Magnesium and its effects on the brain.

A study involving over 6000 UK Biobank participants aged 40-73 years revealed a connection between dietary magnesium intake and brain health (Alateeq K,, 2023).

Higher magnesium intake was linked to larger brain volumes in both men and women.

When taking magnesium, use an amino acid chelate because that is better absorbed and does not cause gastrointestinal irritation like magnesium oxide can do. It is also recommended to take magnesium in a formula that includes other important minerals since taking only one mineral can upset the balance of the other ones.

Magnesium is a very important mineral because it affects numerous enzymatic reactions in the body.


Khawlah Alateeq 1 2, Erin I Walsh 3 4, Nicolas Cherbuin 3. Dietary magnesium intake is related to larger brain volumes and lower white matter lesions with notable sex differences. Eur J Nutr. 2023 Mar 10.

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  • Author: Didrik Sopler, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Published: 2023-07-27
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