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Magnesium’s Effect on Mood: Anxiety and Depression

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Magnesium can have an interesting effect on a person’s mood, especially anxiety and depression. Check this out.

There’s a lot of things that magnesium does in  the body it’s involved in probably actually more   than 300 different enzymes involved in biochemical  pathways but i want to emphasize just one area the   effect of magnesium on neurotransmitters which are  hormone-like but instead of traveling through the   blood they travel through

The nervous system now a  magnesium deficiency is extremely common well over   50 of the population is deficient and probably  a lot more that have a subclinical deficiency   since only one percent of your whole body’s   magnesium is in the blood the rest is in the bone  it’s in the teeth it’s in the muscle and it’s also  

Symptoms and just take some magnesium consume   foods higher magnesium and see if these symptoms  go away so if you’re deficient in magnesium   you can get anxiety depression low tolerance to  stress you’re not going to sleep that well you’re   going to be irritable and brain fog other than  that you’re going to be good to go

But magnesium   has some direct effect on increasing serotonin  serotonin is the hormone that kind of brings you   in a state of well-being it actually makes you  feel calm happy and without stress number two   magnesium can decrease cortisol so cortisol is a  stress hormone and if it’s too high it puts you   in a

State of stress so many people have chronic  elevations of cortisol and they’re stressed out   three magnesium can lower adrenaline okay so   that’s going to help your sleep number four you  can increase gaba which is a neurotransmitter   involved in relaxation and feeling calm and even  sleep number five magnesium can increase

Melatonin   it’s going to help you sleep all right number six  it can increase the parasympathetic nervous system   system that’s responsible for rest and digestion   so it calms you down it’s actually an active wave  in your body that’s pushing things down to keep   things calm so let’s say for example you ran up 

The stairs or you’re exercising and then you stop   the parasympathetic kicks in there and brings your  pulse rate down and calms you down without that   everything would stay fairly elevated for a long  period of time and in practice i used to measure   the parasympathetic nervous system i had a a test  it’s called heart rate

Variability which measures   the autonomic nervous system and when people would  come in with very low parasympathetic function   would go high and it just would not come down   so they have to do very very light things and  not a lot of exercise all right number seven   system so this is the opposing nervous system  

Turned on and it keeps you from sleeping so   magnesium can chill that out and another name for  the sympathetic nervous system is flight or fight   all right there you have it magnesium’s effects  on your mood before you go if you have a question   about a product or you’re new to keto and you want  to know how to begin keto or

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Magnesium's Effect on Mood: Anxiety and Depression By Dr. Eric Berg DC