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Ginkgo Brahmi Review – 8 Facts You Need to Know

By Dr. Usmarah Hussain

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Summary | Ingredients | Pros & Cons | Cautions | Price | Suggested Use | Bottom Line

Ginkgo Brahmi’s core marketed benefits include improved memory and support for the cognitive function. The formula offered by Blackmores contains two herbs which have long been used by traditional medicine to improve memory and mental capacity. The product is designed for adults and children over 12 years old who wish to improve or support basic cognitive functions such as memory, concentration and alertness. The formula is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, due to unknown potential side effects and their extent.

Blackmores, the manufacturing company claims to be Australia’s leading natural health brand. The company was founded over 70 years ago and has received since numerous awards and recognition for its high quality products, excellent professional standards and contribution to the Australian natural health industry.The manufacturer mentions no research or clinical studies to support the product benefits.

Ginkgo Brahmi contains standard extracts of the two ingredients, which, as opposed to non-standardized extracts are generally used in various clinical trials an research studies and hence they can be associated to side effects and clear benefits.


1) What is Ginkgo Brahmi?

The supplement is a blend of two highly popular herbal ingredients used by modern medicine in memory enhancing remedies: Ginkgo Biloba and Bacopa Monnieri.

Ginkgo Biloba is a widely researched herb and the subject of numerous clinical trials who have revealed it is most effective in improving blood circulation, memory and concentration, but also possesses strong neuro-protective abilities. Although a daily dosage has not yet been established, Ginkgo Biloba has been reported to produce mild and rare side effects in case of large quantities consumed. These side effects include dizziness, nausea or headache. More serious but rare side effects may occur, and include: easy bleeding/bruising, fainting, irregular heartbeat, paralysis, muscle weakness, restlessness, seizures, slurred speech and severe headache or vision problems.

Brahmi is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal remedy, commonly used against anxiety, stress and for memory improvement. The manufacturer mentions mild laxative effect, dizziness and headache as potential rare side effects. We could not identify any consumer reviews for this supplement in particular. No adverse effects or special precautions are mentioned in relation tothis formula.

Brahmi is also sometimes used together with other nootropic ingredients, like in this memory formula by Brainol.


2) Details on Ginkgo Brahmi Ingredients and Uses

Ginkgo Brahmi includes the following ingredients: Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi) extract (standardised to contain bacosides 67.5mg)and Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo) extract(standardised to contain ginkgo flavonglycosides 16mg and ginkgolides and bilobalide 4mg).

3) Does Ginkgo Brahmi Work?

Advertised as a memory booster and a cognitive enhancer, this supplement contains a combination of two herbal extracts with well-known individual properties. Evidence has shown that Ginkgo Biloba helps increase blood flow and normalizes circulation, thus having a relaxing effect on arteries. Also, it may have a tonic effect on veins. Because brain cells require large amounts of energy to function properly, oxygen and glucose should constantly be supplied to the cells. The brain reserves of energy are limited; sometimes supplementation is needed for proper functionality. However, consumption of Ginkgo may increase the risk of bruising because it thins the blood, therefore interfering with the clots formation. Other side effects include allergic reaction, constipation, and alert heartbeats.

The other constituent ingredient found in this remedy is Brahmi, a herb which has been traditionally used to improve mental capacity and memory. Some studies suggest other qualities of Brahmi usage, such as improving speed and rate of information as well as concentration. On the other hand, Brahmi may slow the heart beats. Therefore it is not recommended for people who have a slow heart rate. Common side effects of Brahmi supplementation include nausea, fatigue and stomach cramps.

There are no online reviews regarding the Effectiveness of Ginkgo Brahmi; therefore, people only have the description as an orientation point.

Pros & Cons

4) Ginkgo Brahmi: Pros and Cons

  • Excellent reputation of the manufacturer, extensive market experience;
  • Two natural herbal ingredients featured as standardized extract;
  • Detailed information on the main ingredients and company background.

5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Ginkgo Brahmi

  • No money back guarantee is available;
  • This is a rather expensive product as compared to similar formulas
  • No consumer testimonials could be identified online

6) Ginkgo Brahmi Price

Sold by bottles containing 40 tablets, Ginkgo Brahmi is an averagely-priced product, especially in comparison with similar natural remedies. It is usually found for purchase either on the manufacturer’s website or with some other online and offline retailers. The manufacturer’s website makes no mention of a money-back guarantee whatsoever, but perhaps more info could be obtained if you inquire company representatives.

A bottle is sufficient for a month of treatment. When bought in larger quantities, discounts and promotions may be offered.

Suggested Use

7) Suggested Use

The recommended dose of Ginkgo Brahmi is 1 tablet taken twice daily.

Bottom Line

8) The Bottom Line – “Does it Work?”

Ginkgo Brahmi is a blend of two of the most popular memory enhancement herbal ingredients used today: Ginkgo Biloba and Bacopa Monnieri. The manufacturer, the Blackmores Company, is one of Australia’s leading health products manufacturer and a guarantee in its own right for the quality of the formula.

Still, there is no evidence to support Ginkgo Brahmi’s effectiveness, nor could we find any consumer testimonials to get a fair picture of the product. The manufacturer offers a detailed list of the ingredients’ spectrum of beneficial effects, potential side effects of the product and dosage and administration.

There is no money back guarantee applicable to the product. We recommend a doctor’s advice prior to starting treatment.

3.5/5 - (2 votes)
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Howard Cobb

I’ve been taking ginkgo supplements for years now and i like this one. It’s the best i’ve tried so far. actually felt a difference: learning faster, remembering better. Great! 5/5

Monica B.

I’ve had an unpleasant experience with Ginkgo Brahmi. it gave the most horrible headackes. won’t be buying again.