June 6 at 3:24 PM • Comments: 0 • Views: 8329

Staying Alert and Focused with Herbal Supplements

Whats An Herbal Supplement?

A variety of Herbal Supplements are available in market for specific purposes. Herbal Supplements consist of natural herbs and medicinal plants which can be used for internal healing of your body. They are widely used as natural anti-aging substances and also keep you internally strong, alert and focused. The greatest benefit of using herbal supplements is that they are 100% safe and free from side effects. Studies indicate that 100 million American use dietary supplements daily. This includes herbal nutrition supplements. Research has shown that many herbal nutrition supplements can:

  • Provide essential nutrients
  • Boost the human immune system
  • Enhance memory and sleep quality

Tea Time

Drinking herbal tea is a wonderful way to incorporate herbal supplements into your diet. Green tea is probably the most popular tea among consumers of herbal teas. Green tea stays in the limelight and is very popular among herbal supplement advocates. This supplement helps in improving cognitive performance and has a wide range of additional benefits including:

  • Improves overall circulation
  • Helps fight the flu virus
  • Lowers blood cholesterol
  • Helps with lowering blood sugar
  • Provides help in fighting bacterial infections throughout the body
  • Strong anti-oxidant for cleansing the body.

Herbal Capsules

Gingko Biloba is another widely popular supplement and is usually taken in capsule form. Research shows that Ginkgo:

  • Promotes concentration
  • Enhances mental clarity
  • Increases alertness
  • Helps with short-term memory

Ginkgo Biloba has also been found to significantly protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease, hearing loss and strokes.

Herbal Antioxidants

There are two ways in which Ginkgo fights against age related disease.

  1. Elements in Ginkgo called flavinoids act as antioxidants in the body.

Antioxidants fight against the free-radical damage that causes the body to break down with age. When a cell converts oxygen into energy, tiny molecules called free radicals are made. Although free radicals work to rid the body of harmful toxins, when produced in normally, excessive amounts lead to disease. Studies illustrate that dietary intake of antioxidants can reduce the risk of cognitive impairment development.

  1. Ginkgo protects you from the production of the platelet activation factor (PAF).

Ginkgo interferes with the action of (PAF), which can lead to excessive accumulation of cholesterol and clotting in the blood. This is an important benefit of using Ginkgo because an excess of clotting and cholesterol may contribute to a disease of the arteries in the heart that can lead to stroke called Atherosclerosis.

Cerebral Protection

Ginkgo can also help treat cerebral insufficiency, a condition closely associated with atherosclerosis. Characteristics of cerebral insufficiency are:

  • Poor concentration
  • Confusion
  • Loss of coordination
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

This condition is thought to be caused by clogged blood vessels that decrease blood flow and functionality of the brain. Successful performance in life is almost impossible without a healthy brain. Staying alert and focused with herbal supplements is a great way to incorporate natures brilliance.

Sources:

http://seniorliving.about.com/od/healthnutrition/a/supplementrisks.htm

http://www.natural-cure-guide.com/supplements/herbal-supplements.htm

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