What is Ginkgo?: Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most unique trees on the planet today. It is so removed from other modern trees that it stands alone in its own Order. Charles Darwin called the tree a 'living fossil'. The Ginkgo Biloba is the world's oldest living tree, a species whose existence can be traced back-over 250 million years! Ginkgoaceae belong to the class of the Ginkgophytes. This class constituted the link between the ferns and the angiosperms (flowering plants ).This fascinating tree is dioecious (male and female flowers grow on different trees). The Ginkgo Biloba tree was first discovered by westerners in China in 1690 by Kaempfer, who wrote the first scientific description of the tree. At the time of its discovery the Ginkgo had not been found growing in the wild. It had been preserved as a sacred tree in Chinese temple gardens since ancient times. The Ginkgo tree is also called the Maidenhair Tree because its leaves closely resemble those of the Maidenhair Fern.
To make 24/6 (24% flavonoids and 6 % terpene) Ginkgo Biloba extract, fifty pounds of premium leaves are concentrated into one pound of Ginkgo extract. It is a rich source of Diterpene Lactones (Ginkgolides A, B, C, and Bilobalide) and Bioflavonoids (Quercetin, Kaempferol, Isohamnetin, and Flavonoids). Scientists also discovered that Ginkgo contains an abundance of useful compounds including the antioxidants, Vitamin C, and carotenoids.
How Ginkgo Works: The ginkgo flavonoids act specifically to dilate the smallest segment of the circulatory system, the micro-capillaries, which has a widespread affect on the organs, especially the brain. Researchers have also reported that Ginkgo extracts effectively increase blood circulation and increase oxygen levels in brain tissues. Ginkgo is also a powerful antioxidant that prevents platelet aggregation inside arterial walls, keeping them flexible and decreasing the formation of arteriosclerositic plaque.
Recently western researchers have been studying ginkgo biloba as a treatment for senility, hardening of the arteries, and as a treatment for oxygen deprivation. More than 34 human and hundreds of animal and chemical studies on Ginkgo Biloba have been published since 1975, showing, among other things, that Ginkgo can increases the body's production of the universal energy molecule adenosine triphosphate, commonly called ATP. This activity has been shown to boost the brains energy metabolism of glucose and increase electrical activity.
Ginkgo Biloba's ability to improve blood flow has been shown in numerous studies with the elderly, leading German researchers have been studying Ginkgo Biloba extract supplements as a treatment for atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease. This condition can cause a condition marked by decreased blood flow to the limbs caused by hardening of the arteries. One indicator of this condition is severe pain felt in the legs when attempting to walk even short distances, referred to as intermittent claudication. German researchers found that treatment with ginkgo extracts improved circulation to the extremities and made it possible for patients with atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease to walk further with much less pain.
Why Leaf and Extract?: Super Ginkgo Plus Ginkgo is formulated with 125 mg of extract and 310 mg of leaf. When 50 pounds of Ginkgo leaf are extracted and concentrated into one pound of 24% flavonoids and 6 % terpene extract (see What is Ginkgo?) some trace but important compounds my be lost in the extraction process. We formulate our tablet with a significant amount of leaf to retain all of Ginkgo’s properties.
(Active): Standardized Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract
(125mg) (24% flavone glycosides, 6% terpene lactones), Ginkgo Leaf Powder
Ginkgo Biloba extract supplements are generally considered safe and free of side effects, though taking very large doses may lead to diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, which can be controlled by reducing the amount consumed. People with medical conditions or taking drugs should consult a physician prior to taking this product.
Pricing and Shipping: Super Ginkgo Plus Ginkgo is the Best Valued Ginkgo Biloba Product on the Web (see the Ginkgo Value Table on the Home page). Super Ginkgo Plus Ginkgo comes in bottles of 100 capsules. The Price is $ 7.95 each. Shipping is $ 1.49 per bottle, if you buy 4 bottles SHIPPING IS FREE (We ship to USA and United States terrritories only, via US mail only).
Satisfaction: If you are unsatisfied with Super Ginkgo Plus Ginkgo extract supplement for any reason for 30 days from purchase you may return the unused portion for a full refund. Contact customer service for details (see Contact Us).
About Us: Super Ginkgo Plus Ginkgo extract supplement is produced by Mikeska Products Corporation located in Santa Barbara, California. Mikeska Products adheres to all guidelines set by U.S. Food & Drug Administrations Department of Health and Human Services Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA) when manufacturing Super Ginkgo Plus Ginkgo. We have been manufacturing supplements since 1996. Super Ginkgo Plus Ginkgo is made with the purest ingredients available. Our state-of-the-art packaging facility is registered with US Food & Drug Administration as a drug establishment, licensed to process ethical and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products.