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There is no standard dose of ginkgo biloba supplements. However, in medical studies, almost all clinical trials have used a standardized extract of ginkgo, standardized to 24% flavone glycosides and 6% terpene lactones. A common dose in people with dementia is 40 milligrams of that extract three times daily. For improving cognitive function in healthy people, studies have used between 120 milligrams to 600 milligrams of the extract daily. 

From: Ginkgo Biloba WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

Natural Standard.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 06, 2019

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

Natural Standard.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 06, 2019

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