Best Products to Boost Focus, Naturally
By Melissa Fine, GoodnessMe Nutritionist & Product Advisor
With so many Australians having to work from home for a good chunk of 2021, we need all the help we can get in the concentration department.
Here are the products we’ve been keeping handy on our desks and in the fridge and pantry to help us hone into whatever we’re working on.
Give one of these a go the next time you need a mid-morning or arvo pick-me-up.
Shine+ Peach Passionfruit Nootropic Drink
Swap your go-to energy drink for the latest Shine concoction for a lower-sugar buzz that's better for you. It’s a little sweet, a little tart, and bursting with a unique blend of age-old nootropics - natural brain-boosting compounds. Thanks to ingredients like green tea, ginkgo biloba and turmeric, a Shine a day might just help keep the brain fog away.
Cannavist Co. Lemon CBD Balm
Third-party tested to ensure it’s free from THC (hemp’s high-inducing compound), keep a Cannavist Co. Hemp Balm in your pocket for the next time a headache hits. Simply apply a pea-sized amount to your temples, neck, or wherever (or whenever) you’re feeling tense. The hemp and lemon essential oil blend can help melt away that muscle tension and stress getting in the way of your productivity.
Jomeis Fine Foods Matcha Latte
Want that buzz you get from coffee, but without the jitters? Jomeis’ smooth Matcha Latte will give you just that. Matcha is rich in the amino acid L-theanine, which promotes both calm and mental clarity. Brought together with coconut milk powder for creaminess, plus stevia for a touch of sweetness (with no weird aftertaste), even those who aren’t matcha fans will be pleasantly surprised by the flavour and consistency of this blend.
First Press Oat Milk Iced Coffee
That sugary iced coffee from the servo might give you a caffeine kick - but it’ll also give you a quick blood sugar spike and crash - which won’t do your focus any favours. Switch to a creamy First Press Oat Milk Iced Coffee for a creamy caffeine buzz from oat milk and two shots of coffee, but without the unnecessary added sugar. Don’t knock oat milk in your coffee till you try it; it provides a subtle sweetness, naturally, and tastes surprisingly similar to cow’s milk.
Ritual Brews Focus Brew
A brew with benefits for your brain, this GoodnessMe-approved chai blend harnesses the potential of Lions Mane and Chaga - adaptogenic mushrooms which may help you feel sharper and calmer. Sweetened naturally with cinnamon, cardamom, and sugar-free monk fruit, it gets bonus points for actually tasting like a chai, without all the sugar. We also love the addition of belly-warming ginger.