Could someone tell me the correct dosage and strength of Gingko to
try? In a book I read on the subject, there was a special type of Gingo that was
used in the study group. Would like to know the best type to
You need to experiment with the dosage to find out what's best for your
body weight and chemical balance. Most Ginko formulations are 50
milligrams of 50:1 24% standard concentration Ginko. Try one capsule
per day, then a second 12 hours later, then try two taken at one time.
Two per day seems right for me, but I weigh 210 lbs. If you're smaller,
try prorating the dosage. IN any case, experiment, and don't take any
one day's experience as a conclusion. It takes several months to zero
in on the correct dosage and timing.
After a year of experimentation I found that two capsules (total 100 MG)
taken together in the morning gives me the best results: almost totally
quiet all day.
I take the GNC Ginko Biloba Plus, which adds Ginseng, Gotu Kola and
Lecithin to the Ginko. This is much more effective for me than the
1. I saw my ENT yesterday for a 6 month checkup. I have Meniere's & T. I asked him about Gingko, as I began taking it about 5 weeks ago. He said not to bother; it hasn't been proven to help unless perhaps a placebo effect. But, he said it doesn't hurt a person. He said people grasp for anything they think might help. I guess I'll finish the second bottle I bought & see how I am then. Good luck. Vicki.
2. If the medical profession haven't got the foggiest idea as to how T. is
caused or what to do about it, it seems a bit naive and arrogant for
your ENT to say what does or for that matter does not work.
I find that Gingko not only helps (and I have tested this - time and
again - by stopping and starting again) but also reduces the volume of
the T substantially for me. It is not a cure but an effective "volume
control" for me. Ian
3. Mr. Hinds may be "lucky" in that his tinnitus is caused by
restricted blood flow. For that case, gingko biloba
can help as it specifically improves blood circulation.
For all other cases, gingko biloba does nothing.
Don't believe in false hope, -Earthling
4. Well - the absolute certainty expressed, especially the statement that
Gingko "does nothing" is impressive. However I question whether anyone
can be so certain about a subject that is so medically uncertain. You
may be right I don't know for sure. Do you?? Ian
5. I have found herbs like Melatonin and possibly regular Ginko can cause
I am taking Ginkgold which does not have these problems. It appears to
reduce my Tinnitus significantly. Steve
6. I am taking 2 capsules of 60mg. ginkgo biloba daily. I have been taking
for three weeks and I'm really not sure if it has helped my T or not - my
T has never been really severe, and also flucuates quite a bit - one day
loud, one day not bad, some days almost completely gone, so it is
difficult to gauge success........I do experience some stomach discomfort
with it, sometimes an hour or so of upset stomach especially if I'm
I may decrease to 1 capsule daily with my evening meal. I have one more
bottle of 60 capsules I will try if I don't notice a big improvement will
probably discontinue. Lori
7. But Gingko is helpful for blood circulation. Normal dosage is no damage.
8. I take 1 cap, twice a day, 60 mgs. daily with meals. May take 4 weeks
or more to notice results. Daniel
I'm also having luck with Ginkgo. I take one 100 mg capsule twice
daily. I also take one Lecithin capsule and one Niacinimide capsule
every night before going to bed. On top of this, I carry my musician's
earplugs everywhere I go, just in case and avoid abusive acoustic
situations such as concerts and clubs.
These things have helped me cope. We're not talking cures here, just
alleviation. Long live Ginkgo. By the way, I am working this summer to
make enough money to try Auditory Habituation at the new Whitby, Ontario
Tinnitus clinic. I've got my fingers crossed.
i found this abstract about g. b. and t.
if anyone should be interested. hj
Previous studies have shown contradictory results of Ginkgo biloba
extract (GBE) treatment
of tinnitus. The present study was divided into two parts: first an
open part, without placebo
control (n = 80), followed by a double-blind placebo-controlled
study (n = 20). The patients
included in the open study were patients who had been referred to
the Department of
Audiology, Sahlgren's Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden, due to persistent
reporting a positive effect on tinnitus in the open study were
included in the double-blind
placebo-controlled study (20 out of 21 patients participated). 7
patients preferred GBE to
placebo, 7 placebo to GBE and 6 patients had no preference.
(!)Statistical group analysis gives
no support to the hypothesis that GBE has any effect on tinnitus,
although it is possible that
GBE has an effect on some patients due to several reasons, e.g. the
diverse etiology of
tinnitus. Since there is no objective method to measure the
symptom, the search for an
effective drug can only be made on an individual basis.