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Ginkgo Biloba for arterial health
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DeadManWalking56 posted:
"Ginkgo biloba extract attenuates oxLDL-induced oxidative functional damages in endothelial cells."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19228986?itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum&ord inalpos=4

Oxidized LDL is not only directly involved in expanding foam cells and arterial blockages, but does its own direct damage to arterial cells (endothelium). Its presence apparently helps induce arterial calcification, disturbs mitochondria, and reduces Nitric Oxide availability which which in turn reduces arterial flexibility.

Ginkgo Biloba extract helps turn the tide against all these ox-LDL negative results, and the more one takes, the more the better it counteracts the ox-LDL.

Of course, if you can bring down your LDL, and keep your anti-oxidants high throughout the day, then the need for the Ginkgo Biloba extract is reduced or eliminated.

If you have high LDL, then the Ginkgo Biloba is much more important because getting enough anti-oxidants is much more difficult.
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