Memotenz Nootropic Review
Just How Good Is Memotenz?
I spend a lot of my working life researching and reviewing nootropic supplements, and one that came to my attention quite recently was Memotenz… made by California based Health Research Institute, the makers certainly make some bold although not uncommon claims about their product….
They tell us that Memotenz will help users by helping them to enjoy:
- Clearer Thinking
- Sharper Focus and Improved Concentration
- Greater Mental Energy
- Improved Short Term and Long Memory
- Reduced Cognitive Decline
Whats In Memotenz
Ingredients are king…. use the right ones in the right quantities and you are onto a winner, use the wrong ones or fail to put enough of the key ingredients into the formula and all you will be left with is frustration and disappointment..
The makers start off quite well by putting 50mg of a Gingko Biloba extract that they call ‘Ginkgoxine’… Gingko is one of the older natural extracts known to man (it dates back to the time of the dinosaurs) and does have a solid reputation for being able to boost brain function.. it helps to increase blood flow throughout the brain cells, helping it to function at higher level..
This is where it starts to go downhill.. the rest of the formula is crammed into an undisclosed proprietary blend totalling 727mg
We know what it contains, but not how much of each component is in every serving:
St Johns Wort – usually found in anti depressants because it can help boost the productions of mood enhancing hormones Serotonin and Dopamine
Bacopa Monnieri – Recognised for its ability to boost memory and attention
Glutamine – Helps to protect and promote the correct functioning of neurotransmitters
Phosphatidylserine Complex – Commonly used to treat patients with ADHD, and help reduce the effects of cognitive stress
DMAE (Dimethylaminoethanol Bitartrate) protects brain cells against age related decline
Acetyl-L-Carnitine – Thought to speed the brains reaction times and alertness, and boost blood flow..
How To Take Memotenz
The daily serving is just 1 capsule
There is virtually no verified independent feedback available, the only testimonials that I can find are on the official website..These are all 100% positive which is really unusual in its own right… I do not care how good a product is, its never going to suit everybody, so the chances are that you will get some sort of negative comments along the way..… Because of this, I always view these ‘official’ reviews with a certain amount of scepticism as there is every chance that they are merely marketing hype prepared by the manufacturers for their own use..
Any Side Effects
There have been no direct reports of any problems resulting from taking memotenz (yet), but one ingredient in particular has been linked to some quite unpleasant side effects – St Johns Wort has been linked to side effects that include:
- Dry Mouth
- Stomach Issues
- Tingling And Skin Rashes.
- It also interacts with a number of medications, and should never be taken by anybody who is on Warfarin or other blood thinners, along with some SSRI’s
Where To Buy Memotenz
At the moment you can only buy Memotenz direct from the manufacturers, you will NOT get it from Amazon, Walgreens, GNC or any other online source.
A single bottle containing a 30 day supply will cost you $79.98.. the makers will reduce the price down to $39.99 for buying 5 or more bottles
Cash Back Guarantee
The makers do offer a 30 day cash back guarantee, but this only appears to be applicable to unopened/unused products… you will have to pay both the return shipping and a 20% “handling or restocking” fee… So Do Not Expect Your Full Money Back.
Despite all the manufacturers positivity and marketing hype, there isn’t a lot of substance to this product… the dosing (that I know of) is quite weak…. Taking Gingko Biloba as an example, experts agree that in order to get any positive effects, you need to be taking at least 120mg and possibly up to 360mg daily – at 50mg the amount in Memotenz is much less than that amount..
Another one to consider is the amount of Acetyl-L-Carnitine in the mix…it forms part of the undisclosed proprietary blend (727mg in total) Experts again agree that to achieve any beneficial effects, you need to be taking 600mg as a minimum and possibly up to 2500mg daily…. With this and 5 other ingredients crammed into the 727mg blend, there is no way that there is enough of this or any other ingredients in the mix – just do the maths.
To Sum up…. Memotenz is a weakly formulated nootropic at best, it does have some decent ingredients, but they are simply not included in sufficiently large enough amounts for them to have any real nootropic effects..
With very little feedback,and a virtually worthless guarantee, there is nothing that even slightly encourages me to recommend it as a viable nootropic..
Quite Frankly There are Many Better Products Out There..