Magnesium for Anxiety and Depression? The Science Says Yes!



Magnesium is considered one of the essential minerals that is involved in more than 300 different body processes, including keeping your heart beating and maintaining electrical stability of your nervous system. Magnesium is used by the body to help regulate serotonin and other neurotransmitters. And some researchers believe that low Magnesium is the problem behind treatment resistant depression. In this video I explain how Magnesium works for depression and anxiety.

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References
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Murck H. (2013). Ketamine, magnesium and major depression–from pharmacology to pathophysiology and back. Journal of psychiatric research, 47(7), 955–965.

Gendle, M. H., & O’Hara, K. P. (2015). Oral magnesium supplementation and test anxiety in University undergraduates. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 11(2), 21+.

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