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Ginkgo 7500 Complex is marketed as a high-potency formula containing 7500 mg of Ginkgo, and other herbal ingredients and amino acids designed to help memory, concentration, and circulation. Specifically, the formula is said to help retain normal memory, concentration, cognitive function and mental alertness, help cope with mental fatigue symptoms, and aid with maintaining good blood flow to body extremities and the brain.
The manufacturer is the Australian company, Nature’s Own. They offer a full range of natural solutions for every stage of life and a variety of health conditions, from multivitamins to digestive balance products.
The company was founded more than 40 years ago and manufactures most of its products in Australia. The company also offers a toll-free number to connect directly to their team of expert naturopaths who can offer customer support.
Ginkgo 7500 Complex includes the following ingredients: Herbal extracts equivalent to dry: Ginkgo Biloba leaf (7.5g) 7500mg standardized to contain Ginkgo flavonoglycosides 40mg, Glutamine 25mg, Hawthorn (Crataegus Laevigata) herb top flowering 150mg, Tyrosine 25mg, Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) root 150mg, Gotu kola (Centella Asiatica) herb 100mg, and Lecithin 100mg.
Ginkgo 7500 Complex is an herbal and amino-acid blend. Although the core ingredient is Ginkgo, the formula also features additional cognitive and brain function enhancing herbs such as Gotu Kola, Ginseng and Hawthorne.
The formula contains the equivalent of 7500 mg Ginkgo Biloba leaves and is standardized to a contain 40 mg of flavonoglycosides. Ginkgo Biloba is commonly used for its powerful anti-oxidant properties and for circulation enhancement.
Ginkgo has been shown to improve both brain circulation as well as peripheral circulation, making it an excellent remedy for improving symptoms of clogged arteries, such as claudication. There is preliminary research showing small improvements in memory and other brain functions in patients with age associated memory impairment diseases (such as Alzheimer’s and dementia), however further research is needed. Regarding its ability to elevate mood and to improve memory in healthy people, results of tests so far are inconclusive. Side effects are rare and include headache and dizziness.
Tyrosine is an amino acid found in meats, dairy products, fish, eggs, nuts, beans, oats and wheat. It is involved in the synthesis of dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for behavior and cognition, reward and punishment systems, sleep, mood, working memory, attention and learning. Tyrosine seems to be safe in dosages up to 150 mg/kg per day for maximum 3 months. Side effects include fatigue, heartburn, joint pain, nausea and headache.
Consumer reviews are rare; however most of them validate the formula’s effectiveness. As a downside, consumers mention the slightly elevated price. The recommended dosage is 1 tablet daily. No side effects, precautions or other warnings are mentioned by the manufacturer.
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- Consumer reviews mention satisfactory effectiveness of the formula
- There is a toll free phone number for those who want additional information regarding this formula
- Highly concentrated Ginkgo Biloba extract
- Ginkgo’s medical history to interfere with certain types of medication
- No side effects are mentioned although each ingredient has potential side effects (even if some mild or rare)
- Contains small amounts of caffeine (from Ginkgo Biloba)
Ginkgo 7500 Complex is designed to promote memory, concentration, and healthy blood circulation, benefits commonly claimed by the Ginkgo Biloba extract. The formula is also enriched with more herbal ingredients which contribute to its neuro-protective and cognitive, performance-enhancing properties.
And even though the manufacturer mentions no side effects or potential drug interactions for the formula itself, you should know that the ingredients have had side effect and (some) are known to interact with certain types of drugs. Consumer testimonials however, even if in a small number, confirm the formula’s effectiveness and make no reference to side effects.
Still, as always, we advise caution and recommend you see a healthcare provider prior to deciding to start using the product.