Your Guide to Magnesium – Free E-Book
During the winter the days get shorter and the temperature drops coinciding with reduced exposure to sunlight and a good reason to laze around and snuggle up with winter comfort foods.
But herein lies a trap of low energy, lack of motivation, even a mild depressed outlook, otherwise known as the ‘winter blues’.
Essential to life as a nutrient at the centre of many cellular reactions, magnesium has many health benefits, some of which can be especially helpful during winter.
In cells, magnesium exists primarily as a complex with ATP providing ‘energy currency’ for many cellular processes.
Beyond this function, studies have suggested that magnesium, along with calcium, may be involved in intracellular and interneuronal processes associated with affective disorders.
In 112 relatively healthy women, serum calcium and magnesium levels were measured against mental health indicators (depression, anxiety and stress). The results demonstrate a link between low serum magnesium levels and depressive symptoms.
The study concluded that serum magnesium and serum calcium/magnesium ratio may be involved in the progression of depressive mood or stress perception in healthy women.
Serotonin is an excitatory neurotransmitter that tends to diminish in cooler months and rise again in warmer months, echoing the rise and fall in mood that has been observed with seasonal changes.
Magnesium, along with vitamin B6, aids in the endogenous conversion of tryptophan to serotonin.
Since serotonin levels appear to reduce when brain magnesium is inadequate, correcting dietary magnesium deficiency may help to relieve conditions of reduced serotonin.
Don’t Know Where To Start When Choosing a Magnesium Supplement?
To make life easier, we have created a downloadable magnesium guide ‘Choosing the Right Magnesium Supplement for You’.
To download your free copy of this book, click on the link below.
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