Alzheimer's Memory Formula

Alzheimer's Memory Herbal Formula for Dementia, Memory Loss, Senility, Mental Decline with PS, Huperzine A, Ginkgo and Gotu Kola.


The primary ingredients in this new MasterMind formulation are PS Phosphatidyl Serine and Huperzine A. Also included is Gotu Kola and Ginkgo Biloba Extract. By combining these vital brain nutrients in one capsule, Femhealth has created a brain product which will fight senility or age-related decline.


Being a care giver for an Alzheimer's or dementia patient is no picnic. It is terrible to see a loved one start to lose their mind and depend on you for everything, including assistance with activities of daily living: hygiene, getting dressed, combing their hair, etc. The longer they stay mentally alert, the easier and safer it is to care for them.

This is why we are offering Herbal Alzheimer's Memory Formula - Master Mind - to improve the memories and quality of life for dementia patients with a combination of four proven natural ingredients.

The effects of the ingredients in Master Mind are a proven combination of herbal supplements which impacts positively on age-related brain disorders.

PS (Phosphatidyl Serine)

Phosphatidyl Serine has undergone many studies for its effectiveness in fighting age-related brain function disorders.

Phosphatidyl serine is a phospholipid that is vital to brain cell structure and function. Phospholipids are molecules containing both amino and fatty acid components, which are found in every cell membrane in our bodies. Phosphatidyl serine plays an important role in our neurotransmitter systems, in metabolism levels of the brain, and in maintaining nerve connections in the brain. It appears to help re-establish the normal down-regulation of cortisol secretion that is increased in chronically stressed individuals, and its benefit in dementia and depression may relate to improved brain cell membrane fluidity. In the clinical studies, phosphatidyl serine has been shown to improve the mood and mental function in those with Parkinson�s disease.

Scientific studies have demonstrated that phosphatidyl serine supplementation can increase the output of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter so important to memory. Clinical trials with elderly patients suffering from memory deficit disorders have shown that adding phosphatidyl serine to the daily diet improved the ability of these patients to think and decreased behavioral disturbances. In other studies, phosphatidyl serine also improved the performance of patients with age-associated memory impairment, a disorder affecting millions of Americans each year.

By enhancing the release of neurotransmitters and the number of receptors, improving energy production, and keeping neural cell membranes flexible, PS helps the brain preserve youthful levels of functioning. One of the most important anti-aging supplements, PS optimizes neural communication and helps prevent cortisol-related brain damage. Together with other nutrients that improve neural membrane fluidity, and thus the efficiency of neurotransmitter receptors, PS also appears to be an effective anti-depressant. Finally, phosphatidyl serine treatment has been shown to produce significant clinical improvement in early stages of dementia.

Huperzine A

Huperzine A is a plant extract derived from Chinese Club Moss. It has been used for centuries in Chinese Traditional Medicine to rejuvenate memory in the elderly. Technically, this "memory moss" is a better brain booster than Aricept and Cognex, two prescription drugs prescribed for reversing memory deficits with Alzheimer's patients.

Huperzine A also helps victims of TIAs (mini-strokes) who suffer from multi-infarct dementia. Unlike prescription medication for Alzheimers, it does not have liver toxicity. In the US, it is being tested in clinical trials for the treatment of Alzheimer�s and age-related cognitive decline (ARCD)� a term which covers variety of memory loss problems.

Researchers believe Huperzine works by protecting a key neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is released at the synapse (gap) between two nerve cells and stimulates the impulse from one brain cell to the next. An enzyme called acetylcholine esterase (AchE) then destroys the acetylcholine and terminates the nerve signal (after it�s been transmitted). Scientists believe that in some memory disorders the acetylcholine is destroyed too soon, and the nerve impulse is too weak to be received � an undesirable effect that may also play a role in normal, age-related memory deficits. Studies show Huperzine inhibits AchE, the enzyme that destroys acetylcholine, and thereby strengthens or lengthens the duration of the nerve impulse. This alone could make the difference between vaguely remembering something and clear recollection.

In China, two double blind clinical studies demonstrated that Huperzine A is both safe and effective for long-term treatment of Alzheimer�s dementia. In a double-blind trial with a group of 56 patients suffering from senile dementia as well as a group of 104 patients with senile and pre-senile memory loss, Huperzine A was demonstrated to be effective for improving memory.

Huperzine A has been proven superior to drugs licensed for the treatment of Alzheimer�s, including the leading anticholinesterase drugs physostigmine and tacrine. Huperzine A improved learning and memory in mice better than tacrine. Unlike physostigmine and tacrine, Huperzine A acts specifically on AchE in the brain rather than AchE found elsewhere in the body�i.e., far less is wasted on irrelevant effects. Unlike physostigmine and tacrine, Huperzine A does not appear to bind to receptors in the central nervous system, which can cause adverse side effects. Its effects last 10 to 12 times longer than physostigmine and tacrine (up to 8 hours).

Huperzine is safe. Huperzine A is not known to be toxic even when administered at 50 to 100 times the human therapeutic dose. Approximately 10,000 people have been treated with Huperzine A with no evidence of toxicity.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba standardized 4:1 extract is included in this formula because it increases circulation in the head and brain, helps in holding attention span, helps prevent dizziness, memory loss, vertigo, strokes, and heart problems. It is a natural blood thinner. People taking prescription blood thinners should consult with their primary physicians before taking any product with Ginkgo Biloba in it.

Ginkgo works by increasing blood flow to the brain and throughout the body's network of blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the organ systems. It increases metabolism efficiency, regulates neurotransmitters, and boosts oxygen levels in the brain which uses 20% of the body's oxygen.

Benefits of enhanced circulation in the brain include improved short and long term memory, increased reaction time and improved mental clarity. Ginkgo is often used to treat elderly persons with Alzheimer's and other symptoms of cerebral insufficiency. Cerebral insufficiency is a general term for a collection of symptoms that include difficulties of concentration and memory, absentmindedness, confusion, lack of energy, depressive mood, anxiety, dizziness, tinnitus, and headache.

Studies show convincing evidence that Ginkgo may benefit cognition, emotional function and activities of daily living in people who are in the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is best known as a brain herb, or an herb associated with improving memory and/or enhancing brain function. Studies in the U.S. and India reveal that Gotu Kola has the effect of stimulating the brain and improving intelligence capability. Also, Gotu Kola is recommended for treatment of premature aging and dementia.

Supplement Facts Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV

Phosphatidyl Serine 100mg.........*
Huperzine A 100mcg.............*
Ginkgo Biloba 100mg...........* (From Extract 4:1 Standardized)
Gotu Kola 200mg.................*
* % Daily value not established


As a dietary supplement, take one or two capsules each day - preferably in the morning with breakfast - or as desired.

FH-84-0 Master Mind 30 Capsules $20.95
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