A. Vogel Products
Each tablet contains extract of:
Fresh Ginkgo (Ginkgo Biloba) leaves (ratio 3-5:1) 90mg, equivalent to 270-450mg
dried leaves or 730-2100mg fresh leaves.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Cellulose, soy polysaccharide, magnesium stearate.
Take 1 to 2 tablets, 2 times a day with a
Duration: minimum 4 weeks.
Ginkgo Biloba 60 Tabs
In traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia, Ginkgo dried fruit (Yin Xing) and leaf
(Yin Xing Ye) were used mainly to treat asthma and phlegm problems.(1) In
America, Ginkgo became popular after several studies demonstrated its effect on
dementia (Alzheimer) and memory loss associated with arteriosclerosis.
Actions and pharmacology
Ginkgo is known for its vasodilator, antioxidant, neuroprotective and PAF
(platelet-activating factor) inhibiting properties. Ginkgo extract promotes
increased blood flow to extremities, which explains its usefulness in vascular
occlusive diseases such as intermittent claudication (Raynaud’s disease). The
same mechanism of action could explain its effect on memory and mental
faculties. This vasodilator activity increases with age, providing an optimal
action on arteriosclerosis and blood flow in elderly patients. In young patients
whose arteries still have their elasticity, Ginkgo has a much smaller effect on
Ginkgo biloba is a powerful antioxidant, as effective as Grape seed extract.(2)
One in vitro study conducted at the McGill University in Montreal demonstrated
the ability of a Ginkgo extract to protect neurons from the action of known
neurotoxic substances. This ability has been confirmed in numerous in vitro and
inhibits PAF (platelet-activating factor), which is involved in the
inflammatory aspect of asthma. This activity explains its use in traditional
Chinese medicine to treat asthma(3) as well as its action on blood coagulation
(by reducing platelet aggregation, it “fluidizes” blood).
The German Commission E acknowledges its benefits in cases of:
symptomatic treatment of organic brain syndrome and demential syndromes with the
following symptoms: memory deficits, disturbances in concentration, depressive
emotional condition, dizziness, tinnitus and headache ;improvement of pain-free walking distance in peripheral arterial occlusive
disease (intermittent claudication) and in cases of
vertigo and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) of vascular origin.
The Ginkgo extract contained in Ginkgo force is not standardized on one active
principle since the synergy of all the components is necessary for optimal
efficacy. Ginkgo force thus contains all the active principles of the Ginkgo
leaf: flavonoids (often called ginkolides or bilobides), terpenes, carotenes,
Your ears should only pick up and
report to your brain the noises in the world around you. With tinnitus your
auditory system creates sounds that are not actually there, causing annoying
ringing, buzzing or swooshing noises that are not audible to anyone else.
Tracking this problem is notoriously
difficult and there are several avenues to explore. One of the herbs that may
help is Gingko biloba, probably one of the oldest known medicinal herbs.
A.Vogel Ginkgoforce® Ginkgo
biloba tablets is a traditional herbal medicinal product for use in the relief
of symptoms of tinnitus, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a
traditional remedy. Always read the leaflet. The tablets contain extract of
fresh Ginkgo biloba leaves.
One double-blind, randomized clinical study evaluated the efficacy of
Ginkgo biloba in 241 patients between the age of 55-85. Patients were assigned to
3 treatment groups receiving either 20 drops 3 times/day (recommended dosage),
40 drops 3 times/day or a placebo, over a 6-month period. Subjects from the two
groups receiving Ginkgo biloba had a significant subjective and objective
improvement (as measured by three different tests) of their cerebral function as
compared to the placebo. The difference between the two groups receiving
Ginkgo biloba was insignificant. The authors concluded: “Ginkgo biloba is capable of
improving the cerebral function and seems very well indicated for the treatment
of age-related memory problems. (…) for this drug, the 20 drops 3 times/day
dosage should be considered as optimal for long term treatment.”(5)
contraindications and interactions
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking anticoagulants
or if you are suffering from coagulation problems. If symptoms persist contact a
health care practitioner.
Not recommended during pregnancy and nursing.
Avoid taking in case of known allergy to any of the ingredients of the product.
1-Guillaume G, Mach-Chieu. Pharmacopée et Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise.
Éditions DésIris /Présence 1987. France.
2-Hibatallah J, Carduner C, Poelman MC. In-vivo and in-vitro assessment of the
free-radical-scavenger activity of Ginkgo flavone glycosides at high
concentrations. J Pharm Pharmacol 1999 Dec;51(12):1435-40
3-Li MH, Zhang HL, Yang BY. [Effects of Ginkgo leave concentrated oral liquor in
treating asthma]. (article en chinois). Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi 1997
4- Sloley BD, Urichuk LJ, Morley P et al. Identification of kaempferol as a
monoamine oxidase inhibitor and potential neuroprotectant in extracts of Ginkgo
Biloba leaves. J Pharm Pharmacol 2000 Apr;52(4):451-9.
5-Degenring FH, Brautigam MRH. Ginkgo force pour le traitement des troubles de la
mémoire liés à l'âge. Schweiz Zschr GansheitsMedizin 1999;11(5):252-257.
6-The Complete German Commission E Monographs, Therapeutic Guide to Herbal
Medicines. Blumenthal M et al 1998. American Botanical Council, 6200 Manor Rd,
Austin, Texas, 78723.
have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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