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NuCalm Basics

NuCalm addresses the midbrain activities responsible for producing stress and anxiety by naturally mimicking the communication pathways used to prepare the body for sleep. NuCalm works on the GABAergic system to create a biomimetic negative feedback loop that reduces the action of the HPA axis (Hypothalamus – Anterior Pituitary Gland – Adrenal Gland). The NuCalm system uses proprietary chemistry and physics to guide brain wave function to the first stages of sleep and induce parasympathetic nervous system dominance.

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Autonomic Nervous System

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls the involuntary bodily functions – pupillary response, heart rate, respiration, digestion, and sexual arousal.

The ANS is comprised of the parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is activated when you are in a state of “fight or flight.” The parasympathetic nervous system is the “rest and digest” or “feed and breed” stage.

To achieve ANS equilibrium (homeostasis), the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems must be balanced. Due to the psychological stress that we have created for ourselves, most of us are sympathetically dominant. Why is this a problem? We all know that stress is bad for us – but what it actually means is that being sympathetically dominant for too long is bad for us. It means that weare not spending enough time in the parasympathetic state, and are missing out on the time we need to heal, regenerate and nourish our bodies. During toxic stress the adrenals are overactive and the body is being poisoned by adrenaline and cortisol. Appropriate adrenaline and cortisol release will save your life, but in excess, adrenaline can damage your blood vessels and put you at risk for heart disease, and cortisol can have seriously damaging effects on your brain health. Overactive adrenals will slowly and silently kill you with exhaustion, poor sleep, poor recovery and a compromised immune system. If you are not spending enough time in the parasympathetic state, your body is depleting all of its resources without replenishing them. This is where NuCalm can help ensure that you are achieving ANS balance every day. The more balanced you are, the stronger and healthier you will be.

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