Gingko Biloba – The Living Fossil
The Ginkgo Biloba tree is the last known surviving species in the Ginkgo genus. The leaves and nuts of this venerable tree are revered in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), dating back nearly 5,000 years.
Today, we rely on the leaf extract for Ginkgo Biloba supplements.
The tree is remarkably long-lived (some are said to be over 1,000 years old!) and resistant to pests. Typically, no spraying or fertilizing is needed. The tree simply thrives on its own in its native China as well as other parts of Asia, Europe, and North America.
The Prominent Difference
Our Ginkgo Biloba is standardized to 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones
- These are the two significant active compounds found in the leaves. The most consistent and positive studies into Ginkgo Biloba rely on a high-quality leaf extract that provides a minimum of 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones.
We include only essential additives in our supplement
- Many Ginkgo ingredients on the market today contain contaminants, cheap fillers, or adulterants (a secret mixture of two substances falsely claimed as just one). We only include essential additives like our capsule, cellulose, and rice hulls.
We test our Ginkgo Biloba using High-performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
- HPLC is the most accurate and reliable method to test the identity and potency of our Ginkgo ingredient. We use it to confirm active compound levels and ensure zero contaminants and adulterants are present.
Why Isn’t Your Ginkgo Organic?
Ginkgo Biloba is very resilient. Typically, you can leave the tree alone—no fertilizing, no pesticides—and it will thrive. Organic certification is usually not a concern here.
Beyond this, we pay close attention to soil health practices, sustainability, and the welfare of workers who harvest the leaves. We want the Ginkgo's environment and the people working with it to be treated respectfully.
The ingredient and your health are our first concern, but we also want our impact on the land and the people who provide the Ginkgo leaves to be a positive and responsible one.
Frequently Asked Questions
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.