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Ginkgo - Everything you need to know

The ginkgo is not only a relic from times past - it also has an impressive variety of uses in modern medicine and health care. Here we explain what ginkgo is, what health benefits it has and how it affects your body.

what is ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba, also known as ginkgo, is a tree from the ginkgo family that originated in China. Its name comes from the Chinese and literally means "silver apricot". This name comes from the fact that the tree's seeds, with their fleshy seed coat and silvery-yellow colour, resemble apricots. Ginkgo is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants for complementary treatment (MSD).


The effect of the ginkgo leaf is based on the interaction of its various active substances. In laboratory tests, the extract from ginkgo leaves has proven to be extremely effective, as it has the following effects:

  • Improvement of energy metabolism in the brain and cognitive abilities.
  • This often leads to an increase in movement coordination.
  • Optimisation of blood flow and circulation in the smallest blood vessels as well as binding and neutralising harmful free radicals.
  • For this reason, many diseases, such as circulatory disorders in the brain or in the arms and legs, are treated with ginkgo preparations today.


"The effect of ginkgo should never be underestimated. It is not for nothing that this extract has been used for so long. Studies show that ginkgo biloba is one of the most effective plants. It can improve the ability to concentrate, has a positive influence on the entire psyche and memory, and can even have a stress-reducing effect. If you want to try ginkgo, you should definitely try our Focus product. It contains not only ginkgo but also vitamin B12vitamin B6, and pantothenic acid, which support the nervous system. Feel free to give it a try."

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We provide the following scientific studies for your general information. The results obtained do not necessarily apply to all individuals. Please click on the links for more detailed information.

A review of dietary prevention of cognitive decline and dementia
This review assesses the evidence for the neuroprotective effects of some dietary components, supplements and dietary patterns that may delay cognitive decline and the onset of dementia.

The effects of Ginkgo biloba on metabolic syndrome: a review
In this study, the main original articles were evaluated to determine the effects of G. biloba on various components of the metabolic syndrome, including obesity, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and hyperglycaemia.



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