10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Standard Process Bacopa Complex (3.8)||(3.8)|
|I Need to Focus in School (3.2)||(3.2)|
|Memoril Memory & Mood (2.7)||(2.7)|
|Mega Memory (2.2)||(2.2)|
The main issue with synthetic ingredients is that you don’t always get what you pay for. In reality, synthetic ingredients are well known for their low absorption, poor bioavailability, and the fact that they drain the body’s reserves of other minerals and vitamins (e.g., cofactors) required for proper absorption of other nutrients.
At BrainReference we recognize that dietary supplements can be the source of many allergic responses either due to cross-contamination with high-allergen compounds during the manufacturing process or because they incorporate ingredients obtained from high-risk allergenic foods (milk, eggs, or fish).
Companies with less integrity will use dangerous fillers as a “grease or lube” to aid in easier and faster production. Artificial dyes and colors are used to make supplements more appealing to the eye. Coatings are added to make capsules easier to swallow. How do these fillers impact your body and health?
Independent testing labs are not associated with the producing company, ingredients supplier, the company whose name appears on the product, or with the consumer. This means independent testing labs have no vested interest in the result of the testing and are less likely to “dry lab” or manipulate test results for self-serving reasons.
Mega Memory is a formula advertised as specially developed to assist the brain’s performance and improve mental capacity, learning abilities, concentration and memory of its consumers. Side benefits include relieving anxiety and promoting relaxation.
The formula is manufactured by Totally Natural Products, an Australian company which markets herbal and nutritional supplements on a national scale for over 30 years. The products are claimed to be developed in GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) and TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) approved facilities under strict guidelines to ensure the required quality and maximum effectiveness.
Mega Memory is ideal for students, professionals or anybody who needs increased power of concentration during mental challenging periods (examinations, interviews, presentations or work). The formula is also safe to be used by children, in which case the manufacturer claims it helps with retention of new information and verbal abilities development.
Mega Memory Ingredients
Mega Memory contains the following ingredients: Bacopa Monnieri plant (BacoMind), Ginkgo Biloba leaf, Centella Asiatica herb (Gotu Kola) 500mg, D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate, R, S Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), Glutamine and Piper Nigrum fruit.
Mega Memory formula is designed to promote a healthy brain functioning at optimal parameters, with direct impact on memory, concentration, mental capacity and learning ability. Mega Memory consists of a blend of herbal extracts created to improve brain functioning and antioxidants and nutrients.
One of the core active ingredients is the proprietary blend BacoMind, a standardized extract of the herb Bacopa Monnieri. The herb was traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of asthma, depression, mental and physical fatigue, bronchitis or digestive problems. Research over the past years has shown Brahmi to have very good antioxidant properties and is considered a powerful rejuvenating herb for nerve and brain cells. BacoMind is claimed to have scientific backup of multiple in vitro, animal and clinical studies which substantiate its beneficial effect on cognition (both children and adults) and in the management of age related cognitive impairment.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is an antioxidant; therefore it exerts neuro-protective properties. However, most of ALA’s effects on humans are still a matter of research and have not been scientifically validated. The recommended dosage is one tablet of Mega Memory twice daily during meals. For children over 10 years the suggested dose is half a tablet taken twice daily with main meals or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Even though the active ingredients of Mega Memory are clinically tested substances, there is no proof the formula as a whole has been the subject of such a test. A drug interactions warning is issued by the manufacturer for Adalat (Nifedipine) used for Hypertension (Calcium Channel Blocker). Also, no consumer reviews are available online.
- Natural ingredients;
- Suitable for children;
- Reputable brand (Totally Natural Products).
- No reviews from consumers to support the effectiveness claimed;
- Not a clinically researched (even though its ingredients have been tested individually);
- Potential side effects derived from the main ingredients (Ginkgo Biloba);
- Interactions with other drugs are possible.
Mega Memory is a brain supplement advertised to improve learning abilities, concentration and memory in a natural and safe way. The formula is based on herbal extracts, nutrients and antioxidants and can be also used by children over 10 years old.
Special precautions are issued for people taking anticoagulants (Aspirin and Walfarin especially). The formula may interact with Adalat (Nifedipine). Mega Memory is manufactured in GMP facilities, in compliance to TGA standards. Also, the manufacturer enjoys a good reputation and has an extensive market experience of over 30 years.
As with all unapproved nutritional supplements, it is always best to consult a healthcare professional before starting taking the formula.