The potent Santegra®’s formula created to support the cognitive function, improve blood circulation, and prevent cardiovascular diseases - Ginkgo Forte GP is a natural and safe remedy to make life better!
Ginkgo biloba is the world’s oldest tree, a "living fossil". It’s difficult to imagine that ginkgo biloba existed 200 million years ago. It is extremely hardy plant, resistant to many insects, diseases and pollution, which can reach heights up to 125 feet. Individual trees have been known to live as long as 1000 years. The Nature preserved this ancient tree, which unique properties are very beneficial for human health nowadays.
Native to China, Japan, and Korea, it was brought to Europe in 18 century, and after 50 years to North America, now it grows worldwide.
The Ginkgo tree has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 4,000 years. Various parts of the Ginkgo tree were used in the treatment of respiratory ailments, to improve circulation, as a digestive aid, as a tonic for memory loss in the elderly and as a longevity elixir.
The main therapeutic effect of ginkgo biloba extract is improvement of blood circulation. Ginkgo improves blood flow to the brain and the transmission of nerve signals. (1)
It helps to support brain function, enhance memory and concentration, improves the mood. (2)
Ginkgo biloba extract is beneficial for the cell’s metabolism, increases the uptake of glucose by brain cells, and promotes the energy balance in the cells. Ginkgo enhances the neurotransmitter synthesis, such as dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine and acetylcholine. Additional neurotransmitter production positively influences endocrine, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.
Ginkgo biloba decreases vascular permeability, improves blood vessel elasticity, and normalizes blood pressure. (3)
Ginkgo biloba reduces activity of platelet activating factor, and thus reduces tendency of blood to clot.
Ginkgo biloba is a potent antioxidant, and its antioxidant action may also extend to the brain and retina of the eye. Preliminary trials have suggested potential benefit of ginkgo biloba extract for people with macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. (4)
Ginko biloba extract is used to support cardiovascular system. Ginko biloba has been shown to strengthen nervous system, improve cognitive function.
According to the clinical trials, the dosage of 120-160 mg Ginkgo biloba per day (standardized to 24% ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones) for 8-12 weeks is suitable.
Ginkgo biloba extract is one of the most popular herbal remedies in the world, there are hundreds of different company’s formulations, but only few contain all active ingredients in the essential concentration.
Ginkgo Forte GP contains 80 mg of standardized Ginkgo biloba (24% ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones) in one capsule. The recommended dosage is 2 capsules a day, thus the daily intake of ginko biloba is 160 mg, which satisfy the requirements.
The guaranteed content of the active ingredients is Ginkgo Forte GP main benefit that provides its efficacy and consistency.
The second active ingredient in Ginkgo Forte GP is Gotu kola (Centella asiatica).
Gotu kola has been important in the medicinal systems of central Asia for centuries. Gotu kola historically is considered to be a brain tonic; it is called "food for the brain".
In Sri Lanka, it was used to prolong life, as the leaves are commonly eaten by elephants, famous for their longevity.
In China, Gotu kola is one of the reported "miracle elixirs of life". This was attributed to a healer named LiChing Yun who, legends say, consumed gotu kola regularly and lived 256 years.
Gotu kola also has a historical reputation for boosting mental activity and for helping a variety of illnesses, such as high blood pressure, rheumatism, fever, and nervous disorders. Some of its common applications in Ayurvedic medicine include heart disease, water retention, hoarseness, bronchitis, and coughs in children, and as a poultice for many skin conditions. (6)
Nowadays Gotu kola is widely used all over the world. It is considered that Gotu kola enhances memory, stimulates thinking processes, improves brain and peripheral circulation, lowers intracranial pressure, has been used successfully to treat varicose veins, acts as a mild sedative, speeds wound heeling process, has mild diuretic properties.
Ginkgo Forte GP contains 150 mg of standardized Gotu kola leaf extract (12:1) (10% asiaticosides) in one capsule, which meets the recommended dosage and guarantees the efficacy of a new product.