Many people are turning to supplements for a safe and easy way to improve their memory and overall brain power.
One of the most trusted supplements on the market today is ginkgo biloba, which has been used for over 5,000 years. Ancient Chinese text describes gingko as a medicine that helps the mind.
Ginkgo biloba contains phytochemicals, which are chemicals found in plants that protect the human body from diseases. Ginkgo dilates the blood vessels in the brain. This improves blood flow and increases the oxygen supply. An increased supply of oxygen to the brain allows for better memory, improved concentration, and an overall feeling of well-being. Together with other antioxidants, ginkgo can help protect brain cells against free-radicals.
Ginkgo biloba is widely used and has been a source of discussion as a possible aid for Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, ginkgo is so popular that it is commonly found in nutrition stores and many online retailers.
Recent studies have shown that ginkgo extract advances the development of new nerve cells in parts of the brain that have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
As with all supplements, you should always consult your doctor first. It is not advisable to take ginkgo biloba with blood-thinning medications.