How B Vitamins Help The Nervous System

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A healthy brain

Here are the B vitamins that are necessary to maintain neuro and nervous system health.

  • Thiamine – B1.
    • B1 is found in the brain and nerve tissue. It plays an important role in the communication of nerve cells from the brain to the body.
    • When lacking B1, a chronic memory disorder may develop – one which is sometimes seen in those suffering from alcoholism and aids.
  • Riboflavin – B2.
    • B2 also plays an important part in the transmission of neuro impulses.
    • Research has shown that a deficiency of B2 can lead to migraines, and a higher risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis.
  • Niacin – B3.
    • This B vitamin is well-known for helping to reduce bad cholesterol levels and regulating body functions. B3 also stimulates brain function and improves energy levels.
  • Pyridoxine – B6.
    • Studies have indicated that B6 is used in more than 100 biochemical reactions in the nervous system.
    • Promotes proper blood production, which prevents anaemia and low energy problems.
    • Having enough of B6 helps to keep the memory sharp and prevent depression.
  • Folic acid – B9.
    • Folic acid helps to reduce homocysteine in the brain. Homocysteine is an amino acid present in the brain, and high levels may contribute to dementia, Alzheimer’s, and severe memory loss. B9 can lower levels of homocysteine, and reduce the risks of serious negative brain and neurological issues.
    • B9 is essential for the production of healthy nerve tissue, to boost brain function.
    • A deficiency of B9 during pregnancy may increase the risk of spina bifida in the developing foetus, as well as other defects of the central nervous system.

This group of B vitamins all have important roles in the support of healthy nervous system.

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