Magnesium L-Threonate for Depression and Anxiety

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Social confinement can lead to feelings of anxiety, stress and depressed mood and this can lead to other negative health consequences. Although people can exercise and seek counseling, nutrients can make a difference with the most important one being magnesium
  • A substantial percent of the population is likely magnesium deficient and may benefit by taking an additional 150-200 mg of magnesium through supplementation
  • Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include many mental issues such as depression, confusion and agitation
  • Magnesium L-threonate has improved effectiveness for increasing cerebrospinal fluid magnesium levels
  • Only magnesium L-threonate, as opposed to magnesium chloride or magnesium gluconate, increases cerebrospinal fluid magnesium levels and improves cognition in animal models

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