Memory Upgrade Review
Memory Upgrade is a drink mix with 13 vitamins and minerals, a fruit flavor, and some other nutrients. It’s meant to boost memory, muscle tone, and general cognitive function. The formula is made by Duke Pearson and Sandy Shaw, authors and scientists who deal with life extension and nutrition. Life Enhancement is the company who sells it. They were founded in 1985 and are located in Nevada, having developed a number of effective products over the decades.
Memory Upgrade contains the following ingredients: Vitamin C (as niacinamide ascorbate), Vitamin E (dL-alpha tocopheryl acetate), Thiamin (vitamin B1 as thiamine hydrochloride), Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Niacin (vitamin B3, Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin), Biotin, Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5 as calcium pantothenate), Calcium (as calcium pantothenate), Zinc (as zinc gluconate), Copper (as copper gluconate), Chromium (as chromium polynicotinate), Fructose, Choline (as choline dihydrogen citrate), Taurine, Glycine, natural flavors, silicon dioxide, malic acic
What makes Memory Upgrade different from other drink mixes is mostly its addition of choline, also known as Trimethylethanolamine. It’s a psuedovitamin vital to the human body and some animals. It’s found in many foods, so most people don’t tend to need large amounts in the form of choline supplements. For general health purposes, people tend to take 250 to 500 mg daily. It’s been recommended that people start with small doses of 50 to 100 mg a day, and increase the levels as they build up a tolerance. If your doctor recommends it, you may need more than 500 mg. Each serving of Memory Upgrade has 1000 mg of choline, so it’s unlikely you’ll need multiple servings a day. An average diet supplies people with 200 to 600 mg of choline every day. The recommended daily value is 425 to 550 mg for most people. The 1000 mg may be high, but no users of Memory Upgrade have noted experiencing any adverse effects, and the maximum recommended daily dose for adults is 3500 mg. The pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) is also high, with each serving of the drink mix containing over 5000% of your daily value for B5.
- Effective formula of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and choline. It can help you with physical activity and cognitive function while enhancing physical and mental energy levels.
- Unnecessarily high amounts of some ingredients. The vitamin E also seems to have an inaccurate representation of the daily value. There are different types of vitamin E and 30 IU of dL-alpha tocopheryl acetate is above the recommended daily value of 22 IU. You also get vitamin E from foods, especially sunflower and peanut products, so it’s generally unnecessary in high amounts in supplements. Very high amounts can cause unpleasant side effects. Still, all ingredients are within safe levels.
One reviewer mentioned her husband taking 1-2 servings a day for over 15 years because of how it helps focus. Another said it helps with memory, relaxation, and ability to sleep properly. Overall, reviews and testimonials are extremely positive. There aren’t any negative comments, not even about taste, which is generally where most people disagree. It doesn’t last all day, as most people will take 2-3 servings daily, but it does seem to be effective. People report a variety of positive mental and physical effects, especially when combined with other Life Enhancement products. It’s a little expensive for a monthly supplement, but it might be exactly what you need to keep yourself going all day.
10yrs or More
|HCF Quality (4.8)||(4.8)|
|Jarrow Formulas Citicoline (2.9)||(2.9)|
|Healthy Origins MegaNatural BP Grape Seed Extract (2.9)||(2.9)|
|Memory Ultra (2.6)||(2.6)|
|Memory Upgrade (2.3)||(2.3)|
|Healthy Aging (2.3)||(2.3)|