Memory Power is marketed as a high potency multi-herbal designed to assist with age related memory and concentration problems. The manufacturer is Nutra Life, a company located in New Zeeland. They develop and market a number of vitamins, minerals and herbal dietary supplements; however sports nutrition products are a significant part of their business. The production facility complies to GMP standards and is licensed by Medsafe New Zealand and the Therapeutic Goods Administration in Australia.
The formula is claimed to be ideal for elderly patients who may find memory retention more difficult as they age. Also, due to the adaptogenic properties of many of its ingredients, the formula may be suited for individuals who, under stress, experience memory and concentration issues.
Patients on prescription drugs (including blood thinners) should consult a healthcare provider before use. Also, pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use Memory Power without medical consent.
Memory Power Ingredients
Memory Power includes the following ingredients: Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi) whole plant (equiv. Bacosides calc. as Bacoside A 56.25mg), Ginkgo Biloba leaf (equiv. Ginkgo flavonglycosides 14.4mg, equiv. Ginkgolides & Bilobalide 3.6mg), Polygonum cuspidatum (Giant Knotweed) 5g (Equiv. Resveratrol 10mg), Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) root, Withania somnifera (Winter Cherry) Root, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf, RS Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Folic Acid, Choline Bitartrate, Inositol, Calcium Pantothenate (equiv. Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (equiv. Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)), and Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12).
The direct marketed benefits of Memory Power include protection of brain cells from free radical damage, mental clarity and alertness and improved memory, attention span and learning capacity. The formula contains a blend of herbal extracts, antioxidants and vitamins designed to support healthy mental functions.
Most of the herbal ingredients have traditionally been used to support healthy mental function. The formula uses standardized extracts of three herbs (Ginkgo Biloba, Bacopa Monnieri and Giant Knotweed), in concentrations which have been studied and proven effective and safe.
Other herbal ingredients include the powerful Withania Somnifera or Ashwagandha, a powerful adaptogen, hence its ability to help the body naturally adapt to stress. Although research is still limited, there are studies who reveal that the plant possesses anti-oxidant effect and may work to improve thinking ability, decreasing inflammation and even in preventing the effects aging exerts on cognitive function. The plant is classified as generally safe, however long-term safety of is not known. Side effects generally occur in case of excess dosage and include vomiting, diarrhea and stomach problems.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid is an anti-oxidant used against memory loss, diseases of heart and blood vessels and eye-related problems. Small studies even showed that it can slow down progression of Alzheimer’s disease, however large scale studies are required to confirm this hypothesis.
Memory Power is advertised to contain no gluten, yeast, salt, artificial colors or artificial flavors. The recommended daily dosage for adults is 2-2 capsules taken with food. The manufacturer warns that exceeding the recommended dose may cause digestive discomfort or headaches. No consumer reviews were available at the time of this review.
- Memory Power contains no gluten, yeast, salt, artificial colors or artificial flavors
- The formula contains the standardized scientifically researched extracts of Bacopa Monnieri, Giant Knotweed and Ginkgo Biloba
- Explicit precautions and side effects mentioned for the formula
- Also contains essential vitamins which help body core functions and organs work properly
- Lack of consumer reviews online make it difficult to assess the formula’s actual effectiveness
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use the supplement
- The formula is not suitable for long term use because of the adaptogenic herbs content (up to 3 months after which a break is required prior to re-beginning treatment)
- Ginkgo Biloba contains caffeine which may interact to blood pressure medication
- Side effects associated to the main ingredients
Memory Power is a formula which has a balanced content of herbal ingredients designed to assist with memory problems and other cognitive function parameters as well as vitamins and anti-oxidants designed to support general cell and body health. The formula may be effective if we consider the fact that many of the herbal ingredients are standardized extracts, hence clinically studied and labeled effective and safe. Still, there are no consumer reviews to validate the manufacturer’s claimed benefits, which makes it hard to evaluate if the product works and to what extent.
However, the manufacturer goes to great lengths to provide detailed information about the main ingredients, precautions, side effects and other drug interactions, making it a helpful source for potential consumers.
It is out strong recommendation that a healthcare provider is consulted prior to beginning treatment, so that a correct diagnostic is established and that potential drug interactions are accounted for.