Pop a pill and instantly boost your memory? It’s an attractive idea, but can it work?
Wouldn’t it be great if boosting your memory was as simple as buying a bottle of pills?
There are a lot of supplements available which claim to improve memory. These range from smart drugs (so-called ‘nootropics’), to amino acids, to hormones and vitamins. Some of these have been around for a long time. For example, the herb rosemary has long been claimed to improve memory, although there is not yet any scientific evidence for this. Recent years have seen an explosion of memory enhancing supplements. The most famous is probably Ginkgo biloba. However, the evidence for such supplements, including ginkgo, actually creating any significant ...