Natural Nervous System Support
Health care professionals, as well as the lay public, are increasingly aware of the importance of a good diet and of dietary supplements, as well as stress reduction strategies–including exercise, yoga, meditation and singing, and a strong social network in maintaining a healthy mind and chemically balanced brain. Whole World Botanicals offers products based on botanicals that may be beneficial in supporting the nervous system.
Hormones and Stress Affect Nervous System
There are two main factors for promoting the health of the nervous system: maintenance of hormonal balance, especially of the neurotransmitter hormones, including an adequate level of serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine; and the reduction of stress levels on the organism. A high stress level causes an unhealthy increase in the level of cortisol produced by the adrenal glands. This in turn affects the production of the neurotransmitter hormones essential for good health, as well as the functioning of the entire endocrine system.
Research shows that a high stress level–whether environmental (toxicity, noise, lighting, etc.), physical (lack of sleep, injury, illness, physical or mental overexertion, etc.) or emotional (trauma, drama, relationship problems, etc.) results in the production of a high, unhealthy levels of free radicals in the body (oxidative stress). A high level of oxidative stress is linked to depression and anxiety.
What Helps the Nervous System
The good news in all of this is that powerful antioxidants have been shown to relieve anxiety and depression caused by high levels of oxidative stress. Camu-Camu (Myrciaria dubia), as a superior source of food-based natural Vitamin C, with health benefits much more far reaching than synthetic Vitamin C tablets, can be highly effective in relieving certain types of depression and anxiety.
Over 400 scientific studies show how Vitamin C is beneficial to the healthy functioning of the central nervous system, which is integral to many health issues including bipolar disorder, ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, addictions, and more.
Another botanical that is high in antioxidants is Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa). This botanical is also beneficial for gut health which is implicated in some disorders of the nervous system.