and Nervous System
and Nervous System
The brain and nervous
system act as the body’s “electrical system” communicating
millions of messages every second. The brain is the command center and
coordinates incoming and outgoing messages from all over the body. A
healthy brain and nervous system enable us to cope well and respond
appropriately to the countless stimuli we encounter daily. Our nervous
system can become overloaded and begin to malfunction if we do not
maintain it properly as well as “filter” excessive stimuli or
important factor to a healthy nervous system is the proper balance of
the brain’s neurotransmitters (chemicals that transmit information
from one nerve cell to another) such as dopamine, GABA (gamma-aminobutyric
acid), and serotonin. A healthy nervous system allows us to
handle life’s ups-and-downs smoothly, and to feel more emotionally
balanced. Exercise, stress-management techniques, proper
nutrition and diet can help to better balance the brain’s intricate
key nutrients are necessary to supply the chemicals responsible for
the formation of the brain’s neurotransmitters, thus helping to
balance brain chemistry. When taken on a daily basis, supplementation
with certain amino acids, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and
herbs helps us feel more mentally balanced and provides us with an
overall sense of well-being.
Wellness Plan for Support
and Nervous Systems
|Well balanced diet|
Pharmacist’s Supplement Recommendations:
Vitamins and Minerals
B-complex, folic acid, inositol, copper, manganese, potassium, zinc, selenium, boron, calcium and magnesium
coenzyme Q10, vitamins C & E, n-acetylcarnitine, melatonin, Pycogenol, grape seed extract, and NADH
Essential Fatty Acids
DHA and omega-3
GABA, asparagine, aspartic acid, glutamine, glycine, taurine, phenylalanine, 5-HTP, and tyrosine
Herbs and Phytonutrients
gingko biloba, rosemary, sage, horsebalm, brazil nut, fenugreek, stinging nettle, gota kola, ginseng, ashwagandha, phosphatidylserine, DMAE, and huperzine
Pharmacist's Product Recommendations for General
of the Brain and Nervous System
These products are recommended by licensed
pharmacists who have specialized in natural medicines and dietary supplements.
For maximum benefit from these recommendations, be sure to read the Wellness
Brain Total Health
Comprehensive Daily Supplement
Our Brain Total Health is a high quality multiple vitamin and mineral supplement with added nutrients such as ginkgo biloba, coenzyme Q10, grape seed extract, amino acids and choline that can be helpful in maintaining a healthy nervous system. These supplements help the body and the mind to cope with life’s stressors. By providing the body with the building-blocks necessary for proper formation and balance of the brain’s chemicals, we can achieve a greater sense of well-being. We recommend this product to all persons wanting a general vitamin and mineral supplement to promote a healthy nervous system.
Brain Health Support
(with Ginkgo Biloba & Phosphatidyl Serine)
Helping the brain perform all of its chemical functions such as the formation of neurotransmitters is critical. Equally important is proper circulation which allows the brain and nervous system to function at its best. We specifically recommend this product for support of proper nerve cell function. Our Brain Health Support contains the following herbs and nutrients:
- Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid essential to numerous body systems especially the brain. It helps to move nutrients into cells while removing waste, ultimately promoting clearer and sharper thinking and optimal nerve function.
- Ginkgo biloba is a popular herb that aids circulation allowing oxygen and neurotransmitters to reach vital areas of the brain and nervous system.
Complete Essential Fatty Acid Formula
Daily intake of essential fatty acids, especially DHA and omega-3, is crucial for a healthy nervous system, because they are necessary for normal development and functioning of the brain. Essential fatty acids are found in high concentrations in the brain where they aid in the transmission of nerve impulses. Optimal brain function provides a healthy nervous system for our best mental function.
(with Vitamins C & E)
Our Antioxidant Essentials, which contains many powerful antioxidants, can help protect the body and the mind from the formation of damaging free radicals, thus helping to ensure proper brain function. They help to neutralize these free radicals, thus guarding against deterioration of the brain and its functions. They are especially important for anyone with lots of physical and mental stress. Antioxidants are key to staying healthy, both physically and mentally.
Additional Products for
Support of the Brain and Nervous System
Centers Related to the Brain and Nervous System
Information on Brain and Nervous System
of the Brain - An excellent summary of the brain's anatomy by
the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada
Fundamentals of Mental Health and Mental Illness - A report on
Mental Health by the U.S. Surgeon General
It's Not Always What You Think - published by the National
Institute on Aging
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