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Gincosan®

Supports memory, concentration and mental performance

Gincosan

Do you feel mentally tired? Or like your brain is overloaded? If you are overstressed and looking to improve mental performance and memory, Gincosan may be right for you.

Gincosan is a natural medicine that’s clinically proven to support healthy cognitive function during times of stress or increased demand.1-6 

 

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

Gincosan® has been shown to help with:

Assist with mental fatigue & energy levels

Assist with mental fatigue & energy levels

Helps to prevent mental fatigue and support healthy mental energy levels1

Aid mental performance

Aid mental performance

Supports mental alertness  and concentration in times of increased demand2,3,5,6

e.g. new job

Support healthy memory

Support healthy memory

Aids memory,2,4 improving the retention of information and reducing forgetfulness6

Research & Evidence

Gincosan: Key Ingredient

Gincosan contains a patented combination of specific standardised extracts of Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer and  Ginkgo biloba. The specific extracts used in Gincosan – known as GK501® and G115® – have been researched for over 20 years and the subject of more than 7 clinical trials.

More about Panax ginsengGinkgo biloba (GK501) and Panax ginseng (G115)
trials & studies
7+ clinical trials
> 20 years research

Food for thought:
When you want peak performance from your brain, find out how the natural specific combination of Panax ginseng and Ginkgo biloba can help.

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Using Gincosan

Recommended dosage & directions

Recommended dosage and directions

Adults: Take one capsule after breakfast and one after lunch

 

Studies have shown that in times of increased demand, Gincosan can be taken on the day to support mental energy and performance.3,5 However, to experience full benefits it is recommended to take

Gincosan for at least 12 weeks.2

 

Tolerability

Gincosan was found to be well-tolerated with no serious side effects reported.

 

Caution is advised in patients with bleeding disorders and for those on medications that may increase the risk of bleeding (i.e. anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs).7,8 In a study of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), another species of ginseng, this extract was shown to reduce the effect of anticoagulants.9 

 

For this reason, interaction between Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer and anticoagulants cannot be completely excluded. Patients on anticoagulants should seek medical advice before starting treatment with this product.

 

There may be a possible interaction between efavirenz, an antiretroviral treatment and Ginkgo biloba, therefore it is not recommended to take these two products together.10,11

 

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This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.

Active ingredient
Panax ginseng (G115®) and Ginkgo biloba (GK501®)

Each Gincosan capsule contains a synergistic blend of unique extracts of Panax Ginseng (G115) equivalent to 212.5 mg of dry root & Gingko Biloba (G501) equivalent to 2.16mg leaf.

FAQs

Gincosan is an evidence based, combination of specific standardised extracts of Ginkgo biloba (GK 501) and Panax ginseng (G 115). Gincosan is clinically researched, and it is the exact product that has been used in numerous clinical trials.

 

In a study of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), another species of ginseng, the extract was shown to reduce the effect of anticoagulants. Caution is advised in patients with bleeding disorders and for those on medications that may increase the risk of bleeding.

 

The concomitant use of Gincosan and efavirenz, an antiretroviral therapy, is not recommended as a pharmacological interaction may exist.

 

It is important to speak with a healthcare professional before starting Gincosan if you are taking prescription medications. Medical advice should also be sought before planned surgical or dental procedures.

 

Gincosan has demonstrated a good tolerability profile, with no rare serious adverse events reported. Occasionally, mild and transient gastrointestinal reactions (including nausea, stomach pain and diarrhoea), headache and allergic skin reactions have been reported.

 

It is important to speak with a healthcare professional if you are concerned about possible side effects. Patients with the rare hereditary condition of galactose intolerance, galactosaemia, should not take this medicine.

 

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

 

Studies show that in times of increased demand, Gincosan can be taken on the day to support mental energy and performance.3

 

However, to experience full benefits it is recommended to take Gincosan for at least 12 weeks2 or as directed by your healthcare professional.  

 

Yes, Gincosan has no gluten added.

 

Yes, Gincosan contains a maximum amount of 136 mg of lactose per daily dosage of two capsules.

 

Yes, Gincosan contains a maximum amount of 12 mg of glucose per daily dosage of two capsules and 183 mg of mannitol per capsule.

 

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

 

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.

 

Gincosan capsules have no known effects in these situations.

 

Gincosan is available in selected markets. Please contact us for further information.

 

References

  1. Wesnes KA, et al. Psychopharmacol Bull 1997;33(4):677-683.  
  2. Wesnes KA, et al. Psychopharmacology 2000;152(4):353-61.
  3. Scholey AB, Kennedy DO. Hum Psychopharmacol 2002;17(1):35-44.
  4. Kennedy DO, et al. Nutr Neurosci 2001;4(5):399-412.
  5. Kennedy DO, et al. Physiol Behav 2002;75(5):739-51.
  6. Kwiecinski H, et al. Eur J Clin Res 1997;9:59-67.
  7. Brinkley TE, et al. Am J Hypertens 2010;23:528–33.
  8. Keheyan G, et al. Plant Foods Hum Nutr 2011;66:209–11.
  9. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Jul 6;141(1):23-7. Brief communication: American ginseng reduces warfarin’s effect in healthy patients: arandomized, controlled Trial. Yuan CS1, Wei G, Dey L, Karrison T, Nahlik L, Maleckar S, Kasza K, Ang-Lee M, Moss J.
  10. Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee. 5 November 2013. EMA/PRAC/625262/2013 [S14-0529].
  11. Naccarato M, et al. Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care 2012 ;11(2):98-100. 
  12. Landucci E et al. 11°FENS forum of Neuroscience. 7-11 July, Berlin. Poster presentation C14-Neuroprotection, Abstract C132. Effects of Ginkgo biloba (GK501) and Panax ginseng (G115) alone or in combination in organotypic hippocampal slice cultures exposed to excitotoxic insults.