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Ginko Biloba

Vitamin / Mineral Supplement Overview:
The ginko tree is the sole survivor of the oldest species of the world's living trees. Some of the many valuable effects ginkgo has are stabilizing cell membranes, reducing free radical damage, improving blood circulation and enhancing oxygen and glucose use. Ginkgo is most beneficial for the brain, nerves and blood vessels.

How This Mineral Works in Your Body:
Increases circulation to the brain and lower extremities
Treats senile conditions such as Alzheimer's disease
Treats loss of concentration and emotional fatigue in the elderly
Treats hardening of the arteries
Treats depression
Treats allergies
May treat tinnitus and vertigo
May reduce vision loss due to aging
May reduce symptoms associated with Raynaud's disease
Possible assistance in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease


Where This Mineral is Found:
Ginkgo leaves

Using Ginko Biloba:
Available as:
Leaf extract

Medical Precautions: Do not take if you:
Are prone to strokes or have experienced a stroke in the past

Consult your doctor if:
Your condition does not improve after two weeks of medicinal use of this herb. More effective and safer treatments may exist.

Pregnancy:
Do not take this herb unless prescribed by your physician

Breastfeeding:
Do not take this herb unless prescribed by your physician

Infants and Children:
It is hazardous to treat infants and children under 2 with any herbal preparation.

Vitamin Supplement Storage:
Keep in a cool and dry location and away from direct light, but do not freeze.
Keep safely away from children.
Do not keep in bathroom medicine cabinet. Heat and dampness may alter the action of the herb.

Safe Vitamin / Mineral dosage:
It is advised that you consult with your physician for the proper dose for your condition

Ginko Biloba Toxicity:
Information on the comparative-toxicity rating cannot be found in standard references.

Ginko Biloba Side Effects:
Signs and symptoms : What to do
Diarrhoea : Discontinue use. Call you physician immediately.
Headache : Discontinue use. Call you physician immediately.
Irritability, restlessness : Discontinue use. Call you physician immediately.
Nausea : Discontinue use. Call you physician immediately.

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