Ginkgo Leaf is one of the five supplements contained in the Empowerment Pill from Elle Sera. Each of these has been specifically chosen for their beneficial impact on female health. From the often debilitating symptoms of PMS, to the life-changing effects of Menopause, women at all stages of life can benefit from the powerful combination of these five powerful supplements.
The pill is 100% vegan, and made from all natural ingredients. The Empowerment Pill delivers high doses of potent ingredients that have a powerful positive effect on female health. Individually, each of these ingredients offers significant benefits, but together they compliment each other perfectly, to form a powerful supplement.
The Benefits of Ginkgo Leaf Supplement
Ginkgo Biloba is a tree native to China. It has been used to treat various health problems for thousands of years, and the powerful benefits of Ginkgo extract (made from Ginkgo Leaf) are still recognised today.
Flavonoids and Terpenoids
The main beneficial components of Ginkgo Leaf Supplement seem to be the Flavonoids and Terpenoids that it contains.
Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from ‘Free Radicals’, which are known to cause significant damage to the body, and contribute to a large number of diseases.
Terpenoids increase blood flow by dilating blood vessels. They have also been observed to have a ‘blood thinning’ effect - making platelets less likely to stick, and cause clots. This improvement in circulation offers a number of significant benefits.
Ginkgo and Cognitive Function
There are a large number of established studies which show the benefits of Ginkgo supplements on cognitive function.
Improved cerebral circulation has been linked to improvements in memory, mental performance, attention, and general wellbeing.
This is a big bonus for women experiencing ‘brain fog’, or struggling with their memory. Both of these are common symptoms of PMS, perimenopause, and menopause.
Free Radicals and Aging
Free radicals are naturally produced through normal functions in the body. The normal processes of breaking down food, and removing toxins from the body can result in these harmful particles being released.
Free radicals contribute to the aging process, by damaging healthy tissue. They can also accelerate the onset of diseases, including cancer. Antioxidants can neutralise the potential for damage presented by free radicals.
Ginkgo leaf extract contains high levels of antioxidants, which is likely one of the main reasons that it has been used in medicine for centuries.
Ginkgo and the Libido
Studies have shown that Ginkgo leaf supplement can have a beneficial impact on the female libido.
This is likely due primarily to its effect on circulation. Increased blood flow can increase sensation and may offer a therapeutic effect for those suffering from a loss of libido or struggling with sexual arousal.
Ginkgo also works as a relaxant on smooth muscle tissue, which also helps with arousal.
It’s for these reasons that Ginkgo leaf has been called an aphrodisiac, and one of the reasons that it has been included in The Empowerment Pill.
Inflammation happens naturally in the body as part of our immune response. While this can aid with healing, sometimes inflammation occurs as the result of a more chronic condition, or in cases of autoimmune disease. When this happens, it can cause serious problems including arthritis and asthma. This can lead to chronic pain and disease.
Ginkgo’s powerful anti-inflammatory qualities offer relief from inflammation, and so can help to combat a range of complex illnesses that so many women face as they grow older.
Migraines and Headaches
Ginkgo has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to combat headache and migraine. Studies into its effectiveness are ongoing, but there have been some encouraging studies into it.
The symptoms of migraines are caused by the restriction of blood vessels in the brain. Sufferers often experience pain, and the reduction of blood flow to certain areas of the brain can cause distressing symptoms from visual disturbances to numbness and hallucinations. Women are 2 to 3 times more likely to suffer from migraines, and they are often triggered by hormonal changes. Ginkgo’s dilating effect on blood vessels is likely one of the reasons it has been seen to help with migraine.