Ginkgo Biloba For The Prevention Of Severe Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Starting One Day Before Rapid Ascent

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 26
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of 60mg EGb-761 thrice daily a single day before a trip from sea level to 4205m within 3 hours was able to reduce the amount of people with severe enough AMS to require immediate descent (64% down to 17%) and reduced the overall sickness in the group relative to placebo as assessed by LLSR but not by overall occurrence.

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