Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba), also spelled gingko and known as the Maidenhair Tree, is a unique species of tree with no close living relatives. The tree is widely cultivated and introduced, since an early period in human history, and has various uses as a food and traditional medicine.
Although Ginkgo biloba and other species of the genus were once widespread throughout the world, their range shrank until by two million years ago it was restricted to a small area of China. For centuries it was thought to be extinct in the wild, but is now known to grow in at least two small areas in Zhejiang province in Eastern China, in the Tian Mu Shan Reserve.
Extracts of Ginkgo leaves have been used in pharmaceutics . Ginkgo supplements are usually taken in the range of 40–200 mg per day. Ginkgo is believed to have nootropic properties, and is mainly used as memory and concentration enhancer.
Ginkgo leaves contain two types of chemicals (flavonoids and terpenoids) believed to have potent antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals — compounds in the body that damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Free radicals occur naturally in the body and grow in number as we age. Free radicals are believed to contribute to health problems including heart disease and cancer as well as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Antioxidants such as those found in ginkgo can help neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
The main reason why we added Ginkgo Biloba extract in NapNock of its remarkable ability on circulatory system in reducing the blood pressure. The high amount of caffeine increases the blood pressure to the hearth, however, Ginkgo Biloba is helping to reduce the negative effects which is caused by caffeine.