Lack of Concentration
Increase concentration – and your performance at work
An alert mind, concentration, attention, vision - these skills are what most people need to succeed in their careers. Mental performance is of course what is asked for, but this will never work without a healthy body. And a healthy body which gives us clarity and the ability to concentrate: the right nutrients, an optimal level of various hormones and healthy sleep.
Increase your concentration
Vitamin B12 has many functions in the body, and one of these is nerve cell protection. A lack of vitamin B12 can lead to fatigue and headaches - things that are not conducive to the workplace. Vegans and vegetarians, pregnant and lactating women, the elderly and those with bowel disease have an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.
A vitamin D deficiency can also manifest itself through tiredness and fatigue. Studies have shown that those with low levels of vitamin D often have difficulty making decisions and have impaired concentration and attention. Vitamin D deficiency affects many people – our bodies can only produce vitamin D with the help of solar radiation, and many of us do not get enough of it. The good news: If a vitamin D test reveals a deficiency, this fat-soluble vitamin can easily be administered via dietary supplements.
The “happiness” hormone serotonin is not only an endogenous mood stimulant - its role as a messenger in the brain lends it many functions. As such, a serotonin deficiency in addition to causing mood swings may also result in difficulty concentrating and fatigue. The right level of serotonin not only makes you happy, but it also keeps you awake and alert.
Healthy sleep makes you effective
And sleep also affects our performance. Hard work and a few hours sleep, preferably in the office, before returning directly back to work - this image of the successful workaholic is long outdated among medical professionals. Today we know that well slept and happy people are more productive. A healthy sleep hygiene helps us to be focussed and to operate our brains at full power.
If you sleep badly on a regular basis, it may be worth checking the level of your sleep hormone melatonin. Inadequate or excessive values may indicate that your sleep patterns are out of balance. The stress hormone cortisol may also affect your sleep. If cortisol levels are higher in the evening, this will disrupt your night's sleep.
Test your ability to concentrate - and improve it
Regardless of how you supply yourself with B12 and D vitamins, or the status of the hormones serotonin, cortisol and melatonin, and indeed many other nutrients, you can use our cerascreen® self-tests easily and conveniently from the comfort of your home. Depending on the test, you can sample a small amount of blood, saliva, urine or respiratory gas and then send the sample to our partner laboratory. You will then receive a detailed results report that lists the measurement result and provides you with specific recommendations for action. These values can often be improved through, for example, changing your diet, dietary supplements or other lifestyle changes.