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).


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Apr 29, 2017.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect memory

Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Outcome Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
Ginkgo biloba
All comparative evidence is now gathered in our ​Supplement Goals Reference.
The evidence for each separate supplement is still freely available ​here.
Bacopa monnieri  
Melissa officinalis  
Caffeine  
PRL-8-53  
Blueberry  
CDP-choline  
Fish Oil  
Ginger  
Melatonin  
Modafinil  
Nicotine  
Nigella sativa  
Oxiracetam  
Phosphatidylserine  
Piracetam  
Red Clover Extract  
S-Adenosyl Methionine  
Vinpocetine  
Black Cohosh  
Choline  
Chromium  
Cocoa Extract  
Creatine  
Marijuana  
Polygala tenuifolia  
Sceletium tortuosum  
Vitamin E  
Pramiracetam  
Peppermint