Plus™ (Ginkgo / Gotu Kola)
Brain & Memory
Adaptogen Tonic. The herbs in this formula have
been shown to increase mental and memory performance and
also act as excellent adaptogens. Traditionally used to
increase mental acuity and performance, concentration ability
and brain functions while also helping to resist stress
and better adapt to mental challenges. Also indicated for
memory loss, senility, dementia and a wide variety of vascular
conditions including varicose veins.
Ginkola Plus: Chinese Ginkgo leaf, Indian Gotu Kola herb, Chinese
Schizandra berry, Indian Ashwagandha root, Siberian Ginseng root,
Peruvian Maca root, Brazilian Catuaba bark, Korean Panax Ginseng
root and Bilberry leaf in a base containing concentrated Bee Pollen
extract. 20 to 45 drops 2-4 times daily. Not recommended if nursing
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leaf (Ginko biloba)
Mental alertness, circulatory stimulant, antioxidant.
Common Use: One of
the most interesting herbs of the last few years, Ginkgo
improves brain function, including memory and alertness,
protects blood vessels, im-proves circulation, and is a
powerful antioxidant. Also acts on a wide range of vascular
conditions, including verti-go, tinnitus, neurological disorders,
Alzheimer's disease, memory and concentration problems,
diminished intellec-tual capacity due to insufficient circulation
and complications of stroke and skull injuries. European
studies have also shown Ginkgo leaf to "correct erection
failures" in 50% of the patients studied.
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Gotu Kola herb (Centella asiatica)
Tonic, depurative, diuretic, alterative, adaptogen, circulatory
Common Use: Gotu kola
is useful as a brain food to rebuild energy reserves and
stamina. It can increase mental and physical power, combat
stress and improve reflexes. It is known to relieve high
blood pressure, and is said to be a valuable relief for
depression and mental problems by helping with mental fatigue,
senility, schizophrenia, epilepsy, and memory loss. Also
neutralizes blood toxins and helps balance hormones and
relax the nerves.
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Schizandra berry (Schizandra chinensis)
Tonic, adaptogen, aphrodisiac, mild stimulant, deep immune
Common Use: Schizandra
fruits or berries contain various lignans, mainly schizandrins,
these lignans have been found to prevent liver damage, stimulate
liver repair, and stimulate normal liver functioning. These
properties appear to be related to the various antioxidant
abilities of the various schizandrins. Schizandra also helps
in digestion, regulating gastric acid release. Other studies
have shown that extracts of schizandra are stimulating to
the central nervous system and are cholinergic. There have
been numerous reports on schizandra's ability to quicken
reflexes, increase work efficiency, control anger and combat
neurasthenias (headaches, insomnia, dizziness, palpitations).
Other reports have mentioned increased cognitive function
and increased memory. A recent study concluded that schizandra
may be a useful herb to reverse depression, particularly
that due to adrenergic exhaustion. Recent research studies
have indicated that schizandra has numerous biological activities,
including: anti-bacterial, mild stimulant, liver protective,
anti-depressant, antioxidant, adaptogen and cardiac tonic.
In Oriental Medicine, schizandra is recommended for the
lungs, liver and kidneys, including as an aphrodisiac (
kidney element). Schizandra is also a registered medicine
in Russia for vision problems since the herb has been found
to prevent eye fatigue and increase acuity.
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Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera)
Adaptogen, tonic, anti-inflammatory, immune stimmulant,
Common Use: In Ayurvedic
medicine, this herb is considered the "Ginseng of India",
said to "protect the organism from illness through maintaining
the healthy balance of physical energies." Like other adaptogens,
ashwagandha root exhibits an anti-stress effect, an immunomodulatory
effect, it can enhance both short and long term memory,
and it can strengthen the body's overall power of resistance.
In sum, this Ayurvedic herb helps build immunity and is
useful as a general tonic to enhance virility and vitality.
Also indicated as exhibiting anti-inflammatory properties.
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Ginseng root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Chinese
Adaptogen, circulatory stimulant, tonic, vasodilator.
Common Use: This herb
may safely be used to increase stamina when under stress.
After nearly a thousand studies, Siberian Ginseng has been
shown to increase energy and stamina and to help the body
resist viral infections, environmental toxins, radiation
and chemotherapy. In Chinese Medicine it has been used to
prevent bronchial, respiratory and viral infections, provide
energy and vitality, increase resistance to stress, treat
rheumatic and heart ailments, improve cardiovascular and
neurovascular conditions and help restore memory, concentration
and cognitive abilities which may be impaired from poor
blood supply to the brain. Additionally Siberian Ginseng
is a popular remedy for debility, depression, fatigue and
nervous breakdowns. It has a growing reputation for increasing
all kinds of body resistance. Also used to regulate low
blood pressure and increase circulation. Excellent as a
general tonic. Recommended to be taken for 3-6 months consecutively
for best results.
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Maca root (Lepidium meyenii)
Nutritive, aphrodisiac, tonic, adaptogen.
Common Use: Peruvian
Maca root, or Amazon Ginseng as it is sometimes referred
to, is a vegetable root or tuber, related to the potato
and the Mexican Wild Yam. Maca root has been used by the
native Peruvians since before the time of the Incas for
both its nutritional and medicinal properties. It contains
significant amounts of amino acids, complex carbohydrates,
vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E and minerals, including calcium,
phosphorus, zinc, magnesium and iron. This herb has been
traditionally used to increase energy, vitality, stamina
and endurance in athletes, promote mental clarity, as an
aphrodisiac for both men and women, for male impotence,
menstrual irregularities and female hormone imbalances,
including menopause. Due to the number of steroidal glycosides
present in Maca root it is gaining popualrity amongst weight
lifters and body builders as a natural alternative to anabolic
steroids. Not recommended if nursing or pregnant.
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Catuaba bark (Juniperis brasilinsis)
Aphrodisiac, nervine, tonic.
Common Use: The historic
traditional use of this herbal tonic is legendary. Many
say it is the most famous of all the Brazilian aphrodisiac
plants. It is a strong tonic and nervous system fortifier.
It is known for its general capability of giving strength
and relieving fatigue. The effect is pronounced in men,
especially as a libido enlivener. Many songs praising its
wonders have been sung by the Brazilian Indians. It is often
used in combination with Muira Puama for tonifying the male
sexual and urinary organs, specifically as an aphrodisiac
and for impotence. It has reported benefits in relieving
insomnia from hypertension, restless sleeping patterns,
and even in helping to arrest failing memory. There is a
saying in South America that says, " Until a father is 60,
the son is his; after that the son is Catuaba's." It is
said that regular consumption of Catuaba bark over a period
of time leads first to erotic dreams, which are later followed
by increased libido. Catuaba is considered an "innocent"
aphrodisiac, meaning no adverse side effects have been reported
in its use. This herb combines well with Brazilian
Muira Puama root.
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ginseng root (Panax ginseng)
and Korean ginseng
Adaptogen, tonic, restorative, anti-oxidant, immune stimulant.
Common Use: Korean
Ginseng has a high content of the Rg1 group of Ginsenosides
which are arousing, stimulating and cause an increase in
motor activity. This root has also been of benefit in conditions
of tiredness, weakness, debility, convalescence, low resistance
and aging. It acts on the adrenal and pituitary glands to
help them respond to stress more rapidly and is also used
to increase mental and physical work capacity, increase
concentration and mental activity, enhance mental acuity
and intellectual and physical performance and benefit the
immune system among other things. May cause a slight insomnia
if taken at bedtime.
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fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Antiseptic, astringent, circulatory, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory.
Common Uses: Bilberry
contains over 15 anthocyanosides which help to maintain
the integrity of capillaries, stabilize collagen and are
also potent antioxidants. Numerous clinical studies have
shown Bilberry to be effective in the relief of circulation
disorders, varicose veins and other venous and arterial
problems. Bilberry has also been promising in dealing with
vision disorders, helping with eye strain and visual acuity,
retinal disturbances, day and night blindness, myopia, pigmentary
retinitis and diabetic induced cataracts. Studies have also
shown that Bilberry can act as a coadjutant in hemo-ralopy
and diabetic retinopathy and can stimulate rhodopsin production.
Not recommended individually for long term use.
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Bee pollen is a dense
source of protein and is considered to be a complete food.
It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino
acids, hormones, enzymes and fats. It has long been used
to increase energy and mental alertness, slow down the aging
process and retain youthful energy. It is frequently taken
by athletes to increase performance levels and there is
some scientific evidence available that supports this claim.
Available in formula only. Bee pollen may cause allergic
reactions in some people.
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