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Brain and Memory Tonic Review – 8 Facts You Need to Know

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Synopsis | What's Inside? | Health Benefits | Cautions | Cost | Directions | Bottom Line

Brain and Memory Tonic is a liquid herbal dietary supplement promoted to support healthy brain function, memory and concentration. According to the manufacturer, Herb Pharm, the herbs used to create the formula are Certified Organically Grown, meaning that no pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides were used during the plants’ growth period. Also, the manufacturer claims the plants are hand harvested at their optimal potency after which they are either processed directly (fresh extracts) or shade dried and processed, so that the active ingredients are not altered or destroyed.

Brain and Memory Tonic targets adults who desire to naturally increase or preserve memory and concentration capacities and overall brain health.

Herb Pharm is a company founded in 1979 dedicated to manufacturing liquid herbal extract formulas with high quality organically cultivated ingredients. The company operates an organic herb farm and FDA-audited herb processing facility and claim to be America’s best-selling liquid herbal extract company.


1) Brain and Memory Tonic at a Glance

Brain and Memory Tonic is a liquid blend of five herbal extracts, particularly Gotu Kola, Ginkgo Biloba, Skullcap, Sage and Rosemary. Gotu Kola is one of the traditional Ayurvedic herbal ingredients to which modern research has given increasing importance over the past years. Its uses include a large number of respiratory infections, wounds, skin conditions or mental and cognitive disorders.

Modern research found that Gotu Kola is rich in Triterpenoids, compounds which take part in the transmission process of nerve signals in the brain, hence improving the function of the central nervous system, decreasing anxiety and increasing mental function. Gotu Kola is caffeine free, so it does not over-stimulate the brain.Side effects may include fatigue, drowsiness, stomach upset and nausea.

Although research on Skullcap is still in its early stages, the plant is commonly seen in herbal remedies that target insomnia or sleep disorders, anxiety, and memory and cognitive functions, due to its ability to improve blood flow in the brain.

What’s Inside?

2) What’s Inside Brain and Memory Tonic?

Brain and Memory Tonic includes the following ingredients: Gotu Kola herb (Centella Asiatica), Ginkgo leaf (Ginkgo biloba), Skullcap flowering herb (Scutellaria lateriflora), Sage leaf (Salvia officinalis), Rosemary leafy tips (Rosmarinus officinalis), certified organic grain alcohol, distilled water and vegetable glycerine.

3) Is Brain and Memory Tonic Right for You?

Promoted as another brain enhancer, Brain and Memory Tonic is composed of a combination of herb extracts which should prove reliable in the improvement of the cognitive process. One of these ingredients is Gotu Kola, also known as Centella Asiatica. It has been popular for centuries in India, China, and Indonesia for its various therapeutic uses. It has been mostly used to treat skin conditions, especially leprosy, while recent studies suggest that it might be useful when dealing with age-related memory loss and other issues such as anxiety, insomnia, scleroderma, and for aiding in the rapid healing of wounds and other skin lesions. Although usually safe when taken in a supplement form, Gotu Kola might have some side-effects, such as nausea, itching, and stomach upset.

Another compound of this dietary supplement is Ginkgo Biloba, a popular ingredient, usually utilized in brain health promoting supplements. Medicinally used in North America for centuries, extracts of this old tree species are recommended in treating problems such as glaucoma, sexual dysfunction, and Alzheimer’s disease and enhance memory and blood circulation. The reason this herb is known for increasing blood flow is that it contains compounds which act to thin the blood, helping in the improvement of the muscle tone within the walls of the blood vessels.

However, consumption of Ginkgo Biloba based natural remedies might lead to some side effects such as headaches, muscle weakness, and digestive problems.

Unfortunately, there are no online testimonials about the supplement; therefore, its Effectiveness can’t generally be supported.

While this supplement does work for memory, its focus doesn’t deviate too much beyond that. If you’d like a nootropic that also serves as a heart health formula on the side, you should read our Juvenon Review.

Health Benefits

4) Brain and Memory Tonic Health Benefits

  • The herbal ingredients are Certified Organically Grown
  • Exhaustive experience of the manufacturer guarantees the formula’s potency
  • Most ingredients are researched used to create the product are proven extensive at least in some benefit areas
  • This is an easy to swallow liquid formula

5) What You Need to Know Before Taking Brain and Memory Tonic

  • No consumer reviews are available online
  • There are certain side effects caused by the main ingredients, although for the formula none is mentioned
  • There is no money back guarantee offered for the product

6) How Much Does Brain and Memory Tonic Cost?

Sold in bottles containing 1 ounce (29.6 ml), 2 ounces or 4 ounces, the product can be bought either from the manufacturer’s website or other retailers on or off the web. A bottle is sufficient for a month of treatment provided the label dosage is followed (30 to 40 drops two or three times a day). When purchased in larger quantities, retailers may offer certain promotions or discounts which are disclosed on their websites or through various other means. Returns are possible within a 7-day time frame from purchase date, given that a return authorization number is previously obtained. Returns are only permitted in case an error on the part of the manufacturer occurs (shortages, etc.).


7) Brain and Memory Tonic Directions

Online consumer testimonials are not available; hence an evaluation of the formula’s effectiveness is not possible. The recommended dose is 30 to 40 drops in a little water taken 2-3 times a day.

Bottom Line

8) Our Bottom Line

Brain and Memory Tonicis an herbal mixture of 5 highly popular botanical extracts. All ingredients are certified as organic and organically grown, which ensures purity and optimum potency. There are no consumer testimonials to support the benefit claims, nor there is any empirical or clinical evidence provided by the manufacturer. Also, details on money-back guarantees are not disclosed.

Still, the fact that the manufacturer has a market experience of over 25 years and was chosen America’s best selling liquid herbal extract company may represent a guarantee in itself. Given that each of the herbal ingredients may determine side effects and that the combination is not tested, we recommend a healthcare provider is consulted prior to use.

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Karen L.

This seems to be all natural, I guess I’ll give it a try.