Gosha Jinki Gan for Urinary Incontinence and Overactive Bladder
Urinary Incontinence (UI) and Overactive Bladder (OAB) affect literally millions of men and women around the world. While surgical procedures are available to help remedy the problem, many who suffer from bladder conditions would prefer to try natural solutions instead.
Many types of nutritional and herbal remedies are available, and one of the most popular ones is Gosha Jinki Gan.
What Is Gosha Jinki Gan?
Gosha Jinki Gan (GJG) is a blend of 10 medicinal herbs – sometimes combined with lactose – that has been used in traditional Japanese herbal medicine for thousands of years. Today it is prescribed by natural medicine practitioners to provide relief for a variety of conditions, including overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, diabetes, bone loss, male infertility, and lower back pain.
Cases of mild diarrhea and nausea seem to be the primary side effects reported. These problems are most likely the result of lactose intolerance, digestive difficulties or allergic reactions to one or more of the plant ingredients used. Compounds in GJG have been seen to react adversely to melatonin, dioxins, paclitaxel and oxaliplatin. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. Be sure to check with your physician if you have any questions or concerns about chemical interactions or other side effects.
In a 2008 study by M. Kajiwara and K. Mutaguchi in Hinyokika Kiyo, improved bladder control was reported after a single dosage of GJG was administered to 44 women with overactive bladder. A 2007 study involving 30 women with urinary incontinence -- reported by T. Ogushi and S. Takahashi -- showed similar results over a longer period of time.
Can You Buy Gosha Jinki Gan On Amazon?
As far as I can tell...no.
I've seen many people asking that question, so I tried to find out for myself. I've searched and searched for where to buy Gosha Jinki Gan online, but I just can't find it anywhere.
If you search online for the phrase, "gosha jinki gan amazon" or if you just go to Amazon and search for it, you will find several incontinence supplements to help with bladder control (I've listed several below), but it doesn't look like you can actually buy GJG on the site.
If that changes, I will definitely update this article and link to that product for those readers who are interested in purchasing it. If you've found a reputable GJG product online, please comment below with a link and I'll go check it out.
The 10 Plant Compounds Used In Gosha Jinki Gan
- Rehmannia Root
- Poria Sclerotium
- Plantago Seed
- Moutan Bark
- Dioscorea Rhizome
- Cornus Fruit
- Cinammon bark
- Alisma Rhizome
- Aconite Tuber
- Achyranthes Root
Update Re: Purchasing Online
So far, searches for GJG on Amazon have only turned up related products like pumpkin seed extract and similar items -- but no GJG.
However, a reader did comment about finding GJG tablets from a company called Rakuten Ichiba. Apparently Rakuten is Japan's version of Amazon, and they're getting pretty huge.
The software used to translate Rakuten's pages into English leaves a lot to be desired. In other words, I can barely understand it =) We're talking very, VERY broken English. But that's more of a tech issue than a product quality one (I presume). Anyway, at least it's an option for those who prefer to shop online.
The UK reader who referred me to this site (Alan, below in the comments), also mentioned a customs charge, so be prepared for that additional fee.
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