Freeda Ginkgo Biloba
Freeda Ginkgo Biloba is an herbal supplement based on a standardized extract of Ginkgo Biloba. The manufacturer, a company called Freeda, claims the product will primarily help enhance and improve memory. Other benefits of the formula derive from Ginkgo Biloba’s powerful anti-oxidation and circulatory promoting properties (potential aid in treatment of tinnitus and maintaining heart health).
Freeda has been manufacturing vitamins and nutritional supplements for more than 83 years. The company is established in New York and markets a variety of product designed to meet the needs of the community at large as well as of specific groups of consumers such as vegetarians, celiac, and kosher consumers and diabetics.
Freeda Ginkgo Biloba is recommended for adult use only. People taking any kind of prescription medication are advised to consult a physician prior to use.
Freeda Ginkgo Biloba Ingredients
Freeda Ginkgo Biloba includes the following ingredients: Ginkgo Biloba leaf 60 mg (24% standardized extract), Cellulose, Calcium carbonate, Calcium stearate, and silica.
Freeda Ginkgo Biloba is based on the standardized extract of Ginkgo Biloba. The formula is free of gluten, yeast, lactose, gelatin, animal derivatives, artificial colors, flavors, sugar and starch.
The standardized Ginkgo Biloba extract contains two fractions of the active components ginkgo flavoneglycosides (24%) and terpene lactones (6%), two of the more than 40 chemical compounds found in the Ginkgo leaf. Although their individual effects are not sufficiently known, these compounds have been established to regulate blood flow to the brain as well as peripheral blood flow (legs, arms) and control levels of important brain neurotransmitters, thus helping fight conditions such as memory loss, depression and age related mental impairment.
Preliminary research still inconclusive, even showed small improvements in brain functions, particularly memory, in patients with age associated memory impairment diseases (such as Alzheimer’s and dementia). Side effects of Ginkgo Biloba are rare and include headache and dizziness.
There are no consumer reviews available online that we could find. The manufacturer mentions no potential Freeda Ginkgo Biloba side effects. The recommended dosage is 1 tablet per day.
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- The formula uses the standardized Ginkgo Biloba extract, one which is tested for safety and effectiveness
- The formula is free of gluten, yeast lactose, gelatin, animal derivatives, artificial colors, flavors, sugar and starch
- Good price ($14 for a 3 month’s supply)
- Although no side effects are mentioned by the manufacturer, Ginkgo may sometimes cause dizziness or headache
- Potential anticoagulant effect and interaction with medication
- Lack of differentiation of the product from other Ginkgo Biloba extracts
The marketed benefits of Freeda Ginkgo Biloba are increased and enhanced memory, however the health benefits of ginkgo Biloba extend onto many other areas of human health: increasing blood flow (hence helping treat a variety of conditions that affect blood vessels, circulatory system, brain and limbs, aiding with hearing problems caused by poor circulation), free radical inhibition and mood enhancement. Extensive research is available on Ginkgo, as it is one of the best selling herbal extracts in the US today.
The formula is likely to work, and because it uses a standardized extract, it can also be considered safe. Ginkgo is known to interfere with anti-coagulants; therefore, we stand by the manufacturer’s advice to seek a healthcare provider before use if you are on any kind of medication.