Our nerves

Our nerves

How stress and psychological strain can affect our nervous system.

Around 86 billion nerve cells need to exchange information constantly so we can feel, think and act. The nervous system is the part of the human body which perceives and processes stimuli and controls our reactions. Highly complex electrical and chemical processes occurring in our bodies all the time are responsible for this. Nerve cells are masters of communication and ensure the exchange of information in the body. Nerve cells are also real team players, since they always have to communicate and collaborate with other cells. Our nerves use around 500 kcal per day simply accomplishing their tasks.

The nervous system runs throughout the entire body. It can be categorized into three sections:

  • Central Nervous System (CNS) including the spinal cord and brain
  • peripheral nervous system, which includes all of the nerves which connect the CNS and the periphery of the body (e.g. sensory organs, muscles)
  • vegetative nervous system, which controls all of the important basic functions (e.g. water balance, breathing, digestion and metabolism)

Scientists estimate that the total length of all nerve fibres in a human being is around a billion metres. If this were a cable, it would stretch from the earth to the moon and back.

Information is forwarded from nerve cell to nerve cell using electrical impulses, which means our nerves are almost always electrically energized.

Permanent stress and psychological strain can really “get on your nerves”, and you urgently need to do something to avoid becoming ill in the long run.

Relaxation for the nerves

Attention to yourself and your environment, relaxation exercises, yoga and meditation are just a few ideas how to relax your nerves. Today digital time-outs, better known as a “digital detox”, are also an important way of protecting our brains and nerves from constant focus on a screen and information flows. On top of that nutrition also plays an important role.

Nutrients for the nerves

We often talk about “nourishing the nerves”, but what does it exactly mean and what kind of food do our nerves need? B vitamins in particular play a key role, especially B1, B6 and B12. They are involved in nerve regeneration and nerve growth, as well as saltatory conduction, in other words the functioning of the nerves.

Magnesium is also our most important anti-stress mineral. It regulates the release of the stress hormone and has a calming effect on both nerve and muscle function. Since all muscle contractions are caused by nerve impulses, a constantly tense nervous system can lead to muscle tension.

Our recommendation:

Magnesium-Diasporal® DEPOT muscles + nerves. This food supplement contains high-dose, 2-phase magnesium plus vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B6, B12) with a special DEPOT effect. This ensures a fast and slow release with important vital substances, thereby supporting the normal functioning of muscles and nerves.

Magnesium-Diasporal® DEPOT

Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function. The vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B6, B12) contributes to a normal functioning of the nervous system and energy-yielding metabolism.