Fun Fact: What do the following 5 medicines with different mechanisms of action, prescribed for different psychiatric states have in common: –
Answer: ALL RAISE MAGNESIUM LEVELS inside the brain cells
Magnesium and Major Depression (MD)
The rise in Major Depression in the world is positively correlated with the rise in Magnesium deficiency. The daily intake of Magnesium has fallen from 500 mg/day to 250 mg/day or less, while the consumption of Calcium has increased dramatically, with focus on Calcium rich and/or Calcium fortified foods and supplements
Oral administration of Magnesium to animals produced antidepressant-like effects that were comparable to those of antidepressant drugs. Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) Magnesium has been found to be low in suicidal Treatment Resistant Depression. The first report of Magnesium treatment for agitated depression was published in 1921 showing success in 220 out of 250 cases. One 2008 randomized clinical trial showed that Magnesium was as effective as the tricyclic antidepressant imipramine in treating MD.
Intravenous and oral Magnesium protocols have been reported to rapidly terminate MD safely and without side effects. Brain Magnesium deficiency reduces serotonin levels, and antidepressant drugs have been shown to have the action of raising brain Magnesium. Excessive calcium, glutamate and aspartate intake can greatly worsen MD.
There is enough empirical evidence to consider Magnesium Supplementation as a useful supportive therapy for the prevention and treatment of Major Depression
ChroMag is an excellent combination of nutrients designed to reduce adverse effects of Psychotropic drugs, by reducing their dosage in responsive populations, and creating positive effects through the benefits of adequate Magnesium availability
ChroMag contains the following nutrients:
Magnesium with 72 trace minerals from the pristine oceanic waters off the coasts of Iceland and Ireland
Magnesium Chelated with Glycine for High Absorption
Fun Fact: The Brain makes up only 2% of the body weight but uses up to 20% of the body’s energy. Magnesium and Chromium are both Absolutely Critical to carry this energy load as both regulate Glucose Metabolism, the brain’s preferred fuel to meet its high-energy needs
Meet the energy needs of the brain by regulating glucose metabolism
Produce Calming effect like GABA
Remineralize the neurons for long-term benefits
Regulate nerve function and neurotransmitter activity
Boost Glutathione, the body’s Super Anti Oxidant
Boost Normal learning & Memory
Fight stress & Anxiety
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It is characterized by a gradual but progressive decline in cognitive and mental faculties and excessive deposits of Amyloid Protein in the brain. Its real cause is not clearly known but there are several ‘associations’ that are visible to research, and some pointers.
Experimentally it is seen that rats fed a diet deficient in Magnesium, develop severe loss of dopaminergic neurons exclusively in the region of the brain associated with movement and Parkinson’s disease.
Magnesium levels were found decreased in various tissues of AD patients and further decrease was seen in clinical deterioration of patients. A similar low concentration is also seen in patients of Parkinson’s Disease
A very important mechanism could be its role in Insulin Metabolism. When there is too much insulin, the IDE (Insulin Degrading Enzyme) could get swamped. IDE is also responsible for degrading the Amyloid Beta Protein. When swamped by Insulin excess, it is unable to degrade the Amyloid beta protein completely, leading to accumulation over time
This is all a little speculative. However, given that Magnesium Supplementation has no reported side effects, it may be useful to shore up the Magnesium reserves as a potential preventive measure to stave off several Neuro-Psychiatric disorders
We recommend ChroMag as it contains Chromium with Magnesium, and both can synergistically regulate Insulin Metabolism favorably, in addition to their individual effects.
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