The nervous system is dependent on a sufficient supply of a range of nutrients in order to stay healthy. The nervous system contributes to the maintenance of normal nerve function by supporting signal transmission as well as the production of nerve-protecting myelin and primary messenger molecules.
The B vitamins play a central role in the maintenance of normal nerve function. They contribute to the formation of myelin (protective nerve layer), various messenger molecules and neurotransmitters.
Minerals and Trace Elements
Minerals and trace elements fulfill important roles in the nervous system. Iodine and zinc contribute to the maintenance of normal cognitive function, and influence brain development, nerve protection, and the synthesis of neurotransmitters. Calcium, magnesium, and copper play a role in the maintenance of normal nerve function as they are required for signal transmission.