Dry herb vaping: Ginkgo biloba for weight loss

Although the ginkgo biloba plant is native to China, Japan, and Korea, it is gaining worldwide attention in recent years as an effective weight loss supplement.  The ginkgo tree with its fan-like leaves is believed to be one of the oldest living trees on the planet, with origins dating back over 200 million years.  In addition to its seemingly miraculous abilities to reduce unwanted belly fat and body mass, ginkgo biloba also shows tremendous promise as a memory improvement treatment and as a therapy for circulatory disorders.   

This impressive plant is also the focus of numerous scientific studies currently taking place at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and elsewhere.   The medical communities in France and German often prescribe ginkgo biloba treatments for a variety of cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Korsakoff syndrome.  However, before vaping ginkgo biloba oils or e-liquids, be sure to consult a physician, especially if currently taking other prescription medications. 

Ginkgo biloba and weight loss speculation

There are very few published studies conducted by reputable scientists which confirm outright that ginkgo biloba does indeed instigate weight loss.  However, since a single tree can live for as long as a thousand years, many holistic practitioners believe this unique trait helps contribute to a longer and healthier life. 

Ginkgo biloba also contains flavonoids, an antioxidant most commonly associated with green tea.  Approximately fifteen different clinical trials conducted by scientists at the University of Connecticut indicate that green tea flavonoids can help induce weight loss.

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Ginkgo biloba is also high in terpenoids, which help improve blood flow. Since enhanced blood flow is a significant advantage of calorie-burning exercise, holistic practitioners further believe that terpenoids tend to boost the metabolism, as well.  This amplified metabolism is also well-documented be a significant contributing factor to increased weight loss. 

Additional benefits of ginkgo biloba

According to the New Straits Times of Singapore, four decades of research successfully demonstrates that ginkgo biloba vastly improves memory and brain function. Over fifty scientifically monitored clinical trials conducted in China also indicate that ginkgo biloba oils are often effective treatments for concentration difficulties, absent mindedness, and even post-traumatic amnesia in some cases.  While the studies linking ginkgo biloba to weight loss are limited, the documented capabilities of improved brain functions can help people to keep track of their caloric intake and to remember to avoid unhealthy snacks.

Other considerations and precautions

When shopping for ginkgo biloba oils and e-liquids, look for products that contain around 25-30 percent flavonoids and about 5-10 percent terpenoids.  On the label, make sure that the flavonoid glycoside or heteroside is always listed as well as the terpenoid triterpene.   Best practice dosages for improved memory functions range between 120 to 240 mg per day.  While those considering vaping ginkgo biloba for weight loss may be tempted to vape the oils non-stop throughout the day, this can be regarded as very risky.  With ginkgo biloba, a little bit goes a long, long way. 

Although ginkgo biloba is generally considered safe for human consumption, the medical community is already aware that mixing ginkgo biloba with certain medications can be potentially dangerous.  Antidepressant medications enhanced with serotonin reuptake inhibitors, certain blood pressure medicines and blood thinners, anti-seizure medications, and even insulin injections are particularly noteworthy.

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