How Is Normal Gallbladder Function Optimized By Vagus Nerve Support™?
The gallbladder is an organ that allows the proper digestion of fats. As a part of the biliary system, the gallbladder is involved in the production, storage, and transportation of bile. Bile allows us to digest fats, which then provides us with fat-soluble vitamins (among other nutrients). Fat-soluble vitamins include Vitamins D, A, E, and K and control many aspects of our health.
A strong, healthy gallbladder depends upon the parasympathetic nervous system for optimal functioning. Your vagus nerve is one part of the parasympathetic nervous system. It is the nerve that signals the gallbladder. Let’s see how that happens!
Where Is Your Gallbladder?
Your gallbladder is located near your lower right rib cage. It is about 3 inches long and is nestled below your liver and pancreas. After you eat a meal your gallbladder is flat, much like a deflated balloon. Before a meal the gallbladder will be full, growing as long as 8-10 cm and as wide as 4 cm and resembling the shape of a pear, filled with bile and ready to digest the fat from your meal. Although it is a powerful organ for digestion when working normally you never even know it is there!
How Does Your Gallbladder Help You Digest Food?
The gallbladder serves as a reservoir for bile while it’s not being used for digestion. When food leaves your stomach and begins to travel down your intestines, your vagus nerve sends it a signal, “Kick out some digestive bile ‘cause food is headed your way!” The signal results in the gallbladder releasing (or “ejecting”) bile to help break down fats. It also drains waste products from the liver through the common bile duct to the duodenum, a part of the small intestine. The measurement of gallbladder function is called the “ejection fraction”.
This signal from your vagus nerve is part of your parasympathetic nervous system, critical for normal function of your gallbladder. When your vagus nerve is not working optimally, your gallbladder will not work optimally. Digestion suffers, and the likelihood of nutrient deficiencies of fat-soluble vitamins increases.
What Happens When You Get Deficient In Fat-soluble Vitamins?
The fat-soluble vitamins (A, E, D, and K) are stored in the body (in adipose tissue, or fat, and in the liver), and supplementation can lead to toxicity when it is not required. But when the gallbladder is not functioning optimally, levels can become low. If poor vagus nerve functioning is the reason for weak gallbladder functioning, supporting the vagus nerve can be sufficient to again digest and absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
Vitamin D is necessary for the regulation of calcium, phosphorus, immune system functioning, and cell growth.
Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant and protects red blood cells and essential fatty acids from destruction.
Vitamin K is necessary for proper clotting of the blood, and for bone health. It helps produce proteins for blood, bones, and kidneys.
Vitamin A is important for eye health (it helps with light adaptation), it plays an important role in cell division, gene expression, bone growth, the immune system, and allows the mucous membranes in the mouth nose, throat, and lungs to remain moist. It is also a powerful antioxidant and may play a role in the prevention of certain cancers.
What Is The Best Way To Supplement With Fat-soluble Vitamins?
It is important NOT to supplement with fat-soluble vitamins unless testing indicates deficiency. If low vagus nerve function is the underlying cause of poor gallbladder function and the result is poor digestion and absorption of these nutrients, however, supporting the vagus nerve is a safe and effective way to support this function of the gallbladder.
The vagus nerve allows your gallbladder to release bile, to digest fats, and to keep your levels of fat-soluble vitamins optimal. This is all automatic (the autonomic nervous system). You do not need to think about it, in fact, you have no conscious control over the process. Instead, this is all self-orchestrated. But when your vagus nerve needs support, Parasym Plus™ provides everything your body needs to support this important nerve.
What Else Does The Parasympathetic Nervous System Do?
The parasympathetic nervous system supports relaxation. It calms the body, allows a slower heart rate, slows down rapid breathing, and allows us to recover from stress.
The parasympathetic nervous system also supports every aspect of proper digestion, from swallowing and motility (movement of food and stool throughout your digestive tract) to normal stomach acid production, gallbladder function, and pancreatic function. These organs are critical for optimal digestion of nutrients.
Additionally, your parasympathetic nervous system is the anti-inflammatory pathway of the body. Although some inflammation is good (and even necessary for recovery from illness or injury), chronic inflammation can be problematic — the parasympathetic nervous system (via the vagus nerve) helps retain the proper balance of inflammation.
How Can You Safely Support Your Parasympathetic Nervous System, Vagus Nerve, and Gallbladder?
Parasym Plus™ is a patented product designed to support your parasympathetic nervous system. It is patented because it (uniquely) stimulates the vagus nerve to allow proper regulation of the gallbladder.
Parasym Plus™ was developed by an eye doctor, Diana Driscoll, OD after heavily researching the role of the autonomic nervous system in digestion.
What else does Parasym Plus™ do?
Parasym Plus™ supports every aspect of digestion by supporting the vagus nerve. Your vagus nerve allows proper stomach acid production, normal gallbladder function as well as pancreatic function, and it allows proper motility (movement of food and stool) throughout your digestive tract.
Parasym Plus™ also provides what the vagus nerve needs to slow a rapid heart, calm breathing, and allow us to relax.
Importantly, Parasym Plus™ crosses the blood-brain barrier to support acetylcholine for the brain (the major neurotransmitter needed to think sharply and create short-term memories).
Parasym Plus™ is patented because it is unique. No other product can do what Parasym Plus™ can do.
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