Used in Herbal Medicine to support peripheral circulation.
A 42-month, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled pilot trial of standardized Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) 240 mg daily (80 mg, 3 times a day) to determine the effect of GBE on cognitive decline among oldest old subjects was performed. The study sample was targeted to enroll 135 subjects. GBE samples were independently verified to have at least 6% terpene lactones and 24% flavone glycosides. Data from 118 participants were used in the study. In unadjusted analyses, Ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) neither altered the risk of progression from normal to Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) = 0.5, nor protected against a decline in memory function. Secondary analysis taking into account medication adherence showed a protective effect of GBE on the progression to CDR = 0.5 and memory decline (1). Another study evaluated 6 weeks supplementation of ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761(180 mg/day standardized to contain 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones) (n = 131), compared to a placebo (n = 131), on the neuropsychological functioning of cognitively intact older adults. The results from both objective, standardized, neuropsychological tests and a subjective, follow-up self-report questionnaire provided complementary evidence of the potential efficacy of Ginkgo biloba EGb 761 in enhancing certain neuropsychological/memory processes of cognitively intact older adults, 60 years of age and over.
Supplement Facts: Serving Size 20 Drops (1 ml), Servings per Container 60
Each Serving Contains: Ginkgo(Ginkgo biloba) Leaf Extract (1:4) 1 ml* 250 mg Dried Equivalent
Other ingredients: Purified water, ethanol (grain)
Guaranteed to contain no added starch, soy, sodium, sugar, artificial coloring or flavoring, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans
Dosage: Adults: Take 20 drops three times daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Risk Information: If you are taking health products that affect blood coagulation (e.g. blood thinners, clotting factor replacements, acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen, fish oils, Vitamin E) do not use, as this may increase the risk of spontaneous bleeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.