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Can Magnesium Influence Your Mood?

Can Magnesium Influence Your Mood?

Feeling a bit moody?
Maybe a bit on the low end, a bit blue, not as chipper like a morning bird?
I get you, we've all been there, but if it has been a chronic and consistent problem, then it might be worth looking into as a possibly nutrient deficiency.

There are many minerals that can influence your mood, but one of the most important and pivotal minerals that hold many functions in the body is magnesium. Magnesium is essential for function within the central nervous system which can directly influence how the body reacts to one's environment, stressors, and emotions. For instance, let's say you've had a really rough day at work and you lack magnesium, you can end up feeling wound up, anxious and wired to the point that you may snap. Your mood is governed to how safe your body feels as a defense mechanism, for alertness is elevated to protect oneself in moments of danger or unease. In context of depression however, it's typically a sign of a lack of energy and a slower metabolic rate. It's the end-stage of stress, and both have been connected to magnesium deficiencies. 

Several studies have shown it is useful in treating neurological and psychiatric diseases, and I quote "Some epidemiological or observational studies reported that greater dietary intake of magnesium is linked to a general reduced risk of depressive disorders or fewer depressive symptoms". You can find the study here

Another study such as this one here shows that magnesium levels are lowered in the course of several mental disorders, especially depression and it has several mechanisms in the body linking it to the limbic system, HPA axis, nervous system, blood sugar, and more, expressing the way in which a mental health disorder manifests itself can vary from person to person but the deficiency is till the root cause. 

So what does this mean for you?

If you've been feeling…

  • Feel down and in a bad mood regularly
  • Have a non stop racing mind 
  • Always seeing the negative in situations
  • Feeling overstressed from minor things
  • Have a hard time relaxing and winding down
  • Feel mentally exhausted at the end of the day
  • Experience mood swings

And want to…

  • Improve your mood and sense of well being
  • Calm a racing mind and stop overthinking
  • Let stress roll off your back so it doesn’t ruin your day 
  • Feel more upbeat and positive about life
  • Relax and wind down when you need to 
  • Prevent mental fatigue and burn out
  • Remain balanced in your mood

It may be worth your while to try our Upgraded Mood supplement which has a mix of lithium, chromium, magnesium, and fulvic acid. 

Unlike other supplements out there on the market that you can only absorb about 4-20% of the product, our supplements are formulated with a propriety blend of stabilized nano particle technology where the particles small enough to be absorbed at a rate of 99%. This means even it by passes digestion and can be absorbed in seconds. 

So if you're interested, check out Upgraded Mood here and if you're still on the fence and want to dig deeper on what could be the root cause to your issue, we urge you to order an HTMA test to see if there are other variables at play regarding your mineral and heavy metal status. 

Barbara Madimenos
Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Practitioner
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner
Integrative Health Coach

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