Ginkgo Biloba health benefits have been gained for thousands of years via Chinese medicine. Many people take this in a capsule supplement form.
It helps to improve blood flow as well act as an antioxidant for many medical issues.
The most helpful components of this leaf are believed to be the flavonoids where the antioxidant qualities are held.
The health benefits of this herb are:
- It can reduce symptoms of anxiety – need another way to stop anxiety attacks, check out my anxiety bubble technique.
- Helps to improve symptoms of Alzheimer’s/dementia
- People with diabetes will see an improvement in their vision
- Increases blood flow to the legs to decrease leg pain
- Reduces breast tenderness associated with PMS
- Can reduce side effects like thirst and constipation due to antipsychotic medications
- Improve symptoms of dizziness and balance disorders relating to vertigo
Can Ginkgo Biloba replace caffeine for energy?
Yes, Ginkgo Biloba can replace caffeine.
Ginkgo Biloba has been known to increase focus when consumed. What this herbal extract does is it allows the increase of blood flow to major organs. This then increases their functional capacities.
By increasing the functional capacity of our organs it boosts our energy levels while reducing stress. Ginkgo consists of ginkgolides which protect our nerve cells to improve cognitive function.
I know that most days when I wake up I need something to start my day to get me going. That’s where this herb comes in. It’s a great way to boost the brain.
Are they Vegan-Friendly?
What I find really nice now is since some people are going vegan/vegetarian, they can enjoy the benefits that Ginkgo Biloba can provide.
Most soft gels are made with animal-derived gelatin. But the capsules you see here are 100% vegan. They are certified by the Vegan Society and are formulated with the help of physicians and nutritionists.
It can be used by the meat eaters or non-meat eaters.
What is the required daily dose?
For anxiety: 80 mg can be taken three times a day for four weeks
For dementia: 60 to 480 mg per day, divided into two or three doses can be taken up to one year
For retinal damage: 120 mg can be taken daily for six months
For leg pain related to poor blood circulation: 20-240 mg, divided into two or three doses can be taken up to six years
For dizziness: 160 mg can be taken once daily for up to three months
For PMS: 80 mg can be taken twice daily starting on the 16th day of the menstrual cycle until the fifth day of the next cycle
For the vision loss related to glaucoma: 120 mg, divided into two or three doses can be taken up to 11 years
For all other uses start at a low dose of not more than 120 mg per day to avoid any stomach issues or side effects. You may increase the dose as needed once you develop the tolerance for it.
How long before Gingko Biloba Health Benefits Kick In?
Most times when it’s going to work for someone it will take at least 2 to 3 weeks maybe even longer for it to kick in.
There are some who notice a difference after a couple of days. You will need to be aware of it yourself to determine if it’s working or not.
The best way to make this determination is by evaluating before you begin taking the herb to see where your memory is at.
After taking the supplement for a few days see if you notice an improvement in your memory.
Will It Help With Tinnitus?
I have severe tinnitus in my right ear. It’s a persistent ringing or buzzing when there is no external sound present.
Tinnitus is a condition which results from age-related hearing loss due to blood vessel abnormalities or listening to extremely loud music/sounds. Mine is due to surgeries which took place during my childhood.
Ginkgo biloba contains many antioxidants and rich herbs which helps to improve blood flow to the brain. It’s this blood flow which may be lacking which is causing the tinnitus.
The decreased ringing in my ear was noticeable after 2 weeks.
Does it contain gluten?
No, this herb is gluten-free. It’s great for those people who have celiac or gluten allergies. This herb comes from one of the oldest living trees which have survived yet remain unchanged for over 150 years
What are the side effects of Gingko Biloba?
The side effects of this herb can be, but are rare:
- Allergic skin reactions
- Stomach upset
- Heart Palpitations
Ginkgo Biloba health benefits for me outweigh the risks or side effects. The reason being is as I related up above, the side effects are rare if you notice them, stop using the herb.
Another thing I want to mention is it can interact with medication. Be certain to do your research related to any medications you are taking before using this herb.
Let me know in comments below if you have any experience with Ginkgo Biloba.
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