Does magnesium for anxiety really work?

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Magnesium can be an excellent tool for managing anxiety when combined with other coping strategies. Photo: Pexels


(Lindsay Curtis/ Very Well Health) — Research suggests that magnesium for anxiety may work by calming the nervous system, improving mood, and promoting relaxation.123 With a diverse range of magnesium types and supplements available, choosing the right one can be overwhelming.

This article discusses magnesium’s potential as a tool for anxiety relief, the different types of magnesium, and how to choose the right magnesium supplement to support your mental health and well-being.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a role in over 300 body processes, including muscle and nerve function, blood sugar control, immune system function, and mood regulation.

Magnesium is found naturally in many foods (e.g., leafy greens, nuts, whole grains), but nearly half of adults in the United States do not consume enough magnesium through diet alone.4 The link between magnesium deficiency and anxiety is well established, which suggests that magnesium supplementation may benefit people with anxiety.

Here’s what to know about the different types of magnesium that may relieve anxiety symptoms. (…)

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