Brain Smart Memory is one of four products claiming to help specific mental functions. The others are Focus, Mood and Ultra You can take the supplements individually or combine them.
Brain Smart Memory is a nootropic supplement claiming to reduce the amino-acid homocysteine – a substance present in the body that contributes to degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The supplement contains a complex of vitamin B as well as Gingko Biloba and N Acetyl Cysteine. It looks good at first. The downside is the lack of hard facts about the company; much of the information is misleading and makes Brain Smart look a bit dodgy. The absence of customers’ feedback strengthen this impression.
Brain Smart Memory can cause numerous side effects such as nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, tingling, gas, dizziness and palpitations.
Brain Smart Memory is expensive for what is basically a vitamin B supplement. A bottle of 60 capsules costs £24.89 and lasts about a month.
Brain Smart Memory has the right look but we do have concerns about the supplement and the company behind it. Much of this comes down to trust… The company has lied about the CEO using the image of a male model in place of a “real” person and it makes us wonder what else they are hiding. For example, where is this supplement manufactured and where is it being despatched from? Can we really believe the facility where it is manufactured is conformed to GMP as claimed?
Leaving these concerns aside, we think that the supplement looks okay but it is essentially a Vitamin B supplement and you could probably buy an equivalent for a much lower cost. In our opinion, there are better nootropics and vitamins out there that do not come with the underlying concerns regarding Brain Smart Memory.
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Brain Smart Memory is a nootropic claiming to improve memory and recall. It contains a vitamin B complex, Gingko Biloba and N Acetyl Cysteine (NAC). These nutrients, with the exception of Ginkgo Biloba, are available in a normal healthy diet and should be safe even at high levels.
Augmenting vitamin intake with supplements can be extremely beneficial for brain health. According to research, vitamins of the B-complex can help protect against homocysteine – a natural amino-acid made by the body and associated with ageing and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
N Acetyl Cysteine is not a vitamin but an amino-acid derivative. It comes from the amino-acid L-Cysteine and is present in food such as cucumber and asparagus. It is often used for medicinal purposes and seems effective at reducing homocysteine too.
Brain Smart Memory seems to be more a preventive measure against this potentially dangerous amino-acid than as a supplement to brain chemicals, such as acetylcholine.
Take 2 capsules daily, preferably with meals.
Brain Smart supplements appear to be a global company with storage facilities and customer service operatives located in the USA, Canada, Hong Kong and London. However, there is very little background information and it is hard to find any hard facts about this company.
For example, the product information claims that all supplements are made in accordance with GMP (good manufacturing practice) but the country of manufacture is not mentioned. Delivery and worldwide shipping is available and delivery time is estimated at between 5 – 10 days for everywhere. Where is this being despatched from? Nobody knows for sure and a return address is not provided.
The CEO of the company is named as Sam Jansen described as a leading brain scientist, lawyer and author but we can’t find background information about him either. The only picture provided is of a good looking young man and appears to be the photo of a male model.
We looked into the CEO picture mystery and discovered that it shows up on other sites where hit used as a meme. One thing is sure, the man pictured on the Brain Smart website and named as the CEO is not real! We think the name might have been invented and the image is likely a stock photo. Does this make a difference to the quality of the supplements? Maybe not, but it denotes a certain amount of dishonesty. If they lie to the customers about the CEO, what else are they keeping secrets about?
According to the website, Brain Smart Memory was the Better Nutrition ‘Natural Memory Supplement of the Year’ in 2015. It sound simpressive but it is a false information. The ‘Natural Memory Supplement of the Year’ in 2015 was in fact Mushroom Wisdom Amyloban 3399 (which we will be covering in a later review).
According to the advertising, Brain Smart Memory has seven key features:
The product information explains the role of homocysteine and how it can be a danger to brain health:
The build-up of the amino acid homocysteine has recently been identified as a significant trigger for memory loss and mental decline. Homocysteine is regulated by enzymes which need vitamins B12, B6 and folic acid (B9) to function effectively.
Brain Smart Memory might help brain health and act as prevention. There is scientific evidence that vitamins of the B-complex help reduce homocysteine and the quantities contained in this supplement may be sufficient to have an effect.
One trial found that people over 70 with mild cognitive impairment benefited from homocysteine-lowering vitamin B and that it seemed to slow down brain atrophy. Further clinical trials are needed but it looks promising. It seems to be a good idea to ensure that we all get plenty of vitamin B either through diet or supplementation. Vitamin B12 deficiency may be a marker for dementia and stroke it just goes to prove how important they are to maintain a healthy brain.
Bear in mind that this evidence is based on vitamin B and NOT this supplement; taking a general vitamin B-complex supplement would probably have the same effects. This research is still in its infancy stage and the effective dosage has not been established yet so there is no guarantee that the dosage of this supplement is correct.
Brain Smart Memory may cause side effects such as:
In certain cases, it may also cause allergic reactions.
Not suitable for individuals under 18.
Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Discontinue use and see your doctor if you experience side effects or an allergic reaction.
Speak to your doctor first if you have an underlying medical condition or are taking any prescription medication.
Brain Smart Memory is only sold from the official website so there is no independent feedback. Although the customer reviews on the website may be genuine, we cannot guarantee that nor that the company is not filtering out negative comments. For example, those reviews do not ring true to us:
[…] I’m a pensioner on a very limited budget and so am finding the cost a little high for me… I will continue to buy because they are doing good for my memory but can you please consider introducing a discount rate for OAP’s like me?
Hi, my experience with your extraordinary supplement has been nothing short of a miracle. My memory was degrading but after 2 months is so much better than it has ever been. I can remember everything with exceptional clarity. I have always had a poor memory until now (I’m 53). My self confidence has soared to new heights..
Other customer reviews go along the same lines.
According to the website, there is an “iron clad” guarantee as long as you send the product back within a month of purchase. Here are the terms and conditions:
You can only buy Brain Smart Memory via the official website. The shipping is free worldwide and you can buy three bottles for the price of two; place three bottles in your basket and Brain Smart will only charge you for two of them.