Category Archives: Magnesium

Magnesium Regulates Brain Excitability

Magnesium ions play an important role in human nutrition. One role that has been suggested for magnesium is as a neuroprotective agent. This role may be explained because magenium appears to have the ability to regulate the NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptor … Continue reading

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Magnesium As A treatment for Depression

Magnesium monotherapy has been shown to be potentially beneficial in the treatment of major depression. Magnesium is an essential macromineral required for normal physiological function, and it is known that magnesium is required for normal neuronal membrane fluidity and brain … Continue reading

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Magnesium for Mood?

It has been suggested that a low intake of magnesium results in the opening of  N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) coupled calcium channels. The unbalanced opening of these channels may cause neuronal injury and this could lead to disease. One possibility is that … Continue reading

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Magnesium and Vitamin B6 to Treat Mild Anxiety?

Studies have observed that magnesium deficiency may be a causative factor in the development of mood disorders, particularly anxiety. One of the main mechanisms by which magnesium may benefit anxiety is through its ability to counter neuromuscular excitability. Vitamin B6 … Continue reading

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Dietary Magnesium and Mood Disorders

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Magnesium Deficiency and Depression

Magnesium is an important trace mineral required for human and animals health. Magnesium is required in gram amounts in the diet of a typical human, but many individuals fail to achieve this intake. Further, high intakes of other minerals such … Continue reading

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Magnesium to Treat Depression in the Elderly?

A number of clinical studies have observed the ability of dietary magnesium supplements to effectively and rapidly treat depression in humans. The reason for this is not fully understood but may relate to the ability of magnesium to cause relaxation … Continue reading

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Is Magnesium Deficiency a Cause of Depression?

Magnesium is an essential macromineral required for normal human metabolic function and in this role is required for correct function of over 300 different enzymes. A role for magnesium in brain health has been identified and deficiencies of magnesium affect … Continue reading

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Minerals That Affect the NMDA Receptor

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Magnesium: The Mood Stabilising Mineral

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