Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest tree specimens in the world. It is said that a single ginkgo tree can live up to a thousand years. These trees can grow to a height of 120 feet.
Ginkgo leaf extracts have been included in the VigRX Plus formulation. Its ability to provide nutritional support for better mental alertness, blood vessel health, circulatory health, and vitality enhancement is being put into full use.
What Does The Ginkgo Tree Look Like?
Ginkgo trees can be seen in urban areas since they are sturdy and quite hardy. They have fan-shaped leaves and they have short branches. These trees also produce bad smelling inedible fruit. The leaves notably turn colors and are rather brilliant during autumn.
Note that in ancient medicinal traditions, the seeds of the ginkgo tree are used for treatment. However, modern medicine has shied away from its use since the seeds are potentially poisonous. Today we only use the leaves since they are indeed quite potent.
Note that their scientists have found more than 40 components that can be extracted from ginkgo leaves. However, only two have been proven to have any medicinal value. These two are flavonoids and terpenoids, both of which are used in the VigRX Plus formula.
Flavonoids are a type of antioxidant. Tests on animals and in the laboratory have shown that flavonoids help protect the retina, blood vessels, heart muscle, and the nerves.
Terpenoids, on the other hand, helps to reduce the stickiness of blood platelets and dilate blood vessels. In effect, terpenoids improve the body’s blood flow.
Benefits of Using Ginkgo Leaf
Ginkgo leaf extracts are used today for a variety of medicinal applications. The studies on this extract were performed in the lab, on animals, as well as in human beings – which is why we know that it is generally safe for human use.
The benefits include the following:
- Treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
- Reduces feelings of depression
- Improves cognitive function
- Improves blood flow
- Relieves anxiety
- Improved vision
- May improve memory
- Helps reduce PMS symptoms
- May help with Raynaud's phenomenon
Studies on Ginkgo
There have been a lot of studies on the potential benefits of ginkgo leaf, which is one reason why its extracts have been included in the VigRX Plus formula.
For instance, there have been studies that demonstrate that ginkgo can help people suffering from intermittent claudication. Improvement in their blood flow helped them to walk better and further.
A different study discovered that the extract EGB 761 from ginkgo leaves can benefit people suffering from anxiety.