10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|20/20 Brain Power (3)||(3)||N/A|
|Mind + Memory Matrix (2.8)||(2.8)|
|Memory Maintenance (2.6)||(2.6)|
|Memory Boost Formula (2.4)||(2.4)|
|Brain Support Formula (2.3)||(2.3)|
Mind + Memory Matrix is a nutritional supplement designed to boost brain function. The formula is offered by Nature Bound, a manufacturer which does not provide a lot of information about its practices. In fact, the info about the product itself is very evasive and not even a complete list of ingredients is available on the company’s official web-site.
We were able to find the list of ingredients on the sites of other online retailers who sell Nature Bound’s formula but we noticed that it is very similar to that of a recently reviewed supplement, namely Biogreen Labs Memory & Focus. We’re not exactly sure what the connection between the two supplements is as we couldn’t find any information that could solve the mystery. It could be the fact that one of the formulas is the new version of the other, but is it possible that even the producer’s name changed? In lack of relevant information we have to remain to the hypothesis that there are two products with the same ingredients, although we cannot imagine why.
This being said, the marketing campaign of Nature Bound’s formula is a little different than that of Biogreen Lab’s supplement. The only active ingredient described is Ginkgo Biloba, although the formula also features 8 more active compounds with similar or other cognitive benefits. The main associated benefits are enhanced memory recall, positive mood, and increased blood circulation to extremities.
Mind + Memory Matrix contains the following ingredients: Mind + Memory Matrix contains the following ingredients: Gingko Biloba, Phosphatidylserine Complex, N-Acetyl-L Carnitine, St. John’s Wort, L-Glutamine, DMAE, Bacopa Monniera, Vinpocetine, Huperzine A, gelatin, vegetable Magnesium Stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and Silicon Dioxide.
The formula’s first listed ingredient is Ginkgo Biloba. Besides being the oldest living tree species on earth, Ginkgo Biloba is also the most used supplement in America. The herb is used in the treatment of a wide spectrum of conditions that affect the brain and circulatory system including neurodegenerative conditions, hypertension, coagulating problems, heart failure, etc. However, many of its uses have not been proved scientifically and there’s still a lot of controversy around this herbal extract among researchers and medical doctors all over the world.
Another active compound of this supplement is the Phosphatidylserine complex included for the presumed abilities of Phosphatidylserine of promoting healthy brain cell communication. This is a phospholipid naturally occurring in our bodies. It also contains Choline, the precursor of Acetylcholine which is a key neurotransmitter closely related to memory and focus. The chemical was also shown to reduce Cortisol levels, the stress hormone secreted when we are under a lot of pressure. If the levels of Cortisol remain high for longer periods of times, the body will be affected negatively.
The formula features several other herbal extracts and chemicals (like DMAE, and L-Glutamine) researched for their potential benefits on the brain’s numerous abilities. Many of them don’t benefit of unanimous support from scientists or medical doctors who often recommend more in-depth research in order to obtain more conclusive results.
- The formula features clinically studied active ingredients.
- The price of Mind + Memory Matrix is very low (less than $15 for a month’s supply)
- The amount of information provided by the manufacturer is insignificant- consumers cannot get a full picture of the benefits and risks associated with the use of this formula. There is not even a complete ingredient list provided by the manufacturer.
- Details about the producer are lacking at this time (no location of the manufacturing facilities, compliance with quality standards, etc)
- There’s no money back guarantee available.
The formula offered by Nature Bound is a pretty common brain supplement. It is based on several popular herbal ingredients, but has the advantage of including two amino acids and other brain nutrients considered effective in promoting optimal brain health. Unfortunately, these ingredients have caused controversy among scientist all over the world and the extent of their benefits and associated health risks are not fully understood at this time. It is why you should always ask the opinion of a professional doctor before taking dietary supplements. He or she is the only one capable to assess the benefits and side-effects of a certain product for the specific health issues of each patient.