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MRM Ginkgo B Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Overview | Ingredients | Pros & Cons | Precautions | Cost | How To Use | Does it Work

Ginkgo B is a dietary supplement which aims to support memory, concentration, and general cognitive function. It’s distributed by California company MRM Nutrition, who says they were established in 1996. They’re very nature oriented; many of their products are certified vegan, gluten free, organic, and made in a GMP facility. The company focuses on sports and health nutrition, offering a wide variety of supplements for many different needs. Their categories include anti aging, multivitamins, bone and joint health, pre-workout supplements, and weight management.

They’re also the company behind the relaxation supplement Relax-All.


1) Quick Overview

The only active ingredient here is Ginkgo biloba, and every capsule has 60 mg of it. Despite existing in traditional medicine for a large portion of human history, there aren’t a lot of studies on the effectiveness of Ginkgo biloba. It may boost cognitive function in people without known cognitive problems, and that’s the main selling point in supplement products. Most research deals with studying concentrated ginkgo in older adults, and it does seem to be very effective in some areas. Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline can be lessened with Ginkgo. There can be minor improvements in general cognition, blood flow, sleep quality, and more. 120 mg is a very common serving size, and taking 2 capsules a day could potentially do a lot for your mind and body. People report all sorts of benefits with ginkgo extract, explaining its popularity. Sometimes experts recommend a highly concentrated Ginkgo leaf extract called EGb 761, instead of regular ginkgo extract.


2) Details on Ginkgo B Ingredients and Uses

Ginkgo B contains the following ingredients: Ginkgo Biloba Extract (60 mg): Ginkgo Flavone Glycosides (28%), Terpenes (10%), (Ginkgolide A 3.1%), (Ginkgolide B 3.0%), (Bilobalide 2.3%), (Ginkgolide C 1.6%).

3) Does Ginkgo B Work?

Each vegetarian capsule has 60 mg of Ginkgo biloba extract. This includes 24 percent Ginkgo flavone glycosides and 6 percent Terpenes. Terpenes are the primary parts of the essential oils of many types of plants and flowers. So a Ginkgo terpene would be the essential part of the herb, its “pure” essence. Ginkgo biloba is often thought to be the most popular herb for brain health. It’s a nootropic and makes frequent appearances in traditional Chinese medicine. Some people even use the herb for food. Medicinally, typical doses are 120 to 240 mg daily. Higher doses are sometimes used, up to 600 mg daily in some circumstances, but there isn’t any evidence to suggest that this is more effective than a dose in the 120 to 240 mg range. Several studies show that ginkgo extracts are notably effective as a therapeutic option in alleviating cognitive decline. Other studies show how it increases short term memory capacity in older individuals, usually those over the age of 55. Two capsules of Ginkgo B daily may be the best option.

Pros & Cons

4) Ginkgo B: Pros and Cons


  • Vegan capsules made with plant cellulose. No allergens such as milk, peanut, shellfish, soy, wheat, or yeast.
  • A simple one ingredient supplement without any filler. What you see is what you get.


5) Precautions of Ginkgo B Use

  • Some people might prefer to get Ginkgo as part of a nootropic stack. A supplement with just one ingredient might not be enough for them.
  • The amount per capsule is good, but some people might need 4 to 6 capsules a day. This is a bit of an extreme example, but heavy Ginkgo users won’t be best served with this product.

6) How Much Does Ginkgo B Cost?

The label recommends taking 1 to 2 capsules a day, with food. Bottles come with 60 capsules. The average person will probably use that bottle in 3 to 4 weeks. For this level of consumption, Ginkgo B is reasonably priced. If you take 1 a day, it’s very inexpensive. If you take 4 a day, it’s above average. MRM offers free shipping through their website, but only for orders over $100. MRM has three types of sample kits, which are technically free but you have to pay a slightly inflated shipping cost. Each kits contains 7 to 10 samples of various products that MRM sells. If you’re interested in what the company does, but don’t want to pay for a full size supplement, this is a good option for you.

How To Use

7) How to Use Ginkgo B

Ginkgo should be taken with meals because of the potential side effects from taking ginkgo. Most are mild, ranging from headache and dizziness to constipation and increased heart rate. It also has some blood thinning properties, so ginkgo shouldn’t be used by pregnant women or people taking certain medications. If you’re allergic to plants like poison ivy and poison sumac, ginkgo can sometimes cause allergic reactions. This is usually from leaves coming into contact from the skin, but overly concentrated extracts can also product such results.

Does it Work

8) Bottom Line – Does It Really Work?

This is an affordable and effective Ginkgo biloba supplement. Many online retailers sell it, so it’s just as easy to find as it is to take. Most people will take two capsules a day, although individual needs will vary. Ginkgo can help with a lot of potential problems, and it’s one of the most popular nootropic ingredients for a reason. If you think you can benefit from Ginkgo B, you likely will.

2.7/5 - (3 votes)
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