Get Closer to Your “Brainiac” Potential

Few people walking this planet are gifted with a genius brain.

And that’s just fine. We don’t all need to be geniuses. However, we do all possess our own inner “brainiac”—that is, the potential to operate at our individual optimal brain function capacity. Isn’t that an exciting thought?

So, how do we realize our inner brainiac? While many factors contribute to optimal brain function, supplementing with well-studied, efficacious nutritional supplements provides one way to get you closer to your “brainiac” potential.

Here’s one winning herbal ingredient to keep in mind (Pun intended, of course!) when choosing a quality, brain-directed supplement.

Unforgettable Ginkgo

It’s apt that the herb Ginkgo biloba has such a memorable name as it may play a role in supporting healthy memory function. Ginkgo extract comes from the leaves of the Ginkgo biloba tree, the oldest living tree on the planet, dating back roughly 200 million years! Studies show that ginkgo extract supplementation supports healthy cerebral blood flow, which brings more oxygen to the brain, promoting cognitive health. In fact, a brand new meta-analysis evaluated nine different randomized controlled studies and found that ginkgo supplementation helped to stabilize or slow the decline in those with less than optimal cognitive health.

Just remember, ginkgo for blood flow.

And, There’s One More Important Aspect of Ginkgo

Ginkgo also possesses antioxidant and free radical-scavenging properties that support health and integrity of neurons, which is extremely important to brain health!

As you can see, there are many good reasons to get ginkgo. Look for it when you shop for a high-quality brain health formula and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a brainiac in your own right!


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