Jul 17, 2012
| Response from Mr. Vergel
Ginkgo is one of those supplements that has shown mixed results in different studies for improvements in cognitive function. There have been no studies in HIV. A review of studies done until 2006 found inconclusive results:
The Charter study found that those with mild cognitive impairment tended to have lower CD4 nadirs (the lowest CD4 value measured) than those without impairment. So, preserving your CD4 cells may be the best way that you can slow down cognitive decline. CHARTER Study Finds Neurocognitive Impairment Still Common in ART Era, Linked to Lowest CD4 Cell Count
Conclusive studies in HIV- adults have shown that cognitive function can be improved by proper sleep, exercise, learning a new language, hormone replacement, cognitive training techniques and medication.
Medication related interventions are also being studied in HIV: Can an Alzheimer's Drug Help HIV+ People with Cognitive Dysfunction?
I hope this information helps you decide!
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