Memory Hack comes from a Barbados based company called Raposo Fitness Enterprises, trading under the name Nutrition Hacks or Natural Nutrition Hacks. This company markets health products for a wide range of purposes, including toe nail fungus and weight loss.
Memory Hack is expensive. You can only buy via the official website where it costs a whopping $69.00 for one bottle of 60 capsules.
You can buy three bottles for $177.00. Six bottles costs $294.00.
We make no bones about it: Memory Hack really is the worst supplement we have seen in a long time. We hate that the advertising is cynically playing on people’s fears. We are not impressed by the underlying message that this supplement is the only thing to prevent you turning into an “incoherent, babbling, scared vegetable”, and it is obvious that the advertisers have no understanding whatsoever of dementia, science, or even common decency.
The supplement itself is fairly standard with some reasonable nootropic ingredients. However with zero ingredients quantities provided and a massively overinflated price, we do not advise you to try it. There are plenty of better nootropics on the market, and although none of them will “cure” dementia because there is no cure, they may offer some benefits.
It is worth remembering that if there really was a cure for dementia, it would be the medical breakthrough of the century.
Memory Hack Review
Here at the Watchdog, we see a lot of wild claims made by companies trying to sell their products. We have seen supplements claimed as the cure for cancer, homeopathic remedies which are supposed to work better than conventional medicine, we have seen pills to make you younger, more attractive, and more.
However, Memory Hack has just set a new benchmark for unbelievable claims. According to the advertising, Memory Hack cures and reverses dementia. Wow!
Memory Hack is sold via a one page website and is in the form of one of those long sales letters that never seem to end. As you read you are drawn into the story of a woman called Michelle, who at the age of 59 cannot remember her own son. The story progresses through trials and tribulations, brain scans and Big Pharma, and the fear of dementia.
Finally this woman, who claims to be a former dementia sufferer, says she is totally cured by taking this supplement.
It is easy to laugh at this nonsense, but the advertising is very cruel. According to so-called Michelle,
“You have 6 months before you become an incoherent, babbling, scared vegetable if you do nothing.”
If you have ever been in a position where you or a relative has been diagnosed with dementia, you will probably be pretty upset and angry by this cruel heartless and inaccurate description of a real medical condition.
How to Take Memory Hack
- This basic information is not provided
We cannot find out much background to Raposo Fitness Enterprises. The Barbados address could be just a mailing address rather than a real office. We did find that the company, trading under the name Nutrition Hacks, market a range of pretty indifferent looking products for health which are sold via a network of affiliate marketing (affiliate marketing is where you advertise a company’s product on your website and get paid when someone buys via your link).
Memory Hack Concerns:
- If you have just received a diagnosis of dementia for you or a loved one, the false hope and false promises offered by the Memory Hack advertising may catch you out
- The company offers a guarantee, but really can we believe this, when the whole premise for this supplement is based on lies?
- Unknown origins of this supplement. Where was it made? This information is not provided
- May cause side effects and will certainly interact with some prescription medication
What Does Memory Hack Claim To Do?
There are so many claims. The sales letter drones on and on with one unbelievable badly written fact after another, involving brain scans, the 9 year old son of a 59 year old woman (really?), nursing homes, the fear of turning into a vegetable, losing your mind in six months, and a black hole of indifference… we were beginning to feel this last point ourselves…
All this is bad but then in comes the Fear Factor. You are warned that simple signs of forgetfulness, like losing your keys or forgetting where you parked your car, is an early sign that you too will be in a nursing home and a “babbling vegetable” within months unless you act now (if this were really true, some of us at the Watchdog office would have been hauled off to the nursing home years ago).
So the answer is to buy this supplement… we got there in the end!
The basic claim is that Memory Hack will prevent you getting Dementia and if you already have it, will cure the condition. The inference is that if you are worried about it, you probably already have it already. This will touch a nerve with many people.
Does Memory Hack Work?
First up, let’s look at some facts about Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in thinking skills and memory. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, making up around 60 -80% of all cases. It is a progressive disease and there is no cure, and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA. Although, as it is usually suffered by elderly people, age must be considered in this statistic.
Dementia is caused by damage to brain cells, and usually the hippocampus is the first to be affected. The hippocampus controls learning skills and memory which is why the memory, especially short-term memory is affected. Scientists have not found a cure for dementia, although symptoms can sometimes be improved by treatment.
Experts suggest that diet, exercise, and good cardiovascular health may reduce the risk of dementia, but of course even this is no guarantee against this condition. The simple truth is that research is ongoing and as yet there are no clear answers. Source
Memory Hack contains a blend of ingredients in unknown quantities. Some of these such as Huperzine A, a plant extract have been tested on dementia patients and in some cases clinical testing has indicated improvements. There are some amino acids and vitamins, including vitamin B12 which again may have benefits. However there are concerns about potential side effects of some of the ingredients and there is a serious lack of ingredients information, such as how much of anything is actually contained in this supplement.
Who knows? A nootropic supplement that helps top up brain chemicals and strengthen neurons may help protect against cognitive diseases. It may help you feel more alert and have other benefits, but Memory Hack is not a reputable supplement. It is unlikely to improve mental functioning, and it certainly is not going to “cure “dementia as claimed.
If it did cure dementia, it would be the medical breakthrough of the century and not be on sale from a one page dodgy website packed full of lies.
What Are The Ingredients of Memory Hack?
There is no information regarding the strength of the individual ingredients. Serving size is not disclosed either. It is important to remember that effectiveness and effects will depend upon serving size, of which is unknown.
- L Theanine: Amino acid present in tea, and the component that causes the relaxing yet energising effects of having a brew!
- Rhodiola Rosea: This is a natural Adaptogen which means that it causes general feelings of wellbeing so Rhodiola Rosea is often taken as a supplement in its own right. According to animal testing, it seems to reduce fatigue and feelings of stress, but there no real evidence beyond the anecdotal that it helps improve cognitive functioning.
- Alpha GPC: L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine is a natural choline compound that is already present in the brain, and it seems to increase acetyl choline – an important brain chemical that is key to learning and memory. In supplement form it may help with many neurological disorders such as dementia, and it may improve thinking skills and alertness but it requires further research. Serving size has also yet to be determined.
- Phosphatidylserine: This is a natural chemical made in the body which plays a role in the repair and the maintenance of all the cells. It is also obtainable by diet in foods such as cabbage, soy, and offal. It may be effective as a way to slow age related cognitive decline and may help improve mood.
- Magnesium L Theorate: Form of magnesium which is becoming popular in supplements. It is supposed to increase magnesium levels in the brains, which in turn could lead to improved short term memory. Testing so far has only been carried out on rats but benefits could translate to humans. So far serving size and whether or not it works is not established. Source
- Citrulline Di Malate: L Citrulline Di Malate, an amino acid made in the body and also available by diet and supplements as here. Citrulline helps produce nitric oxide in the body, and this helps arteries relax and improves blood flow to the body and brain.
- St John’s Wort: Herbal supplement long known to be a remedy against depression, but also known for causing side effects and drug interactions. The most common dose is 300mg three times a day, but amounts here unknown.
- Huperzine A: Natural chemical derived from a Chinese plant called Club Moss, but regarded as a drug by some people because it undergoes a lengthy manufacture process. Research suggests it is effective for a variety of brain conditions, including memory loss, dementia, and mild mental impairment. Source
- Avena Sativa: Better known as oats, and with real health benefits if consumed as part of your diet. Oats help lower cholesterol, and can help reduce feelings of hunger such as when eaten as porridge. Serving size is likely to be very low here, and it is hard to see the benefit.
- Acetyl L carnitine: Form of the amino acid L carnitine found naturally in the brain. Acetyl L Carnitine supplements can be effective for some medical conditions including depression and elderly memory loss. Source
- Artichoke Leaf Powder: The most common use for artichoke powder is as a hangover cure, or as a remedy for heartburn because it affects bile production. This is not a usual nootropic ingredient, and it will not have a nootropic effect.
- L Tyrosine: Amino acid present in cheese. It helps the body convert fat to energy and it may help mental functioning, but for this purpose is usually administered in the form of N Acetyl Tyrosine.
- Vitamins B3, B6, and 12: B vitamins are important for all aspects of health, and are especially important for healthy brain function. Quantities not provided.
Does Memory Hack Have Any Side Effects?
Memory Hack may cause side effects, and also interactions with some prescription medication.
St John’s Wort is particularly of concern. Common side effects include;
- Increased blood pressure
- Stomach upset
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Allergic reactions
- Interactions with medication, including heart medication and contraceptive pill
Other side effects may include;
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Check with your doctor before use if you have any underlying medical or mental health conditions or if you are taking any type of prescription medication. This supplement may cause interactions and may prevent your medication from working.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Memory Hack?
There are no customer reviews for Memory Hack.
Does Memory Hack Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
There is a 180-day guarantee advertised, but don’t hold your breath on getting your money back if you are dissatisfied.
The official website states,
If at any point within the next 6 months from now you find that your results are anything short of heavenly, please tell us in an email or a phone call and you will get a complete refund.
On top of that, you can keep your bottles and you’ll even keep your bonuses. That’s how confident we are that this formula will do wonders for you.
You can even keep your bottles. Everyone gets a refund who asks for it for any reason, no questions asked.
Where Can I Buy Memory Hack?
You can only buy Memory Hack via the one page product website, or via the Nutrition Hacks website.