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Work Desk Wonders: Herbs to Boost Concentration


The absolute best herbs to boost your concentration, with expert advice to back it all up


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While getting enough sleep, eating a nutrient-dense diet, and carrying out self-care are the most important factors for feeling your best, some supplements have been shown to improve your vitality and physical condition.


We've collated a list of some of our absolute favourite herbs to boost your concentration, with expert advice to back it all up!


If you’re interested in building one or more of the herbs on this list into your diet, make sure to ask your health care provider first, as many herbs can lead to side effects if not taken properly and interact with common medications.

 

Sage


Research shows that sage (Salvia) may have impressive cognitive-enhancing effects in adults.



 

Peppermint


One of the more potent essential oils, peppermint is used to better focus, concentration, and overall mental clarity. Massage a drop under the nose to help with improving concentration and vigilance, diffuse to improve mental precision, or apply to the back of the neck frequently to keep energy levels up during the day.



 

Ashwagandha


Ashwagandha is traditionally used in Ayurveda to help with boosting memory, and some scientific studies also support this use.


Ashwagandha has been seen to increase acetylcholine levels in the brain, which are correlated with memory, brain function and intelligence. Ashwagandha is utilised to tone, bolster, and reinvigorate all bodily functions.


Unlike many other medications, ashwagandha’s benefits are not instant. It can take days to weeks before you begin to observe its effects.


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Award-winning natural supplement brand Earths Secrets founder, Amy Peacock, says, “Some of the most common symptoms of being unable to concentrate include poor decision making, “Brain fog” or difficulty thinking clearly, and short-term memory disruption.”


She notes that it is important to consider supplementing with herbs “that may have a positive impact on your cognitive functioning, mood and overall stress levels.”


These are known as adaptogens. Peacock explains, “You may already be familiar with adaptogens,” for example in green tea. “This,” she says, “is an adaptogen because of its L-theanine content.”


But how do adaptogens work? Peacock says they can help you “feel calmer and more focused starting at the molecular level.”


She adds, “By lowering the body’s cortisol levels, research shows that adaptogens can have an “anti-fatigue effect” on the body, helping to bring clarity and balance.”

Peacock also shares her top brain-boosting herbs, which you should definitely add to your list alongside the selection of Lavande's favourites listed above! Holy Basil is one of her favourites, and she says it is even known as an "Elixir."


According to Peacock, “Holy Basil has been said to be like yoga, with its calming effect that can lead to clarity of thought, along with a more relaxed and calm disposition.”


Studies have shown “significant improvements in mood and cognitive function with supplementation.”


Another of Peacock’s favourites is L-theanine: an “amino acid found in Green Tea leaves and mushrooms” commonly used for “its Nootropic abilities, as it may boost Alpha and Theta brain waves, which can enhance creativity.”


Earths Secret complexes contain peer-reviewed patented ingredients optimised for superior absorption, purity, and efficiency.


These ingredients are created by nature and backed with science based journals to further prove their effects.


We even had the opportunity to try a supplement out for ourselves, and we were super impressed by the energy-boosting and mind-clearing qualities.


It's worth incorporating herbs into your health regime to boost your concentration, but please do keep in mind that many herbs can interact with frequently prescribed medications and might cause other side effects.

 

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