Intensi-tea is designed to help you through periods of study or intense work that require a lot of concentration. 1 cup three times a day will give you plenty of support and help maximise your performance.
There are also a few extra things you can do, which further support memory and learning and also your stamina:
1. High quality Rosemary Oil: increases blood supply to the brain through its action as a circulatory stimulant. Stimulating and warming, it is said to help clear thought and memory. While you are studying, put some Rosemary oil on a cotton ball, and sit it on your desk with you. As you study or work, you inhale and smell the Rosemary Oil. The next step is to do the same thing at exam time – have Rosemary Oil on the table near you so you smell it. It seems to help trigger the memory of the subject you were studying so recall of the information is easier. I did this through my final exams, and it did help, but use the best Rosemary Oil you can afford.
2. Avoid the temptation to use lots of sweet/high carb/processed foods. Your brain does need glucose at this time, but get it through high fibre, complex carbs so the glucose is released more slowly into your system, not in one big hit. After the big hit, comes the crash. Then its really hard to study and to stay well.
3. Healthy fats make great brain food and will give you long-lasting energy: e.g. avocado, raw nuts, grass fed/organic butter and cream, small amounts of extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil (lots of this one).
4. Caffeine: can help focus and concentration with occasional use, but you seem to need ever increasing amounts to get the same result – this overtaxes your nervous system, you get fatigued, cranky and eventually feel really unwell. So not the best choice.
5. Protein: you need it at this time but keep portion sizes to about what will fit in the palm of your hand in any one serve. If you like eggs, they are great brain food, as is fish like sardines and wild caught cold water salmon.
6. Fresh veggies and fruit: plenty of them every day – will help keep you well and energised.
7. Time out: your nervous system takes a hammering with study/exams. As does your immune system – then you get a virus/cold etc. Keep them nourished and supported with all of the above and make it a priority to take time out each day to relax and totally forget about study/work. Exercise is a fabulous helper here. Meditation: awesomely effective..