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Does taking magnesium help to cure anxiety?

Does taking magnesium help to cure anxiety?

It could: Magnesium is a well-tolerated supplement with few side effects that may be helpful for anxiety. As a single therapy, it has not been well evaluated, but three human studies of magnesium in combination with other vitamins, minerals and herbal extracts have all shown reduction of anxiety levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Would taking magnesium help my mood/anxiety? Is it toxic if taken in large doses?

Would taking magnesium help my mood/anxiety? Is it toxic if taken in large doses?

Is toxic for sure: It is said that magnesium supplementation in those who are truly deficient and have mood disorders can improve their picture. However, it is not just as simple as raising levels or simply taking supplements. You should be thoroughly examined by a psychiatrist or similarly capable person before spending time and money on supplements which may not help. And yes, magnesium in high doses can be toxic. ...Read more

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Is magnesium good to take for anxiety or stress? How would I know if taking to much?

Is magnesium good to take for anxiety or stress? How would I know if taking to much?

Possibly: Magnesium is an important mineral in the body, and it has been noted that we are taking less magnesium than before due to changes in diet. There are not a lot of studies looking at magnesium as a treatment, but what is out there does point to a possibility of it working for stress and anxiety. Taking it can cause loose bowels, and taking too much can cause paralysis or death. ...Read more

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Could 400 mg magnesium dose cause anxiety?

Could 400 mg magnesium dose cause anxiety?

Magnesium dose is: Less than 350 mg to be safe. Higher is possibly unsafe and may cause irregular heart beat which may cause a person to feel anxious but generally magnesium does not cause anxiety itself. It is known to reduce anxiety and depression in some people. Best to always take medications only as directed by prescriber and discuss adverse effects with prescriber. Best regards. ...Read more

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Could magnesium supplements treat anxiety?

Could magnesium supplements treat anxiety?

Magnesium can be: Used to help w/anxiety but it is far better to seek out the help of a professional also. There are many causes for anxiety and it's best to get trained in strategies to resolve them. Also, too much magnesium can cause the runs and there are several types of magnesium. I use magnesium citrate w/patients. You may also find a brand called jigsaw magnesium helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do you need to be diagnosed with anxiety in order to take magnesium pills or any sort of pills that are natural from a health store? For anxiety ?

Do you need to be diagnosed with anxiety in order to take magnesium pills or any sort of pills that are natural from a health store? For anxiety ?

Anxiety diagnosis: You do not have to have a diagnosis of anxiety or anything else to take magnesium or other essential nutrients. Do a lot of reading on taking good care of yourself. Study up on healthy life styles and good nutrition. ...Read more

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Im taking half of a level tsp of magnesium citrate in powder form mixed with water.at night, for anxiety.do you think this is enough?

Im taking half of a level tsp of magnesium citrate in powder form mixed with water.at night, for anxiety.do you think this is enough?

Anxiety Rx is better: Magnesium is an old home remedy for all that ails you, including "anxiety, apathy, depression, headaches, insecurity, irritability, restlessness, talkativeness, & sulkiness." In 1968, Wacker & Parisi reported that magnesium deficiency could cause depression, behavioral disturbances, headaches, muscle cramps, seizures, ataxia, psychosis, & irritability. Recommend you seek a mainstream treatment. ...Read more

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I am trying magnesium glycinate for anxiety. Should I be taking it with other supplements or vitamins?

I am trying magnesium glycinate for anxiety.  Should I be taking it with other supplements or vitamins?

Vitamins are suplmts: If you are anxious you might want to try something different. There are no studies that show vitamins help control anxiety. Usually, they are used for general health. Try to exercise, meditate or do some yoga. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more