Magnesium is one of the greatest remedies for anxiety. Millions of people deal with anxiety. Statistics shows that adult Americans lack this nutrient. The recommended daily allowance of magnesium is 320-400 milligrams per day, and an average American adult takes less than 250 milligrams. Magnesium takes part in over 300 body processes, including:
- strengthens immunity
- regulates heartbeat
- builds strong bones
- boosts energy
- normalizes blood sugar
Magnesium is of utmost importance for brain function. It reduces brain inflammation, suppresses stress and normalizes neurotransmitters. It soothes the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). The SNS works with the parasympathetic nervous system and keeps you alive, and it’s also related to anxiety attacks.
Carolyn Dean, M.D., author of The Magnesium Miracle, explains that high-quality magnesium supplements can be really helpful.
Six signs you need more magnesium to fight anxiety
The following signs indicate magnesium deficiencies:
- Unexplained irritability
- Sensitivity to noise
- Anxiety, depression, restlessness
- Sore muscles, spasms, twitches and tremors
- Bone fragility and osteoporosis
A 2017 study released in the journal Nutrients found that magnesium supplements decrease anxiety in “moderately anxious individuals.”
We suggest that you try our anti-anxiety drink. It uses magnesium!
Miracle magnesium drink
1 cup (157mg) kale/spinach
1 (32mg) banana
1 tbsp (27mg) raw cacao powder
1 tsp (1mg) agave nectar or organic honey
1 scoop of protein powder, optional
1 cup (17mg) unsweetened almond milk
Blend everything until smooth.
Total magnesium count: 234mg or 59-73% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA)
Foods rich in magnesium
Mark Human, M.D., author of The Ultra-Metabolism Cookbook and The Ultra-Mind Solution, discussed the importance of magnesium mostly because it’s used in conventional medicine.
Here are the top 10 magnesium-rich foods:
- Dark leafy greens, 1 cup: 100-160 mg
- Pumpkin seeds, 1 ounce: 150 mg (!!)
- Black beans, 1 cup: 120 mg
- Salmon, 1 fillet: 106 mg
- Cashews, 1 ounce: 82 mg
- Whole grains, 1 ounce: 50-70 mg
- Dark chocolate, 1 ounce: 65 mg
- Avocado, 1 medium: 59 mg
- Tofu, 3.5 ounces: 53 mg
- Bananas, 1 large: 37 mg