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Dealing with Exam Stress

With exam season upon us I thought I would look at some of the natural products that can help deal with stress and help the memory. Stress levels can be higher than usual around exam time. While a bit of stress can help you to stay motivated and focused, too much can be unhelpful.

The B Vitamins are well known for improving energy, focus and alertness and for decreasing stress. Modern diets are often deficient in the Bs, so it’s worth considering taking a good strong dose of B vitamin complex, both to handle stress and to up your brain activity. Somega’s Liposomal B Complex is a high quality supplement that might really help over the exam period and suitable for all ages.

If stress is getting too much then adults with exams will find Natures Plus BioAdvanced Stress Support beneficial. It contains a unique formulation of many stress relieving ingredients, including Ashwaghanda, Magnesium, Rhodiola, Lemonbalm, the B vitamins and l-Theanine. An alternative very effective supplement for adults is Viridian Enhanced Rhodiola Complex which can help reduce stress and increase mental performance.

For younger people taking exams, A Vogel Passiflora Complex Spray offers an instant burst of calming passiflora to reduce the symptoms of stress and it can also help redirect the mind off the current emotions and reset your attention to something else.

Aromatherapy oils can help. Study Blend by Atlantic Aromatics contains Basil and Rosemary oils which help stimulate the mind, aiding concentration and memory. There are stress busting sprays to use whilst studying and anxiety reducing aromatherapy roller-balls that can be applied to the skin when heading for the exam.

During the exam itself it is completely natural to feel some nerves, but don’t panic. you can eliminate feelings of stress and panic by taking several long slow deep breaths and giving yourself a mental pep-talk by repeating “I am calm” or “I know I will do fine”.

Good luck to everyone who has exams.

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