Memory

The ability to remember things currently being done (working memory) recently learned (short term) and possible for life (long term memory); some compounds enhance memory by reversing states of neural malaise (Fish Oil, Curcumin) whereas some can increase memory unilaterally (Bacopa monnieri).

   


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The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (excluding animal/petri-dish studies) to tell you what what supplements affect Memory
GradeLevel of Evidence
ARobust research conducted with repeated double blind clinical trials
BMultiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
CSingle double blind study or multiple cohort studies
DUncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
SupplementChange
Magnitude of Effect Size
Scientific ConsensusComments
AGinkgo biloba
Comparative Health Goals evidence only available to buyers of our Supplement-Goals Reference

All information is still available and viewable on their respective supplement page.
BBacopa monnieri
BCaffeine
BMelissa officinalis
CNicotine
CFish Oil
CS-Adenosyl Methionine
CPiracetam
CGinger
CBlack Cohosh
CMelatonin
CCholine
CPhosphatidylserine
CVinpocetine
CCDP-choline
COxiracetam
CModafinil
CNigella sativa
CCocoa Extract
CCreatine
CRed Clover Extract
CChromium
CVitamin E
CPRL-8-53
CBlueberry
CMarijuana
CPolygala tenuifolia
DPramiracetam
DPeppermint

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