Memory Hack is promoted as some incredible new brain health supplement that "works for anyone of any age" and is described as a "never before seen memory hack" that can completely eliminate dementia and Alzheimer's… But is this really the case? Is this really the miracle supplement that is advertised as? Or is it possible that Memory Hack is a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money?
As you may know, on my website here I like to review different supplements and expose the truth… Dissecting every part of them that I can. Memory Hack caught my eye because of how it is promoted. It is a very hyped up supplement that seems too good to be true, so I knew I had to investigate.
In this review I'll be going over what exactly this supplement is, the sales pitch behind it, some red flags, what the "three-step protocol", the ingredients and whether or not they actually work, side effects and more. If you are thinking about potentially purchasing this supplement then you are definitely going to want to read over my review here before doing so.
And by the way… This is a review of the Memory Hack supplement that is manufactured by Nutrition Hacks. There are a few different "memory hack" supplements out there which is why I bring this up.
What Is Memory Hack?
Memory Hack is a brain boosting supplement created by Nutrition Hacks that includes all natural ingredients, and many of them. It is said to benefit cognition, intelligence, motivation, attention and concentration, in addition to improving overall health and increasing energy levels.
I'm guessing that some sort of promotional material probably lead you to my review here. Things probably sounded a bit too good to be true and you are starting to wonder whether or not this might be a scam. And it's no wonder that this happened… This supplement is promoted as a "cure all" and some of the claims made about it just don't seem realistic.
That said, although I definitely would consider this supplement to be extremely over-hyped and I would agree that the benefits are exaggerated, it's ingredients are proven to increase brain health to some extent and for many people out there it may be worth trying. But anyways… I will get more into this all throughout the review.
First I want to talk a little bit about the ridiculous sales pitch the supplement is promoted by...
The Sales Pitch
First off you should know that there are more than one sales pitch is out there. There are multiple promotional videos promoting this supplement. What I will be going over here is what I have found to be the "main" promotional video (pictured below).
It all starts off with some story about a 57-year-old mother of three, named Lisa, who was able to turn things around and improve brain health overnight.
Apparently Lisa was suffering from dementia and was told by doctors that she had only six months before she would not be able to recognize anyone, including her and family members.
The spokesperson in the video, who says his name is John and he claims he is Lisa's husband, talks about how she would forget where she left her keys, forget about food on the stove, etc., but things really got bad when one day she held a gun to her son's head after mistaking him for an intruder.
The story goes that after this incident John went out on a mission to find a cure to his wife's brain deteriorating disease. He ended up getting in contact with a neurologist, whose name is never mentioned, who supposedly is against the pharmaceutical industry and all of their wrongdoings. There is a lot of talk about how the pharmaceutical industry is out to get you and is nothing but bad news.
But anyways… This neurologist came up with a simple three step protocol which this Memory Hack supplement is formulated based on.
This supplement is supposedly so powerful that Lisa went from being in very bad condition to being completely symptom-free of the brain disease within just a few days.
*Another different promotional video that I came across was about some lady named "Michelle" who couldn't remember her sign, having suffered from dementia as well. And of course she turned thing is all around with this amazing protocol, just as Lisa.
There are a lot of red flags throughout the promotional material presented, below are a few that I think are worth bringing up.
#1 - Big Bad Pharma
They take the typical "big bad Pharma" approach that I am all too familiar with. Basically they talk about how the pharmaceutical industry is making a fortune off of your pain and suffering, how they lie to you about treatments, and how they want you to stay unhealthy and in bad condition.
While it may be true to some extent that the pharmaceutical industry behaves in ways that are "less than ethical", there is no proof of what John is talking about throughout the video and I am hesitant to believe it because I have heard this same sales pitch before with health products like Ultra Omega Burn, Diabetes Destroyer and many others.
#2 - Crazy Background Story
Another red flag is the crazy background story to this whole promotional video. I'm talking about how Lisa supposedly held a gun to her son's head after not being able to recognize them. It seems that many products are often promoted under the most ridiculous stories.
Sure, I have no proof that this story is not real, but I am certainly very suspicious that there is any truth to it.
Who Is This John Guy?
Next up let's talk about this "John" guy. Who is he? Is he really John?
Well… Unfortunately I have no idea, but I doubt that this is actually his name. There is no verifiable information given for me to be able to look into this further in order to prove his identity. My guess is that he is just a made up character created for the purposes of promoting this product, but you be the judge.
The 3 Step Protocol
There is really no 3-step protocol, or at least not in the sense of a protocol in which you would take three actionable steps. The "3-step protocol" that is talked about in the video presentation is just the protocol that this secret neurologist supposedly followed to create the Memory Hack supplement.
The three steps that this supplement are formulated based on include…
- Step 1: Address the blood brain barrier
- Step 2: Fuel the brain
- Step 3: Block toxic chemicals from attacking the brain
And below I will talk about the ingredients included in this supplement that supposedly accomplish all three of the steps and whether or not they are as effective as you are led to believe.
Memory Hack Ingredients: Will They Actually Work?
Throughout the video presentation that I watched the guy talked about all the different ingredients that this neurologist created this supplement with and why you have to have exact amounts… Specific amounts of each ingredient for this to work. This is just his way of saying that you must buy Memory Hack and nothing else… Because of course the amounts of these ingredients are unknown and are not mentioned in the video nor on the bottle.
But anyways, the different ingredients included here are:
- Rhodolia Rosea
- Magnesium Threonate 25
- Citrulline DL-Malate
- St John's Wart
- Huperzine A
- Gingko Biloba
- Acetyl L-Carnitine
- Artichoke Leaf Powder Extract
- Green Tea
Any Scientific Proof That They Work?
But or any of these ingredients really all that special? You are told about all the scientific evidence backing these ingredients, but can you really trust what you are told?
Well… Believe it or not… Although much of what you are told in the video presentation is fluff and hype, there is some truth to what you are told. These ingredients are proven to work to enhance memory and it is fairly easy to find reliable information on such.
For example, if you look up ginkgo biloba and brain fog you will find plenty of results. I came across a 2011 study that supports the widely accepted belief that it can be used as a treatment for working memory deficits that are the result of aging. In this study there were two groups tested, one given a placebo and the other given in extract of ginkgo biloba, the results being that there were noticeable memory improvements in the group that supplemented the extract.
And when it comes to L-theanine there is also plenty of information out there regarding its ability to help with memory and overall brain function, Much of which can be found on Wikipedia. This amino acid is well known for having a positive effect on brain health. It has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier unscathed and is known to improve cognition, reduce mental stress and more.
L-theanine it's actually found in green tea, which happens to be another ingredient that is in this supplement.
Alpha GPC it's another ingredient that there is a lot of emphasis put on and plenty of scientific data to back up what you are told. Alpha GPC helps in the delivery of choline to the brain. And according to the National Institutes of Health it is very important because it is needed for your body to produce acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that affects memory, mood and more.
And these are just a few examples of some of the many ingredients included in this supplement. You are welcome to do your own research on these ingredients, but I can save you time by telling you that Yes, they are all proven to work. I wasn't really expecting to see anything good after coming across the ridiculous video presentation for this supplement, but based on the ingredient profile this definitely has the potential to benefit the brain.
Side Effects to Worry About
Unfortunately there is no mention about how much of each of these ingredients are included in this supplement, but it doesn't seem to be anything worth worrying about.
All of these ingredients are 100% natural, which doesn't necessarily mean they are safe, but is good to hear.
Basically we just have to trust that Nutrition Hacks has formulated this supplement responsibly and hasn't put too much of any ingredient in, because of course too much of anything can potentially be harmful.
That said, I haven't seen any reviews about people having any negative side effects with this supplement, so I don't think there is anything to worry about here.
Scam or Not?
So the big question… Do I consider Memory Hack a scam?
Well I think you can probably see at this point that I do not. While I definitely agree that the sales pitch is extremely over-hyped and claims are somewhat exaggerated, based on the ingredients of this supplement should work at least to some extent. However, it certainly is not going to be the "cure all" brain supplement that they lead you to believe it is.
Is it really going to be able to cure any type of dementia? Can it really improve your memory in ways you never thought possible? No... These are examples of over-hyped and over exaggerated claims, similar to another supplement I reviewed by Nutrition Hacks called Fungus Hack.
Conclusion - Is This a Supplement You Should Be Taking?
While I do not care for the misleading sales pitch and the somewhat deceptive marketing tactics used, this supplement may be worth a try for some people out there. It has all natural ingredients that have a lot of science backing them up and are proven to work. Just don't fall for the idea that this is going to magically fix any sort of brain health condition in a matter of no time.
It's also worth mentioning that the company behind this product isn't the most trustworthy...but if you are interested and want to give Memory Hack a try, you can go to the official Memory Hack website here to place an order.
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