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 Ginkgo is one of the oldest living tree species in the world and has a long history in Chinese medicine.

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›  Health Benefits

Ginkgo has been used throughout history for asthma, bronchitis, and kidney and bladder disorders. Today it is used for many conditions, including eye problems, dementia and tinnitus. There have been many studies on the effects of ginkgo usage. So far, there is no conclusive evidence that ginkgo is helpful. Ongoing research is looking into gingko’s effectiveness in treating diabetes. Eating raw or roasted gingko seeds can be poisonous and cause severe side effects.

›  How much do I need?

The appropriate dose depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

›  Dietary supplements

The extract from ginkgo leaves can be made into tablets, capsules, teas and cosmetics.

Source: National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements

Please consult your health care provider before making changes to your vitamin/supplement regimen.

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