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Ginko Biloba

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Halla Waaaaallllaaa
Aug 15, 2002
does anyone know the effect of GInko Boloba on freediving performance? i know that it promotes increased blood flow to the brain, but what does that translate into? :confused:

I've tried Ginkgo Biloba and what it produces is mental clarity. I don't believe Ginkgo Biloba will produce an increase in blood pressure if taken in moderate doses. So mental concentration and clarity can be quite good when freediving.

I've read in some threads that is better to stay away from any stimulant before diving, but Ginkgo is not so strong as to compare it with other stronger stimulants. I've also researched a pharmaceutical called Piracetam(this is the generic name) and is usually sold as Nootropil.

In a study done with people who mountain climb, it is really recomended because at high altitudes you lose concentration and focus and can make mistakes. I once read a guy who did bungee jumping at very high altitudes and forgot to tie himself :0(
So If you are lacking concentration underwater I would give it a try.

Not sure if Ginko Bilbao thins the blood - if it does I think that there are good reasons for not taking it when freediving - not sure of those reasons but maybe eric fattah or someone of his ilk can shed light on why thin blood is bad. I think I read that somewhere at any rate.

Anyone shed light on this ?
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