i have never had a great memory, but in the last few years i've noticed it getting worse. anyone know of a good supp. for memory that doesn't cost $50.00 a bottle or more? anyone use anything for memory?
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? i always thought it was good for memory and brain function and stuff..
We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act, but a habit.
Ginkgo Biloba is what you're looking for, its been proven to help with memory and concentration enhancer
piracetam + choline citrate or AGPC. that stack is extremely cheap and most people find it effective for boosting memory.
or, if you can get one, pramiracetam/aniracetam, but those are a little more costly. sulbutiamine might, and i emphasize, MIGHT help.
Piracetam+ginko+choline source is a super stack for memory, IMO. I'm a college student and I run this all the time. I've found it to be very powerful for boosting my recall abilities.
I forgot what I was going to say.
i second the fish oil.
I've had good luck with piracetam. Make sure you also take choline with it as well.
Oddly enough... I also tried Bodyquicken/Brainquicken and it seemed to work for a shorter term brain boost. Although its pricey and doesn't last more than a few hours.
aniracetam appears to be the favorite of our customers versus piracetam and oxiracetam....there was a problem with supply issues recently but we have now gotten a shipment of aniracetam (one of the very few) at dealsinbulk
Nutrition major speaking here...
There no food or supplement that is clinically proven to provide increased memory or brain function. I can provide support from clinical studies if anyone is truly interested. Ginko biloba is especially contradicted (marketing for supplements is NOT regulated by FDA; supplements in general are not regulated by FDA either)
Brain memory is a function of concentrating. Not how much a supplement causes you to think.
Sorry for the bad news.
here is the summary:
Creatine supplementation is in widespread use to enhance sports-fitness performance, and has been trialled successfully in the treatment of neurological, neuromuscular and atherosclerotic disease. Creatine plays a pivotal role in brain energy homeostasis, being a temporal and spatial buffer for cytosolic and mitochondrial pools of the cellular energy currency, adenosine triphosphate and its regulator, adenosine diphosphate. In this work, we tested the hypothesis that oral creatine supplementation (5 g d-1 for six weeks) would enhance intelligence test scores and working memory performance in 45 young adult, vegetarian subjects in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over design. Creatine supplementation had a significant positive effect (p < 0.0001) on both working memory (backward digit span) and intelligence (Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices), both tasks that require speed of processing. These findings underline a dynamic and significant role of brain energy capacity in influencing brain performance.
it was done by Discipline of Biochemistry, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences G08, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
and you can find it at the royal society's website.
And even if the -racetam family and ginko have not been CLINICALLY proven, the functional word there is CLINICALLY... massive amounts of anecdotal evidence supports the premise that they do, in fact, enhance memory.
Once again, the power of the internet wins.
Piracetam.com cites a study done and published in Pharmacology magazine.... here is the summary...
The subjects were given 3x4 capsules at 400 mg per day, in a double blind study. Each subject learned series of words presented as stimuli upon a memory drum. No effects were observed after 7 days but after 14 days verbal learning had significantly increased.
if you want to evaluate that further, just google the following:
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 1976 Sep 29;49(3):307-9
It is apparent that supplements HAVE been shown to clinically improve memory. There are numerous other studies i found, but i believe my point has been made.
to the OP, please look into phosphatidylserine. This has helped me greatly with my short term memory as well as with recovery from workouts. A true 2 in 1 type product. The one I purchase is made by Source Naturals.
Regardless of what company you use, just make sure that it's a decent dosage when taken. im currently taking 1g (1000mg) in total by way of 1 pill x twice daily.