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Memory Script Nootropic Brain Capsules FAQs
Q: What is a nootrope?
A: A nootrope (pronounced “noah-trope”) is a substance such as a drug, supplement, or other compound that has the ability to improve your cognitive function, particularly executive functions like memory, creativity, mood, motivation or learning ability, in healthy individuals.
Q: Is Memory Script gluten-free?
Q: Is it okay to empty the contents of Memory Script or do I have to swallow the entire capsule?
A: It’s fine to empty the capsules into juice, applesauce, yogurt, soup, pudding or the food of your choice, but do not heat it or cook with it.
Q: Has Memory Script been tested for heavy metals?
A: Yes, unlike other supplement makers, our products endure rigorous testing before and after encapsulation. Memory Script has been tested by Sora Labs and we have the Certificate of Analysis to document it is FREE of heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium).
Q: Can Memory Script be taken with food or should it be taken on an empty stomach?
A: You may take this formula without regard to meals, however most supplements that contain herbs are best taken with a snack or meal in order to minimize potential tummy upset.
Q: Can I drink coffee with Memory Script?
A: Memory Script contains EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) which comes from green tea, which is a very mild stimulant so be aware that you might have an enhanced effect if you do this. It may be pleasant for some individuals whereas others may feel overly stimulated or ‘wired.’ The effect is very individualized. Each capsule of Memory Script imparts less than 1 mg of caffeine from the green tea extract.
Q: When is the best time to take Memory Script?
A: In the morning or early afternoon, preferably before 5pm. Taking it too late in the day might interfere with sleep.
Q: What is the suggested use for Memory Script?
A: You may experiment and see what is right for you. For example, start with one capsule per day, and if you desire, increase to two capsules per day. You may take the capsules all at once or split the dose; for example, take one in the morning and one at 2pm in the afternoon.
Q: If I want to take two capsules daily, can I take two at the same time?
A: Yes, you can, or you can take one capsule separately during the day.
Q: Is it okay to take Memory Script with my other medications?
A: Memory Script is a dietary supplement, and because we are not physicians, we couldn’t possibly know what is right for you as an individual. Please understand and direct these types of medical-related questions to your physicians or other practitioner(s).
Q: Does Memory Script interfere or enhance medications?
A: Because it contains 40mg of ginkgo biloba, a well-studied herb that enhances blood flow to the brain, it can enhance the ‘blood-thinning’ effect of anticoagulants. For your safety, we recommend caution and approval from your doctor if you take prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin), Plavix (Clopidogrel) and others.
Also, Memory Script can increase the production and activity of the neurotransmitter “acetylcholine,” which is also the target of many prescription medications for memory.* The combination of Memory Script with these types of medications (ie Namenda/Memantine or Aricept/Donepezil) may cause an excessive amount of acetylcholine. Symptoms of high acetylcholine include unusual fatigue, blurred vision, headache, dry mouth, nausea, muscle twitches and muscle or joint pain. Always consult your physician before taking new dietary supplements with memory-enhancing medications.
Q: Can I take Memory Script with my Alzheimer’s medication, and if so can I take them at the same time?
A: This is a question best posed to your physician. Memory Script is designed to support healthy brain function,* and if you do take it, the supplement is best taken in the morning. Alzheimer’s medications are usually taken at night due to their sedative effect.
Ask your doctor if our supplement is right for you before changing your current regimen, it’s best to get his/her blessings. The combination of Memory Script with these types of medications (ie Namenda/Memantine or Aricept/Donepezil), may cause an excessive amount of acetylcholine. Symptoms of high acetylcholine include unusual fatigue, blurred vision, headache, dry mouth, nausea, muscle twitches and muscle or joint pain. Always consult your physician before taking new dietary supplements with memory-enhancing medications.
Q: Are there any animal-derived ingredients in Memory Script?
A: No, Memory Script is vegan.
Q: Is there magnesium stearate or any other stearate in Memory Script?
A: No, there is no magnesium stearate or any other stearate in any of Suzy Cohen’s formulas.
Q: What is the best way to store Memory Script?
A: Freshness is best preserved at room temperature, away from humidity such as the bathroom. It does not require refrigeration. Do not freeze it or expose to heat.
Q: What is the difference between Memory Script, MagFocus and DHA Script? These all appear to support brain health and I don’t know which one is right for me.
A: They may all be right for you, especially if you are looking for our most powerful brain bundle. In summary, our 3 best-selling formulas are useful in these areas:
DHA Script is a softgel that contains maximum levels of an essential fatty acid called DHA (docosahexanoic acid), which is a Fish Oil. This supports cognition, memory, nervous system health and emotional well-being.* It is a 3-month supply.
MagFocus is a special magnesium that penetrates the brain and supports healthy attention span and relaxation.* MagFocus utilizes patented MagTein™ which is the only magnesium shown to effectively raise concentrations of magnesium in the brain.* One tub of MagFocus powder provides a 2 to 6 month supply depending on usage.
Memory Script is multi-tasking (ie it has various ingredients) some of which help support the regeneration of nerves, promote nerve growth, increase plasticity, enhance decision-making processes and improve mental clarity.* Memory Script supports learning abilities and mental clarity.* It offers a 1 to 2 month supply depending on usage.
Q: Does Memory Script contain any common allergens?
A: No, Memory Script is FREE of the common allergins including gluten, wheat, shellfish, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy, as well as artificial preservatives, sweeteners and colors.
Mito B Complex FAQ
Q: Does this product REPLACE the former version of B Complex on the site?
A: Yes, we have improved our B Complex and re-named it to "Mito B."
Q: Is there more niacin in Suzy's new Mito B Complex? And will it make me more likely to flush?
A: No, there is exactly the same amount of niacin in Mito B Complex as Suzy's previous B complex formula. The previous B complex had 20 milligrams of niacin, and Suzy's new product, Mito B Complex, also contains 20 milligrams of niacin. What the new formula has done is increase the amount of the non-flushing type of vitamin B3 --- niacinamide --- from 40 milligrams to 90 milligrams.
Q: Why do you use pyridoxal 5-phosphate, P5P, as your vitamin B6 in Mito B Complex?
A: Suzy is using Pyridoxal 5-phosphate, P5P for short, in Mito B Complex because P5P is the metabolically active form of vitamin B6. That means P5P is body-ready --- so your body can use it immediately without having to convert it from something else.
Q: Why are you using 5-MTHF as your folate ingredient instead of folic acid like in other B complex brands?
A: 5-MTHF is the metabolically active form of vitamin B9. That means 5-MTHF is body-ready, so your body can use it immediately without having to convert it from something else. 5-MTHF is also called “methylfolate”. Because folic acid is a synthetic vitamin form, and not a natural form, Suzy doesn't use folic acid in Mito B Complex.
Q: Is Mito B considered vegan?
Q: There were 500 micrograms of vitamin B12 in the previous formula, but the new formula contains 800 micrograms of vitamin B12. Why is that?
A: Suzy increased the amount of vitamin B12 in Mito B Complex so there would be 400 micrograms of methylcobalamin in it for nerve support, and 400 micrograms of adenosylcobalamin in it for mitochondrial support --- which is the main reason for the name change to Mito B Complex.
Q: Why are the Mito B Complex capsules bigger?
A: The new capsule size is call "single aught," which is a slightly larger capsule size than the previous formula, but that's because the new formula is slightly more dense. But if you think the capsule is too large, then you can certainly pull it apart and empty the contents into any food or beverage.
Collagen Beauty Powder FAQs
Q: Are there clinical trials on Collagen Beauty Powder?
A: I have not had any clinical trials performed on this finished formula, which is a blend of skin-loving nutrients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and tart cherries.* However, the Verisol Collagen peptides that are the primary ingredient in my formula have been clinically studied and have been found to have beneficial effects on skin improvement.*
The areas of clinical study have shown increased skin elasticity, wrinkle reduction, and fingernail and hair improvement.* The clinically studied daily dose is 2.5 gram, which is the same amount I put into one scoop (= one Serving Size) of Collagen Beauty Powder. Verisol® is the brand I use in Collagen Beauty Powder because it has an optimized peptide profile that specifically stimulates the dermal fibroblast cells in the skin, which increases skin metabolism.* The clinical studies show these very impressive results on skin improvement.*
Q: Does the collagen have hormone and antibiotic residues?
A: No, it does not. Verisol® Bioactive Collagen Peptides® is derived from strictly regulated bovine sources in Europe and imported to America. In all of the countries in the European Union, the use of hormones in animal feed is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, placing any products of animal origin on the market that have any residues of hormonal or thyroid-inhibiting action completely banned. Therefore, unlike many other brands of collagen, Collagen Beauty Powder is a totally clean, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free formula. Because I go beyond the minimum requirements and beyond what other companies do, I am proud to say that my supplier also tests for the presence suspected pharmacologically active substances, including anabolic steroids, medroxyprogesterone, tetracycline, and beta-agonists. All of these substances are tested for, and all the results are below the detection limits of the highly sensitive test methods used.
Q: Where does the collagen in this formula come from?
A: From the hides of select healthy bovine herds in Europe that contain high levels of Type 1 and 3 collagen peptides.
Q: How should I store this product?
A: This formula should be stored at room temperature.
Q: When should I take it?
A: Anytime you like – day or night. Although there is a lot of cellular renewal occurring in your skin at night while you’re sleeping, and due to the glycine content in collagen, you might want to experiment and take this supplement at night. But there’s no right or wrong – when you take it is up to you.
Q: What is the product’s suggested use?
A: Take one scoop daily. You can mix it with any food or beverage that you prefer, hot or cold.
Q: If I decide to take two scoops per day, is that okay?
A: Yes, it’s okay to take two scoops daily, if you choose to; however, an efficacious amount of collagen is found in a single scoop per day, and that is the amount that most people take to achieve the desired results.
Q: Can I take Collagen Beauty Powder along with your other supplements?
A: Yes. You can take Collagen Beauty Powder with any of the other formulas created by Suzy Cohen (a.k.a. Script Essentials).
Q: Is Collagen Beauty Powder GMO free?
A: Yes, it is made without using any GMO ingredients.
Q: Is Collagen Beauty Powder certified kosher?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Is it gluten-free?
A: Yes, this product is tested by Sora Labs and is certified to be gluten-free.
Allergen statement: Collagen Beauty Powder is free of MSG, gluten, wheat, egg, soy, and sugar. The formula does NOT contain any peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, corn, yeast, or any artificial colors or preservatives.
Q: Is there magnesium stearate or any other stearate in this?
A: No, these common manufacturing aids are not used any formulas made by Suzy Cohen.
Q: How many calories are in a serving?
A: 12 grams per serving, which is one scoop.
Q: I lost my scoop! How much is one serving?
A: One scoop equals 3.2 grams. This is equal to approximately 1½ teaspoons. Microbiological testing We are so concerned with cleanliness because this product contains an animal-derived ingredient, that we go to great lengths to test it and certify that it is FREE of salmonella, E. coli, coliforms, yeast, mold, and any other aerobic organisms!
Q: Is this product free of heavy metals?
A: Yes, Collagen Beauty Powder has been tested by Sora Labs and is certified to be free of arsenic, cadmium, lead. and mercury.
Q: Does this formula contain ingredients from China?
A: No, it does not. The formula is made and assembled in the USA. Two of the ingredients are globally sourced, meaning I’ve imported from a premier beauty laboratory based in France.
Q: Are there clinical trials on DermaScript?
A: No, not on this finished formula which is a blend of skin-loving probiotics (ie 3 different strains),
antioxidants, and Biotin. However, there are two special ingredients in this formula that I have sourced from France and each of them was studied.
These two ingredients (ProBeautyShield® and SkinAx™) are the two primary ingredients in DermaScript and they have been clinically studied and found to have beneficial beautifying effects on skin. So while DermaScript itself is a blend that I have customized, I have used ingredients inside of it that do have clinical studies and do show significant results for the skin.
Q: Are there any animal-derived ingredients?
Q: What other effects might I expect?
You may find that you have improved immune function, and better digestion and bowel function. You may find that you have a little more energy, and that your wounds are faster to heal. Your nails and hair may grow a little faster than expected.
The ingredients in DermaScript may slightly impact blood sugar, and reduce it, considered a favorable side effect. This occurs from the biotin. If you are already hypoglycemic or taking medications that lower blood sugar (ie some insulin or metformin or others), please monitor yourself closely. The dose of biotin is probably not enough to impact it, but I just want you to be aware.
Q: What does the S.O.D. in this formula come from?
A: Superoxide dismutase (S.O.D.) is an enzyme that has powerful effects on the skin, and is a liver-generated enzyme in the human body. The supplemental form of S.O.D. that is in DermaScript is actually derived from a fruit, specifically melons, but there are no fruit extracts or melons in the finished formula.
Q: How is this stored?
A: This formula should be stored at room temperature.
Q: When should I take it?
A: Anytime you like, day or night. You can take it during the day because it might support memory due to the amino acids, however, there’s a lot of cellular renewal occurring in your skin at night (while you sleep) and due to the glycine content in collagen, you might experiment and take this supplement at night. There’s no right or wrong, it’s up to you.
Q: What is the dose?
A: Take two capsules daily. You can take it on an empty stomach, or with food. It doesn’t matter because the formula is encapsulated in DR® acid-resistant capsules to make sure that delivery of the ingredients makes it to your intestines intact. This is a step above most supplements, as they do not think about pH. But DermaScript will get to your intestines and therefore be absorbed. Take it any time you like.
Q: Can I take DermaScript along with any of your other supplements?
A: Yes. This is fine to take with any other formulas created by Suzy Cohen (a.k.a. Script Essentials).
Q: Is it GMO free?
A: Yes, it is made without generally engineered ingredients.
Q: Is it gluten-free?
A: Yes, this product is gluten-free, and wheat free.
Q: Is there magnesium stearate or any other stearate in this?
A: No, this additive is NOT in any formulas made by Suzy Cohen.
DermaScript is free of MSG, gluten, wheat, egg, soy and sugar. The formula does NOT include any peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, corn, yeast or artificial colors or preservatives.
We are so concerned with cleanliness due to this being an animal-derived product that we have gone to lengths to test it and certify that it is FREE of salmonella, E. coli, Coliforms, Yeast, Mold and any other aerobic organisms! This is our promise to you with all Suzy Cohen products.
This product has been tested and certified to be free of arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.
You may recycle the glass bottle.
Q: I notice the amount of your iodine is 6.25mg. And als, the percent daily value (%DV) shown on the label of your product is relatively high when compared to the US RDA which recommends 150 mcg. Is that really acceptable?
A: Yes, many iodine brands, especially those that contain both “iodine” and “iodide” contain much higher amounts than the US RDA recommends. The US RDA is a nutritional value that is intended to prevent deficiencies, and or serious adverse events (or even death) from severe deficiencies. But the US RDA is not ideal if you are trying to promote or optimize health. Nutrients are needed in higher quantities in that case. Competing brands of iodine also contain exactly that is in my product (6.25mg), and some even offer 12.5mg as well as 50mg per capsule! Please consult a physician or holistic practitioner about what is best for you, and how much you should take for your specific needs. Iodine evaluations can be conducted many ways, but the most accurate evaluation is via a 24-hour urine test. Iodine deficiency sometimes goes hand in hand with thyroid gland problems.