The nervous system is the communication system of your body. The better that system functions, the
better opportunity you have to experience optimal health. Chiropractic adjustments maintain proper
nervous system function by keeping, restoring, and maintaining the health of the spine. Another great
way to support the nervous system is high quality supplements in your diet. Below are four great
basic supporters of nervous system health.

B Vitamins

B vitamins are important for the health and proper functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin B12
helps regenerate and form the protective sheet of tissue around the nerve called the myelin sheath.
This sheath protects the nerve and also helps with proper nerve flow transmission. Thus, B12 as a
required factor for that sheath regeneration is important to nervous system communication. B12 also
helps make neurotransmitters and hormones that help the brain function along.

Vitamin B6 is important in brain function as well as metabolism. During pregnancy and infancy it
plays a role in brain development. It also helps regulate energy use in the brain. Vitamin B6 plays a
role in creating dopamine and serotonin, both neurotransmitters that are imperative for mood, mental
health, and sense of well-being.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

This supplement neutralizes free radicals. Free radicals are molecules in the body that can cause large
chemical reactions and increase chemical stress. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) works in both blood and
tissues, whereas many only work in one of the two. ALA is thought to have therapeutic effects as for
chronic nervous system diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, and can reduce symptoms of neuropathy.

Magnesium

Your nerves are constantly sending messages from the brain to cells, systems, and structures, and
those are sending information back to the brain. Magnesium also helps keep nerve cells alive by
preventing over-excitation and excessive use; it has a calming effect on the system.

Vitamins B6 and B12, alpha lipoic acid, and magnesium offer a great basis of support for basic level
nervous system support. Stress, poor diet, and lack of optimal healthcare deplete our bodies of the
necessary vitamins and minerals the nervous system needs to function at its highest possible level.
After getting your regular chiropractic adjustment, ask the doctor about vitamins to help support your
nervous system and see what else you can do to live an even healthier life.

Dr. Brian Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of
experience treating patients for their neck pain and other ailments through personalized
chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-
office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to help people recover and heal from auto
injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic
solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an
appointment or visit their website to learn more about their services!