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Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) Supplements Review

Learn how to find the best Ginkgo biloba supplements, amounts of flavonol glycosides and terpene lactones found in popular products and testing for contamination. Read our review to find out if Ginkgo helps for memory, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, vertigo, glaucoma and other conditions. Review information about dosage, safety, side effects and more. Find out which ones passed our tests and why.

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ConsumerLab.com Answers to Questions Found:
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1.Now that it was shown that Ginkgo biloba is not an effective memory enhancer, are there any other health enhancing benefits from taking it, and, if so, what dose should one take daily?
2.What is Brain Bright and can it really improve memory or cognition?  (in Comments)
3.Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition?  (in Comments)
4.Are supplements which claim increased absorption or improved bioavailability telling the truth? Is it worth paying more for these? Are there concerns?
5.I have been having dizziness for the past few months and am wondering if it could be a side effect of supplements I take. Which supplements cause dizziness?
6.Is quercetin helpful for a specific condition? I see it as an ingredient in several different types of supplements.
7.Do any supplements help for tinnitus? Is it true that some supplements can cause tinnitus?
8.Which supplements help with Raynaud's phenomenon?
9.Are there supplements I should avoid when taking apixaban (Eliquis) or similar blood thinner drugs?
10.Have any supplements been shown to increase women's libido?
11.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?


Clinical Updates Found:
2019 Concern With Ginkgo (11/16/2019)
Concern With Ginkgo
The use of Ginkgo biloba has been associated with an electrolyte imbalance. For details, see the Concerns and Cautions section of the Ginkgo Supplements Review. Also see our Top Pick for Ginkgo.
2017 Skin Rash from Ginkgo (12/12/2017)
Skin Rash from Ginkgo
Although not common, be aware that skin reactions have been reported from taking Ginkgo biloba. The most recent report involved a young man who experienced symptoms the same day he began taking a popular ginkgo supplement. See the details in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Ginkgo Supplements Review >>
2016 Ginkgo for Memory and Cognition? (08/17/2016)
Ginkgo for Memory and Cognition?
A branded ginkgo biloba extract improved a measure of cognition in men and women with self-reported memory impairment -- but did not improve memory. Get the details, plus more about the evidence for ginkgo and our tests of products, in the Ginkgo Biloba Supplements Review >>
2013 Does Ginkgo Cause Cancer? (04/21/2013)
Does Ginkgo Cause Cancer?
According to a new study from the government, animals given an extract of Ginkgo biloba for two years developed cancers of the thyroid and liver. Should you be concerned? See the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Ginkgo Biloba Supplements Review for more information, as well our assessment of ginkgo's usefulness, and our tests of ginkgo supplements
2012 Does Ginkgo Improve Memory? (09/30/2012)
Does Ginkgo Improve Memory?
The evidence for Ginkgo biloba in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease and other dementias has become fairly negative. But is there still hope for its use in improving memory in healthy individuals? The answer seems to be in, according to a new analysis of 10 placebo-controlled trials in healthy people. Get the answer in the update to the Ginkgo Supplements Review.
 Ginkgo Fails Alzheimer's Trial (09/09/2012)
Ginkgo Fails Alzheimer's Trial
Over two thousand people with memory complaints were given Ginkgo biloba extract or placebo as part of a five-year study. The results, published this week, showed no difference between the groups in the percentage who eventually developed Alzheimer's disease or dementia. See how this compares to other studies of ginkgo in the updated Ginkgo Biloba Supplements Review, which includes our tests and reviews of ginkgo products. More >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.Vinpocetine May Cause Miscarriage or Fetal Harm (06/03/2019)
2.Two Popular Memory Supplements Missing Some or All of Key Ingredient (11/16/2018)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Seller of Heart, Senior and Teen Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (01/17/2017)
2.Memory Enhancement Ingredient Vinpocetine Should Not Be Sold In Supplements, Says FDA (09/16/2016)
3.Seller of Omega-3, Ginkgo, Vision Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims (08/13/2016)
4.NOW Foods Recalls Ginkgo & Other Supplements (03/22/2016)
5.No Vinpocetine in Some Vinpocetine Supplements; Picamilon Labels Not Accurate (10/14/2015)
6.Seller of Sexual Enhancement Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (02/19/2014)
7.Ginkgo, Milk Thistle, Cleanse and Nopal Supplement Maker Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (08/16/2013)
8.Seller of Vision Supplement Warned For Drug Claims (07/05/2013)
9.Seller of Cardio, Immune, Greens Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims (06/13/2013)
10.FDA Warns Consumers Of Three More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs (05/07/2013)
11.Recall: Two Sexual Enhancement Supplements Containing Undeclared Drugs (05/03/2013)
12.Three More Sexual Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain Undeclared Drugs (04/04/2013)
13.FDA and FTC Warn: Supplements Cannot Prevent, Treat Or Cure Cold And Flu (02/21/2013)
14.Weight Loss Supplement Containing Undeclared Drug Recalled (12/21/2012)
15.Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration (11/02/2012)
16.FDA Seizes Many Supplements from New York Company Due To Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
17.Maker of Concussion Recovery Supplement Warned For Making Drug Claims (09/10/2012)
18.Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More (08/30/2012)
19.FDA Warns Several Supplement Manufacturers Not Following Good Manufacturing Practices (09/08/2011)
20.Another Ginkgo Supplement Recalled (01/20/2006)
21.Ginkgo Supplements Recalled (12/31/2005)
22.Some Supplements Can Damage Eyes At High Doses and with Topical Use (10/27/2004)


News Releases Found:
2018 Finding Real Ginkgo Isn't Easy, ConsumerLab's Tests Reveal (03/07/2018)
2008 Adulteration Suspected with Some "Memory" Supplements -- Few Ginkgo and Huperzine Supplements Pass ConsumerLab.com Tests; Quality High for Acetyl-L-Carnitine (11/18/2008)
2006 Problems persist with ginseng supplements — ConsumerLab.com finds nearly half of products lack ingredient or contaminated (05/24/2006)
 Tests of memory enhancing supplements by ConsumerLab.com reveals lead in some ginkgo (01/03/2006)
2005 Testing by ConsumerLab.com identifies many problems with popular supplements for weight loss, slimming, and blood sugar control (11/15/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com testing of alpha lipoic acid supplements from Japan finds no ingredient in one product; Most others meet claims — Japanese consumers urged to research product quality (08/31/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com tests potassium supplements — Report now online for sixteen products (08/16/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com tests menopause supplements — Alternatives to hormonal therapy — Report available for 38 products including soy and red clover isoflavones, black cohosh, and progesterone creams (07/18/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com finds some supplements lower in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than claimed — Report available for 23 products made from oils of black currant, borage, evening primrose and flax (07/12/2005)
 Quality problems widespread among ginseng products sold in Japan. — Nearly two-thirds of products fail ConsumerLab.com testing due to pesticide contamination and missing or substandard ingredients (06/20/2005)
 Two magnesium supplements fail testing due to lead contamination. Nineteen others pass. Report now available. (06/15/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com begins publishing test reports on Japanese vitamins and supplements — Review of CoQ10 products Now Available Online in Japanese at ConsumerLab.jp. More Reports Scheduled (05/10/2005)
2004 ConsumerLab.com finds Omega-3 fish oil supplements safer than fish but quality varies among brands — Test of 41 Supplements Finds No Mercury or PCB Contamination, But Some Spoiled or Lacking Claimed Oils (12/14/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com expands testing to Japan — Testing Organization Expands to Help Japanese Consumers Determine Quality of Health and Nutrition Products (12/14/2004)
2003 Some problems persist with ginseng supplements but overall quality improves according to ConsumerLab.com — Test results published online today (08/28/2003)
 Low quality ingredient appears widespread among Ginkgo supplements according to ConsumerLab.com; points to challenge for FDA's proposed regulations — Review of memory enhancement supplements released today (04/21/2003)
 Acidophilus" and other probiotic supplements gain in popularity but live bacteria missing in many — ConsumerLab.com releases review online today (01/21/2003)
2002 Top quality melatonin products identified by ConsumerLab.com — Hormone supplement used to treat sleep disturbances due to jet travel and other causes (12/30/2002)
 Lupus patients cautioned about hormone supplement — ConsumerLab.com releases DHEA testing results online today (12/10/2002)
 Pharmavite dietary supplements receive ConsumerLab.com approval — Vitamin E, SAM-e, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo and others merit approved quality products ranking (07/10/2002)
 Athletic Banned Substances Screening and Certification Program announced by ConsumerLab.com — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics (02/08/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds most B vitamin supplements contain what they claim, but often exceed safe levels — Consumers cautioned to be aware of side effects with high dose products (01/08/2002)
2001 ConsumerLab.com finds fish oil supplements free of mercury, but 30% lacking in key ingredient — Test results of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) products released today (11/20/2001)
 Sixty percent of nutrition bars fail to meet claims in ConsumerLab.com tests — "Low Carb" bars often loaded with carbohydrates; excess sodium and saturated fat also found (10/30/2001)
 Most iron supplements pass ConsumerLab.com testing — Lead contamination and insufficient iron found in some (10/03/2001)
 Problems and ambiguity among alternative estrogen products reported by ConsumerLab.com — Results of soy and red clover isoflavone product testing released online today (08/15/2001)
 Many herbal sleep products lack key claimed ingredient — Results of ConsumerLab.com's testing of valerian products released on web today (07/09/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com reports test results of arthritis supplement — MSM; Quality found higher than for most supplements, but room for improvement remains (06/04/2001)
 Over forty percent of Echinacea products fail ConsumerLab.com review; Inadequate labeling and missing ingredients found common for popular herbal cold remedy (05/07/2001)
 Quality of popular herbal anti-depressant found to vary; certain types of St. John's Wort supplements more likely to pass testing (04/10/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com expands testing of health products; success of dietary supplement evaluations leads company into broader nutrition field, beginning with popular nutrition bars (03/27/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com review of vitamin E supplements finds some insufficiencies and need for clearer labeling; test results released online today (03/13/2001)
 Problems found with multivitamins and multiminerals by ConsumerLab.com (02/14/2001)
 Some supplements for arthritis may exceed newly released safe intake levels for manganese (01/29/2001)
2000 ConsumerLab.com tests popular supplement for heart failure; CoQ10 test results released online today (11/21/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com finds new calcium products of higher quality than many traditional supplements; Test results released online today (09/06/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com finds that not all creatine supplements meet label claims; Popular sports supplement test results released online (08/07/2000)
 Pesticide contamination found in many Ginseng supplements tested by ConsumerLab.com (07/11/2000)
 ConsumerLab.com announces first test-based buyer's guide to dietary supplements; Manufacturers encouraged to have products tested for potential inclusion. (04/24/2000)
 Quality of prostate supplements get mixed review in ConsumerLab.com study; Saw palmetto product review published online today. (01/31/2000)
 Majority of dietary supplements sold in U.S. being tested by ConsumerLab.com in 2000; newest results due January 31 for Saw Palmetto. (01/24/2000)
1999 ConsumerLab.com testing quality of Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Saw Palmetto supplements; web site becoming popular reference for consumers (12/08/1999)
 Only three quarters of Ginkgo Biloba supplements contain proper ingredients. ConsumerLab.com posts first of its dietary supplement product tests. (11/16/1999)


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