What is Ginkgo Biloba?
Ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree, is one of the world’s oldest living tree species. Leaves of Ginkgo biloba are used to prepare an extract, the main active ingredients of which are chemical substances called flavone glycosides and terpene lactones.
What does Ginkgo Biloba do?
Ginkgo Biloba extract helps to maintain healthy blood circulation and cardiovascular function, particularly healthy blood vessel tone and elasticity, and healthy blood platelet aggregation. Maintenance of healthy blood supply to the brain helps to preserve mental function in the elderly. Ginkgo Biloba extract also has powerful antioxidant activity, helping to maintain the body’s defences in protecting tissues (particularly brain tissue) from free radical induced damage.