Nervous System

The nervous system contains the central nervous system, the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system, the senses for the rest of the body.  Herbs that are beneficial for the nervous system include:

Vitamins and supplements that help the nervous system are: copper, fish oil, lecithin, magnesium, and vitamin B12.

Lecithin

Lecithin, also known as phosphatidylcholine, is a fatty acid found throughout the body in our cells.

Function

  • regulates cholesterol
  • prevents plaque build up and hardening of arteries
  • protects liver, kidneys, and heart
  • helps with chemical pollutants
  • antioxidant
  • strengthens nervous system

Lecithin is found in fish, wheat, oatmeal, egg yolks, rice, bee pollen, and chocolate.

Copper

Copper is found in small amounts in the body.

Some functions of copper are: helps iron to form hemoglobin in the blood, part of several enzymes, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, assists nervous system and collagen formation.

Foods rich in copper include: crab, mushrooms, sesame seeds, beans, cashews, lentils, hummus, spinach, asparagus, kale, chard, and hazelnuts.

Magnesium

Magnesium is one of the most utilized minerals.  It’s good to balance calcium and magnesium intake.

Some functions of magnesium are: part of 300 enzymes that regulate body functions, provides structure to bones and teeth, relaxes muscles, helps nervous and muscular systems.

Foods rich in magnesium include: various vegetables like spinach and chard, legumes, seaweed, flax seeds, squash, coconut water, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and quinoa.