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Nutrients to support your vagus nerve

Published on Oct 07, 2023 02:09 PM IST
  • From sodium to magnesium to choline, here are a few nutrients that are essential for supporting the vagus nerve.
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The bi-directional highway between the brain and the body is called the vagus nerve. In case of lack of nutrients in the vagus nerve, physical symptoms such as loss of sleep, reduced immunity and reduced mental clarity can show up. "Supporting your vagus nerve with certain nutrients keeps the messages being sent strong and clear so your brain is able to hear and respond to your bodies needs," wrote Therapist Anna Papaioannou as she shared the nutrients that are necessary for the vagus nerve.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 07, 2023 02:09 PM IST

The bi-directional highway between the brain and the body is called the vagus nerve. In case of lack of nutrients in the vagus nerve, physical symptoms such as loss of sleep, reduced immunity and reduced mental clarity can show up. "Supporting your vagus nerve with certain nutrients keeps the messages being sent strong and clear so your brain is able to hear and respond to your bodies needs," wrote Therapist Anna Papaioannou as she shared the nutrients that are necessary for the vagus nerve.(Unsplash)

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Choline: this nutrient, found in red meat and fish, is an important neurotransmitter which has a protective effect on the arteries and also helps in restoring baroreflex sensitivity. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Choline: this nutrient, found in red meat and fish, is an important neurotransmitter which has a protective effect on the arteries and also helps in restoring baroreflex sensitivity. (Unsplash)

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Vitamin B12: This micronutrient helps in metabolising fatty acids and amino acids. Dairy products and eggs help in providing the body with Vitamin B12. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Vitamin B12: This micronutrient helps in metabolising fatty acids and amino acids. Dairy products and eggs help in providing the body with Vitamin B12. (Unsplash)

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Magnesium: Found in abundance in green leafy vegetables, magnesium helps in regulating muscle contraction, blood pressure and insulin metabolism. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Magnesium: Found in abundance in green leafy vegetables, magnesium helps in regulating muscle contraction, blood pressure and insulin metabolism. (Unsplash)

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Sodium: Sodium, found in salt, helps in several physiological processes such as muscle contraction, neuronal activity and nutrient absorption. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sodium: Sodium, found in salt, helps in several physiological processes such as muscle contraction, neuronal activity and nutrient absorption. (Unsplash)

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Omega-3: Found in chia seeds, walnuts and cod liver oil, Omega-3 helps in production of hormones and regulating the heart rate. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Omega-3: Found in chia seeds, walnuts and cod liver oil, Omega-3 helps in production of hormones and regulating the heart rate. (Unsplash)

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