginkgo leaves are used to yield one pound of extract.
Ginkgo biloba as a powerful antioxidant
Ginkgo biloba extract is a powerful antioxidant. Acting as free-radical scavengers, Ginkgo’s flavonglysosides may help support and maintain a youthful body, mind and skin.