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 🙂
Kyle is an avid health enthusiast that believes in nature as a cure-all. When he's not drinking spirulina smoothies or dealing with the horrible aftertaste of stevia, he is probably working out, researching healthy herbs, or dealing with hand cramps he gets from writing articles like this.