A clever mix of nutrients including Ginkgo Biloba designed to help support cognitive functions for clear thoughts, rational analysis and increased mental ability.
Vitazan's Ginkgo Formula unique combination of nutrients is designed to increase mental alertness and awareness while improving memory.
Ginkgo the main ingredient in the Vitazan's Ginkgo Formula is considered a sacred tree by the Chinese and has been used in Oriental Medicine since ancient times for respiratory ailments and for brain function. Hundreds of studies have been performed with Ginkgo biloba extracts confirming many of the ancient uses as well as finding new applications.
Gotu Kola: Has long been used to enhance mental abilities. Its mild tranquilizing effects, antistress and antianxiety action make it a highly effective herb.
br>Fo ti: Is a well-known herb in the east, where it is used to revitalize and increase both mental and physical energy. It is used to restore youthfulness.(1)
Siberian Ginseng Root: Has long been valued for its ability to improve mental and physical energy. It improves concentration, releives stress and fatigue.(2)
br>L-Glutamine: Is a an amino acid that is known as brain fuel. Its ability to improve mental functioning makes it useful for a wide range of problems.(3)
Huperzine A: Is a natures perfect answer for those who wish to fuel up their mental power. Studies have even found this remarkable nutrient to be a safe and effective treatment for Alzheimers patients.(4)(5)(6)
Phosphatidylserine: Is a one of the key nutrients used by the brain for proper functioning. It is even useful for those suffering from advanced Alzheimers.(7)
L-Theanine: Is a unique free form amino acid found only in the tea plant and in the mushrooms Xerocomus badius and certain species of genus Camellia, C. japonica and C. sasanqua. L-theanine is a relaxant that increases alpha-waves producing mental and physical relaxation decreasing stress and anxiety, without inducing drowsiness. (8)(9)
The main active compounds in Ginkgo leaves are the flavo- glycosides: kaempferol, quercetin, isorhamnetin, and proantho-cyanidins. These compounds have anti-oxidant and free radical properties.(10)(11)Also important are the terpenes: ginkgolides and bilobalides. One way these agents decrease inflammation is by inhibiting Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) and reducing the stickiness of platelets which can result in decreased circulatory flow(12)(13). PAF has been implicated in a wide variety of diseases including asthma, heart arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and atherosclerosis.(14)
Numerous studies have detailed the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) for a wide variety of conditions. GBE has been reported to increase circulation to the brain and thus help with cases of dementia, Alzheimer's disease, memory loss, concentration problems, vertigo, tinnitus, and dizziness. Peripheral vascular diseases such as Raynaud's syndrome, intermittent claudication, numbness, tingling have been helped by GBE.(15) Studies have also reported that GBE was helpful in cases of head injuries, macular degeneration, asthma, and impotence.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Duration of use: Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have any type of acute infection.
Contraindications: Do not use if you have high blood pressure or if you are taking health products that affect blood coagulation (e.g. blood thinners, clotting factor replacements, acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen, fish oils, or vitamin E), as this may increase the risk of spontaneous bleeding. Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have a liver disorder; if you are taking sedative drugs; if you are taking prescription medications; if you have celiac disease, fat malabsorption, or vitamin A, D, or E deficiency. Discontinue use and consult a health-care practitioner if yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, nausea, vomiting, unusual tiredness, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, and/or loss of appetite occurs, as these may be symptoms of liver disease ; or if symptoms persist or worsen. Discontinue use if you experience dizziness, sweating, muscle cramping/twitching, hyperactivity/anxiety, decreased appetite, or gastrointestinal irritation.
Known adverse reactions: Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, gastrointestinal irritation, dry mouth and/or fatigue; in which case, discontinue use.