Memory and Mind
Memory and Mind is advertised as physician formulated supplement designed to support memory, mood, and concentration. The formula is manufactured by Aroma MD, a company which manufactures and markets a variety of formulas based on medical aromatherapy principles. The company offers an expanding line of physician-formulated essential oil blends to promote better health and well-being for adults and children and for condition-specific needs such as digestion, mood, memory, joint and muscle discomfort, and immune system support.
The supplement is designed for people all ages, except if taken internally, in which case patients should be 16 or older. The formula is recommended for those who experience occasional memory troubles caused by stress or for those who seek support in the natural aging process. People who suffer from liver or kidney conditions and pregnant women should consult a specialist before using Memory and Mind.
Memory and Mind Ingredients
Memory and Mind includes the following ingredients: medical quality essential oils of Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Salvia officinalis (Sage), Salvia lavandulaefolia (Spanish Sage), Rosmarinus officinalis verbenone (Rosemary), Cananga odorata (Ylang-ylang) and Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver).
Memory and Mind is a mixture of essential herbal oils. The formula is designed for internal and topical use, as well as in baths. Sage is a potent source of antioxidants; hence, the plant exerts neuroprotective properties as it fights free radical damage and harmful effects of oxidative stress. Preliminary evidence shows that it as a memory enhancer, boosting memory recall. Also, it seems that Sage can increases production of glutathione, an important anti-aging anti-oxidant which improves circulation to the. Glutathione is heavily investigated as a treatment solution for various brain conditions, from autism to Alzheimer’s. While the plant is considered safe for use on the short-term, long-term implications have not been systematically studied, and caution is recommended.
Lavender has a calming, sedative, anti-convulsive effect. Its medical applications usually include anxiety, stress, insomnia and other sleep problems, headaches, etc. It appears that Lavender increases brain waves associated to relaxation. It is generally considered safe but is known to cause constipation, headache, increased appetite and irritation if applied to the skin.
The formula should be used internally by people over the age of 16 in doses of 5-20 drops every 8-12 hours daily. Topical use includes application to temples, neck and chest as needed before tasks, whereas in baths the manufacturer recommends stirring 5-20 drops stirred. Memory and Mind should not be used internally by people being treated for estrogen-sensitive cancer.
- Organic, paraben free formulation
- Various ways of administration (bath, internal, topical)
- Liquid formulation makes it easy to administrate
- Suited for all ages (except when taken internally)
- Side effects associated to the main ingredients
- Lack of consumer reviews
Aromatherapy is a 5,000 year old healing method that has been enjoying a lot of attention over the past years as integrative and alternative medicine fields have emerged. Medicinal aromatherapy is above all considered safe, natural and effective therapy. Memory and Mind belongs to this category and is offered as a blend of essential herbal oils for the brain.
There are no consumer reviews available online to confirm its effectiveness however, nor any other piece of evidence to support the formula works to accomplish its purpose. Given that the manufacturer issues warnings and recommends caution for certain types of patients, we recommend you consult a healthcare provider prior to starting using Memory and Mind.