New research for Red Kooga, a herbal remedy which helps promote natural vitality and mental alertness, has found:
- Brits have their greatest mental dip in concentration between 2-4pm. 44% identified it as their lowest energy point.
- Two out of five (42%) admit to almost falling asleep in work meetings, whilst a third (33%) forget what they are supposed to be doing.
- Causes of low energy were blamed on being more stressed than usual (47%), working longer hours (46%) and late nights (42%).
- 29% of respondents blame modern day technology for causing mental dips citing that digital shortcuts such as predictive text mean we spend less time focusing.
- 41% blame mental dips on getting more used to multi-tasting, with 28% feeling like society expects them to both play and work hard.
- January is the lowest energy month of the year for 31%, with 66% highlighting lack of sunlight as the main cause for this winter low.
- More than one third (37%) reach for coffee and 30% turn to sugar to help when feeling low on energy
- 62% of those taking energy products blamed the caffeine in them as being the source of side effects including sudden heart palpitations (59%), physical shakes (40%), feeling light headed and dizzy (30%) and feeling mentally on edge (30%).
- Less than 1 in 100 (0.7%) turn to herbs to help increase mental or physical energy.
Studies show that Panax Ginseng, the active ingredient in Red Kooga, improves mental performance and mental fatigue and improves calmness. It is also regulates glucose levels which is the primary fuel used by both the brain and body and is essential for maintaining cognitive function. Panax Ginseng also contains ginsenosides which have a wide variety of pharmacological effects including stimulating the central nervous system, anti-inflammatory activity, antihistamine activity, analgesic activity and hypertensive and hypotensive activity.