Supports memory and concentration     and reduces mental fatigue

Cognitive Health and Mental Performance

Gincosan is a patented, synergistic combination of the specific standardised extracts of Ginkgo biloba GK501® and Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer extract G115®. Gincosan is clinically researched to support memory, concentration and cognitive functions when stress and mental fatigue occur.

The Gincosan Difference

  • Patented combination with clinically researched synergistic effects

  • Ginkgo biloba extract GK501 improves oxygen supply to the brain and Panax ginseng extract G115 improves oxygen utilisation in the brain

  • Clinically researched for almost 20 years and backed by 10 clinical trials

Who is Gincosan for?

Gincosan is suitable for adults to support mental performance during hectic times as well as for adult students to provide mental stamina during exam periods.


Gincosan contains a combination of two specific standardised extracts of Ginkgo biloba  (GK501) and Panax ginseng (G115).


Learn more about Ginkgo biloba GK501

Learn more about Panax ginseng G115


  • Clinically researched for almost 20 years

  • Backed by 10 clinical trials


Directions for use

Adults: Take one capsule after breakfast and one after lunch or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

Studies show that in times of increased demand, Gincosan can be taken on the day to support mental energy and performance.1,2 However, to experience full benefits it is recommended to take Gincosan for at least 14 weeks3, or as directed by your healthcare professional. 

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.



Gincosan has a good tolerability profile as reported by PSUR (Periodic Safety Update Report).

A reduction of warfarin effect was reported by the use of Panax quinquefolius  (American ginseng), so a theoretical interaction with warfarin (or other coumarin anticoagulants) may also exist for Panax ginseng C.A. Meyer4.

Patients on blood thinning medications should seek medical advice before starting Gincosan.

A possible interaction between Gincosan and the anti-retroviral medicine efavirenz is pharmacologically possible and hence it is not recommended to take the 2 products together.


1. Scholey A and Kennedy O (2002). “Acute, dose-dependant cognitive effects of Ginkgo biloba, Panax ginseng and their combination in healthy young volunteers:differential interactions with cognitive demand” Human Psychopharmacol Clin Exp 17: 35-44.  2. Kennedy, D. O., et al. (2000). "The dose-dependent cognitive effects of acute administration of Ginkgo biloba to healthy young volunteers." Psychopharmacology 151(4): 416-423. 3. Wesnes KA et al Psychopharmacology 2000 152:353–361. 4. Yuan CS, Wei G, Dey L, Karrison T, Nahlik L, Maleckar S, Kasza K, Ang-Lee M, Moss J. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Jul 6;141(1):23-7.

Packaging and product claims may vary depending on country-specific regulations. Products available in selected markets only.

G115® is a  trademark of Pharmaton SA registered in multiple countries and used under license. ​GK501® is a  trademark registered in Switzerland.


How does Gincosan differ to other Ginkgo biloba and Panax ginseng products?

Gincosan is a specific, evidence based, combination of specific standardised extracts of Ginkgo biloba (GK 501) and Panax ginseng (G 115). Gincosan is clinically proven, it is the exact product that has been used in numerous clinical trials.

Is Gincosan likely to interact with any medications?

In a study of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), another species of ginseng, the extract was shown to reduce the effect of anticoagulants. Caution is advised in patients with bleeding disorders and for those on medications that may increase the risk of bleeding. The concomitant use of Gincosan and efavirenz, an antiretroviral therapy, is not recommended as a pharmacological interaction may exist. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional before starting Gincosan if you are taking prescription medications.

Is Gincosan likely to have any side effects?

Gincosan is unlikely to produce side effects, however, in rare cases there have been reports of mild gastrointestinal reactions (such as nausea, stomach pain and diarrhoea) and headaches. It is important to speak with a healthcare professional if you are concerned about possible side effects.

Can Gincosan be used during pregnancy and lactation?

Gincosan is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation as there are no published studies to establish its safe use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

How long will it take to notice results?

Studies show that in times of increased demand, Gincosan can be taken on the day to support mental energy and performance.1

However, to experience full benefits it is recommended to take Gincosan for at least 14 weeks2 or as directed by your healthcare professional.  

Is Gincosan gluten free?

Yes, Gincosan has no gluten added.

Does Gincosan contain lactose?

Yes, Gincosan contains a maximum amount of 136 mg of Lactose per daily dosage of two capsules.

Does Gincosan contain sugars or sugar alcohols?

Yes, Gincosan contains a maximum amount of 12 mg of Glucose per daily dosage of two capsules and 183 mg of Mannitol per capsule.

Do Gincosan capsules need to be swallowed whole?

Yes, Gincosan capsules should be swallowed whole and not broken or chewed.

Should Gincosan be stopped before surgery?

It is recommended to stop Gincosan 2 weeks prior to surgery. However, it is important to discuss this with your healthcare professional, including your anaesthetist and surgeon.

Will Gincosan affect my ability to drive and operate machinery?

Gincosan capsules have no known effects in these situations.

Where can I find Gincosan?

Gincosan is available in selected markets. Please contact us for further information.