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Doctor insights on: Ginkgo Biloba Medical Uses

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Ginkgo biloba (ginkgolic acid), what are the benefits?

Ginkgo biloba (ginkgolic acid), what are the benefits?

Tricky: since recent studies say that nearly all ginko supplements may have many things in them, but ginko is almost never one of them. In theory it has some anti-platelet action and some ability to increase the neurotransmitter that is low in Alzheimers. But it doesn't bring back brain, so, VERY LIMITED role in dementia and that's it. Assuming you actually have it. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba effective for memory improvement?

Is ginkgo biloba effective for memory improvement?

It is, but this depe: depends on what caused your memory impairments(stress, car accident, depression, anxiety, ADHD, ) you may need other medication and or behavioral techniques to cope with this problem. Dont give up and thanks for your question. Daily Exercise and meditation help memory. ...Read more

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Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba extract good for you?

Is ginkgo biloba extract good for you?

Not clear: There is not a lot of hard scientific evidence pointing to its benefits, see: http://j.Mp/vgykg2 and http://j.Mp/vgyowi as you can see from these governmental websites, the evidence is conflicting. ...Read more

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Gingko biloba vs. Ginseng, can these help with male performance?

Gingko biloba vs. Ginseng, can these help with male performance?

Unlikely: While most prudent physicians never say never,the issue with many of these "natural" products and their claims of efficacy are lack of reproducible testing. While there may be many individual testimonies of certain benefits from herbs and supplements, they have either not withstood the rigor of well controlled randomized trials or even ever been tested. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba safe? How to dose for memory boost in healthly?

Ginko: One of Ginko's main effect is to improve circulation by inhibiting platelet-activating factor (PAF). This improves circulation and this is what improves memory for some people. Ginkgo can thin the blood enough to cause bleeding. People who have heart attacks and get thrombolytics are more at risk for brain hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Probably not: There has never been a scientific study showing a statistically significant effect of ginkgo biloba on tinnitus. However, if you take it and feel better - great. ...Read more

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Does ginkgo biloba treat vitreous hemorrhages?

Does ginkgo biloba treat vitreous hemorrhages?

No: Arguably increases blood flow-maybe not a good idea under the circumstances; can increase bleeding-definitely not a good idea under the circumstances. ...Read more

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Is it good to take ginko biloba supplements everyday? I'm 28

Is it good to take ginko biloba supplements everyday? I'm 28

Maybe: It is a well known old health tool and appears to have antioxidant action. At your age, i doubt that you need it. Appropirate exercise and god made food is all you require. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba effective for treating multiple sclerosis and dementia?

Is ginkgo biloba effective for treating multiple sclerosis and dementia?

No: This has been subjected to several clinical trials of good quality and there is no measurable effect. Note also that consumer reports notes that the ginko in the bottle is unregulated and may vary from what the bottle states, but more commonly is less or none. ...Read more

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How can gingko biloba boost memory?

How can gingko biloba boost memory?

It can't: Gingko biloba is a flat out disappointment, and repetitive research has revealed no memory benefits whatsoever. Do not waste your money. Speech therapists who deal with cognitive rehabilitation can teach you coping skills which may make a difference and cognitive-behavioural specialists can also help. ...Read more

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Is 1.4 grams of gingko biloba an overdose?

Is 1.4 grams of gingko biloba an overdose?

No: This is around three times day dose that is taken ordinarily. It's unlikely you'll feel any adverse effect, or if you do, that it would be any danger to you. ...Read more

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Taurineguarana seed extract? Any evidence for good uses?

Taurineguarana seed extract?  Any evidence for good uses?

Stimulant: A number of energy drinks contain the combination of taurine & guarana. Guarana stimulates through caffeine. Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. However some people are allergic to guarana & it has led to arrhythmias in others. Taurine has been associated with hypotension. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements together?

See below: Nitric oxide dilates blood vessels & thus increases blood flow. Ginkgo thins the blood. So their is possibility of bleeding problems if both are taken, especially if one also takes ndaids or coumadin (warfarin). Discuss the benefit-risk ration of these 2 with your fp or internist or hematologist. ...Read more

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Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction? Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction?  Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Herbs won't help: Unfortunately there is no good treatment of ssri induced sexual dysfunction. Taking a drug holiday for a few days sometimes helps but not with fluoxetine. The herbs will not help with tis problem or with anything else. ...Read more

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Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction? Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Is gingko biloba and maca root safe supplements to take fot ssri induced sexual dysfunction?  Currently on 30mg fluoxetine/day. Dosages? Other herbs?

Probably safe but...: There are some concerns gingko with fluoxetine might increase risk of seizures but it's unlikely. There are no known interactions with maca. BUT these are unlikely to help. The best solution is to stop fluoxetine and try different treatments but this should only be done with help of a doctor. Other antidepressants such as bupropion cause less dysfunction. Consider non-pharmacologic Rx-see comment: ...Read more

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Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements on any one day?

Is it safe to take nitric oxide and ginkgo biloba supplements on any one day?

Nitricoxide: Nitric oxide supplements are usually supplied by l-argininie, which you have toi take at least 5000mgm .Gikobiloba has entirely different actions besides thinning platelets .But in smaller doses it should be compatible. ...Read more

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What is known about the effectiveness and safety of ginko biloba for memory problems?

What is known about the effectiveness and safety of ginko biloba for memory problems?

A fair amount: Some pretty good studies were performed last year to try and show how effective this very safe supplement was at improving memory.The studies did not show any benefit and I have stopped recommending ginko.So:it is probably safe but hasn't proven effective. ...Read more