Nerves & calming

Nerves and calming

Everyday life demands a great deal from many people; our life is increasingly exposed to information overload, and also our own standards are usually very high. Therefore, we all need strong nerves, efficient capacity and good concentration.

Regular rest is a basic prerequisite for this, for we are efficient only if body and mind are allowed to recover. Turn off your cellphone and take a nice walk or pursue
a hobby – but please do not get caught up in leisure time stress.
Naturally, we should provide our brain with the nutrients it needs to remain powerful and efficient: Key word "nerve nourishment" Especially good energy sources for our nerves are foods that contain complex carbohydrates, such as nuts, whole-grain products and fruits, such as bananas.

The popular habit of grabbing a piece of chocolate or other sweets with a high percentage of simple sugar may give a quick boost to our blood sugar level,
but this condition does not last long because the blood sugar level sags again fast. The consequence: Sudden tiredness that greatly impairs our performance.

Healthy brain food:

  • Water
  • Whole-grain products
  • Egg yolk
  • Nuts
  • Bananas
  • Offal such as liver
  • Legumes
  • Fatty sea fish
  • Rapeseed or linseed oil

Our tip: Once in a while, why not buy trail mix – also called food for thought,
as it is rich in the B vitamins so important for the nervous system!

Lecithin – a module of the nerve and brain membrane

"Lecithin" is the name widely used for phosphatidylcholine. It is basically a generic term for lipids built from fatty acids, phosphoric acids, choline and glycerol.
Lecithin is a component of all animal and plant organisms and is found in many foods, such as egg yolk, nuts, soy products and fish. For us humans, it is an essential nutrient for the nerves and brain where it is a component of the membranes.
As a matter of fact, the brain has the highest lecithin content.

Vitamin B – important for good nerves

B vitamins, among others, play a significant role for the normal interaction of brain, nerves and organism. The vitamin B family as a whole contributes to normal energy metabolism, supports normal function of the nervous system and plays a role in mental capacity. Moreover, some B vitamins act as regulators in metabolizing of fat, carbohydrates and protein.

Especially the vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12 as well as niacin and biotin contribute to the normal function of the nervous system or sound psychological functions. Vitamin B5 supports the mental capacity.

The vitamin B family is made up of the following eight vitamins:

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
  • Vitamin B7 (biotin)
  • Vitamin B9 (folic acid)
  • Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)

Originally, the vitamin B family included more vitamins. But later it was recognized that some of them were not vitamins.
That explains why the numbering of the B vitamins is not continuous.