This research examined the association between dietary magnesium intake and brain volumes (Alateeq K,, 2023).

The participants were between the ages of 40 and 73 years old.

On average, higher baseline dietary magnesium intake was associated with larger brain volumes (gray matter; left hippocampus; and right hippocampus).


The researchers stated that higher dietary magnesium intake is related to better brain health in the general population, and particularly in women.

When taking magnesium don’t use magnesium oxide since that is not well absorbed and can cause gastrointestinal irritation. Instead use an amino acid chelate like glycinate which is well tolerated and better absorbed.

It is also better to take magnesium together with other important minerals since taking only one mineral can affect the levels of another one.


Khawlah Alateeq, Erin I Walsh, Nicolas Cherbuin. Dietary magnesium intake is related to larger brain volumes and lower white matter lesions with notable sex differences. Eur J Nutr. 2023 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s00394-023-03123-x.


  • Category: News
  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2023-04-14
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