Do You Need to Focus? Get a Pill
Date: 6 May 2016 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
We’ve all been there. We have a deadline to hit, we’re up against it. But we just can’t concentrate. Well, not on what we need to concentrate on, anyway. We’ve got the kind of “brain fog” that can drive us a little crazy. This can lead to frustration, our thoughts turning to the unopened packet of cookies in the kitchen cupboard to go with the gallon of coffee sat next to us.
But what if there was a way we could concentrate better that didn’t involve the gallons of caffeine filled coffee?
Vitamins for mental alertness and focus
Everyone knows that fruit and vegetables are good for them. They provide the vitamins and minerals that your body uses as a kind of fuel. But the average working American has a much too busy life to plan and eat the wide range of vitamins that body needs through food-based sources – and vitamin pills are a great alternative.
Vitamins are a natural and safe way to improve your concentration, without the need for any medication or stimulants, which could be harmful to your health.
While a wide range of vitamins are great for most people, there are a few particular ones that are especially good for the brain and can even boost your focus and concentration.
Did you know, for example, that confusion or the inability to concentrate can be a symptom of vitamin B6 deficiency? According to research there have been several studies done that show a link between vitamin B6 and brain function in the elderly. More research needs to be done but B vitamins could be a good bet if you want to improve your focus and concentration.
Any other vitamins you should be on the look out for?
• Vitamin C is also pretty important for cognitive function and is found in high levels in the brain. This could be another vitamin for mental alertness and focus.
• Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is also required by your brain to maintain constant glucose supplies. If you don’t have enough of this stuff, you could get symptoms such as confusion and memory loss.
• Vitamin B12 is also a good bet, as a lack of it in your body can result in memory loss and disorientation.
• Everyone’s heard about Omega-3 and its brain boosting properties. It’s not really a vitamin – more fat molecules – but it’s a pretty important little pill that could help to improve your brain function and concentration.
Although the jury’s still out on whether vitamin supplements are actually needed by people with a healthy diet, if you’re having trouble concentrating it might be worth popping vitamin pills with one or more of these vitamins in them – although we’d recommend you go see your physician first, just to make sure there’s nothing else going on and to get some professional advice.
Put simply, our brain needs vitamins to function. Some are more important than others. And if you can get vitamins through a pill, it seems like a good idea to us.