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Could Magnesium reduce my stress and anxiety?

Beach Yoga


They’re arguably the most intricate natural structures known to humankind and there just so happens to be one sitting right in the middle of your noggin, of all places.

They’re kind of like squishy meat computers, at the central point of our nervous systems, providing complete control of our limbs, muscles, nerves and cells and telling them exactly what to do.

And just like actual...meat free...computers?...Vegan computers, some may call them... 

Wait, what? Let me start again.

Just like normal computers, our brains need to be properly maintained to keep them functioning effectively.

Oh forget it, this analogy has run its course. 

The perfect mineral for optimizing our brains and keeping them healthy is Magnesium. 

Allow me to explain.

The application of Magnesium can increase our brain’s production of Serotonin. 

In fact, Magnesium is necessary for your brain’s production of Serotonin, period.

This chemical regulates our moods, supporting emotional well-being and reducing stress. Those with higher levels of Serotonin tend to generally be happier and more content. It is for this reason that Magnesium can even act as a natural antidepressant, as it can be used to mediate the symptoms of Anxiety, Stress and Depression.

♫ I'm happy, I’m feeling glad, I’ve got Magnesium in a bag… ♫   Gorillaz, anyone?

As I previously alluded to, Magnesium is great for managing stress. 

In fact, our Magnesium levels and our ability to cope with stress are intrinsically connected. 

Stress can significantly deplete our Magnesium levels, which can lead to more stress, which can deplete more Magnesium, which can lead to even more stress, then even less Magnesium, even more stress, less Magnesium, more stress… 

Okay, you probably get the point. 

Additional Magnesium can break this vicious cycle and have you wondering why you were even stressed in the first place.

How we are able to retain and apply information in our brains is actually dependent on a couple of key factors. One of which is neuroplasticity, this term refers to our brain’s ability to grow and re-organise neurological pathways. How malleable our brain’s are when it comes to their ability to do this, determines how effectively we are able to learn new things. The other key factor is Synaptic density, this term refers to the literal amount of synapses that are present in our brains. Synapses are like pathways that pass on chemical signals, allowing information to travel throughout our brain and beyond. The amount of them you have in your brain determines how effectively you are able to access the information that is stored in it.

So, the more of them that we have, the better you are able to navigate the information in your brain . 

Anyway, I bet you’re wondering when I’m actually going to get to the point. Here it comes;

Magnesium increases both your brain’s neuroplasticity and its Synaptic density, which as I said, are the primary traits determining your ability to retain and apply information,

which is basically your ability to remember stuff and use said stuff. 

These just so happen to be the two traits that we technically use to define a person’s intelligence . 

Ipso facto, Magnesium can actually make you more intelligent. 

Sorry, I know that was a lot. If you struggled to take all that in, try topping up your Magnesium levels and having another crack at it, later. 

I hope you learned a few things about how Magnesium benefits that big red walnut that we use for thinking and doing stuff. 

Speaking of, this is basically an article about brains, for brains, written by a brain...

Now my brain is starting to hurt.

So, from one brain to another, thank you for reading.

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