Vital Ginkgo Biloba


30 Softgel Capsules

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Vital Ginkgo Biloba supports normal blood circulation, memory, concentration and healthy brain function.

For more information about cognitive health, memory and concentration, we wrote an article in collaboration with News24, which you can read here: Fire up your focus and maximise your memory

For article references please see the Benefits section.

For detailed product information, please download the Professional Information.

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Vital GINKGO BILOBA supports blood circulation to the brain and improves memory and concentration with 120 mg Ginkgo biloba leaf extract combined with the following key nutrients for a laser focus formulation:

  • Vitamin B5, which is an essential trace nutrient that is required for the synthesis of Coenzyme A (CoA). CoA plays a critical role in many metabolic pathways, including those that provide energy for the brain. It is also required for the release of neurotransmitters between synapses, so it is essential for the transmission of information in the brain.10,11
  • Iron, which is involved in the creation of neuronal cells and various neurotransmitters, as well as metabolism in the brain. Iron status has a significant effect on behaviour, memory, learning and sensory systems and iron deficiency is linked to delayed brain development and worse school performance in children.12
  • Zinc, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and it is essential for normal brain function.13 Zinc is present in high concentrations in specific neurons. Zinc deficiency is linked to many conditions that cause cognitive and memory impairment, including neurodegenerative diseases, sleep disorders and vascular diseases.10,13


Allergens: Soya

Directions for use: Take 1 twice per day. Take with water after food.

Suitable for ages: 18 years and older.

Halaal: Yes




References and legals to support statements above and for the News24 article Fire up your focus and maximise your memory:

  1. Zieneldien T, Kim Janice, Cao C. The multifaceted role of neuroprotective plants in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Geriatrics (Basel).2022 Apr; 7(2): 24.
  2. Silva H, Gazalho Martins F. Cardiovascular activity of Ginkgo biloba-an insight from healthy subjects. Biology (Basel). 2022 Dec 21;12(1):15.
  3. Mashayekh A, Pham DL, Yousem DM, Dizon M, Barker PB, Lin, DDM. Effects of Ginkgo biloba on cerebral blood flow assessed by quantitative MR perfusion imaging: A pilot study. Neuroradiology. 2011 Mar;53(3):185-91.
  4. Amieva H, Meillon C, Helmer C, Barberger-Gateau P, Dartigues JF. Ginkgo biloba extract and long-term cognitive decline: A 20-year follow-up population-based study. PLoS One.2013; 8(1): e52755.
  5. Kennedy DO, Haskell CF, Mauri PL, Scholey AB, 2007, Acute cognitive effects of standardised Ginkgo biloba extract complexed with phosphatidylserine. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2007 Jun;22(4):199-210.
  6. Grass-Kapanke B, Busmane A, Lasmanis A, Hoerr R, Kaschel R. Effects of Ginkgo biloba special extract EGb 761® in very mild cognitive impairment (vMCI). Neuroscience Med. 2011;2:48–56.
  7. Kandiah N, Chan YF, Chen C, Dasig D, Dominguez J, Han SH et al. Strategies for the use of Ginkgo bilobaextract, EGb 761®, in the treatment and management of mild cognitive impairment in Asia: Expert consensus. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2021 Feb; 27(2): 149–162.
  8. Kaschel R. Specific memory effects of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 in middle-aged healthy volunteers. Phytomedicine. 2011 Nov 15;18(14):1202-7.
  9. Zhao M, Dong Z, Yu Z, Xiao S, Li Y. Effects of Ginkgo biloba extract in improving episodic memory of patients with mild cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2012 Jun;10(6):628-34.
  10. Tardy AL, Pouteau E, Marquez D, Yilmaz C, Scholey A. Vitamins and minerals for energy, fatigue and cognition: A narrative review of the biochemical and clinical evidence. 2020 Jan; 12(1): 228.
  11. Scholefield M, Church SJ, Xu J, Patassini S, Hooper NM, Unwin RD, Cooper GJ. Substantively lowered levels of pantothenic acid (vitamin b5) in several regions of the human brain in Parkinson’s Disease dementia. Metabolites. 2021 Aug 25;11(9):569.
  12. Chen Z, Yang H, Wang D, Sudfield CR, Zhao A, Xin Y et al. Effect of oral iron supplementation on cognitive function among children and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrients. 2022 Dec 15;14(24):5332.
  13. Sun R, Wang J, Feng J, Cao B. Zinc in cognitive impairment and aging. 2022 Jul; 12(7): 1000.
  14. McLellan TM, Caldwell JA, Lieberman HR. A review of caffeine’s effects on cognitive, physical and occupational performance. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2016 Dec;71:294-312.
  15. Pasman WJ, Boessen R, Donner Y, Clabbers N, Boorsma A. Effect of caffeine on attention and alertness measured in a home-setting, using web-based cognition tests. JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Sep; 6(9): e169.
  16. Tai XY, Chen C, Manohar S, Husain M. Impact of sleep duration on executive function and brain structure. Commun Biol. 2022 Mar; 5(201).
  17. Paruthi S, Brooks LJ, D’Ambrosio C, Hall WA, Kotagal S, Lloyd RM et al. Recommended amount of sleep for pediatric populations: A consensus statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. J Clin Sleep Med.2016 Jun 15; 12(6): 785–786.
  18. Ching HH, Koo M, Tsai TH, Chen CY. Effects of a mindfulness meditation course on learning and cognitive performance among university students in Taiwan. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:254358.
  19. Mandolesi L, Polverino A, Montouri S, Foti F, Ferraioli G, Sorrentino P, Sorrentino G. Effects of physical exercise on cognitive functioning and wellbeing: biological and psychological benefits. Front. Psychol. 2018 Apr; 9:509.
  20. Kiss L, Linnell KJ. The effect of preferred background music on task-focus in sustained attention. Psychol Res. 2021 Aug; 85: 2313–2325.
  21. Tardy AL, Pouteau E, Marquez D, Yilmaz C, Scholey A. Vitamins and minerals for energy, fatigue and cognition: A narrative review of the biochemical and clinical evidence. 2020 Jan; 12(1): 228.
  22. Ekstrand B, Scheers N, Rasmussen MK, Young JF, Ross AB, Landberg R. Brain foods – the role of diet in brain performance and health. Nutr Rev. 2021 May 12;79(6):693-708.
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[S0] Vital® GINKGO BILOBA soft gelatine capsules. Each capsule contains 6000 mg Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgo) [leaf, as 120 mg of a 50:1 extract standardised to flavone glycosides 22 %]; 9 mg Iron; 5,5 mg Zinc and 2,5 mg Vitamin B5. Combination product – Western herbal medicine / Health supplement. [S0] Vital® MEMORY & CONCENTRATION soft gelatine capsules. Each soft gelatine capsule contains 3000 mg Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgo) [leaf, as 60 mg of a 50:1 extract standardised to flavone glycosides 22 %], 500 mg Fish oil (Clupeidae; Engraulidae; Scombridae) providing 58 mg Eicosapentaenoic acid, 250 mg Docosahexaenoic acid; 15 mg Phosphatidylserine; 250 μg Folic acid; 5 μg Vitamin B12 and 5 mg α-TE Vitamin E. Combination product – Western herbal medicine / Health supplement. [S0] Vital® MAXI B soft gelatine capsules. Each capsule contains 50 mg Vitamin C; 25 mg Vitamin B1; 25 mg Vitamin B2; 25 mg Vitamin B3; 25 mg Vitamin B5; 25 mg Vitamin B6; 400 µg Folic acid; 150 µg Biotin; 40 µg Vitamin B12. Health supplement. [S0] Vital® OMEGA 3 soft gelatine capsules. Each soft gelatine capsule contains 1000 mg Fish oil (Clupeidae; Engraulidae; Scombridae) providing 160 mg Eicosapentaenoic Acid and 104 mg Docosahexaenoic Acid; 5 µg Vitamin D3 and 3,4 mg α-TE Vitamin E. Health supplement.

These unregistered medicines have not been evaluated by SAHPRA for their quality, safety or intended use. APPLICANT: Vital Health Foods (Pty) Ltd, Reg. no.: 51/03081/07. Lavender Lane, Kuils River, 7580, South Africa. Tel no.: (+27) 21 900 2500. Please refer to the detailed professional information (PI) for full prescribing information.

Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgo) [leaf, as 120 mg of a 50:1 extract standardised to flavone glycosides 22 %] (mg) 6000
Ferrous Sulphate (mg) 24,48
Providing Iron (mg) 9
Zinc Gluconate (mg) 38,32
Providing Zinc (mg) 5,5
Calcium-d-pantothenate (mg) 2,73
Providing Vitamin B5 (mg) 2,5
The inactive ingredients are d-alpha-tocopherol, gelatine (bovine), glycerine, glyceryl monostearate, iron oxides, purified water, simethicone, sorbitol 70 % and sunflower seed oil.