Ginkgo Forte GP - Research Brief

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Indication: coronary, cerebral and peripheral circulation impairment; decreased vessel elasticity and increased vascular permeability; stress, intense mental activity, memory impairment; diminished eyesight.

Actions: improves cerebral and peripheral blood circulation, strengthens the cardiovascular system, decreases vascular permeability, improves blood vessel wall elasticity, reduces the tendency of blood to clot in blood vessels, supports cognitive function, improves memory and concentration, improves eye health, potent antioxidant.

Ingredients (per 1 capsule): 

Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract (50:1) (Standardized to 24% Ginkgo flavone glycosides – 19.2 mg and 6% terpene lactones – 4.8 mg) (equivalent to 4000 mg of crude herb) - 80.0 mg, Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) leaf extract (12:1) (10% asiaticosides – 15 mg) (equivalent to 1800 mg of crude herb) – 150 mg.

 

Ginkgo Forte GP - Research Brief:

Ginkgo biloba

The two groups of phytochemicals to which ginkgo biloba is normally standardized, ginkgo flavone glycosides and terpene lactones, are considered to be the primary active constituents. 
The flavone glycosides, which include quercetin, kaempherol and isorhamnetin, are responsible for the antioxidant properties of ginkgo biloba extract. 
The terpene lactones, which include ginkgolides A, B and C, as well as bilobalide, possess several activities. These activities include neuroprotection, improvement of choline (a neurotransmitter) uptake in brain synapses and inhibition of platelet activating factor (which reduces the tendency of the blood to clot).

Interesting “side effects” appeared in the experiment with rats, which were assigned a diet that included either ginkgo biloba extract or placebo. Results showed that rats receiving ginkgo biloba extract learned quicker and made fewer errors than control animals, and unexpectedly, lived an average of five months longer. (Winter, 1998)


Gotu Kola

The primary active constituents of gotu kola are saponins (also called triterpenoids), which include asiaticoside.
Gotu kola supports circulatory system, improves circulation, strengthens veins and capillary, and normalizes high blood pressure.
Gotu kola helps stimulate nervous system, restore energy. Nervous system is supported due to the high content of vitamin B in this plant, which also helps to transform food into energy. Triterpenoids take part in transmission of nerve signals in the brain, thus improving the function of the central nervous system.

Ginkgo Forte GP contains standardized Ginkgo biloba leaf extract (24% ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones) and standardized Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) leaf extract (12:1) (10% asiaticosides), which guarantees its efficacy and consistency.