By Natural Advocate | August 19, 2011 - 7:05 pm - Posted in Cognitive and Focus

My husband and I both take ginkgo biloba on a daily basis.  I like to take it because I believe that it does help to keep my mind sharp. I also feel that it has helped me to imrpove my focus and to be able to concentrate for loner periods of time much more easily.

I am the type of person who’s mind is always running, so it’s important for me to be able to really focus on one subject if I want to get anything done. I have experienced an improvement in my overall cognitive performance since taking ginkgo, so I’ll continue to take it and my husband will too.

The debate about whether ginkgo biloba really and truly does have mental improvement capabilities rages on. Of course, as with any other herbal remedy for focus (or for anything else for that matter), there are many naysayers out there.

I happen to believe it works because I’ve seen the results in myself and my husband.  Ginkgo has been thought to also help those with dementia and alzheimers disease to help improve their memories and some of their other cognitive facilities as well.

If you are thinking of taking this excellent herbal remedy for focus and memory, then make sure you take a look at a few of the product’s features first.  First, make sure that you choose a STANDARDIZED extract.  This is the only one that has demonstrated any ability to improve or enhance human memory or cognitive function.

The standardized extract is comprised of the leaves of the ginkgo tree. The leaves are the part that is thought to have the most benefit, while the seeds are thought to be much less effective – so always go for the standardized extract.

The standardization means that it is more effective for the effects it has been studied for, so it’s well worth your time, and maybe a little extra money, to get the right stuff that actually works.  It can do a great job as an herbal supplement to improve concentration and focus.


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