Q I have a question about Ginkgo Concentrate. Could you please give me the amount per serving in milligrams instead of micrograms? In other words, how many milligrams of ginkgo flavone glycosides, terpene lactones, ginkgolides A, B, and C, and bilobalide does the product contain?
JERRY, Delft, The Netherlands
A 1000 micrograms (mcg) equals 1 milligram (mg). One capsule of Ginkgo Concentrate contains 120 mg of standardized Ginkgo biloba extract (leaf), of which 28.8 mg is ginkgo flavone glycosides, 7.2 mg is terpene lactones, 1.44 mg is ginkgolide A, 0.96 mg is ginkgolide B, 1.2 mg is ginkgolide C, and 3.0 mg is bilobalide. The name for this standardized extract, which is used in most scientific studies on ginkgo, is EGb 761.
Ginkgo has been found to be beneficial for vision, by the way, especially retinal function. For this reason, it is also included in VincaSee. The fact that you are a resident of Delft, the home of Jan Vermeer, whose artistic vision did so much to change the way we appreciate color and light in fine art, has not escaped our attention.