25 Jan MAGNESIUM & YOUR MIND
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Could Magnesium Be The Simplest Way to Treat Depression?
A well known fact, from your heart to your bones, magnesium has tons of valuable uses for your body. A not so well known fact, is that it may be just as important for your mind.
A new study suggests that magnesium may work really well and that it may work really fast. 112 adults diagnosed with mild to moderate depression added either magnesium or nothing to their treatment for 6 weeks. The simple addition of magnesium made a big difference. Each person in the study took the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PQH-9) before and after treatment. There was no improvement in the control group. But people in the magnesium group improved by 6 points.
The 6 point improvement is impressive because antidepressant drugs are considered to produce an adequate or complete treatment effect if they can produce an improvement of 5 points or more; magnesium treatment did better than that.
That’s not all. The magnesium also worked surprisingly fast: effects were seen in only two weeks. When you’re suffering from depression, this fast action is very welcome. And there is a bonus. The magnesium also produced significant improvements in anxiety. While anxiety got worse in the control group, it got significantly better in the magnesium group.
Magnesium, also known as the master mineral fully supports: blood sugar balance, optimal circulation and blood pressure, cellular energy production, a calm nervous system, bone density and calcium balance, joints and ligament flexibility, deep sleep patterns and more.
For anyone that has ever suffered from muscle cramping or leg aches through the night, most likely your doctor has recommended a magnesium supplement. For many athletes, magnesium supplements have been shown to enhance exercise performance in several studies. In one study, athletes who supplemented with magnesium for four weeks had faster running, cycling and swimming times during a triathlon. They also experienced reductions in insulin and stress hormone levels.
The following foods are excellent sources of magnesium: pumpkin seeds, spinach, swiss chard, dark chocolate, black beans, quinoa, halibut, almonds, cashews, mackerel, avocado and salmon.
Getting enough magnesium is essential for maintaining good health. Be sure to eat plenty of magnesium-rich foods or take a supplement if you’re unable to get enough from your diet. Of course, if you have a medical condition, check with your doctor before taking magnesium supplements.
The information provided is from reliable sources and is provided as a prompt for you to consider your health and wellness. Something to think about.