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THE NERVE MULTI-VITAMIN is not just your every-day vitamin formula. We have formulated it specifically to help with energy while tapering from a psychiatric drug.
FOLATE is one of the key vitamins for tapering. Your body needs it to to make and repair DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells. Toxins from drugs can cause damage to the nervous system, so you need to give the body what it needs for tissue repair. Folate is also essential to form red blood cells, which are essential part for your energy metabolism.
If you already take a multivitamin, it probably has the ingredient folic acid listed on the label. This is a form of folate that is not bioactive—it does not have the ability to directly interact with cells. It must be converted to a form called tetrahydrofolate. Clinical studies have shown that as many as 45% of people have a genetic variation of an enzyme and and are less able to make this conversion.
The methyl folate in NERVE MULTI-VITAMIN s a naturally occurring folate that the body can absorb immediately. It is readily taken up by the cells and is immediately usable. Methylfolate is the only folate that can cross the blood-brain barrier.
The other ingredients in the NERVE MULTI-VITAMIN help with successful tapering in various ways:
VITAMIN A is necessary for the synthesis of energy (ATP) in cells. When the body is deficient in vitamin A, energy production is reduced by up to 30%.
VITAMIN D deficiency commonly causes fatigue. This is due to the role that the vitamin plays in the mitochondria: the ‘power stations’ within each cell of the body.
VITAMIN E is a primary protective brain antioxidant. The brain has a high oxygen consumption rate and abundant polyunsaturated fatty acids in the cell membranes that are easily damaged by free radicals.
VITAMIN C protects the body from the effects of stress. It is a strong antioxidant and a participant in numerous metabolic reactions.
VITAMIN B1 is a co-factor for the metabolism of carbohydrates, which turns the food into energy. It also plays an important role in nerve transmission.
VITAMIN B2 is part of the electron transport that produces cellular energy. It is needed to make red blood cells and like vitamin B1 plays a crucial role in neurotransmission.
VITAMIN B3 takes part in over fifty metabolic processes that turn carbohydrates and fat into energy.
VITAMIN B5 (PANTOTHENIC ACID) is a component of coenzyme, which is required for chemical reactions that generate energy from fat, carbohydrates, and proteins. It also is needed for normal neurotransmission.
VITAMIN B6 plays a key role in our energy production process. Without it, oxygen cannot be transported via the blood to cells to make the energy molecule ATP. Vitamin B6 also is used to convert stored carbohydrates and protein to energy.
VITAMIN B12 is an essential component for red blood cells, which is why it is an essential energy vitamin. Vitamin B12 is also necessary for normal nerve function.
BIOTIN is one of the agents that converts food into energy, metabolizing fats and carbohydrates into glucose, and breaking down of proteins into amino acids.
CHOLINE allows the body to use fat as an energy source. It is also a building block for the neurotransmitter acetyl-choline.
INOSITOL helps transport fats to be used as energy. It acts as a mild "anti-anxiety" agent because it positively affects nerve transmissions.
PABA is sometimes used to help with anxiety and panic attacks. It is a constituent of folate and helps in the formation of red blood cells.
ZINC improves nerve and cognitive function because it stimulates the production of SOD. This is the primary antioxidant enzyme that protects nerve cells against from free radicals.
BORON helps enhance brain functioning and mental alertness. Scientists have not yet discovered the mechanics of how the mineral produces these effects.
MANGANESE is also necessary to produce the antioxidant enzyme SOD. Many report that the mineral helps with anxiety, although the exact method by which it does this is not known.
COPPER plays a critical role in cellular energy production through the copper-dependent enzyme, cytochrome-c-oxidase. It is also essential for healthy nerve function, specifically to produce the neurotransmitter noradrenaline.
IODINE deficiency causes a slowing of brain function. Increased energy and reduction of symptoms such as brain fog have been reported when the iodine intake is sufficient.
CHROMIUM is essential for energy production because it participates in glucose metabolism by enhancing the effects of insulin. Low blood sugar or insulin resistance are known to produce anxiety, physical fatigue, and mental lethargy.
SELENIUM plays a role in muscle metabolism. One of the deficiency symptoms of selenium deficiency is a feeling of exhaustion.
BIOFLAVONOIDS enhance the effect of vitamin C, which in larger doses can have a tranquilizing anti-anxiety effect.