There's no doubt that year 12 exams are a stressful time in any young person's life. When you spend so much time studying, staying up late and revising, it can all start to take its toll!
During this stressful period, it's so important to take care of your health and to keep your mind clear and focused. For this blog post, I interviewed our Nourished Life Naturopath, Melanie Ruckley, to put together the ultimate list of natural products to help cope with year 12 exams!
Ethical Nutrients Super Multi Plus
B Complex multivitamins help to assist your body in dealing with the high stress involved with year 12 exams. If you have the tendency to get run down during times of stress, our Naturopath recommends Ethical Nutrients Super Multi Plus $30.95. This supplement is enhanced with adrenal herb Siberian Ginseng which may assist with mental and physical performance and temporary fatigue. It can also help support the liver and may reduce the symptoms of stress and fatigue.
Warning: This product contains selenium which is toxic in high doses. A daily dose of 150 micrograms for adults of selenium from dietary supplements should not be exceeded.
If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Always read the label and use only as directed. Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
Ethical Nutrients Super B Daily Stress +
If you find that energy is a problem, then our Naturopath recommends Ethical Nutrients Super B Daily Stress $34.95. This supplement is great as it contains the adrenal herb Rhodiola, which may reduce stress-induced physical and mental fatigue and may improve mental performance in stressed individuals.
If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.Always read the label and use only as directed. Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate. WARNING - this medication may be dangerous when used in large amounts or for a long time.
Amazing Oils Roll-On Organic Magnesium Gel
Magnesium is incredible because it has the ability to both calm and energise! Staying relaxed is key for doing well in exams. When the mind and body is calm, all of that hard work and preparation can help your mind flow during exams. I recommend the Amazing Oils Roll-On Organic Magnesium Gel $24.95, which is so convenient to keep in your school bag. Simply apply to the top of the back of the neck, for an instant boost of energy.
Hanako Therapies I Am... Inspired
During exam time, it's important to keep calm! It's always a good idea to take the time to sit, breathe slowly and fully into the belly, before releasing the breath slowly. Use positive affirmations here to keep positive, for example "I am calm and ready to share what I have learned". Our naturopath also recommends using essences like Hanako Therapies I Am... Inspired $29.95, to release negativity. This fragrance has been designed to encourage positive thoughts, clarity, vision and manifestation.
Extra tips for exam time!
If you are particularly nervous or stressed, having a massage or acupuncture session can help significantly! You might also want to practice yoga or meditation to clear the mind. If you're looking for a relaxing drink to sip on while studying, you can try the Matcha Maiden Matcha Green Tea Powder $24.95 or Pukka Tea - Relax $7.95.