Natural Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Powder Food Supplement Capsules
Ginkgo biloba is an herbal product. It works by increasing blood flow to the brain.
is used for:
Circulation and memory loss due to brain conditions such as stroke, Alzheimer disease, and dementia. It may also have other uses. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.
Why do people take ginkgo?
Some studies have found that in healthy people, ginkgo might modestly boost memory and cognitive speed. Other studies have not found a benefit.
Several ginkgo studies have shown that it can help with memory problems caused bydementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It seems to help prevent the progression of dementia symptoms, especially if the dementia is thought to be the result of atherosclerotic vascular disease. It does not seem to prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s, however.
There's good evidence that ginkgo might ease leg pain caused by clogged arteries. It might also help with some other circulation problems. In addition, ginkgo may relieve PMS symptoms, like breast tenderness and mood changes.
Researchers have studied ginkgo for many other conditions, including ADHD,depression and other psychological conditions, multiple sclerosis, and tinnitus from a vascular origin. Some people are also using ginkgo to prevent high altitude sickness, though studies have not yet established that it’s effective for that. Many uses of ginkgo show promise, but more research needs to be done.
Important safety information:
Ginkgo biloba may cause dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to ginkgo biloba. Using ginkgo biloba alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
If you are using this product for brain conditions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. A medical evaluation or prescription medicine may be needed to treat your condition.
Do not exceed the recommended dose or take this product for longer than 3 months without checking with your doctor.
Check with your doctor before you begin taking any new medicine, either prescription or over-the-counter, including any medicine that contains aspirin or other NSAIDs (eg, ibuprofen).
This product has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as safe and effective for any medical condition. The long-term safety of herbal products is not known. Before using any alternative medicine, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
This product is not recommended for use in CHILDREN.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Use of ginkgo biloba is not recommended if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss with your doctor the risks of using this product during pregnancy.