BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS
As I have mentioned I was taking Ginkgo Biloba and Niacinamide to improve my memory and to help keep my memory sharp. I cannot find that post. However, this post is to let you know that it works wonderful for memory, however it seems that tis is the supplement that is causing shadows in my vision.
I have taken Ginkgo Biloba steady for about 2 years, somewhere in middle of that time the shadows started, but I did not know the cause, I thought I was getting cataracts, or maybe I was taking to many aspirins for my ear pain that I was going through at that time. Therefore, I stopped the aspirin. I also stopped quite a few other things trying to figure it out. I have only been off the Ginkgo Biloba about 5 days and the shadows are gone.
It did work excellent for memory; however my health situations did not go well with Ginkgo. The good news is the clearer vision was quickly restored when the Ginkgo Biloba was stopped.
I would start with one capsule and go up from there. Rule is to start low and slow. I would buy any brand that has no fillers like Magnesium Stearate etc. and is organic.
Hi, wondering what dosage of ginkgo biloba you take for memory and if possible would you please share the brand name?
I would suggest looking into melatonin. You could even give him coconut oil daily, it's supposed to help memory. You'll find lot's of information here on EC! Good luck!
In case you don't get the answer to your question, you might find the following helpful for memory loss:
Hi everyone, I'm hoping you can advise the dosage of vitamin B3. My husband had a mini stroke and experiencing some memory loss especially after he was out on statins for high cholesterol. He has stopped the statins but would appreciate guidance on reversing memory loss naturally. Thanks in advance!
HI U OLE PATOOTS, ORH here, and just remembered that I left the water on some plants at the farm. To cut the water off, I must drive 10 miles from our lake cabin to our farm. Irritated at myself for getting old and now have memory problems. It is also happening more often. So I decided to go back in the EC archives and here is what I found.
Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile, Tn.)
HI U HAPPY,,,,,,,,, told this story numerous time but you can check it out on the net. The U of Cal, Ervin did a mice study about 5 years ago where they engineered mice to have Alzheimer's, they then fed them nicianamide, which is Vit B 3. They all recovered in about 6 weeks. They were elated and said that they were next doing this with humans. That never happened. My ole boss in Wi., wife was having problems. We waited and waited and he finally called them. That trial was not to be. Like cancer, too much money to be made by treating, instead of curing.
Whenever I flub up mentally, my wife asks, "are you taking your Nicianamide"? My answer is usually, "No".
For all you folks suffering from dementia, research Vit B 3. The cost is about $ 4 a month. It is another one of those 'Merican things.
Time is neigh, =====ORH==========
Years later they did a facade of a test to shut down the chatter. Some of EC's brightest bought in, but not one of me. Lots of tales on EC about how B 3 helped memory problems. Hope this ditty makes sense. Ole boss died last year at 95 and took Vit B 3 religiously and was mentally sharp. Think I better do the same. ====ORH====
Hi Marcee from California -
Thanks for the information on memory loss and statins.
A supplement that also is critically important for people on statins is CoQ10.
According to Dr. Joseph Mercola: "Importantly, if you're on a statin drug, you need at least 100 mg to 200 mg of ubiquinol or CoQ10 per day, or more."
It's a supplement that is good for other medical issues too, such as kidney disease, heart failure, insulin resistance, etc.
I'm sure your dad will continue to improve!
Statin Medication Link to Memory Loss
Statins are known to cause fairly rapid memory issues, but the experience doesn't stop there as statins are also noted for causing muscle pain and muscle damage, and in some cases, it can be severe and non-reversible as discussed here:
Statins are also noted for causing tendon damage as outlined here:
Sadly, many patients never draw the connection between statins and the damage they can potentially cause.
On the other hand, soy lecithin is noted for significantly lowering cholesterol and triglycerides while raising HDL cholesterol as described here:
Lecithin is not noted for causing memory problems, muscle damage, and muscle pain or tendon ruptures.
Statin Medication Link to Memory Loss
My dad recently got lost on his home street he has lived on for 60 years. Turns out his doctor raised his statin prescription and when the statins were reduced his memory came back. There are other medications with memory side effects. Just want people to consider this. We had no idea and dad suffered for several weeks.
What brand did you use it?
I started take gingko for sluggish and brain fog and found it helped with that right away but amazing, it improved my memory so much I think it is because it increase circulation to the brain. In the beginning I took one capsule every day but now I take gingko once every few days. I am 29 years old.