Article written in collaboration with Familiprix and Nervive.
The nervous system is essential to the human body, allowing you to go about your day-to-day life. As you age, it is common to experience discomfort and pain caused by the nerves that make up the nervous system. This discomfort is due to the alteration of the nervous system's structure by aging, which causes a weakening of the signals emitted by the nerves and a deterioration of the myelin. This membrane covers the nerve fibres.
The structure of the nervous system
The entire nervous system is responsible for the voluntary actions you take every day, such as walking, and for involuntary actions over which you have no control, including breathing or digesting. Thanks to nerves, the nervous system allows you to react to the world around you and decode all the information coming from the different parts of your body. Neurons are the nerve cells that make up the tissue of the nervous system. They are responsible for transmitting messages to your body through chemical and electrical actions.
The peripheral nervous system is made up of several million nerves, commonly called peripheral nerves. You can compare them to interconnected electrical wires connecting your brain to different parts of your body. The nerve fibres are protected by a membrane, the myelin sheath, which insulates the nerves.
Nerves are always in use and help you perceive your environment. They allow the transmission of electrical impulses inside the body to establish communication between your brain and the extremities of your limbs, such as your hands (fingers) and feet (toes). For example, if your hands touch something hot, the nerves inside your fingers transmit the message to your brain, which decodes the sensation of heat and makes you remove your hands from the heat source to avoid burning yourself.
The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy represents the symptoms that result from damage to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system. It can cause, among other things:
- A feeling of numbness, tingling or burning
- Weaknesses that hinder daily activities
- Muscle cramps
- Pain that feels like a sharp twinge
Fortunately, there are solutions to relieve these symptoms.
Nervive is a line of products designed to relieve the discomfort and pain associated with peripheral neuropathy. As a dietary supplement composed of natural vitamins, Nervive is an effective solution for treating nerve-related problems1.
Nervive is intended for people who want to support the proper functioning of their nervous systems and can help relieve moderate to severe pain caused by peripheral neuropathy 2.
That is why three different formulations have been developed to contribute to nerve health. Each of these products focuses on specific functions.
The Nervive Nerve Health formula contributes to the formation of the myelin sheath3. This sheath promotes good blood circulation and improves communication between the nerves, nourishing and protecting them. Also available, Nervive Nerve Relief helps to relieve pain and discomfort caused by aging of the nervous system and protects nerves4.Nervive Nerve Relief PM, in addition to providing relief from pain, contains melatonin to help you fall asleep5.
If you are experiencing symptoms related to this condition or have questions about it, do not hesitate to ask your healthcare professional for advice. They will be able to answer your questions and guide you toward the product that is best-suited to your needs.