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Ginkgo biloba slows the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Stop IRREVERSIBLE vision loss… with this 5,000-year-old Chinese secret

Once you hit a certain age, your trips to the eye doc seem to get longer… and longer.

What used to be nothing more than a quick read of an eye chart now consists of all sorts of gadgets and tests that examine every square inch of your eyeballs – inside and out.

Because it’s no longer a question of whether you need glasses

But whether something more sinister is waiting in the wings to STEAL your vision.

And one of the WORST perpetrators is age-related macular degeneration.

When you’ve got AMD, the middle part of the retina (or “macula”) DISINTEGRATES… and the center part of your field of vision is gone FOREVER.

There’s no cure for it.

It’s the LEADING reason why older folks go blind – even in the RICHEST countries in the world, with the BEST healthcare systems.

Don’t let that happen to you.

You can stop this runaway train right now… if you know the right trick to use.

Because there is something that can SLOW the progression of the disease… and help keep the objects straight ahead of you looking SHARP.

That means you can keep doing the things you love, like reading

And you won’t have to lose your driver’s license… OR your independence.

Give AMD the ol’ heave-ho

The ginkgo biloba tree (or “maidenhair tree,” Salisburia adiantifolia) has been around for as long as the Early Jurassic Period — 270 million years ago, maybe more .

A single tree can grow to be more than 2,700 years old .

And as a testament to the species’ longevity, ginkgo plants were one of the only living things to survive the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has used ginkgo for over 5,000 years – though you may have only recently heard of it as the superstar ingredient behind many brain-boosting supplements.

But it’s also widely used in China, Germany, and France to help support healthy circulation.

How can that help your vision… particularly if you’ve been diagnosed with AMD?

Well, blood flow is ESSENTIAL to your eye health

And ginkgo can help strengthen the blood vessels in your eyes… and help bring life-giving blood to every itty-bitty corner.

But there’s even MORE that ginkgo has to offer.

It contains compounds known as ginkgolides that help SLAM THE BRAKES on neurodegeneration of the retina… and actually help grow NEW retinal nerve cells !

What seems to have impressed researchers the most, however, is how ginkgo’s antioxidant compounds (flavonoids and terpenoids) help make the herb such a powerful scavenger of free radicals (like hydroxyl and peroxyl).

You see, the retina is particularly vulnerable to oxidative stress

And the older you get, the more oxidative stress RAVAGES your body… and your retinas.

But ginkgo is like a minesweeper… DISABLING reactive oxygen species (like the superoxide anion)… and therefore helping maintain healthy retinal function.

Without anything to make a “clean sweep” like what ginkgo can do… your retina WON’T work properly… and your vision will be IMPAIRED.

According to research, you could see improvements only after 4 weeks  of supplementing with ginkgo.

And in a 2013 review, there were ZERO adverse events  associated with using it (in two separate studies).

A standardized ginkgo extract, called EGb 761, has been studied for a multitude of vision benefits, which also include beating back glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

In Germany, it’s sold under the brand name Rökan

But you can find it in this country in the supplement aisle by many quality makers. Choose one you trust.

You can also combine ginkgo with other vision-supporting nutrients, like luteinzeaxanthin… and bilberry.

To age-proofing your eyesight,

Melissa Young