Using Gingko Biloba for Eye Improvement

On the Better Eye Health Podcast Dr. Miller talks about the role of Gingko Biloba and its impact on the improvement of the eyes. This supplement has long shown to be an effective member of the team you use to reverse serious eye disease. The purpose here is to give more description as to why this supplement is so effective. 

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BETTER EYE HEALTH PODCAST - EPISODE 1
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Dr. Miller:  The next question is about Ginkgo, which is sometimes used for people with Wet Macular Degeneration. We sometimes recommend it for people with more advanced cases of retinitis pigmentosa, or RP.  While, it does have some effect to slow the blood and slows platelet aggregation; it does more to open up the circulation in the central nervous system. There’s a little bit of increase in blood flow in the small critical small vessels of the central nervous system, to the extent that some products actually add a little bit of Ginkgo. We used to use a lutein product that added a little bit of ginkgo or a little of vinpocetine, which is another supplement we do add sometimes. 
The reason that we would add those is so that we can get more of that substance into the brain and into the eye, by opening the circulation to the brain.  So that’s really the more dramatic effect that ginkgo has and that’s why we use it, when we do.  I wouldn’t worry about ginkgo combined with any of these other things, unless you’re going to have surgery because of its effect on the platelets and the blood.  You would want to discontinue a product like the vitamins, the ginkgo or things like that for a few days before surgery. Your surgeon would certainly instruct you to do that. 

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