Super Memory Formula is supposedly some incredible memory enhancing formula created by Dr Michael J Duckett that is 100% natural and works in a matter of weeks. Or at least that is what they tell you… But can you really trust everything you hear? Is this the real deal or is Super Memory Formula a scam that is just going to be a waste of your money and leave you discouraged at the end of the day?
With all different supplement scams out there you can never be too careful with what you buy… Especially when they seem a little bit too good to be true, as this one does.
But anyways… I did some investigating into this supplement and in this review I'll be exposing it for what it really is, which is not as good as you are led to believe. Sure, this supplement could have some positive effects on your memory and overall brain health, but it is not the "cure all" miracle worker that it is promoted as.
If you are possibly thinking about buying into this supplement, you are definitely going to want to read this over before-hand.
Super Memory Formula Review
Name: Super Memory Formula
Type: Memory enhancement
Creator: "Dr Michael J Duckett"
Recommended?: No and you will see why
I'm guessing that you probably came across the "controversial video" with the spokesperson Dr Michael J Duckett, who supposedly created this supplement. The video presentation probably sounded a bit far-fetched and you then became suspicious that this might be one big scam.
Maybe this is what happened, maybe it isn't, but anyways… The first thing I want to talk about is the ridiculous promotional sales pitch video for Super Memory Formula.
The video starts out with Dr. Michael J Duckett talking about how his 23-year-old son killed himself. Apparently he was suffering from depression and ended up using a gun to end his life.
But this is just the beginning of the story. The real story is how Dr. Michael J Duckett got depressed after this and slowly became more and more forgetful, his memory fading. He claims that he would forget where he put his car keys, forget dates, and all sorts of stuff.
This situation then sent them on a journey to find the "truth" about memory problems, which he found is some brain destroying chemical that is links to all degenerative memory diseases, which later in the promotional video you find out he is talking about an enzyme called STEP.
The story goes that he spent countless hours doing research in academic journals, forms, etc., and then came across some amazing study by Yale researchers that was all about some compound called TC-2153 that was shown to inhibit the STEP enzyme in mice.
So anyways… He took a mortgage out on his house and offered $300,000 to anyone who could help them re-create this TC-2153 compound which was shown to be so amazing. Yes… He actually claims that he took out $300,000 and was offering it to anyone who could do this. Sounds a little far-fetched, doesn't it?
However, he was then informed by a medical researcher that all of the same elements that are included in this magical compound can be found in nature. It was at this point that he developed some pill formulated from natural ingredients.
He was supposedly the first want to test out this new pill and saw big differences after 10 days, and by 21 days he was feeling very sharp and his wife was impressed.
Sounds amazing and all… But is this just a bunch of crap? A bunch of BS? Or is there any truth to this promotional video?
Well, there is some truth to it as I will discuss shortly. But first, I want to discuss some of the red flags that caught my attention and made me more suspicious than ever that this could be a scam.
I think we can all agree that the whole story sounds a little bit ridiculous. In fact, it sounds completely fake.
When he talks about his son's death and walking in on him, only to find him laying in a pool of blood, it sounds fake as can be. He talks about this in a very calm and collected manner as if he is a real spokesperson, not a father who loved his son.
Another red flag is how he places a lot of emphasis on the evil pharmaceutical industry, constantly making them out to be the devil in every way. Things like this remind me of other scammy products I've exposed like Diabetes Destroyer and Vedda Blood Sugar Remedy.
Sure, the pharmaceutical industry is a bit "shady", I think we can all agree on this, but this guy goes a bit too far and the purpose of this is to instill fear in you.
He claims that big Pharma is teaming up in trying to take the presentation down, because they don't want you to know the truth, but this is just a marketing tactic called false scarcity and is intended to give you a push to buy this product as fast as possible.
And a very big red flag is the fact that there are fake reports presented throughout the video. In the video he mentions a couple different people, such as "Brian S" of Grand Rapids Michigan…
He tells you that these people supposedly saw miraculous recoveries in their memory after using this supplement, but unfortunately they are more than likely completely fabricated stories.
Why do I say this?
Well… Because I found out that the images of these people are actually fake. Take "Lisa R" of Spokane WA for example (pictured below). I ran a reverse Google image search for the picture shown and found that is used on multiple other websites online, meaning that is probably a stock photo that is available for anyone to use and also meaning that it is not really "Lisa R"…
And the last red flag I will go over is the fact that this guy really uses the fear mongering approach to try to sell you Super Memory Formula. He talks about some common memory drugs that are often prescribed by doctors and acts like they are going to kill you.
At one point he mentions the chemical formula of some popular drug and says that you should avoid taking it because they name is hard to pronounce, which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If you take any sort of chemical formula, whether it be to a natural compound or synthetic, it is almost always difficult to pronounce.
Okay... So you probably already know the answer to this, but what exactly is Super Memory Formula?
Well, in a nutshell it is a supplement that is made up of "100% natural" ingredients that is formulated to the boost memory retention capabilities of your brain, as well as improved focus, mental sharpness, etc.
But is it really worth buying? Probably not and you will see why.
Okay... So let's talk about the ingredients included in this supplement and whether or not they really work. Below you can see the label from the back of one of these supplement bottles…
First on the list is pantothenic acid, which is just a fancy name for vitamin B-5. This vitamin is important for healthy brain function and has been shown to enhance alertness, mental cognitive abilities, mood, and even reduce brain fog.
It has a role in the synthesis of proteins, carbs, and fats and helps keep your brain energized, which leads to many of the benefits.
In addition to this, it is also involved in neurotransmitter synthesis.
All in all, this is an ingredient that is well backed by science for improving mental capabilities.
L-carnitine is called a "mitochondrial boosting supplement" because it helps to produce energy, which is made by the mitochondria of our cells.
Supplements with this ingredient are often taken for a variety of degenerative mental conditions, such as Alzheimer's.
Dimethylaminoethanol is another promising ingredient and can potentially boost your ability to learn and retain memory.
I found several good scientific sources discussing the importance of this compound, such as that published in Drug Metlab Letters. Apparently it is needed for the optimization of acetylcholine production, which is a neurotransmitter that is very important when it comes to learning and memory.
This ingredient is a synthetic phenylalanine that produces epinephrine, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which are all neurotransmitters that are very important for cognitive function.
According to Neurohacker, it also binds to glutamate AMPA receptors in enhances the communication in your brain, which means better learning and memory.
The good thing about this DL-phenylalanine compound is that it provides benefits of both D-phenylalanine and L-phenylalanine. However… It is synthetic and what this means is that it is not natural… Which means that the "100% natural ingredients" statement is false.
Now this isn't better anything, it is a well tested compound that is backed by science. That said, it makes you question whether or not there are other lies told in the video presentation about the ingredients and whether or not you can actually trust the company manufacturing this supplement.
Choline it is important for cell membrane production. But this is in all that important for what we are talking about here. What is important is that it is a precursor to acetylcholine, which as mentioned above is a neurotransmitter that is important for learning and memory.
And last on the list is phosphatidylserine.
This little guy carries messages between cells, helping with cell to cell communication. The problem is that the amount of this you have in your body decreases as you age and since it is important for a sharp mind, your sharpness decreases along with it.
On WebMD it states that when supplemented it can improve short-term memory, mood, and concentration.
I don't know about you, but I think some of these ingredients are pretty darn hard to pronounce and according to what Dr. Michael J duckett tells us… We shouldn't be taking ingredients that are hard to pronounce.
So does this mean we shouldn't take it supplement?
As far as I see there really aren't any side effects that you have to worry much about… Just the general side effects that come with pretty much anything, such as a headache, upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting. However, these are just "potential" side effects and most people probably won't have any problem taking this.
That said, I do have to say that it is always recommended to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements.
So is Super Memory Formula really all that great? The answer is know… Not by a long shot. This is a great example of a very overhyped supplement that is not going to perform the miracles that you are led to believe it will.
And I'll explain why…
Take pantothenic acid for example, which is one of the ingredients included in this product. With each serving you get 10 mg of this ingredient, which might sound good and all, but the problem is that many people out there are probably already getting enough of this ingredient in their normal diet.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it can be found in sunflower seeds, chicken, tuna, avocados, mushrooms, and in high amounts within fortified breakfast cereals…
And Choline is even a better example for the point I'm trying to make. In Super Memory Formula you get 300 mg of this stuff per serving, but most people out there are probably getting more than they already need just from their normal diet alone.
Check out this chart from NIH...
You can see that there are many common foods that are very high in choline and that an extra 300 mg isn't really going to make much of a difference.
There are a few ingredients that it has which most people probably don't get enough of their normal diets, which is good, but the point is that most of this "special formula" is really not special at all and is going to do much for you.
So is Super Memory Formula a scam? Well… I will leave this question up to you to decide. Do you consider extremely misleading promotions and supplements that are not nearly as good as their claim to be to be scams? If the answer is yes, then yes this would be considered a scam in your opinion.
All this said, this supplement does have the potential to provide some positive mental health benefits and I wouldn't doubt that some people will see improvements. However, it is rather expensive and there are definitely better alternatives out there on the market, such as Memory Hack for example.. For this reason I'm not going to be recommending it.
But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my honest review and found it helpful. Please share this post to help spread the truth so that others don't buy into this without really knowing what they are buying.
Also, if you have any comments or questions, please leave them down below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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Memory Repair Protocol by Martin Reilly is said to be a “cure all” treatment to degenerative brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, but is it really? One thing that most people are aware of nowadays is that you cannot trust everything you hear online. People our claiming that this is some miracle product, but I beg to differ. In this review I will be exposing the Martin Reilly Memory Repair Protocol scam for what it really is.
While there is some truth behind it, this is definitely not the miracle worker that is claimed to be. If you follow the protocol outlined in the book, you could see some improvements but what you are told is extremely misleading and the large majority of people who buy into this will likely end up disappointed.
Memory Repair Protocol it is promoted as being a quick, safe, and 100% natural way to reverse memory loss and it “cure every single form of dementia in a matter of weeks”, which is quite a statement to make.
Since you are reading my review here, I’m guessing you came across the ridiculous video presentation put on by Martin Reilly…
In the video presentation he talks about his wife’s horror story about her brain deteriorating in the doctor only giving her three months before she would forget pretty much everything in her life. And of course the only option was to put her on medication that probably would not work.
After this horrific time in his life, he then went on a quest to discover the real cause of Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc. And of course he discovered the cure… Which is an all natural cheap treatment that uses ingredients you can get at any grocery store.
But is any of this really true? I am very hesitant to believe so because of all the scammy red flags that I see…
#1 – Typical Fear Mongering Sales Pitch
The video presentation has the typical fear mongering sales pitch. They tell you that the corporate pharmaceutical industry is out to get everyone in doesn’t actually want to help patients. They only prescribe treatments that make the conditions worse so that they can continually suck the money and wife out of people.
And of course the video presentation could be taken down at any moment because the big Pharma companies are trying to shut this guy down.
If I could have a penny for every time I heard this load of BS… Well… I would have a lot of pennies. Some other products that I’ve reviewed that come to mind and use this BS sales pitch include Ultimate Herpes Protocol and Fungus Key Pro.
While the big pharmaceutical companies might do some things that are less than ethical, and there might be some truth behind stories like this, they are not always the bad guys that people make them out to be.
#2 – Discovered Some Medical “Secret”
And of course he discovered this “secret” that reversed all of his wife’s symptoms just 21 days.
There is always some “secret” that was discovered when it comes to products like this. However, as you will find, it is not really any secret at all.
He talks about discovering that people living in a remote village of India developed Alzheimer’s at a very low rate due to their “secret” diet. After finding out about this secret he collaborated with a doctor namedDr Fielding to develop a treatment, and the sky supposedly a specialist in neurochemistry and brain function.
The problem is that I cannot find any proof of any of the story being true. Sure… There are doctors with the name of Miles Fielding that exist, but I can’t find any Dr Miles Fielding related to all of this.
The whole background story just sounds a little bit over the top as well. It sounds like a fairytale story that you would hear about on the Disney Channel. You know…the big Pharma companies shutting down the research by eliminating their funding and then Mr. Reilly using his own life savings to fund the research and develop this miracle cure. Yeah… Right.
Most of it is likely a bunch of BS, but there is some truth to it all, as I will discuss below.
So where’s the proof that? Mr. Reilly claims that this protocol has already been used by 47,187 people. But if this is true why is there not more information about it out there? If it really were this amazing then people would be praising it all over the place online.
Oh… That’s right… I forgot that big Pharma is trying to show this whole thing down. I’m sure there are tons of people that are trying to speak out but of course these people are getting silenced and killed off by the big pharmaceutical companies. Or at least I assume that is what is happening.
While much of it is a lie, there actually is truth to it. The storyline is a bunch of BS, but the science behind it is legit. Yes, I know it is hard to believe, but it is true.
In the video presentation Mr. Reilly talks about how it is all about ketones… Activating ketones in your body to improve brain function.
You are more than welcome to do your own research on this, but what you will find is that this is true. One good article I found on Alzheimers.net discusses how ketones can improve brain function in detail. Basically it all comes down to how your brain loses its ability to process glucose for fuel when you have such degenerative diseases as Alzheimer’s. Ketones are another source of fuel that your body can use and you can increase the ketones in your body by dieting certain ways.
One study I was reading suggests that ketone bodies’ ability to treat diseases such as alzheimers is likely do to their ability to increase mitochondrial effeciency and the brain’s normal dependence on glucose.
So yes… What Mr. Riley is telling you about ketones is true. However, it is no secret and it certainly isn’t being covered up by the big pharmaceutical companies.
Memory Repair Protocol is a 155 page PDF that goes over things like aging, gives a lot of details about the human brain, hormones and chemicals that affect brain health, and so on. The main part of the book of course are the recipes that you can implement in your diet to improve your brain health, such as by increasing the ketones that your body produces naturally.
What you should know, however, is that, once again… This is no secret. You can find this information online for free easily.
It it’s nice that all the information is packaged up in an easy to follow format, so that you don’t have to go out and do all the research, but you definitely can find all this information for free. And much of the information provided you are probably going to just skip through anyhow… A lot of it is somewhat unnecessary.
This is yet again a very good example of a product that is massively over-hyped and isn’t going to be the amazing miracle worker that is said to be. I review health products like this all the time so this is nothing new to me.
Much of what you are told is a complete lie, including the entire background story more than likely. While you definitely could see improvements in brain function while following the outline diets, this is definitely not a “cure-all” for Alzheimer’s and every form of dementia out there as you are led to believe.
I guess it depends on what your definition of a scam is, but in my opinion this is pretty much a scam. It is not a complete scam because you are getting some value in this, but the marketing tactics used are extremely deceptive and pretty much a sucker people into buying this, which is a very scammy way of going about it.
But anyways… The decision is yours. Memory Repair Protocol is not all that is hyped up to be, but it definitely does provide a healthy diet for your brain that you could potentially see improvements with. I’m a big fan of natural health, so I can’t really criticize the diet itself.
I hope you enjoyed my review and found it at least somewhat helpful. If you want to help spread the word about deceptively marketed products like this, please share! Also, leave any questions or comments below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
If you have personally tried Memory Repair Protocol and would like to leave a review down below, I would really appreciate that. I am sure other readers would find it valuable to hear from people who have actually tried this protocol for themselves. Did you get any results with it?