Lose Weight with Ginkgo Biloba

Published:June 23rd, 2010

Though no studies have been conducted yet directly linking weight loss with Ginkgo Biloba, a look at the proven benefits will greatly encourage weight loss:

  1. Increased blood circulation and blood flow to the brain and body. This can well improve and maintain increased metabolism for any weight loss regime to work. Increased blood flow can also provide for extra energy given the improved metabolism, thereby increasing your productivity levels both at work and at home. This is the reason why many ginkgo biloba users incorporate the herb into their diet.
  2. It’s also used with other supplements like capsaicin (an appetite suppressant) and chitosan (preventing fat absorption). Using ginkgo biloba along with these supplements does provide a three-level approach to a successful weight loss. Though it is important to note however that this is not a magic solution to lose weight overnight, as these supplements are only guaranteed to enhance the effects of slimming through exercise and lesser food consumption.

What is Ginkgo Biloba anyway?

Ginkgo Biloba is an ancient herb, a living fossil used for centuries primarily as a memory enhancer and to improve blood circulation. Studies have been conducted to support these claims along with a fact that ginkgo biloba is a very strong antioxidant – scavenging all free radicals in the body that accounts for aging and a lot of cancer causes, making it a good candidate for a weight loss supplement. Chinese herbal medicine uses the leaves and the seed for its health benefits, but in North America the extract is primarily prepared from the leaves.

There are warnings and certain precautions however to the use of ginkgo biloba:

  1. Nausea, restlessness and diarrhea are minimal and these will all depend on the concentration.
  2. The herb is a powerful anticoagulant and this may cause a bigger risk in bleeding.
  3. Pregnant women and people with blood clotting complications are also advised to veer away from ginkgo biloba since the herb may have dangerous interactions with certain drug types – particularly anti-coagulants and anti-depressants.

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