Ginkgo Biloba Pills And Dosage
Ginkgo Biloba Dosage
Dosage guidelines for Ginkgo Biloba include recommendations for basic dose with respect to intended use and safety concerns.
A dosage for the most of uses of Ginkgo Biloba starts with 40 mg x administered 3 times a day.
This dose is very mild and provides a minor effect.
An effect of such dose is insignificant, but such dosage may be required to support vascular functioning and overall prophylactic measure.
This dose can be raised up to 120 mg for treatment of disbalances to the maximum of 600 mg for more serious cases.
A maximum dosage is not recommended in most of the cases because the full benefit from Ginkgo Biloba is gained at a much lower dose.
Absolute advantage of Ginkgo Biloba is in practice of its use for more than thousands of years which excludes any unexpected side effects.
And such a long period of usage had proved Ginkgo’s efficiency and benefits.
Except for possible interactions, because pharmaceutical industry does produce new medications every year.
For instance: in order to test any modern nootropic stack with Ginkgo Biloba a pharmaceutical company needs to put a lot of resources, time, and efforts.
There is some distinction in the Ginkgo’s dosage recommendation in Europe and other countries.
For instance, a dose recommended for an equivalent list of medical purposes is higher in Germany: where it starts with 60 mg.
Germany, though, provides progressive views on dosage guidelines on Ginkgo and the vast majority of studies, in this respect, are being made by Dr Willmar Schwabe Group.
Trials conducted by this Group were focused on the effectiveness of Ginkgo Biloba in different areas, and resulted in some important contributions: they have suggested dosage standards for different intended uses.
For instance, to treat tinnitus it is normally required 480 mg in Germany, a dose for dementia shall be 120 mg (3 times a day).
At the same time, no medical institutes or clinics have provided similar dosage guidelines in the US (FDA had no approved Ginkgo Biloba).
But as per users’ reviews, it is normal to take up to 600 mg per day (divided into three doses) and with the lowest of 50-100 mg per day.
There is a list of formalities required to obtain FDA approval.
And formal studies with sufficient grounds is one of such requirements.
Since studies on the effectiveness of Ginkgo Biloba don’t have enough official studies and trials, FDA has not yet included this supplement in the list of approved drugs.
A common dosage varies between 40-80 mg administered 3 times a day.
Less frequently standard dose should be started from 120 mg.
A dosage of more than 120 mg should be taken with respect to individual response considering that some users start to experience side effects at a dose of more than 120 mg (headaches, stomach problems).
The practice of usage suggests taking a small dosage for the first two weeks at divided daily intakes.
Users’ response is also very important in determining a proper dose.
Ginkgo’s users have individual sensitivity threshold and some of them do experience side effects at a dosage slightly exceeding the standard one.
Though side effects were subtle, in any case increasing a dosage is not always required to a get wanted benefits.
The majority of people noted that they’ve got desired benefits from the dose of not more than 120 mg.
According to users’ reviews, it’s recommended to take a dose of 50 mg which is considered optimal.
As reported by results of clinical trials, in cases where patients were taken daily 600 mg, no major side effects appeared.
It’s a fascinating observation considering that the recommended dose of this supplement is highly safe even if it’s overdosed.
It is important to observe the reaction of your body to administered dose and gradually increase it until the optimal response is obtained.
Also, the same dose may provide different body response and the dose should be adjusted accordingly.
Ginkgo Biloba Pills
A product form of Ginkgo Biloba should also be considered wisely because it may affect a dosage (a required number of pills you need to take to get the benefit will also be different).
Note: Blends and mixes of ingredients added to Ginkgo Biloba may provide some extra benefits.
Ginkgo is available in form of tablets, capsules, extract (tincture) and tea in a form of loose-leaf, tea bags and sachets, but also in leaf extract powder.
When it comes to the particular form of use, it needs to be addressed to the natural forms of Ginkgo – which are Ginkgo leaves, and here, the main form of use is grinded leaves powder.
Powder simplifies a process of dosing and measuring up. And convenient package provides a way to make an exact proportion of powder with a minimum required household tools (spoons, measuring spoons, scoops etc.).
Being a traditional Chinese remedy, the most popular form of use is a leaf powder, extract (tincture) and tea.
There is an opinion that such forms conserve all beneficent substances to receive all the profit from the supplement.
If tablet or capsule of Ginkgo Biloba contains less than 24% glycosides and 6% terpene lactones, such tablet will have reduced efficiency and you will need more tablets to get a needed effect compared to powder.
So the normal percentage of glycosides and terpene lactones shall be 24% and 6% accordingly.
Increasing demand for using several differently-designated medications require manufacturers to follow the demand and to provide a new and safe combination of numerous compounds.
This results in a new form of Ginkgo – a mix of various components with Ginkgo leaves powder.
Some add value and acquire synergistic qualities, and others adjust the taste, color etc.
A good example of such synergy allows you to stack Ginkgo with acetylcholine and other cholinergic.
These components provide support and protection of neuroplasticity and act together multiplying this effect by several times.