10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Nature Made Ginkgo Biloba 30mg (3.7)||(3.7)|
|Super Neuro Matrix (3.1)||(3.1)|
|Upgraded Ginkgo Biloba (3.0)||(3.0)|
|Viosan Memory (2.1)||(2.1)|
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.
Viosan Memory promotes concentration and mental alertness through a unique combination of nutrients demonstrated to improve cognitive function, ingredients which include, DHA, Gingko Biloba, Acetyl L-Carnitine, Vinpocetine and Huperzine A. The manufacturer claims that the ingredients are combined at meaningful levels and that the timed-released capsules ensure optimal absorption and long-term benefit.
The formula targets teenagers and adults who need support during memory challenging periods or who experience progressive decline in cognitive capacities (focus, learning, memory and recall). People taking aspirin or any other anticoagulant or blood-thinning medication, those on any prescription medication and pregnant or nursing women are advised to consult a healthcare professional prior to taking this product.
The manufacturing company, Viosan, has set out to improve the health of patients through highest quality, therapeutic dosage nutritional supplements designed to target core health issues. The company is located in Florida, where it also operates manufacturing facilities in adherence to strict manufacturing standards as contained in FDA cGMP’s (verified current good manufacturing practices).
Viosan Memory Ingredients
Viosan Memory includes the following ingredients: Acetyl L-Carnitine, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, DHA (Docasahexaenoic Acid), Vinpocetine, Huperzine, Dicalcium phosphate, Stearic acid, Magnesium stearate, Silica, Croscarmellose sodium and, glaze.
Viosan Memory is a combination formula of herbal ingredients, amino-acids and Omega – 3 designed to support concentration and memory.
Acetyl L Carnitine is an amino acid used in protein synthesis processes. It also helps the body produce energy by playing a crucial role in the transportation of fatty acids from the cytosol into the mitochondria (known as the power plant of the cell). It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes. Although statistically significant studies have not yet been conducted in humans, there is a large number of small scale animal and human research that shows Acetyl L Carnitine is effective in reducing exercise induced oxidative stress, and may help with age related memory loss, late-life depression and poor brain circulation.
Huperzine is a substance purified from Chinese club moss, a plant used in traditional forms of Chinese medicine. The substance is the result of laboratory processing and may be useful in memory and learning enhancement and age-related memory impairment. Insufficient evidence however still exists. It can cause some side effects in case of long term use such as vomiting, incontinence, nausea, diarrhea, blurred vision and speech, restlessness, loss of appetite (anorexia) and cramps.
There are no Viosan Memory consumer testimonials available. Also, the manufacturer mentions no side effects for the formula as such. Still side effects have been reported for some of its ingredients (for instance Ginkgo Biloba). The recommended daily dosage is 2 capsules.
- Tested ingredients
- Timed-release capsules which ensure long lasting effect
- Excellent price (approx $11 for a month’s supply)
- Available in a two month’s supply bottle
- Lack of consumer testimonials
- Viosan Memory side effects associated to some of the core ingredients
- The product may contain allergenic ingredients, particularly ingredients derived from fish (tuna)
Viosan Memory is a blend of brain nutrients designed to prevent age-related memory loss and to enhance concentration and mental alertness. The formula is offered by a company who manufactures a large number of products designed to treat or prevent health problems in all main areas (immune system, cardiovascular health, brain, joint, digestive system, bones and sleep issues).
The manufacturer mentions no side effects associated to the formula however it issues a list of precautions and potential drug interactions. There are no consumer reviews that we could identify, therefore it is impossible to objectively assess the formula’s effectiveness or to list consumer reported side effects.
Like for all supplements, we recommend specialized advice prior to use.