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How Should Ginkgo Be Stored?

Refer to the label of your individual product for information on how best to store it. Keep ginkgo and all other medications or supplements out of the reach of children.

How Does It Work?

It is not exactly clear how ginkgo works. It seems there is a wide variety of different active compounds in it, and it is probably a combination of several of these active compounds that is responsible for the actions of ginkgo. Some of these compounds have "blood-thinning" properties, helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together. Other compounds work as antioxidants, protecting cells from free radical damage. Ginkgo may also help to prevent cell damage caused by beta-amyloid proteins (which may contribute to Alzheimer's disease). There are several other theoretical effects of ginkgo that have been demonstrated in laboratory studies but not yet in humans, and these may also contribute to its actions.

Is Ginkgo Effective?

Ginkgo may be effective for several uses, although larger studies are needed to confirm the early positive findings of some studies. However, some uses have no scientific basis whatsoever.
(Click Does Ginkgo Biloba Work? for more information.)
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