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THE POWER OF THE VAGUS NERVE

FIGHT. FLIGHT. FREEZE. REST. DIGEST. HEAL



I am sure you must have heard of these few phrases mentioned above. In todays age of stress 24 hours most people are living in the FIGHT FLIGHT FREEZE state and because of this our VAGUS NERVE is not coping well at all.


What is the vagus nerve?


The vagus nerve, also known as the vagal nerves are the main nerves of your

parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system. This system controls specific body

functions such as your digestion, heart rate and immune system. These functions are

involuntary, meaning you can’t consciously control them.

Where is the Vagus nerve?


“Vagus” is the Latin word for wandering. Your vagus nerves are the longest cranial

nerve, running from your brain to your large intestine. The left vagal nerve runs down the left

side of your neck, and the right vagal nerve runs down your right side. This nerve extends

all the way from your brain to the large intestines: down your neck, through your chest,

around your heart, around your lungs, and through your abdomen and intestines.

What does the Vagus nerve do?


Your vagal nerves are part of your body’s nervous system. They play important roles in

involuntary sensory and motor (movement) functions, including:


  • Heart rate

  • Taste

  • Speech

  • Skin sensations

  • Muscle sensations

  • Immune response

  • Respiratory rate

  • Blood pressure

  • Mucus production

  • Saliva production

  • Digestion

  • Frequency of urination

  • Mood

Your parasympathetic nervous system controls “rest and digest” functions. It’s the opposite

of your sympathetic nervous system’s “fight or flight” response.


Sympathetic Autonomic Nervous System: 


It is the part of the autonomic nervous system, located near the thoracic and lumbar regions in the spinal cord. Its primary function is to stimulate the body’s fight or flight response. It does this by regulating the heart rate, rate of respiration, pupillary response and more.


Parasympathetic Autonomic Nervous System:


It is located in between the spinal cord and the medulla. It primarily stimulates the body’s “rest and digest” and “feed and breed” responses.


On top of these two states mentioned above, we also have our dorsal vagal state, referring

to the most primitive vagal nerve, and indicate we are in a freeze state. This means we are

shut down and feel hopeless. We are disassociated from ourselves and other people.

These nervous systems make up your autonomic nervous system. This system controls

involuntary body activities. The Vagus nerve also has a massive effect on your immunity

especially of the ears, nose, throat and lungs.


What is Vagal nerve Dysfunction?



An imbalance in the vagus nerve is usually brought on by previous infection or inflammation

and physical or psychological stress. Covid-19 and the vaccine can also cause damage to

this nervous system.


Some of the symptoms associated with vagal nerve dysfunction are:


  • Abdominal pain and bloating.

  • Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD).

  • Changes to heart rate, blood pressure or blood sugar.

  • Difficulty swallowing or loss of gag reflex.

  • Dizziness or fainting.

  • Hoarseness, wheezing or loss of voice.

  • Loss of appetite, feeling full quickly or unexplained weight loss.

  • Nausea and vomiting.

  • Depression

  • Epilepsy

  • Cluster headaches

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Pain

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

When we see the nervous system is out of balance, it can eventually lead to physical and

mental exhaustion. It is often associated with depression or emotional stress, and is

considered to be referenced as chronic fatigue. Symptoms often worsen with physical or

mental activity. In addition to severe fatigue, symptoms include light sensitivity, headache,

muscle and joint pain, difficulty concentrating, mood swings.



How do you fix Vagal Dysfunction?



What Supplements support the nervous system?


  • Choline (to make acetylcholine, our main neurotransmitter)

  • Vitamin B12.

  • Magnesium.

  • Calcium.

  • Sodium (yep, salt)

  • Omega-3 fats.

  • Magnesium

  • Curcumin

  • Ashwagandha

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)





How can we help?


We have a range of amazing products in stock to help support the nervous system, these supplements together with a good balanced diet and vagal nerve stimulation exercises will give your body the tools to help restore function.


Order from our ‘vagus nerve reset’ products on our online store using the code

LINDYNERVE005 to receive a 10% discount on your purchase:


Nerve Restore

Calm Balance Powder

Curcumin

Tranquil

Natural Energy Booster

Valerian Root

Stress Ease Throat Spray

Homocysteine Regulators

Male Hormone Restore

Female Hormone Balance

Progesterone Cream


We look forward to supporting you in your healing journey.



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