Many of you responded to the article I wrote about endometriosis and your nervous system, so I’m following up with some supplemental recommendations that can help support your nervous system every day.
To note: Some of the suggestions below can be detoxifying, so it’s a good idea to start slow. My advice with supplements is to introduce them one at a time with each new cycle so you can better gauge how they impact you.
It’s always a good idea to check with your doctor before starting on new supplements or herbs, especially if you’re taking other medications.
B12 plays many key roles in your body including maintenance of healthy nerves. It’s needed for a healthy immune system.
B12 comes naturally when you meat, but even if you do, you still may not be absorbing it. In fact, most cases of B12 deficiency stems from malabsorption problems.
This is likely the case if you have endo, and a sluggish digestion. Nearly all of us are going to be deficient in B12.
Magnesium is another vital mineral that your body is likely deficient in. That’s because of the state of the soil in the world, which has been stripped of magnesium from poor farming practices, utilizing toxic pesticides.
Magnesium plays a key role in the signals that travel through the nerves in your body, which in short supply relays muscle pain and cramping.
When your body doesn’t have enough magnesium then systemic inflammation occurs. This can result in fatigue, headaches/migraines, aches and pains.
Lemon Balm, also known as Melissa because of its botanical name Melissa officinalis, helps to calm your nerves and it supports your immune system.
It can also help calm down digestive issues by calming the nerves in this area.
l-Lysine is an amino acid that serves as an anti-inflammatory to your central nervous system and your vagus nerve, which plays a big role in the calming of your heart, lungs and digestive tract.
It can also help to kill off different viral factors that can attack your nervous system.
#5. CBD Oil
CBD, or cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant, but it contains only trace amounts (less than 0.3 percent) of THC, which is the component that has psychoactive effects.
CBD contains cannabinoids, which are the naturally occurring components in the hemp plant that are anti-inflammatory and patented by the U.S. government as a neuroprotectant and antioxidant.
Your body and the cannabis plant both make cannabinoids, so we are biologically programmed to be able to use CBD to reduce inflammation and nerve pain.
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Bonus: Meditation & Mindful Living
The final suggestion is not a physical supplement, per say, but it’s a powerful one.
Meditation activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which is the calming part of your central nervous system. It slows down the stress response and the inflammatory reactions that come from that.
I meditate for a least 15 minutes each day in the morning and have found that it makes a huge impact on the rest of my day. I feel more grounded, present and centered in my body. If I don’t meditate I find myself with less focus and feeling more frazzled.
The lessons from a daily still meditation practice can transcend into every day life with mindful living. Remember your breath. It helps pulls you back into the present moment, and calms things down.
On the Positive Side?
Adding in these five supplements can help support your nervous system, which is heavily impacted by endo. I’ve felt better since introducing them into my life, and I hope the same’s for you.
Have you tried any of the recommended supplements above? What was your experience? Do you have other suggestions to add?
I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.