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Solal – Ginkgo Biloba Extract 90 Caps

R177.16

Herbal medicinal product for the improvement of (age-associated) cognitive impairment and of quality of life in mild dementia.

Description

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.

Pharmacological Action

There is preliminary evidence that ginkgo leaf extract can inhibit toxicity and cell death induced by beta-amyloid peptides which may explain its benefits in enhancing cognitive function. It is suggested that ginkgo leaf inhibits catechol-O-methyl transferase (COMT, an enzyme which breaks down adrenergic transmitters) and increases the number of alpha-adrenoceptors in the brain, which would help reverse the decline in brain alpha-adrenoceptor activity that occurs with aging.

Product Composition

Each capsule contains the following active ingredient:

Ginkgo biloba extract (24% flavone glycosides and 6 % terpene lactones) 250mg

Inactive ingredients: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetarian – flow agent), silicon dioxide.

Sugar-free.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Dosage Directions

Adults:
Take 1 capsule daily.

Product Warnings

Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (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. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Individuals who experience no symptomatic improvement after 3 months, or if pathological symptoms should intensify, the healthcare practitioner should check whether continuation of treatment is still justified. Individuals with pathological increased bleeding tendency (haemorrhagic diathesis) should consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication for diabetes, high blood pressure, or seizures should contact their healthcare
practitioner prior to use. Discontinue this product 3 to 4 days prior to elective surgery. Ginkgo biloba may promote the onset of seizures in individuals suffering from epilepsy and should be used with caution.

Side Effects

Side effects may include mild symptoms of gastrointestinal upset and allergic skin reactions.

Contraindications

Individuals taking health products that affect blood coagulation (e.g. blood thinners, clotting factor replacements, aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oils, vitamin E) should not take this product as it may increase the risk of spontaneous bleeding.

Interactions

Efavirenz: The use of this product with efavirenz is not recommended.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Not safe during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

 

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