I recently listened to a webinar available on our Nervous System and wanted to share a few key points with you:
Acetylcholine is our main neurotransmitter of the parasympathetic nervous system. It’s responsible for rest and digest function, and to lower our heart rate, lower blood pressure, and anxiety.
Standard Process Choline is a precursor to acetylcholine. Consider it as a brake pedal to the nervous system when you’re going 100 miles an hour.
Standard Process Inositol decreases anxiety and stabilizes blood sugar. Inositol before bed is excellent for those who can’t stay asleep. The chewable tablets are great, and if you need to take larger amounts, consider Standard Process Inositol powder-which mixes easily in water and very easy to take. It’s naturally sweet. FYI- it’s also quite a bargain! ¼ teaspoon = 2 tablets and you get 405 servings per container.
A great and very inexpensive tool to detect sympathetic/parasympathetic dominance is salivary ph. (be aware that chewing gum skews results so stop chewing at least 1 hour before). The easiest way to remember the proper balance of ph is that it should be the color of a dark green leafy vegetable.
Sensitivity to light can be from pupils not restricting when exposed to light. This is another sign of sympathetic dominance (as well as brain injury).
Medi Herb Ashwagandha Complex is excellent support for the go go go energy but tired at the same time. It boosts energy while relaxing the nervous system. The licorice in this complex acts as an adrenal modulator and relieves exhaustion related to adrenal stress. Excellent for constipation due to sympathetic dominance.
Here’s how you can access all of your wonderful free learning opportunities that you can listen to in the background while you go about your day:
Step 1: Log onto www. standardprocess.com
Step 2: Go to Resources → Education on Demand. If you don’t see those tabs, then you haven’t signed in. Once you do, your name will appear at the top of the screen and you should be good to go.