If you are feeling down or stressed or anxious, take an absorbable form of magnesium such as a magnesium citrate powder mixed with water and lemon. Serotonin, the feel-good brain chemical that is boosted artificially by some medications, depends on magnesium for its production and function. A person who is going through a stressful period without sufficient magnesium can set up a deficit that, if not corrected, can linger, causing depression, unhappiness, and further health problems. It’s natural, non-addictive and has no negative side-effects.
Contributor: Carolyn Dean, MD, ND