Aging is a part of life and getting older can increase the risk of many age-related health problems. We can grow old gracefully by taking care of our health, or we can neglect our health, become sick, and suffer from age-related health conditions.
Macular degeneration, cataracts, osteoarthritis and mental deterioration are the most common age-related diseases we may encounter, but there are steps we can take now to avoid this decline in health. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and supplementation can help slow down the effects of aging.
There are several supplements that nutritional scientists and health minded practitioners are recommending we include in our daily health regime to enhance the quality and quantity of our aging years. Ginkgo biloba is one such supplement.
Often referred to as a “living fossil”, the ginkgo tree is believed to be the oldest living species of tree known to man. Some reports suggest fossils of this ancient beauty date back 270 million years. Also known as the Maidenhair Tree (the leaves resemble the pinnae of the maidenhair fern) the ginkgo tree is a very long-living tree. Some specimens are over 2000 years old! This deep-rooted tree has been widely cultivated since very early in human history and has a variety of uses both as a food and traditional medicine.
Ginkgo has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and the extract from the leaves is rapidly becoming one of the most studied and popular medicinal herbs for treating many age-related health problems.
Ginkgo biloba is best known for its ability to improve circulation to the brain, eyes and extremities of the body. It is most commonly used to improve memory, concentration and mental clarity, and seems to be beneficial in all types of dementia. Ginkgo biloba has a natural blood thinning effect, which reduces platelet stickiness and blood clotting. It possesses antioxidant properties, protecting cells from free-radical damage. Ginkgo has been shown to help protect against macular degeneration by increasing circulation to the eyes and, acting as a free-radical scavenger, Ginkgo can help slow the process of cataract formation on the lens of the eye. Ringing of the ears known as Tinnitus may also be improved with the use of ginkgo.
Ginkgo can also help alleviate depression associated with Alzheimer’s due to its positive influence on mood. Because it can improve circulation, Ginkgo can help with cramping in the legs and poor circulation in the fingers and toes. It is even being recommended to help with reversing erectile dysfunction in men.
As a defense against the aging process, you can help support your health with AIM GinkgoSense™. This unique combination of ginkgo biloba with the essential fatty acid DHA, plus bilberry fruit extract, and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, specifically targets mental acuity, vision, and circulation, and provides overall support for neuro and cardiovascular health.
As we age, anyone concerned with mental acuity, vision and circulation may want to consider supplementing with AIM GinkgoSense™. Along with a healthy diet rich in fresh whole foods, daily exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, supplementing with AIM GinkgoSense™ may definitely be something to think about.
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AIM products are intended to improve the nutritional profile of the individuals who use them.
This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
As with any nutritional supplement it is always recommended to read the literature thoroughly to find out if the product is right for you, and consult your health care practitioner if you have any medical conditions or concerns.
Article by Joanne Jackson, CHN
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