Exams and tests and the need for world domination arise about this time of year. Let’s face it, sometimes life has a way of becoming strenuously complicated and there is so much to cover, memorize and learn that there are not enough hours in a day.
There are a few key ingredients that can aid in improving memory, learning, concentration, attention span, reasoning, social skills, effective decision making and focus. Although none of the supplements and nutrients below can allow you to pass a test with flying colours without looking into your notes they can boost your brain power to the next level.
Often used for memory disorders (Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Lyme’s disease) and for preventing headaches, ringing in the ears, vertigo, mood disturbances, and hearing disorders that are all associated with reducing blood flow to the brain. Ginkgo aids in improving blood circulation throughout the body improving brain, ear, eye and leg function. This added blood flow to the brain won’t cause your brain to explode, instead, it will help bring more oxygen to your thinking machine. It also helps to get rid of free radicals that result in the damage of brain cells. Having your brain work at its best will help you raise yourself to your full potential.
Lion’s ManeAn edible mushroom, traditionally used in China and Japan for stomach ailments, aiding the digestive system, as a tonic for the nervous system and in cancer prevention. Research has shown that the mushrooms components; threitol, D-arabinitol and palmitic acid may have antioxidant effects that aid in regulating blood lipid levels and reducing blood glucose levels. It has been shown to regrow brain neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system, reconstruction of neurological degeneration, boost cognitive function as well as memory loss and develop reflexes. dosage: 1 tsp twice a day – can take as a capsule, make it into cookies.
Green & Black teaThese two teas have numerous benefits in the body, for the brain they aid in preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine (which is responsible for the stimulation of muscles – including those of the gastrointestinal tract – the function of sensory neurons and the autonomic nervous system as well as playing a part in scheduling your dream sleep (REM)) which will help you improve your memory over time. green tea has shown to have lasting impacts whereas the effects of black tea may only last a day.
Rosemary teaA few sprigs of fresh or dried rosemary steeped in hot water and drank before a test/exam is the perfect way to stimulate your mind and dive deep into your brain to remember information you may have trouble finding otherwise. rosemary aids in stimulating memory and alleviating mental fatigue. Tea or tincture, rosemary strengthens mental clarity so drink up and power your brain. NOTE: if you are every feeling exhausted after a long work week, take a bath and add a few (or many) drops of Rosemary tincture. It will stimulate blood flow through the body and wake you up!!