Perhaps you’re always feeling a little sluggish as you roll out of bed and prepare for yet another work-from-home (WFH) day, or perhaps you just need that extra little boost to help you concentrate and focus on your tasks for the day.
Whether you’re heading to the office or working from home, we’ve rounded up 11 supplements that will help improve your brain functions so you can perform better and be more productive!
1. Now True Focus
This highly-raved about oral supplement doesn’t just maximise your mental acuity, but also promotes a positive mood and improve your overall well-being.
Now True Focus combines key amino acid precursors with other important nutrients such as Ginkgo biloba and DMAE to give you clear-headed motivation, focus, and an energy boost — just like coffee, without any jittery side effects.
Now True Focus retails for S$16.30 at iHerb.
2. 21st Century Ginkgo Biloba Extract
This brain-booster contains the legendary Ginkgo, which has a natural ability to promote memory and concentration functions within the brain.
Rich in Ginkgolides A & B and boasting a slew of anti-oxidant properties, 21st Century’s Ginkgo Biloba Extract is exactly what you need if you’re looking for memory and brain support.
21st Century Ginkgo Biloba Extract retails for S$13.95 at Amazon.
3. Blackmores Brain Active
Blackmores Brain Active contains Longvida, an enhanced bioavailable form of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.
Curcumin supports alertness and improves your memory and is exactly what you need to pick up at the store for that extra boost when doing mentally demanding tasks!
Blackmores Brain Active retails for S$51 at Watsons.
4. Natrol High Caffeine Energy Support
This caffeine supplement jumpstarts your energy production, delays fatigue, and improves your overall physical and mental performance.
Helping you to achieve quicker reaction time, delayed fatigue, and increased endurance, Natrol High Caffeine Energy Support has got you covered for any intense and demanding work days.
Note: It’s best to skip this one if you’re sensitive to caffeine.
Natrol High Caffeine Energy Support retails for S$10.85 at iHerb.
5. Kordel’s Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly has been shown to boost brain function — one capsule a day of Kordel’s Royal Jelly lowers your stress hormone levels, improves your memory and overall brain health, which can all be attributed to its antioxidant properties!
Kordel’s Royal Jelly retails for S$52 at Watsons.
6. FutureBiotics ThinkFast
Inspired by nature, these supplements are made with an aromatic botanical essence along with natural whole plant co-factors including Gotu Kola leaf, Soy Lecithin & Rosemary.
Clinically proven to improve working memory speed, the key components in FutureBiotics ThinkFast include Bacopin and Ginkgo, which aid your attention, memory, and thus, overall brain performance!
FutureBiotics ThinkFast retails for S$31.33 at iHerb.
7. ZOI Research Think Support
Dedicated to creating formulations with botanical ingredients to address condition-specific challenges, you can rest assured that ZOI Research Think Support has got enough to give you that extra perk in the morning.
With botanicals such as Chinese Skullcap Root, Acacia Heartwood, Bacopin® Bacopa and Ginkgo biloba combined with a Proprietary, this daily supplement supports your memory and cognitive health, and have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative activities that help maintain your neurocognitive function.
ZOI Research Think Support retails for S$$58.39 at iHerb.
8. Blackmores Omega Daily
A source of concentrated omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish oil, Blackmores Omega Daily provides both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, thereby promoting healthier brain cells and less deterioration of the brain.
You may not be able to feel the effects of consuming omega-3 fish oil now, but there’s a ton of ways they’ll help in the long-run; brain function in those suffering from gradual memory loss has been shown to improve after consumption of omega-3 fish oils.
Blackmores Omega Daily retails for S$99 at Watsons.
9. Brainzyme® Focus Pro
Made with 100% plant-based ingredients that support concentration, cognition, energy, memory and mental performance, Brainzyme Focus Pro provide the boost that you’ll need.
If an immediate pick-me-up is what you’re looking for, this supplement has got it; you can experience increased focus, concentration, memory and energy, starting within 60 minutes and lasting up to eight hours.
Brainzyme Focus Pro retails for £29.00 (S$53.78) at Brainzyme.
10. Myvitamins Concentration
The ultimate multivitamin to get you pumpin’ and ready for the day, Myvitamins Concentration contains a blend of B vitamins including niacin and pantothenic acid which improve your metabolism, giving you that energy you need to get through your day.
Myvitamins Concentration retails for S$29 at LookFantastic.
11. Brand’s Essence of Chicken with Vit B Complex + Iron
We’ve all heard of the household staple, Brand’s Essence of Chicken, but did you know they have a variation of the energy boosting supplement in an enhanced tablet form? Meet Brand’s Essence of Chicken with Vit B Complex + Iron, great for those who aren’t fans of the distinctive taste of chicken essence.
This dual-action formula contains Essence of Chicken, Vitamin B Complex and iron that will reduce tiredness and improve your concentration, with the Vitamin B Complex promoting energy production, supporting brain function and iron supporting the production of red blood cell and transport of oxygen to cells.
Brand’s Essence of Chicken with Vit B Complex + Iron retails for S$29 at Guardian.