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Magnesium for Depression

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Magnesium has long-since been recognized as a very crucial element in the development of various mental conditions and physical disorders that people suffer from on a daily basis. Specifically, a low magnesium count can ultimately lead to increased risk of heart attacks, diabetes and very notably, depression.

A key component in the development of healthy teeth and bones, transmission of impulses, muscle relaxation and conversion of carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy -- magnesium’s impact on depression comes by way of its effects on other things.

Because of its importance to so many bodily functions, deficiency in magnesium for the body may lead to depression, restlessness, fatigue anxiety and an assortment of other mental health irregularities.

Between a lack of magnesium in food and water supplies, more and more cases of people not getting their necessary amounts of magnesium are occurring. Magnesium ions ultimately play a pivotal role in the regulating of calcium ion flow in neuronal calcium channels. This, in turn, helps in the regulating of neuronal nitric oxide production. When the necessary neuronal requirements for magnesium go unmet, neuronal damage occurs. And, of course, a key ramification of that would be the onset of depression – which stems from intraneuronal magnesium deficiencies.

Many studies have shown that that the treatment of major depression through the use of 125-300 mg of magnesium with meals and before bed can prove to be an extremely effective means of treatment.

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