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Ginkovital is a dietary supplement marketed as a formula designed to maintain the health of the heart and blood circulation to the brain and body extremities, such as the hands and feet. Ginkovital is specially formulated using standardized Ginkgo Biloba extract concentrate.
According to the manufacturer, the formula contains high levels of Ginkgo flavonoids and terpenoids, the primary active components that research showed to help with blood circulation.
The formula is manufactured by HealthAid, a company founded in 1982 and one of England’s first manufacturers of nutritional supplements. The company sells online. Additionally to Ginkovital, they also offer a variety of beauty products, mineral and vitamin supplements and herbal remedies for a wide spectrum of health benefits.
The manufacturer mentions no associated side effects, nor does it mention any drug interactions, however mild side effects associated to Ginkgo Biloba have been reported.
Ginkovital includes the following ingredients: Soybean Oil, Ginkgo Biloba extract, capsule shell (gelatin, glycerol, water) and colorants (Supric chlorophyllin, Titanium dioxide, Black iron oxide).
Ginkovital is based on the active ingredient Ginkgo Biloba, a highly popular ingredient commonly used by natural remedies available today.
The herbal extract from Ginkgo Biloba has proven neuro-protective and antioxidant properties. One of its most important beneficial effects is on the circulatory system, as it is known to enhance circulation. A number of benefits derive from this. Ginkgo improves blood circulation to the brain, therefore may be effective in treating memory related problems, headaches, mood problems, hearing problems, etc.
Side effects reported are usually minor and include dizziness, stomach upset, headache, constipation and forceful heartbeat. There is also concern that it might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding, since it thins the blood. This is the reason why patients with a history of bleeding disorders or about to go into surgery are advised not to use Ginkgo Biloba based products.
The recommended daily dosage is 1 capsule. Also, there are no consumer reviews available.
- Good price (approximately $10 for a month’s supply)
- Reputable manufacturer
- Lack of consumer reviews
- Missing information regarding side effects of the product or drug interactions
- No money back guarantee offered
Ginkovital is a single ingredient product based on the extract of Ginkgo Biloba. The product is marketed as an aid for the heart and blood circulation (including peripheral circulation in the hands and feet). Other than that, the manufacturer offers little information on how the product is supposed to work. Also, there is little differentiation from other similar products based on Ginkgo Biloba.
Also, there are no consumer testimonials or reviews of the product; therefore, it is difficult to make a fair assessment of the product’s effectiveness. Given that Ginkgo Biloba is known to interfere with a number of body functions or processes, although research is limited, we recommend caution.