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Ginkgo Biloba Extract Packaging

Ginkgo Biloba Extract 250mg

Ginkgo biloba is a pure herbal antioxidant that improves circulation and helps maintain nerve health. Research shows Ginkgo biloba can help improve memory, brain function and attention span. It also relieves depression, anxiety, headaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), dizziness and cramps caused by poor circulation. Ginkgo biloba extract is useful for slowing aging related macular degeneration of the eye and controlling cataracts. It treats diabetic complications, such as nerve damage, and improves oxygen supply and overall nerve health. SOLAL’s Ginkgo Biloba Extract is 10-50 times more potent than other forms of Ginkgo biloba.

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Product Indications

Ginkgo biloba has been shown to promote brain and circulatory health, with maximum benefit at the onset or before serious decline. It also improves oxygen supply to the brain for energy production and may help prevent dizziness. Ginkgo biloba’s antioxidant flavonoids seem to protect nerves and heart tissue from oxidative and free-radical damage. Also helps improve blood circulation to the eyes, nerves and extremities.

Product Composition

Each capsule contain the following as active ingredient:

Ginkgo biloba standardised extract 250mg

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatin free), microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetarian – flow agent), magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide and colloidal silicon dioxide. Contains plant extracts and natural fillers, with no colourants added – therefore the colour of the capsule contents may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Ginkgo leaf and its extracts contain several active constituents including flavonoids, terpenoids and organic acids. Ginkgo biloba improves oxygen supply to the brain for energy production. Ginkgo leaf flavonoids have antioxidant and free radical scavenging properties that work by protecting tissues from oxidative damage. Protecting neurons and other tissues from oxidative damage might slow the progression of tissue degeneration in individuals with dementia and other conditions. Ginkgolides in the leaf competitively inhibit platelet activating factor (PAF) binding at the membrane receptors of numerous cells.

Dosage Directions

Adults over 18 years of age: Take 1 capsule daily or as recommended by your health care provider.

Product Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

Safety in children has not been established.

Side Effects

Side effects may include mild gastrointestinal upset, headache, dizziness, palpitations, constipation and allergic skin reactions. High doses can increase the risk of bleeding, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and muscle weakness.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Warfarin and other anticoagulants: Ginkgo biloba has been shown to reduce platelet aggregation and blood clotting. The use with anticoagulants should be avoided or carefully monitored. Medicines that have anticoagulant effects include aspirin, clopidogrel, dalteparin, enoxaparin, heparin, indomethacin, ticlopidine, warfarin, and others.

Ibuprofen: Concurrent use could lead to an increased risk of spontaneous bleeding.

Alprazolam: Ginkgo biloba may decrease the effectiveness of alprazolam.

Anticonvulsants: Ginkgo biloba may reduce the effectiveness of anticonvulsants and increase the risk of seizures. Some anti-epileptic medicines include phenobarbital, primidone, valproic acid, gabapentin, carbamazepine, phenytoin and others.

Antidiabetic medicines: Ginkgo biloba seems to alter insulin secretion and metabolism, and might affect glucose levels in type 2 diabetics. Some antidiabetic medicines include glimepiride, glyburide, insulin, pioglitazone, rosiglitazone and others.

Seizure threshold lowering medicines: Concurrent use with seizure threshold lowering medicines could increase the changes of seizures. Some medicines that lower seizure threshold include: anesthetics, antiarrhythmics, antibiotics (amphotericin, penicillin, cephalosporins, imipenem), antidepressants (bupropion, others), antihistamines (cyproheptadine, others), immunosuppressants (cyclosporine), narcotics (fentanyl, others), stimulants (methylphenidate), theophylline.

Trazodone: Concurrent use with Ginkgo biloba has been associated with coma.

Efavirenz: Concurrent use may lead to decreased efavirenz concentrations and increased viral load.

Fluoxetine, buspirone, melatonin and St John’s wort: Ginkgo biloba used in combination with these medicines might cause hypomania in individuals with depression.

Special Precautions

Ginkgo biloba should be discontinued at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.

Ginkgo biloba should only be used under medical supervision in individuals suffering with epilepsy, diabetes or bleeding disorders.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Not safe for use during pregnancy. Safety in breastfeeding has not been established.

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