Study fatigue: vitamins for memory and concentration

Intensive study periods can be really heavy going at any time of a student’s education, from high school to university and other specialisation courses during adult life. Study tiredness is manifested through excessive effort in concentrating, difficulty in remembering notions and processing the contents we read.

Tiredness and mental fatigue are a direct consequence of the stress caused by having to memorise lots of information, often in addition to the frustration of reading and re-reading for hours without ever really taking in all the information. Without considering that even anxiety and agitation correlated to school performance and an excessive schedule of commitments can drastically deplete energy levels.

There are several simple practical precautions we can take to prevent mental fatigue and optimise concentration when studying, and help to improve memory levels. Here are some examples.

  • The first advice is to always try to have a few minutes’ break every hour.
  • Secondly, set a target of a few pages at a time, without overlapping different subjects
  • Thirdly: highlight only the most important sentences in the book, in order to create a visual summary.
  • Split the day studying with an hour or two of sport, better if outdoors. A little exercise helps to recharge the mental and physical batteries!
  • Try not to study until late at night, as the mind will be tired out by a full day of work, and our sight will suffer the consequences too.
  • Try to sleep at least 7-8 hours a night.
  • Maintain a regular routine and lifestyle.
  • Follow a healthy diet: complete, balanced meals provide our brain with all the nutrients it needs to work efficiently. Avoiding large amounts of alcohol and heavy meals that are hard to digest is also a great help!

Vitamins for improving memory and concentration

Like all aspects of human health and well-being, also for recovering alertness, memory and concentration, the first suggestion is to follow a diet rich in vitamins and mineral salts, some of which have proven benefits on the nervous system (including magnesium, iron, zinc, group B vitamins).

Furthermore, some foods help to stimulate cognitive capacities; these are:

  • Foods rich in Omega 3: blue fish, nuts, linseed oil, avocado and green leaf vegetables .
  • Tomatoes: tomatoes are powerful antioxidants that help to protect the brain from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Eggs: rich in group B vitamins, particularly B6, B12 and folic acid.

Supplements for combating study fatigue

To fight fatigue and improve concentration, a correct intake of vitamins and minerals is of fundamental importance. Correct cognitive function also depends on the balance of all nutrients involved in maintaining the well-being of the nervous system.

ApportAL® products are ideal nutritional supplements for offering strength and vitality for cognitive functions, at the same time improving the immune system which is overstretched by study fatigue.

ApportAL® and ApportAL® VitAL contain some active substances formulated to increase the physical and mental energy available, relieving the tiredness that hinders serene study and concentration.

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