Depression bothers many people in the world. Depressed? Take magnesium. How about drugs? Drugs help people to live meaningful lives. Unfortunately, drugs have side effects. People look for escape through smoking, alcohol overconsumption, and overeating. Magnesium is a simple solution to overcome depression.
What Is Body Metabolism?
The body functions in the right way when it gets all vital nutrients. Vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and amino acids participate in various reactions. The body’s metabolism is an activity when food is converted to energy thanks to the biochemical process. Here minerals come into the picture. When the body is deficient in one or more minerals, it can not function well. Various symptoms occur depending on what kind of mineral is lacking in the body. There are some of the conditions which occur when magnesium is deficient:
What is Magnesium?
Magnesium is a mineral found in nature. Magnesium participates in biochemical reactions. Magnesium takes part in more than 700 enzyme systems. There are over 68 categories and symptoms where magnesium is deficient.
Depressed? Take Magnesium
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, is a brain chemical. Serotonin makes us feel good when it is released into the brain. Serotonin is found in the gastrointestinal tract too. Magnesium participates in serotonin production. When magnesium is deficient, we are depressed.
Since World War II, the depression has doubled. Some psychiatric drugs used by people are enormous.
The Magnesium Miracle
Dr. Carolyn Dean M.D., N.D. wrote the book The Magnesium Miracle. In this comprehensive book, Dr.Carolyn Dean explains why magnesium is of vital importance. Magnesium participates in the regulation of more than 325 enzymes in the body. Magnesium controls the entry and release of calcium into the cell. Magnesium is involved in brain activity in muscle and nerve functions.
Cell metabolism requires magnesium. DNA, RNA synthesis, cell growth, and reproduction depend on magnesium.
Depressed? Take Magnesium
Clinical trials show that magnesium deficiency can trigger anxiety and depression. People can have symptoms such as apathy, confusion, nervousness, dizziness, impaired breathing, rapid pulse, chest pain, palpitations, etc.
According to Carolyn Dean M.D, N.D, the Archives of General Psychiatry study pointed out that depression doubled in women from 1970 to 1992. The usage of psychiatric drugs has become high.
Anxiety and depression are often nutrient-deficiency diseases and chemical sensitivities, certainly not drug-deficiency diseases.
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N .D. gives treatment for anxiety and depression in her book The Magnesium Miracle:
Avoid food additives, artificial sweeteners, sugar, and wheat. Eat a whole-foods diet-organic, if possible and avoid processed and junk food. Also read The Yeast Connection and Women’s Health (Crook and Dean,2005) and IBS for Dummies (Dean and Wheeler, 2005) since both yeast and IBS are associated with anxiety and depression. Understanding and treating these conditions under the supervision of a knowledgeable practitioner can enhance the use of following supplements.
Magnesium citrate: 300 mg twice a day
Calcium citrate: 500 mg daily
B complex: 50-100 mg per day ( derived in whole or in part from natural food sources)
5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HTP]: 50-100 mg half an hour before meals, three times a day (this is an amino acid that crosses the blood-brain barrier and is naturally converted into serotonin; it has the same action as Prozac but no side effects)
St.John’s wort: 300 mg standardized extract three times a day
Melatonin: 2-3mg one hour before bedtime
5-hydroxytryptamine [5-HTP]:50-200 mg half an hour before bedtime, on an empty stomach
Hops, valerian, and skullcap herbal combinations: one or two 500 mg capsules before bedtime
Exercise is excellent for treating both anxiety and depression ( try yoga, walking, biking, Pilates, T-Tapp, and swimming), as are prayer, meditation, long baths, journal writing, and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).
Magnesium is a vital mineral for us. Without magnesium, our bodies can not perform simple tasks such as breathing, moving, or relaxing. The importance of magnesium is enormous and vital. The complexity of magnesium interactions in the body paints a vivid picture. This mineral is the helper that gives us the quality of life and a fully functioning body. It means that if you are depressed, take magnesium.
Thank you! I’m totally getting myself some magnesium right now! As well as a couple others. I have struggled a lot with depression and have been trying so hard to manage it without anti-depressants. I do okay and it’s better when I exercise and take my supplements regularly… I just need to add some magnesium!
Hello, Lisa. I am so sorry to hear about your condition. Depression is a silent and sometimes we do not see others suffering from this condition. You are not going to miss anything if you will use magnesium. If you would read Dr. Carolyn Dean’s book The Magnesium Miracle, you would be astonished with the presented information about magnesium.Benefits are enormous. It is great that magnesium, especially magnesium citrate is a cheap one mineral. It is easy to use. Magnesium does not have side effects.
All the best to you, stay in shape, Nemira.
really appreciated this. i’ve personally dealt with depression for years and i agree- no drugs can make me feel as good as eating right and taking care of your body. i actually didn’t know all this about magnesium, i believe i have some calcium citrate in the pantry but i never knew it could help with depression. that’s good to know seriously, i actually have a friend who’s going through some serious mess so i’m going to try to educate him on these supplements
Hello, Bob, how are you? Yes, the magnesium is a vital mineral for everybody of us. I remember when ten years ago I had a headache and pharmacist offered for me the powder of magnesium citrate. It was back in the Europe. It helped for my instantly. The information is vital because we do not know so many things which could help for us to stay in shape and regain well-being of our bodies and minds. I wish that doctors such as Dr. Carolyn Dean, Dr. Mercola would be in the every city. Thanks to the Internet, they can reach us through their websites.
For your friend magnesium could help because it does not have any side effects. It is a simple mineral found in the nature.
All the best, stay healthy! Nemira.
Ariel Baradarian says
Magnesium is awesome in general! It has a wide use of both vitamin and homeopathic uses that can really help a person for a wide variety of physical, mental, and emotional issues. I didn’t know though how extensive the non-homeopathic uses are for depression and I think that’s definitely something to consider. I don’t know if I would use Magnesium along with a ton of other supplements and herbs, but anyways Magnesium definitely sounds like something I’d consider for myself or clients!
Hello, Ariel. I was fascinated too when I read about magnesium. It is something miraculous about this mineral. It is a pity that people do not have information about simple ways how to improve their well-being. It seems that doctors want to treat patient with chemicals if something is wrong without offering this simple mineral. Dr. Carolyn Dean described situations when doctors did not know how magnesium works. This wide palette of magnesium activity in the body shows how important every mineral or amino acid is for out bodies.
All the best, Nemira.
Hi dear Nemira, Thank you for this useful article, it’s interesting and i could tell my friends about it today. So, the magnesium is very important for our body health specially for treating the depression, i would like to know if there are some natural foods which contain the magnesium. Thanks again.
Hello here. According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, we need consume plenty of food to get the right amount of magnesium. The soil is depleted. Plants do not get enough minerals. Animals and humans who consume vegetables and fruits do not get enough magnesium from them. It is best touse supplements. The magnesium citrate is cheap and efffective magnesium supplement.
All the best. Nemira