Core Supplements to Fight Anxiety - Magnesium

Magnesium

Why it’s a core supplement

Magnesium (Mg) is a dietary mineral that plays an important role in the brain. A deficiency can result in abnormal neuronal excitations and thus cause or increase anxiety. Magnesium is lost through sweat, so deficiencies are more common in athletes, but they are not unknown in the general population.

Studies have shown that inducing magnesium deficiencies also induces anxiety and other signs of stress, which can then be alleviated through magnesium supplementation. There is no reliable evidence to suggest that taking a magnesium supplement can help people who do not suffer from a magnesium deficiency.

Magnesium is a core supplement because it is cheap, safe, and provides a variety of health benefits. Supplementing magnesium is recommended prior to adding other compounds to the anxiety stack, in case a magnesium deficiency is the cause of the anxiety.

How to take it

A diet comprising magnesium-rich foods (such as fish, nuts, beans, and green leafy vegetables) renders supplementation unnecessary, at least for the purpose of preventing anxiety. In case of magnesium deficiency, adding or increasing dietary sources of magnesium should be the first option, but in the absence of practical ways of doing so, supplementation can be used. Commonly supplemented forms of magnesium include magnesium gluconate, diglycinate, and citrate. To increase absorption, magnesium gluconate should be taken with a meal, while other forms of magnesium can also be taken on an empty stomach. Because of its low bioavailability, magnesium oxide can cause intestinal discomfort and diarrhea; it is therefore not recommended for supplementation.

The standard dose is 200 mg of elemental magnesium once a day, though up to 350 mg can be used. Because magnesium might have a sedative effect, it is often supplemented before bed.

Avoid taking magnesium, calcium, zinc, and iron at the same time in combinations of 800+ mg, since high amounts of these minerals will compete for absorption and limit the overall effectiveness of supplementation.

Magnesium may also impair the absorption of antibiotics, notably those in the tetracycline class (e.g. doxycycline) and quinolone class (e.g. ciprofloxacin), so take magnesium and antibiotics at least six hours apart.

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