Magnesium Deficiency Linked to Risk of Depression

Suara.com – A study shows that magnesium deficiency can be linked to depression. This is stated in research published in the journal PLOS One.

Launch from Healthshost, magnesium chloride is effective in reducing the risk of depression in the elderly with type 2 diabetes. While magnesium citrate reduces the symptoms and risk of depression in fibromyalgia patients. However, magnesium’s function in depression may have an impact on the general population.

Overall, magnesium plays an important role in keeping brain chemistry and hormones in good condition. If you are not getting enough magnesium from food or supplements, it can be one of the reasons for an increased chance of developing depression.

Hormonal balance itself affects your mood and mental well-being. If you are deficient in magnesium, depressive symptoms may appear.

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When you are deficient in magnesium, your body releases large amounts of cortisol (the stress hormone) which in turn impacts other hormones, including progesterone, testosterone, luteinizing hormone, estrogen, and follicle stimulating hormone.

Magnesium also helps in the production of thyroid hormones. When your thyroid is underactive, it can cause symptoms including depression. With its various benefits, adding magnesium to your diet is very important. Men should consume at least 400 mg and women should consume at least 300 mg magnesium daily.

Here are some foods rich in magnesium that are easily available, including:

  • Spinach
  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Bean
  • Broccoli
  • Nuts
  • Biji-bijian
  • Raspberry
  • Cabbage

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