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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
Can prescription or OTC drugs that cause vasodilation worsen peripheral neuropathy? I have had to stop taking norvasc, (amlodipine) 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
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.
If: If they at all work so I do not waste time that is no hard to prove an evidence to forget effectiveness ...Read more
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
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
I have brown discharge for 3days now its already 6days my period ended. No smell,pain,itch. Iam drinking ginkgo biloba for 1week now should i stop it?
Ginkgo: has nothing to do with it! This sounds like "old blood" and occasionally menstrual "remnants" can persist after a period! I assume you douche after your period??If NOT then suggest that..also suggest if it persists a conversation with your GYN is indicated! Hope this is helpful! DR Z ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Vitiligo. It is in early stage but spots appear everyday. Can I use Ginkgo or Alpha Lipoic acid to stop progression? I'm pregnant
NO NO: Neither of these will be of any benefit for anything. You are foolish to use these, especially during pregnancy. Topical steroid cream is safe to use during pregnancy and MAY reverse vitiligo. If you have a significant emotional problem with vitiligo you can use cover-up cream or skin dye. See a dermatologist for best results. ...Read more
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
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.
The risks : Of too much applies to everything. Ginkgo is extracted by processing so stick to the dose on the label. ...Read more
No-but controversial: Large randomized clinical trials in the us and published by respected medical journal suggested that "ginkgo provides no measurable benefit in memory or related cognitive function to adults with healthy cognitive function". However, large doses of gingko have been reported by some studies to improvef moderate to severe dementia. I would suggest assume no until more infor becomes available. ...Read more
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
Save your money: It does NOT help, and this has been proven via numerous formal and informal studies. ...Read more
No.: Get rid of it and buy new. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Used for two differ: ent things. St. Johns Wort is a mild antidepressant and works to calm the nervous system, whereas ginkgo biloba is a mental stimulant. So you wouldn't want to use both together or it may negate each others effects. Speak to your doctor to determine which one you may need now to help with symptoms that are more prevalent. Do you want to be more anxious, or more calm? Two different feelings. ...Read more