Why I Love Gingko And Why You Might, Too
A few months ago, I was trying to get out the door to go teach a yoga class, but I couldn’t find my sunglasses or my cell phone anywhere. I was running around my house like a maniac looking up and down when my husband started cracking up.
When I asked him what was so funny, he motioned toward my head. There were my sunglasses. Sitting right on top of it. And my cell phone? I kid you not – I was actually talking on it!
Before I started taking ginkgo, I found that I was forgetting crucial information all the time. Although I’m just over 40, I knew I shouldn’t have to look at my calendar a million times a day to recall my scheduled events. But now that I’ve added ginkgo to the plethora of supplements I take my memory function and attention span has really improved. I can’t imagine going back to my old scatter-brained self.
Between my workload, my kids’ schedules and the daily grind of household chores, I’ve got plenty on my plate. It’s hard for me to stop my mind from racing. I’m sure you can relate. In today’s crazy world, I believe we all need any help we can get when it comes to keeping it everything straight.
Supplementing our diets with ginkgo is a very healthy way to support our memories. As we age, the nerve cells in our brains steadily decrease and our mental function declines. This is due to the oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Free radicals are mostly produced by environmental factors such as radiation, pollution, and cigarette smoke. Therefore, unless you’ve been living in a bubble, you’ve been exposed to plenty of free radicals. When there are most free radicals than the body can neutralize or destroy, ginkgo becomes a great supplement to add.
Many cultures have been aware of the power of ginkgo for several centuries. The Chinese have used Ginkgo for thousands of years in herbal form, and a ginkgo leaf extract has been widely used in Europe for decades.
I believe that a ginkgo supplement extract combined with phosphatidylserine is your best bet today for preserving cognitive health. Ginkgo extract is made up of a mix of bioflavonoids that reduce free-radical formation.
It also facilitates blood circulation throughout the body. Phosphatidylserine is a component of all cell membranes and is crucial for cells to function properly, making it the perfect partner with Ginkgo extract. It is found in highest concentration in the cell membranes of brain tissue.
Try supplementing your diet with ginkgo and see what kind of results you get. At least then you won’t have to wander around your house clutching your cell phone and looking for it like an idiot.