ADVANCED GINKGO SMART brain supplement

Irwin Naturals, Ginkgo Smart, Maximum Focus & Memory, 60 Liquid Soft-Gels

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Liquid Soft-Gels
Servings per Container: 30
  Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Fish Oil (30% Omega 3 Fatty Acids) 878 mg
Ginkgo powder (leaf) 400 mg
Ginkgo extract (24% flavone glycosides, 6% terpene lactones)(leaf) 120 mg
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (as Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI) 50 mg
Choline (as Choline Bitartrate) 50 mg
Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) Bitartrate 50 mg
Trimethylglycine (TMG) 50 mg
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 20 mg
Velvet Bean extract (10% L-dopa)(seed) 10 mg
Vinpocetine (from Lesser Periwinkle extract (whole plant)) 2 mg
Toothed Clubmoss extract (1% huperzine A) (plant) 1 mg
Bioperine Complex
Bioperine Black Pepper extract (95% piperine)(fruit), Ginger extract (5% gingerols)(root)
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Q. I just got Advanced Ginkgo Smart for my mother, who has early stage Alzheimer's disease. Then today I noticed your article on galantamine. Would it be OK to give her both supplements together, or do they have the same basic function?
A. Advanced ginkgo contains huperzine which works in a way similar to galantamine, hence it probably is not a good idea to combine them.

The brain is quite complex and in order to enhance it with natural supplements, several of them are necessary in the right proportions. The following links should be helpful.
Mental clarity through supplementation
Ginkgo Biloba leaf
Choline nutrient
DMAE brain booster
Trimethylglycine (TMG)
Alpha Lipoic acid
Vinpocetine for dilation
Huperzine A   anticholinesterase
Mucuna Pruriens extract

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Q. Dr. Sahelian, I've been taking Advanced Ginkgo Smart
smart pill, which has an endorsement from you on the label insert, but don't really notice a whole lot of difference in my mental clarity or concentration after taking it. I am now interested in purchasing your new formula, Mind Power Rx, but had a few questions: l) Is this a better supplement for helping mild age related memory problems? It seems like it must be, since the dosage requirement is only one pill a day.
   A. Dr Sahelian is no longer associated with the company that makes Advanced Ginkgo Smart. Due to his evolving knowledge, he has now formulated Mind Power Rx which has excellent feedback.

Q. I noticed advanced ginkgo smart has huperzine. Isn't huperzine more for those with Alzheimer's disease?
   A. Yes, huperzine is found in advanced ginkgo smart. I prefer young people not to use huperzine for prolonged periods.

Q. Can someone take advanced ginkgo smart with LJ100 or dhea?
   A. I prefer not overdosing with herbs and supplements but to take advanced ginkgo smart by itself.

Q. I started taking Advanced Ginkgo Smart three days ago. Before I would forget things, common stuff, like where I put the keys, things I need to do, etc. I think its because I have a lot on my mind. But anyway today it just seems like I'm out of it. It also seems like I have the concentration but the memory just seems to be getting worse. I was wondering if that is normal at first. Then it gets better. I'm not taking anything else just them.
   A. Sometimes taking too many pills can make things worse, it may be better to take a break and start with just one pill instead of several.

As of April, 2006, Ray Sahelian, M.D. is no longer associated in any form with Irwin Naturals vitamin company and no longer associated with Advanced Ginkgo Smart. Dr. Sahelian developed this memory brain formula many years ago but is no longer associated with Irwin Naturals.