Ginkgo biloba supplements with the fewest additives

Ginkgo (sometimes spelled gingko or ginko) biloba may help memory and concentration, but many ginkgo biloba supplements contain more than just the extract.For example, silica or silicon dioxide are often added to prevent caking, magnesium stearate or stearic acid for easier manufacturing, guar gum for thickening or consistency, titanium dioxide for whitening, lecithin as an emulsifier, and soybean oil as a suspension oil.

Also, with ginkgo biloba supplements specifically, an analysis of ginkgo biloba research explores potentially-toxic effects of ginkgo biloba, especially in mice and rats.

With those issues in mind, I suggest the following ginkgo biloba supplement if you're looking to avoid additives:

Recommended as purest Ginkgo Biloba:

Nutrigold Ginkgo Biloba Gold
Positives:
  • silica-free / silicon-dioxide-free
  • stearic acid-free / magnesium stearate-free
  • guar gum-free
  • titanium dioxide-free
  • lecithin-free
  • soybean oil-free
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

PureLeaf ginkgo biloba extract, gluten-free rice flour (non-GMO), vegetarian capsule (vegetable cellulose).


Other ginkgo biloba supplements

The following are other ginkgo biloba supplements I'm aware of, sorted alphabetically.

Name Ingredients
Doctors Best Extra Strength Ginkgo (Veggie Capsules)

Ginkgo biloba extract (leaf) flavone glycosides 28.8 mg, terpene lactones 7.2 mg, modified cellulose (vegetarian capsule), rice powder, magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Mason Vitamins Ginkgo Biloba (Capsules)

Ginkgo leaf extract, Calcium Sulfate, Gelatin and Magnesium Stearate.

Metabolic Maintenance Ginkgo Biloba
Available on metabolicmaintenance.com

Ginkgo biloba leaf extract (standardized to 24% ginkgoflavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones), guar gum (a water-soluble fiber), vegetarian capsule.

NOW Foods Ginkgo Biloba (Veggie Capsules)

Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Ginkgo Biloba Extract.

Nature Made Ginkgo Biloba (Capsules)

Ginkgo leaf extract, cellulose gel, gelatin, stearic acid, water.

Nature's Bounty Ginkgo Biloba (Capsules)

Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Rice Flour, Gelatin, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silica.

Nature's Bounty Ginkgo Biloba (Tablets)

Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Vegetable Cellusulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Vegetable Stearic Acid.

Nature's Plus, Adult-Active (Tablets)
Available on iHerb

LECI-PS (phosphatidylserine and essential fatty acid-rich purified soy lecithin concentrate), Phosphatidylserine, Phosphatidylcholine, Cephalin (phosphatidylethanolamine), Phosphoinositides, DMAE (2-dimethylaminoethanol bitartrate), Proanthoplex (a proprietary proanthocyanidin-rich complex of bilberry, blackberry, green tea, black raspberry and red raspberry), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, di-calcium phosphate, silica, and pharmaceutical glaze.

Now Foods, True Focus (Veggie Capsules)
Available on iHerb

Vitamin c (from potassium ascorbate), vitamin b6 (from pyridoxine hcl), potassium (from potassium ascorbate), ltyrosine (freeform), lphenylalanine (freeform), taurine (freeform), grapeseed (vitis vinifera) extract, potassium ascorbate, dmae (from dimethylaminoethanol bitartrate), ginkgo biloba (leaf) extract, coenzyme q10 (as ubidecarenone), cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silica.

TruNature Ginko Biloba (Softgels)

Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Glycerin, Yellow Beeswax, Soy Lecithin, Vinpocetine, Caramel Color, Titanium Dioxide Color.


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