Dr. Elena Lucchi
We have all been waiting for the good season to enjoy longer days and the pleasure of sunshine! But, along with good weather, spring brings tiredness, sleepiness, irritability, fatigue, difficulty to stay focused: typical seasonal discomforts.
If the problem has no biological causes and is just the consequence of spring, one can seek help from diet supplements, rich in oligo-elements and standardized vegetable extracts, to guarantee the correct daily “re-charge” to our body, along with the proper nutritional intake.
Diet supplements are not meant to replace a proper diet, but to contribute to the correct balance of those nutrients that can sometimes be lacking, or that we might need to have more, in specific periods. Indeed, diet supplements can help us live better!
What ingredients can help us to reinvigorate body and mind?
According to the herbal tradition, many plants can serve as remedies for tiredness.
Among them Ginseng, a long used remedy in traditional eastern medicine for its ability to “energize both mind and body”, to increase physical strength and prevent ageing. These properties have recently been supported by modern research, which attributes to Ginseng a stimulating activity on cerebral function with an improvement of the learning ability and reduction of memory loss
The capacity to better manage fatigue and give positive response to stress is the basis of the activity of plants defined as “adaptogens”, among which we find Eleutherococcus, also called Siberian Ginseng, for which recent studies highlight the ability to support brain function and memory
Eleutherococcus acts in synergy with Ginkgo biloba and Centella, which also are investigated for their ability to protect brain function, particularly form age-related decline
Vitamin C and Vitamin E, along with Zinc and Selenium, protect cells from oxidative stress, aiding the function of the immune system.
Active principles of Blueberry give relief to “heavy legs” and, together with Centella, Ginkgo biloba
 and Zinc, they protect the eye function.
To overcome fatigue and difficulty to focus vitamins and minerals are fundamental: particularly B-group vitamins, contained in Vital Mente can help us because they decrease the feeling of fatigue, through the mechanisms that bring to a fuller metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats), favoring the conversion of food into energy.
They also express a protective activity on nervous system, together with minerals like Magnesium, Copper and Zinc, which eventually aid the cognitive function, the ability to learn and elaborate.
Vital Mente, thanks to its composition, is suited for all the states of mental and psycho-physical fatigue and to improve peripheral microcirculation and therefore, it is particularly suited to this period of the year. It can also be a valid help in case of tiredness associated to the change of season, or to intense work, and it can help students approach semester’s tests and final examinations, in case they feel their memory needs some support.
We can safely overcome fatigue and stressing times, as well as periods of most intense study, knowing we can count on the collaboration of a precious ally!