Ginkgo improves blood flow to the brain and acts as an antioxidant.* These effects may translate into some benefits for certain medical problems, but the results have been mixed.*
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 by dementia 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.*
- Supplement facts
Directions: As a dietary supplement for adults, take one capsule daily, or as directed by a health professional.
Serving size: 1 Capsule
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value Ginkgo biloba Leaf Extract (standardized for 24% flavonoid glycosides) 120 mg † Ginkgo biloba Leaf 370 mg †
† Daily value not established.
Other ingredients: Magnesium stearate, gelatin.