The start of a new school year inspires a search for strategies to improve brain power. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to start this year with improved mental focus, for your children and yourself? In their article, “Back to School Brain Boosters,” the integrative health experts at Five to Thrive offer five core strategies to enhance cognition. Their advice includes supplementing with Suntheanine for enhanced concentration as well as improving task accuracy and alertness.
If your child is off to college and could use help focusing on classwork, Suntheanine – a patented and pure form of L-theanine – may help. The article notes that a study suggests that Suntheanine may help with young adults’ alertness and task accuracy.
Tired kids may not be able to concentrate in the classroom very well. The article also points out that Suntheanine has been shown to improve sleep quality, so you’re sending your children off to school feeling more refreshed and ready to learn.
It’s simple to incorporate Suntheanine into your back-to-school routine. It is an ingredient in many products, including dietary supplements and even mints.
Clinical research suggests that 50 mg to 200 mg Suntheanine stimulates activity in the brain known as alpha waves, which are associated with a relaxed but alert mental state. Suntheanine has been shown to be safe based on numerous favorable toxicology and efficacy studies. It has been consumed in beverages, foods and supplements since 1994 with no indication of adverse reactions or contraindications.
The Five to Thrive article’s other helpful suggestions for enhancing cognition include following a Mediterranean diet which includes six daily servings of fruits and vegetables; moderate-to-vigorous exercise; increasing creativity and problem-solving skills by spending time in nature; and using positive reinforcement to help instill students with hopeful and optimistic attitudes. What a great reminder that there is a myriad influences on brain function!