Best Memory Supplements Reviews and Buyers Guide

Best Memory Supplement

Are you interested in improving your brain functions?

Do you want to be able to focus for longer periods of time and recall information with ease?

If your answer to either one of these two questions is yes, you might benefit from taking a memory supplement.

In the following paragraphs, we will tell you everything you need to know on choosing the best supplements for your needs.

What are the Role of Memory Supplements?

Memory supplements are recommended to all those who need to recall information easily, increase their confidence levels and experience less anxiety when under pressure.

With scientifically-proven formulas, such supplements can not only strengthen your memory and improve information recall under pressure but they also enhance other brain functions[1].

They boost cognition, thought processing and help one deal with stressful periods.

Nootropics, The Best Memory Supplements Out There

Nootropics are memory supplements that have a special formula, with the active ingredients working to enhance the overall functioning of the brain[2].

They have a positive effect on both short-term and long-term memory, is recommended to those who suffer from memory impairment.

What are the Memory-Enhancing Ingredients?

Memory-Enhancing Ingredients

Each memory supplement has its own formula but, upon a thorough research, you will discover that certain ingredients are almost always to be found in these supplements. This is, of course, directly related to their memory-enhancing properties.

Among the most common ingredients that nootropic supplements contain, there are huperzia serrata, bacopa leaf, ginkgo biloba, ginseng and L-theanine.

Many ingredients found in modern memory supplements have been used since the ancient of times, being part of the Ayurvedic, Chinese or Indian naturopathic medicine (also known as natural brain boosters).

In particular, ginkgo biloba and ginseng are used for their amazing ability to boost memory and information recall[3].

They can also offer protection against neurodegenerative conditions[4], such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

All of the ingredients contained in nootropic supplements come together to improve memory and additional brain functions.

They increase the overall mental clarity, make one more alert and reduce the level of anxiety. Taken on a regular basis, they increase the focus, helping one stay motivated and work more productively.

What are the Things to be on the Lookout For?

When researching memory supplements, one of the first things to take into consideration is the recommended dosage[5].

You should also pay attention to the testimonials left by verified purchasers, as these can provide essential details on the benefits of the product (as well as on the disadvantages or potential side-effects).

Some products are backed by scientific studies, which is a clear proof of their quality and efficiency.

Reading product reviews can be useful as well, as you can find out all there is to know on a certain memory supplement (you can then compare and decide on the right one for you).

If you take prescribed medication, you should not be in a hurry to choose a memory supplement.

What you need to do is contact your treating physician and ask about potential interactions.

Some supplements, including nootropics, can interact with various medications (SSRI, sleeping pills, ADHD medication, antidepressants, etc.). Only a medical professional can help you determine whether taking memory supplements poses a threat to your health or not.

It is important to talk to the physician about the medication prescribed for cognitive disorders, as this often interacts with the ingredients contained by most memory supplements[6].

Recommendations

Recommendations To Be Remembered

If you have decided on a particular memory supplement, you should follow the instructions to the letter and never take more than the recommended dosage (all the information should be inside the box or on the label of the product).

As you will see for yourself, it is recommended to take memory supplement for several days a week, then take a break. This is especially valid for stronger supplements, the cycled intake allowing the ingredients to be properly absorbed and work their magic.

While taking memory supplements, regardless of the type and ingredients, you are not allowed to drink alcohol (risk of complications – health threat and rendering the supplement ineffective).

  • Refrain from buying the least expensive memory supplements; as thorough research will show you, the ingredients might be similar but the quality is never the same. Once again, by reading reviews, you will be able to form a better idea about the best memory supplements.
  • A low-quality product might contain sub-standard ingredients. Do not let yourself be tricked by fantastic claims and fake testimonials, and do your research before choosing any memory supplement.
  • There are many scams in the online environment and people often pray to the free trial false promise. In many situations, one ends up being charged for the “free trial”, so verify any purchase before committing to it.
  • You can talk to a qualified physician about the memory supplements you plan on taking. The physician can provide adequate medical advice and help you take a final decision.
  • Always pay attention to ingredients, the mechanism of action and potential side-effects.

In this way, you will know what to expect, especially in terms of results.

What does a Good Memory Supplement have to Offer?

Good Memory Supplement

A quality memory supplement will help you think faster and recall information with little or no difficulty. It will improve the ability to process facts, lowering anxiety and stress levels (particularly under pressure). You will no longer forget what you wanted to say, be more alert and feel fresh.

Memory supplements are recommended to students as well, helping them focus and study for prolonged periods of time.

In general, they assist one in stepping out of the comfort zone and thinking faster. They enhance memory, bring more concentration and aid with both productivity and motivation.

Conclusion

As you have seen, the decision to take a memory supplement should not be treated lightly. Use the information included in this article and choose the best supplement for your needs.

And, remember, always speak to your treating physician before taking such supplements (especially when taking prescribed medication).

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Contributor : Melissa Feldman (Cognitive Health Digest)

Melissa Feldman is an independent freelance writer and author from Toronto, Canada. Melissa lived in Tel Aviv, Israel for 18 years and worked as a content manager in the educational publishing industry. She has undergraduate degrees in both teaching and psychology and a master’s degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies. Melissa is currently working on marketing and creative projects as well as writing a novel. Melissa has been featured on many outlets, including the Content God, Wonder, Branksome Hall’s Alumni Magazine, The Read, & Eric Cohen Books. Reach out to her on LinkedIn.