Friday, June 08, 2007

Ginkgo Biloba: A magic herb?

What it is?
A very old chinese herb , which is known to increase blood flow to brain.
reference:
http://www.bodybuildingforyou.com/health-supplements/ginko-biloba-information.htm

Why it is relavant to Ultrarunners?
Based on the following study it is known to reduce chances of AMS in mountaineers.
http://www.liebreich.com/LDC/HTML/Climbing/Ginkgo_Biloba.html

Since I wont be getting time to Acclimatize. I have decided to try this at TRT 100m, and follow a 3 week
routine of Ginkgo and keep taking the capsules during the run. my dosage will be 120mg a day, for 3 weeks.

Given my last year's performance at TRT 50M, I Will find how Ginkgo will help in other High Altitude ventures.

4 comments:

rush said...

:) Hmm ok now the mystery of Ginko is solved- I wondered how you threw that name so casually at breakfast today :D

Rajeev said...

Anil,

Thanks for the bottle of Gingko. We will surely find out next month if it works!

Rajeev

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see how it works for you.

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Hairy said...

Now people to use it to cure dementia