What kinds of TCM supplements can boost immunity and memory during exam period?

What kinds of TCM supplements can boost immunity and memory during exam period?
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The year-end examination period is just around the corner and it is important that your children's health is in tip-top condition during this crucial period.

Sometimes, stress could lead to a loss of appetite and lethargy, and worse still, some children might fall sick more easily due to lack of proper rest and low immunity.

There are a few Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs that are great for supplementing a person's dietary intake to help improve alertness and overall immunity so that he will be less prone to taking ill.

Essence of Chicken

Kids grow and develop much faster than adults, and naturally require more nutrition per kilogram of body weight than adults.

Nutrition may be obtained from one's regular diet, however, that alone may not be enough if children are not getting adequate and proper rest or if they don't eat well enough.

The exam period could be one of these challenging times.

Since antiquity, chicken soup is used to tonify the body, and as a concentrated form, essence of chicken is the enhanced version of chicken soup that has been used for generations during period of stress.

Having essence of chicken during the exam crunch is a time-tested choice.

Made with 100 per cent pure chicken and high quality ingredients and produced under stringent quality standards (Good Husbandry Practice, Good Manufacturing Practicing, ISO and HACCP), Eu Yan Sang's "Power Up! Essence of Chicken", is suitable for children as young as two years old and is the top choice among essence of chicken.

Photo: Eu Yan Sang

Ginkgo Biloba

For older children and adults of all ages, they can have Essence of Chicken with Ginkgo Biloba.

Also known as Bai Guo, Ginkgo Biloba is a medicinal herb that is often touted as a memory enhancer.

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The herb neutralises free radicals associated with deterioration and ageing of the brain to slow down memory loss.

It also contains anti-oxidants called flavonoids, which may promote healthy blood vessel function, according to Reuters.

It is suitable for individuals who are involved in mentally demanding tasks and those who tend to have late nights.

Eu Yan Sang's Essence of Chicken comes with an added boost of gingko biloba. Photo: Eu Yan Sang

Cordyceps

Cordyceps is traditionally used to boost a person's energy and strengthen his immune system.

Eu Yan Sang's Pure Cordyceps™ in capsule form. Photo: Eu Yan Sang

Eu Yan Sang's Pure Cordyceps™ dietary supplement, in capsule form, contains Hirsutella Sinensis which is a strain of cordyceps that is proven to be 99.645 per cent genetically identical to rare Wild Cordyceps, according to rDNA sequence analysis.

It has natural bioactive compounds of high potency found in Wild Cordyceps to improve vitality and general health, and reduce fatigue and it may be consumed as a daily supplement.

Eu Yan Sang's Pure Cordyceps™ in liquid form. Photo: Eu Yan Sang

Eu Yan Sang's Pure Cordyceps™ V-Essence is a weekly booster in liquid form, which is a faster absorption formula for that additional vitality boost.

- Certified TCM Herbalist from Eu Yan Sang

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