MEMFOR capsules contain a combination of Ginkgo biloba extract, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) extract and Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) extract, Ayurvedic herbs with a long and extensive history of use for memory improvement. Clinical testing has recently shown traditional usage results can be verifiably confirmed. Improvement in memory and learning were consistently among the effects listed in the results of these clinical trials.
Here are some references detailing these effects:
Mental problems improved: (Holistic-online report on Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) " ...Learning enhancement and memory retention had improved substantially when Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) 120 mg, Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) 80 mg. and Ginkgo biloba 80 mg. were taken regularly on a daily basis."
Effect of two doses of ginkgo biloba extract on the dual-coding test in elderly subjects. (Allard, M, Clin. Ther. 1993 May-June, 15 (3) 549-58)
"...After each dose of the ginkgo extract, the break point and dual coding were significantly shifted towards a shorter presentation time indicating an improvement in the speed of information processing."
Effect of Ginkgo biloba extract on mental performance. Double blind study using computerized measurement conditions in patients with cerebral insufficiency. (Fortschr Med. (1992 Feb 20) 110 (5) 73-6 (Pub. In German) "...Results: Statistically significant improvement in the short term memory after 6 weeks and of the learning rate after 24 weeks in the test substance group but not in the placebo group... Conclusions: Treatment with Ginkgo biloba extract improves mental... performance."
WITHANIA SOMNIFERA (Ashwagandha):
Effects of glycowithanolides from Withania somnifera on an animal model of Alzheimer's disease and perturbed central cholinergic markers of cognition in rats. (Phytother. Res. 1995;9, 110-3) "...Shown to improve memory in animal experiments."
The Ayurvedic Encyclopedia, Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention and Longevity By Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha. 1998, Ayurveda Holistic Center Press. Under the heading Ashawagandha (p 75-6) " ...Uses: general debility, nerve exhaustion, problems of the elderly, sexual debility, memory loss, immune system problems, infertility, fatigue... Known as 'Indian Ginseng' Inhibits aging, one of the best herbs for the mind."
CENTELLA ASIATICA (Gotu Kola):
Pharmacological studies on Centella asiatica. J. Res. Ind Med. Vol 4, pg 160, 1970. Ramaswamy, AS, Aithal, HM " ... showed a significant improvement in memory and behavior pattern when administered to retarded children for a period of 12 weeks..."
The Ayurvedic Encyclopedia (see entry under Withania somnifera) "Uses: ... insanity, hypochondria, immune system boost, longevity, memory, nervous disorders, senility. Best rejuvenative herb for brain cells and nerves, intelligence."
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