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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Ginkgo Stay In Your System After You Stop Taking It

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How long does ginkgo stay in your system after you stop taking it?

How long does ginkgo stay in your system after you stop taking it?

Ginko: As with any medication, the amount of the medication, and the number of doses dictates the amount of drug, and length of time it is in your system. Ginko is usually taken in doses of between 40-200mg per day, the lower dose will be out of your system in about one day, and with the higher dose 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy? I have had to stop taking norvasc, garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy?  I have had to stop taking norvasc, garlic, and ginkgo biloba due to this.

Yes, possibly: Peripheral neuropathy often comes from damaged nerves sending aberrant impulses--tingling, pins/needles, burning, cold, or numbness. Vasodilation which increases blood flow to peripheral nerves usually helps restore normal function of the nerves; sometimes an undesirable side effect is for numbness to lessen, unmasking more painful neuropathic sensations. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a combination fish oil and ginkgo baloba supplement to become effective?

How long will it take for a combination fish oil and ginkgo baloba supplement to become effective?

Fish oil and Ginkgo: are both mild blood thinners. Please do not take them together unless cleared by your doc. The speed of their helpfulness depends on what you are using them for. Fish oil will reduce triglycerides in a few months. Memory help w/that combo is probably about the same. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Ginkgo Biloba made medicine really good for brain? Has it any side effect or is it safe to take it life long in order to improve brain functions.

Is Ginkgo Biloba made medicine really good for brain? Has it any side effect or is it safe to take it life long in order to improve brain functions.

Little evidence: There's very little evidence that Ginkgo biloba can treat or prevent dementia or improve memory in normal people. It can cause bleeding problems during surgery or in people with bleeding problems. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is Ginkgo better taken with food or at empty stomach? How long time does it have to be taken to feel the effects?Can you tell me any pharmacokinetics?

Is Ginkgo better taken with food or at empty stomach? How long time does it have to be taken to feel the effects?Can you tell me any pharmacokinetics?

Ginkgo: As far as i know, ginkgo can be taken with or without food. It can take up to 4-6 weeks to have an effect. It has many suggested indications and many purposed mechanisms of action. It's main active components seem to be flavonoids and terpenoids. Its concentration can vary greatly, so if you take it, get it from a good reliable source. The biggest side effect is bleeding so be cautious. ...Read more

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What types if food would give me the same or better benifiets as taking ginkgo biloba?

Mixed diet: The beneficial health effects of ginkgo are debatable. It would be good to have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco, no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day and maintain a healthy weight. ...Read more

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I've been taking 120mg of ginkgo biloba one time a day for about 2 and a half months now what changes should I see and what does ginkgo really do.

I've been taking 120mg of ginkgo biloba one time a day for about 2 and a half months now what changes should I see and what does ginkgo really do.

Probably nothing: Why taking any suppliment unless for a specific purpose. Taking vitamins makes sense, specially if your diet is sub optimal. Most food suppliments are unnecessary & only benefit the manufacturers. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking too much ginkgo biloba? (and how much is too much?)

The risks : Of too much applies to everything. Ginkgo is extracted by processing so stick to the dose on the label. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink if I am currently taking ginkgo biloba tablets once a day?

Is it ok to drink if I am currently taking ginkgo biloba tablets once a day?

That's ok but...: Ginko biloba can interfere with anticoagulants and high doses may not be so good. Is it really helping your memory? The only way to be sure is to quit taking it for a month or so and see what happens. ...Read more