The nervous system is the part of an animal’s body that coordinates its voluntary and involuntary actions. It transmits signals to and from different parts of its body. It consists of two main parts, the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The CNS contains the brain and spinal cord. The PNS consists mainly of nerves, which are enclosed bundles of the long fibre’s or axons that connect the CNS to every other part of the body. Nerves that transmit signals from the brain are called motor or efferent nerves, while those nerves that transmit information from the body to the CNS are called sensory or afferent. The autonomic nervous system is further subdivided into the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic nervous system is activated in cases of emergencies to mobilize energy, while the parasympathetic nervous system is activated when organisms are in a relaxed state(1).
The function of the nervous system is to send signals from one cell to others or from one part of the body to others. There are multiple ways that a cell can send signals to other cells. One is by releasing chemicals called hormones into the internal circulation, so that they can diffuse to distant sites. The nervous system provides "point-to-point" signals neurons project their axons to specific target areas and make synaptic connections with specific target cells (1).
Life On Neuro-Life has essentials vitamins like B12, B6, folic acid, these perfect blend provides better functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. After the body uses these vitamins, leftover amounts leave the body through the urine. The body can store vitamin B12 for years in the liver. Vitamin B12, like the other B vitamins, is important for protein metabolism. It helps in the formation of red blood cells and in the maintenance of the central nervous system (2).
Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, vitamin B6 helps the body make several neurotransmitters, chemicals that carry signals from one nerve cell to another. It is needed for normal brain development and function and helps the body make the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine which influence mood and melatonin, which helps regulate the body clock. Vitamin B6 helps control levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid that may be associated with heart disease (3).
Vitamin B9, also called folate or folic acid, folic acid is crucial for proper brain function and plays an important role in mental and emotional health. It aids in the production of DNA and RNA, the body's genetic material and is especially important when cells and tissues are growing rapidly, such as in infancy, adolescence and pregnancy (4).
Vitamin B12 helps in treatment of pernicious anemia it is a type of anemia that happens when stomach cells are not able to make intrinsic factor. Without intrinsic factor, your body cannot absorb vitamin B12. Symptoms include: weakness, pale skin diarrhea weight loss fever, numbness or tingling sensation in the hands and feet, confusion, memory loss, and moodiness (5).
Vitamin B12 contributes in normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal homocysteine metabolism, normal red blood cell formation, normal function of the immune system, Vitamin reduction of tiredness and fatigue (6).
Vitamin B6 helps your body make serotonin, a chemical that influences mood. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, and some antidepressant medications work by raising levels of serotonin (3).
Vitamin B12 and B9 (folic acid), B6 helps control levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine is an amino acid that may be associated with heart disease. Your body needs B6 in order to absorb vitamin B12 and to make red blood cells and cells of the immune system (3).
1.Nervous system, en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Nervous_ system
2.Vitamin B12, www.nlm.nih.gov/ medlineplus/ency/ article/ 002403.htm
3.Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), http://umm.edu/health/ medical/altmed/supplement/ vitamin-b6-pyridoxin
4.Vitamin B9 (Folic acid), http://umm.edu/health/ medical/altmed/ supplement/ vitamin-b9-folic-acid
5.Vitamin B12, umm.edu/health/ medical/altmed/ supplement /vitamin-b12-cobalamin
6.Vitamin B12, ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims
7. Folic Acid, ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/