Used for memory by many. Here are some comments taken from an HSI Alert:
"During this past week several new postings have appeared
under the "Ginkgo Biloba" heading with information on where
to obtain GBE with ginkgolic content as low as 1ppm.
Meanwhile, another message posted by an HSI member named
Willis (an experienced nutritional researcher) shares
important details about his personal experience with GBE.
Here's just part of Willis' posting:
"I kept reading about ginkgo biloba and the glowing reports
of what it could do for declining mental acuity...never a
word was seen about any down side. It was only a marvel, so I
began to use it. Well, I tell you, it did everything the
wildest author ever promised. Total return of cognitive
function and memory. I reveled in using it at recommended
levels for about 8 years. For the last year or so, I observed
curious skin problems. Dime sized patches on upper
chest... "Spider" bites appeared on lower legs, thighs, and
abdomen. Additionally, I began to get shooting sensations
through my temple area front to back.
"One day, I came across yet another glowing article on ginkgo
biloba. Buried in the text was this gem that solved my
problem: 'Rarely, it may cause skin problems or headache.'
Well, when I discontinued use, the weird skin problems
disappeared, along with the headache sensations.
"Fortunately, discontinuing Ginkgo Biloba has not diminished
my cognitive function, so perhaps the answer would be to take
it for no longer than 6-months (one doctor's advice)."
Health Science Institute http://www.agora-inc.com/reports/HSI/WHSIC313
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