The Wildly Wonderful Human Brain

How can we best support the complex processes that occur at nanosecond speeds deep within our minds and preserve our cognitive function? Protecting the mind from the adverse effects of oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, protein dysfunction, and inflammation can make a remarkable difference in the health and longevity of our brains. As one of the most energy-demanding organs in the body, it is essential to keep a steady flow of life-giving oxygen plus glucose fuel, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and other nutrients to the brain.

Proper circulation not only allows for all good things to come into the brain, it also ushers out all of the harmful things - such as carbon dioxide, toxins, and metabolic waste products. To achieve this circulating feat approximately one liter of blood flows through over 400 miles of blood vessels in our brain every minute. Daily exercise, a nutrient dense diet with minimal processed sugar, and stress reduction have all been shown to be vital for healthy brain function, but exciting research shows that certain medicinal plants offer neuroprotection, for those wanting to take a more proactive approach to brain health.

The world's most ancient tree, Ginkgo biloba, holds an impressive array of brain beneficial compounds that counteract the progression of several neurodegenerative diseases, primarily by its powerful antioxidative effects (there are over 120 clinical studies, attesting to Ginkgo's therapeutic value in addressing: cerebral insufficiency, circulatory problems, and neurodegeneration). We're big fans of Gingko and take it every afternoon because of its natural ability to increase circulation to the brain (particularly important if you sit in an office for long stretches of time) and for its ability to protect the brain from neuronal damage. Always look for a pure leaf Gingko supplement with rigorous identity and potency testing because as a highly in demand ingredient, Ginkgo is one of the most adulterated supplements on the market.

At her vital way every batch of our PureLeaf® Ginkgo extract goes through numerous testing steps that confirm its identity, purity (free of adulterants), potency and undetectable pesticide levels. It conforms fully to USP and other high-level worldwide standards for a potent and pure Ginkgo that supports microcirculation to the farthest reaches of the mind and beyond.

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