ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

American Heart Association Renders Itself Obsolete With 1960s Dietary Advice on Coconut Oil

Is Coconut Oil Healthy? (The American Heart Association Doesn’t Think So)

Inflammation Disrupts Memory - What Can You Do to Protect Your Brain?

Health Benefits of Artichokes

Putting the Spotlight on Coriander Seed Oil

Are Americans Really Getting Too Much Vitamin D? A Critical Look at Recent Media Warnings

Migraines? Powdered Ginger May Help

Eating more vegetable protein may protect against early menopause

Is Activated Charcoal Beneficial?

German Chamomile Oil: A Versatile Essential Oil You Should Have at Home

 
Print Page
Email Article

Ginkgo Biloba Might Help Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's

  [ 167 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • March 29, 2004


Studies at USM show circulation to brain increased with Ginkgo biloba. Special to The Clarion-Ledger HATTIESBURG —

The herbal extract Ginkgo biloba, used for its healing powers for more than 4,000 years, could help prevent Alzheimer's disease, researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi said. In laboratory tests, Ginkgo biloba has been shown to increase circulation in the brain and to reduce the plaque buildup that leads to Alzheimer's, said chief researcher Dr. Yuan Luo, assistant professor of biology at Southern Miss.

Alzheimer's is a complex, mysterious brain disorder that results in the gradual loss of brain cells. It affects an estimated 4.5 million Americans. "A lot of mainstream scientists in the past have not wanted to touch alternative medicine research because of philosophical differences," said Luo, who will speak about the link between Alzheimer's and Ginkgo biloba March 27 at Southern Miss' Hattiesburg campus.

The research is being funded by the National Institute of Health. As society ages and life span increases, more people are turning to nontraditional medicines and herbal remedies to fight the ravages of time, Luo said. Ginkgo biloba is extracted from the fan-shaped leaves of the hardy Ginkgo tree.

Although the evidence of Ginkgo biloba's pharmaceutical value is slowly emerging in the Unites States, in Europe it has been sold both over-the-counter and by prescription for years. In Germany, where many of the best brands of commercial Ginkgo biloba extract are manufactured, the herb is one of the most commonly prescribed medicines by doctors.

At this time, there is no cure for Alzheimer's. Memory and thinking skills are damaged first, and eventually, cells in other regions of the brain are destroyed, leading to death. Although no one knows for sure what causes Alzheimer's, studies indicate the greatest risk factor is age. Julie Smith, a Southern Miss doctoral student working on the project, said as many as 10 percent of people 65 and older have the disease, and as many as 50 percent of all people 85 and older are at risk of developing it. Family history and head injuries are also known risks.

"Until we find a cure, the best thing to do is to slow down the accumulation of cellular damage associated with aging, which can possibly delay the onset of the disease," Smith said. You can do that by taking antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, which fight the free radicals that attack healthy cells, she said. Getting exercise, quitting smoking and participating in intellectually stimulating activities also can minimize the risks of getting Alzheimer's.

Source: Copyright © 2004, The Clarion-Ledger (Mississippi).



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Bone Broth Benefits for Digestion, Arthritis and Cellulite Bone Broth Benefits for Digestion, Arthritis and Cellulite
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map