Memory Loss Supplement: Ginkgo Myth Debunked

Ginkgo biloba (also spelled ginkgo Biloba)  is the most popular memory loss supplement taken in both the United States and Europe. Ginkgo is an ancient Chinese herb taken from the leaves of the ginkgo tree. It has been used in China for thousands of years to cure a host of health complaints. Ginkgo tree fossils have been found that are over 270 million years old, making it one of the most ancient plants still alive today.

One of the most widely marketed uses for ginkgo is to improve memory. It is actually prescribed by physicians in France and Germany.

But a large study done by Pittsburgh University on 3,000 elderly adults over a period of six years has shown conclusively that, at least for memory loss, ginkgo does not deliver on its promise.

The authors of the study concluded, “Compared with placebo, the use of G. Biloba, 120 milligrams twice daily, did not result in less cognitive decline in older adults.”

This is one thing we really like about Procera AVH. There have been large clinical studies done to prove it works as it’s claimed to. So, if you take ginkgo to improve your memory, the scientific evidence is in – this is one supplement you should skip.

SOURCE: Gingko Doesn’t Slow Cognitive Decline in Elderly at ScientificAmerican.com

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