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Focus is your ability to resist distraction and maintain your attention on a particular task or object. Unfortunately, algorithms, notifications, the news cycle, and our devices conspire against your ability to focus by incessantly trying to capture your attention.
Maybe this is why supplements for focus are all the rage in the new wellness space. Meditation and mindfulness apps, which generally help you build stamina against distraction, are also exploding in popularity. But which are truly the best supplements for focus?
Supplements to help focus come in a variety of categories, and you find different degrees of efficacy depending on what you’re taking. Some people like to stack l-theanine with a dose of caffeine—this may provide the caffeine high you normally get, but without the jitters. Others look to natural supplements for focus, like rhodiola rosea, which has been show to reduce fatigue while relieving stress. And yet more people supplement with nootropics, or “smart drugs” like flmodafinil, when they have an especially in-depth project they want to work on.