7 Best Nootropics For Memory (2019) 5/5 (2)

Nootropics are natural cognitive enhancers that can have an enormous benefit on your memory. Some nootropics can improve short-term memory, the other the long-term one. But which are the best? Here I share with you top nootropics that are scientifically proven to improve your memory.

There are many amazing nootropics that can improve your memory

Most of them provide several other benefits

It’s often recommended taking multiple nootropics (a nootropic stack) for the optimal results


Alpha-GPC is a very popular cholinergic nootropic that is often used for its cognitive-promoting properties. Most often, Alpha-GPC is marketed as a memory-booster due it’s proven memory-boosting effects. [1]

Alpha GPC Performance

Alpha GPC Performance

Studies on mice and rats show that alpha-GPC improved working memory and verbal memory learning.

With other benefits (alpha-GPC can also enhance power output in athletes, it can decrease our cognitive decline, and it improves cognition in people with Alzheimer’s disease), it’s often of the most recommended nootropics and part of many popular nootropic stacks.  

The standard dosage of alpha-GPC is 300 – 1200 mg/day.

If you want to learn more about alpha-GPC, click here >>

If you want to order alpha-GPC as an individual compound, click here >>

My recommendation: Get alpha-GPC as part of a more effective nootropic stack. Here you can read more about my favorite one >>


Bacopa Monnieri is another popular nootropic herb that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, mainly for its positive benefits on longevity and cognitive enhancement. [2]

Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa Monnieri

One of the main benefits of Bacopa Monnieri is its effect on improving memory in older and younger people, which makes it a very popular nootropic.

Since it’s also known for its anti-depression effects, it’s a great nootropic that can be taken as an individual compound (get it here) or as part of a nootropic stack (here is one my favorite ones).

The standard dosage is 300 mg/day, but it has to contain 55% of the active bacoside compound.

Notice: You have to take it for 8-12 weeks to notice the real benefits.

If you want to read more about Bacopa Monnieri, click here >>


Centrophenoxine is another nootropic that is used for its positive benefits on cognition (especially memory). Compared to other nootropics on this list, it’s not yet well-researched and very rarely used in premade nootropic stacks. However, it can be bought as an individual compound. [3]

Maritime Pine Benefits

It carries the benefits of DMAE and preliminary studies show that it can boost cognition in the elderly. The first potential is shown, but more research has to be done.

The standard dosage is up to 3 doses of 250 mg/day, but do consult your doctor to be 100% on the safe side.

Read more about Centrophenoxine here >>

If you want to order Centrophenoxine, you can do it here >>


CDP-Choline is a nootropic compound that appears to provide several cognitive-promoting benefits, but it’s mainly used for its memory-boosting benefits. [4]

Citicoline as cognizine

Citicoline as cognizine

There have been studies done on healthy adults which show the positive effects on memory when supplementing citicoline. Studies on animals show potential positive effects on young and healthy individuals as well.

Citicoline provides several other benefits (it slows down cognitive decline and it increases attention). You can read more about other benefits here >>

The standard dosage of citicoline is 500 – 2000 mg/day which may be divided into 2 daily doses.

You can order citicoline as an individual compound here >>

However, I’d recommend taking it as a part of a more effective nootropic stack. One of my favorite stacks that contain Citicoline is Performance Lab Mind >>


Ginkgo Biloba is without a doubt the most often used nootropic herb in the world. It’s been well studied and it can provide several benefits including improvement of your memory, but it can also slow down your cognitive decline. [5]

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

Despite several positive benefits, its effects are rather mild, that’s why it’s almost necessary to combine it with other nootropics.

The standard dosage is 120 – 2mg/day (usually it’s taken before you need to perform well, for example before an exam)

You can read more about Ginkgo Biloba benefits here >>

If you want to order Ginkgo as an individual compound, just click here >>

However, as mentioned before, I’d recommend stacking it up with other effective nootropic compounds. In this particular case, Qualia Mind is definitely a product to check (click here for more info).


Huperzine-A is a nootropic stack known for its cognitive enhancing benefits. Scientifically, it degrades acetylcholine, which is the learning neurotransmitter, which may be the main reason for its benefits. [6]

Huperzine A Research

Huperzine A Research

Standard daily dosage is between 50-200 mcg, but there is a lack of studies that would prove the most effective daily dosage.

Huperzine-A can be bought as an individual compound here, but it can be found in many popular nootropic stacks as well (more info).

To read more about the benefits of Huperzine-A, click here.


Curcumin is the main bioactive substance in turmeric. It’s mainly known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. [7] But there are studies that show that supplementing curcumin can improve your memory as well [8].

Since curcumin is poorly absorbed, it’s recommended to take it with piperine, which improves the absorption.

The standard dosage is 500 mg of the curcumin combined with 20 mg piperine up to three times per day.

You can order this effective combo here >>


Are there any other nootropic supplements, smart drugs or other compounds that can improve memory?

You can find many smart drugs that may (or may not) improve memory, also some synthetic compounds and other supplements, but there is a huge lack of studies and many potential negative side-effects.

Personally, I’d recommend you to stick with the nootropics that:

  1. Have proven benefits
  2. Are safe to take
  3. Daily recommended dosages are established
  4. Can be legally bought online

For optimal memory improvement, I do recommend combining different nootropics from the list.

That’s why you should either create your own nootropic stack or buy a premade one.

Here you can find my favorite nootropics and nootropic stacks of all time: https://www.yourinception.com/best-nootropics/

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