According to current research, people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) may slow the rate of cognitive decline with Ginkgo Biloba supplementation.
23 people with mild MS, participated in this double-blind placebo-controlled pilot study. The study lasted 6 months. Better performance on neuropsychological tests was seen in the participants who supplemented with the Ginkgo Biloba when compared to participants who took the placebo.
Cognitive problems like abstract reasoning, difficulties with memory and concentration are commonly experienced by many individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. Symptoms of cognitive decline can occur early in the disease even when other symptoms like loss of muscle co-ordination and balance are mild.
Researchers concluded doses of 240 mg of Ginkgo Biloba could show beneficial effects on memory, attention and functioning in individuals with mild MS symptoms. Past studies with Ginkgo Biloba have shown this herb’s effectiveness in slowing mental decline in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. No prior studies have shown Ginkgo’s benefit with MS patients.
Further studies are needed.
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