STAUNTON, Va. - Final exams are right around the corner for many college students and many are turning to alternative methods to help boost their brain power.
Some products out on the market like Study Buddy and many others claim to boost brain power, concentration, and focus. These stimulants are very popular on college campuses.
We spoke to the owner of a store which sells these supplements. She told us that the vitamins and herbs in those products help increase blood flow to the brain. Products that contain caffeine may help you stay up late to study, but could make you feel tired the next morning.
Some students say that products like these are popular on campus.
"They use the concentration supplements to read a long book or study for a test or get done with a paper, like a final," says Mary Baldwin student Halley Pendleton. "People take a lot of B12 and vitamin D to keep them up because B12 keeps you up and vitamin D it keeps you up and awake and alert."
People who sell these supplements say there are many other vitamins that help with concentration and nutrition as well.