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Shaklee Memory Optimizer Review – 8 Things You Should Consider

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

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

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Evidence Based | Overview | Nutrition Facts | Pros & Cons | Precautions | Cost | Directions | Does it Work

Shaklee Memory Optimizer is a proprietary formula manufactured by Shaklee Corporation. The product advertises 2 main benefits: it improves the memory function and the ability to learn new information.

The manufacturer is Shaklee Corporation, a company which started out over 50 years ago in the United States to become the global business it represents today. The company’s mission is to make products that are naturally safe and proven effective.

According to the manufacturer, Memory Optimizer works by provide dietary support to enhance memory and optimize brain function, which tend to weaken with age. Although Shaklee Memory Optimizer is recommended for elder people, the manufacturer claims anyone can benefit from it, especially those who need to frequently use memory and the learning ability.


1) Quick Overview

Shaklee Memory Optimizer is an herbal mixture of Vinpocentine, Bacopa monnieri and Polygala extract.

Vinpocentine (an extract from the periwinkle plant) is reported to have cerebral blood-flow enhancing effects, to enhance glucose utilization and increase oxygen uptake to the brain. The plant is used on a large scale Eastern Europe and Japan for the treatment of cerebro-vascular disorders and age-related memory impairment.

Bacopa monnieri was the subject of clinical tests which showed its properties in improving memory and increasing the ability to learn new information. Polygala tenuifolia is one of the Chinese medicine fundamental herbs. Medical trials have shown it to produce memory enhancing effects and in improving cognitive function in elderly people.

Nutrition Facts

2) Shaklee Memory Optimizer Nutrition Facts

Shaklee Memory Optimizer includes the following ingredients: Bacopa Monnieri, Vinpocetine, and Polygala Tenuifolia.

3) Is Shaklee Memory Optimizer Right for You?

Shaklee Memory Optimizer is an herbal product claimed to have the right ingredients to help improve overall brain function and to ensure a better memory. However, the full list of ingredients is not disclosed. We find this to be a negative approach. It is perfectly understandable for a manufacturer to protect its formulation, but in the end, the only one who will suffer is the consumer. Each buyer has the right to know exactly what he purchases.

The ingredients found in Shaklee Memory Optimizer have been promoted heavily in many brain supplement products. Evidence suggests that Bacopa Monnieri and Vinpocetine are useful in supporting cognitive function and improve the memory. One the other hand, several recent studies seem to “negate” that Effectiveness. The overall results still are inconclusive due to the many involved variables.

There is little information on this formula, which is always concerning. We were unable to find enough testimonials to support the Effectiveness of Shaklee Memory Optimizer.

Pros & Cons

4) Shaklee Memory Optimizer: Pros and Cons

  • The manufacturer is a big, global company
  • Every ingredient has been clinically proven to have memory enhancing properties
  • A return policy is available
  • No side effects have been reported.


5) Precautions of Shaklee Memory Optimizer Use

  • Lack of scientific proof that the product is effective
  • Lack of consumer reviews and testimonials
  • The product is not FDA approved.


6) Shaklee Memory Optimizer Cost

Shaklee Memory Optimizer is a fairly expensive supplement. Each bottle contains 60 capsules, which should be enough for one month of treatment for the average user.

If you choose to purchase Shaklee Memory Optimizer directly from the manufacturer, the company will offer a discount for members.


7) Shaklee Memory Optimizer Directions

The daily dosage is 2 capsules taken with or between meals. The maximum dosage is 4 capsules in 24 hours. Pregnant and nursing women are required to consult a doctor prior to starting treatment with Shaklee Memory Optimizer. Patients who take blood-thinning medication should also see a doctor before starting treatment.

Does it Work

8) Bottom Line – Does It Really Work?

Although the manufacturer does not provide any scientific research to support the benefit claims for the formula, the ingredients have been shown effective in various clinical trials. Also, no side effect are mentioned by the manufacturer.

A standard guarantee is available for most of the company’s products, including Shaklee Memory Optimizer. However, this is a rather restrictive policy, in the sense that the company will exchange the product for other Shaklee products of equal or lesser value, and not compensate the customer in cash. The return order must be requested within 90 days.

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