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4 Benefits of Magnesium to Your Mind

By    |   Tuesday, 17 May 2016 02:42 PM

Magnesium is a nutrient responsible for aiding in biochemical reactions in the body. Benefits of magnesium affect not only the body, but also the mind.

Approximately 32 percent of people living in the United States and more than 50 percent of the industrialized world receive the recommended daily allowance of magnesium, according to WebMD.

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Here are four benefits of magnesium to your mind:

1. Improved short-term and long-term memory
A joint study conducted by MIT and Tsinghua University found that increasing magnesium led to better short-term and long-term memory in rats, WebMD reports. Older rats given the supplement also performed better on a variety of learning tests than those without adequate levels of magnesium.

2. Decreased stress and anxiety
Dr. Emily Deans writes for Psychology Today that magnesium is known as the “original chill pill.” Magnesium is a key nutrient in serotonin, a neurotransmitter that relaxes the mind. A study completed by Wacker and Parisi in 1968 found that psychosis, depression, anxiety, and other ailments could be reversible when receiving a magnesium supplement.

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3. Better sleep
A deficiency in magnesium decreases the hormone melatonin, making it harder to sleep. Additionally, stress and anxiety can negatively impact sleep, and since magnesium can benefit stress levels, is also can aid in sleep. Magnesium helps balance the neurotransmitters in the brain and to facilitate a restful night’s sleep, according to MindBodyGreen.

4. Increased energy and mind clarity
Magnesium helps detoxify the body and mind, which can lead to clarity of the mind and increased energy. Due to toxins in our environment and lower levels of magnesium in food, our bodies and mind are under constant attack. Eliminating toxins by increasing magnesium will give the mind more clarity and the body more energy, says Love Live Health.

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