A piece of brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains up to 100,000 neurons and 1 billion synapses, all communicating with each other.
The human brain contains around 100 billion nerve cells, or neurons, and many times that number of support cells. Each neuron can communicate with over 10,000 other neurons making our brains the most complex structures in the known universe. Our brains are the central command system for our entire bodies and are responsible for controlling learning and memory, our senses and movement, and regulating our organs and life support systems.
Neurons are made up of a cell body and a nerve fiber through which electrical pulses are sent. Healthy nerve fibers are similar to electrical cables, which have an insulating layer around them called the myelin sheath. When a neuron sends a pulse down its nerve fiber, chemical signals called neurotransmitters are released from the other end of the fiber. These signals interact with other cells, perhaps telling muscles to contract, or communicating with other neurons.
There are a large number of conditions that can affect the health of our nervous systems, known as neurological disorders. These conditions can reduce our control over our muscles and organs or can affect our memories and cognitive ability. Neurological conditions can be caused by our genes, other diseases or by injuries and toxins. They can damage the neurons themselves or the myelin sheath. This results in proper nerve pulses either not being sent, or not getting through to where they are needed.
A large number of neurological conditions have been linked to the health of our mitochondria and the free radical damage that is seen in mitochondrial dysfunction. When our mitochondria are functioning properly, our energy-hungry neurons are able to perform their tasks efficiently and protect themselves from free radical damage. When our mitochondrial function declines due to illness or aging, our neurons don’t get the energy they need to work properly. Free radicals begin to damage the weakened mitochondria and other cell components, as the natural levels of antioxidants in our mitochondria decline.
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