(Article updated on 28 February 2023)
If you are feeling mental fatigue mid-afternoon and reaching for another cup of coffee or some sugar to keep your mind from drooping, why not consider Ginkgo? It has traditionally been used for circulation especially to the brain and may help support healthy ageing.
What you Should Know About Gingko
Old Ginkgo trees are quite majestic to look at. With their broad sturdy trunks, their leaves are unique luscious green whale’s tail shaped leaves that turn a gorgeous golden yellow in autumn. The Ginkgo leaf has featured in many designs as a motif or in patterns due to its uniqueness. The Ginkgo biloba tree is considered one of the oldest tree species surviving on earth. Its relatives became extinct in other parts of the world but Ginkgo survived. The species has a documented history of cultivation by the Chinese for around 1000 years, mainly by Chinese monks. Introduced as an ornamental tree into Europe from Japan in about 1730 and to the USA in 1784, it is now a widely planted tree in many European and American cities. The Ginkgo tree owes its longevity to its ability to naturally resist disease and insects, saboteurs that could otherwise cuts its life short.
Why you should try it
By increasing blood flow to the brain, Ginkgo may help with brain function. New, exploratory research studies are currently being done, and have shown that Ginkgo’s ability to help brain function in various conditions is promising.
Nature’s Sunshine Ginkgo Biloba capsules are quality sources of Ginkgo. Each capsule provides 420mg of pure powdered herb. The recommended dose is two capsules with a meal three times daily.
We could all use a little mental wake up now and then, which makes Ginkgo a great alternative to stimulants such as coffee and energy drinks.