Ginkgo is in THOUSANDS of products, not just energy drinks. What does it do?
In Chinese medicine, extracts from the leaves of the ginkgo biloba tree improve memory and concentration, treat anxiety and depression, and alleviate headaches, dizziness, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
HOW DOES GINKGO DO all these wonderful feats? TWO STRONG THEORIES:
Theory 1 – Ginkgo increases blood supply by dilating blood vessels, reducing blood viscosity, and decreasing the density of free radicals that wreak havoc on the body.
Theory 2 – The PLACEBO EFFECT! If someone told you “Take this, it will improve your concentration and calm your anxiety” your subconscious is already onboard!
Wait, what?!? GINKGO IS A LIE???
Tune in next week for the answer to that question (spoiler alert: it’s complicated)…
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To learn more about ginkgo and the other energy drink ingredients, stay tuned for next week’s book excerpt as we continue our page-by-page exploration through the Energy Drink Guide (now on Audible!!!).
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