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Gincosan ®

Ginkgo biloba

Gincosan® is clinically proven to support mental performance, improve memory, and help reduce forgetfulness and mental fatigue.1-6 Gincosan is a unique, evidence based formula, combining specific extracts of Ginkgo biloba (GK501) and Panax ginseng (G115). Following more than 10 years of research, Gincosan has demonstrated positive results in high quality clinical trials.

What is Gincosan used for?

Clinical trials have demonstrated that Gincosan can:3,5-7

  • Improve mental energy
  • Support memory
  • Assist mental performance
  • Support cerebral and peripheral blood circulation

Many people can benefit from using Gincosan, including:

  • Adults in mentally challenging situations: to help optimise mental performance during times of increased demand. For example:
    • When facing examinations
    • When managing large projects
    • Working parents
    • Busy executives
  • Mentally tired adults managing a high mental load: to help support mental performance, replenish mental energy and improve the ability to recall information
  • Seniors: to help alleviate mental fatigue, maintain mental performance and reduce forgetfulness
  • Students: to promote faster and more accurate thinking and for a brain boost on days when more mental energy is required

Safety & efficacy

Gincosan capsules are easy to take and well tolerated. Gincosan is a well researched natural medicine; the results of clinical trials have shown that it can help to support mental performance, energy and working memory.

If you are taking anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs, it is important to speak with your healthcare professional before taking Gincosan.

Gincosan is not recommended for individuals with known hypersensitivity to Panax ginseng or Ginkgo biloba.

Gincosan's unique formulation

Each Gincosan capsule contains specific extracts of Panax ginseng and Ginkgo biloba; this unique formulation is clinically proven, it is the exact product used in clinical trials. This is very important for natural medicines as there can be great variance between products, even if they appear to use the same active ingredients, due to the part of the plant that is used, growing methods, harvesting processes and manufacturing methods. The outcomes of clinical studies for natural medicines should therefore only apply to the exact product that has been tested.

Directions & dosage

Adults and adolescents 12 years and over: 1 capsule after breakfast and 1 after lunch

Gincosan is best taken with a meal and capsules must be swallowed whole. It is recommended to take Gincosan for at least 4 weeks, with maximum benefit expected after 12 weeks’ administration.

Gincosan can also be taken for an immediate boost. Studies show that in times of increased mental demand, such as exams, Gincosan can be taken on the day for a boost to brainpower with quick effect.5

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.

Frequently asked questions

Gincosan is a unique, evidence based, combination of specific extracts of Ginkgo biloba (GK 501) and Panax ginseng (G 115). Gincosan isclinically proven, it is the exact product that has been used in numerous clinical trials. Due to the variability of natural medicine products, Gincosan’s tolerability and efficacy, as demonstrated in clinical trials, should not be extrapolated to products containing other Ginkgo biloba and Panax ginseng.

It is recommended to take Gincosan for at least 4 weeks (with best effetcts expected after 12 weeks’ administration). Our studies show that in times of increased mental demand, such as exams, Gincosan can be taken on the day for a quick boost to brainpower.

It is recommended to take Gincosan for at least 4 weeks, with optimum results expected after 12 weeks’ administration. Dosage can be continued after this point, or stopped and restarted as required. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional if you have specific questions about how to take Gincosan.

Gincosan is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation as there are no published studies to establish its safe use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Where appropriate, Gincosan can be prescribed for adolescents 12 years and older. If you have specific questions or concerns, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional.

Yes, Gincosan capsules should be swallowed whole and not broken or chewed.

Gincosan is unlikely to produce side effects, however, in rare cases there have been reports of mild gastrointestinal reactions (such as nausea, stomach pain and diarrhoea), headaches, allergic skin reactions and decreased amount of sleep. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional if you are concerned about possible side effects.

There are no known interactions between Gincosan and any prescribed medications. However, caution is advised in patients with bleeding disorders and for those on medications that may increase the risk of bleeding. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional before starting Gincosan if you are taking prescription medications.

It is recommended to stop Gincosan 2 weeks prior to surgery. However, it is important to discuss this with your healthcare professional, including your anaesthetist and surgeon.

Yes, Gincosan is gluten free.

Yes, Gincosan contains a very small amount of lactose (65 mg) in each capsule.

Yes, Gincosan capsules contain small amounts of glucose and mannitol.

Gincosan capsules have no known adverse effects in these situations.

Gincosan is available from naturopaths, selected health food stores and pharmacies. Go to the Where to buy button above and follow the instructions, you will be able to find a list of practitioners and pharmacies in your state who either stock Gincosan or will know how to order Gincosan. Even if your local pharmacy is not on the list, they will be able to order it in for you.

References

References: 1. Wesnes KA et al. 1997; Psychopharmacol Bull 33 (4):677–683 2. Kennedy DO, Scholey AB, Wesnes KA. 2000; Psychopharmacol (Berl) 151 (4):416–23 3. Wesnes KA et al. 2000; Psychopharmacol (Berl). 152(4):353–61 4. Kennedy DO et al. 2001; Nutr Neurosci. 4(5):399–412 5. Scholey AB, Kennedy DO. 2002;Hum Psychopharmacol. 17(1):35–44 6. Kennedy DO et al. 2002; Physiol Behav 75(5):739–51 6. Kleijnen J, Knipschild P. 1992; The Lancet 340: 1136-1139 7. Quiroga HA, 1982; Orientacion Med 31(1281):201-202
Some of this research was conducted using funding provided by Ginsana SA, the manufacturer of Gincosan.

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Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.