Ginkgo Biloba

Published : 09/2/2019 09:21:17

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According to a new study carried out by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, the extract of leaves of ginkgo biloba, a very ancient plant originating in China, can be an excellent contrast weapon for type 2 diabetes. br />
Positive effects on Langerhans cells
Helal Fouad Hetta, a scientist at the aforementioned university and lead author of the study, did experiments on diabetic mice and realized that ginkgo biloba had a more than positive effect on Langerhans beta cells.
The latter are cells that are responsible for insulin secretion in the pancreas. In essence, the ginkgo biloba supplement created "a reparative effect similar to what we see in healthy non-diabetic rats", as the scientist himself said in the press release.

Experiments on mice diabetics
In the study, which appeared in Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, the experiment and its effects are described. Rats had been induced type 2 diabetes after a forced diet, very rich in fat, for eight weeks and with an intraperitoneal injection of a dose of streptozotocin. The same rats were divided into four groups, one of which was a control (consisting of non-diabetic rats).

Ginkgo biloba extract increased insulin
Taking ginkgo biloba leaf extract, diabetic mice saw an increase in pancreatic beta cell mass and in general the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas. As the same Hetta points out, almost all previous research regarding gingko biloba extracts focused on the effects of this plant on dementia and memory impairment, suggesting the importance of this research in relation to combating diabetes. br />
Ginkgo biloba available as a tablet, extract, capsule or tea
Furthermore, the same researcher points out that this supplement is commercially available as an oral tablet, as an extract, as a capsule or even as tea bags.

Non-toxic Ginkgo biloba if taken in low doses
According to the researcher, it is not toxic if used in low doses but however, it may interact with other medicines, so it is always advisable to consult a doctor before taking it regularly.

Do not ingest ginkgo biloba seeds
Hetta recommends not to ingest quest seeds with a raw or even toasted plant "because they can be poisonous". The same researcher adds: "It should be taken in capsules or tablets if used. Also, if you are taking medication, consult your doctors before considering ginkgo biloba. "

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