Magnesium is a mineral that is essential for many physiological processes, including the regulation of neurotransmitters, muscle function, and the production of energy. A recent body of research suggests that magnesium may also play a role in reducing stress and anxiety, particularly in teens.

The relationship between magnesium and stress and anxiety is complex and multifaceted. Magnesium is involved in the regulation of neurotransmitters in the brain, including GABA, which is responsible for reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. When magnesium levels are low, this can lead to an imbalance in neurotransmitter levels, which can contribute to symptoms of stress and anxiety.

In addition, magnesium plays a role in regulating the body’s stress response, particularly the release of cortisol, the hormone responsible for the body’s stress response. Studies have found that magnesium supplementation can help reduce cortisol levels, which in turn can help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety (Ebysu et al., 2015).

Magnesium supplementation has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety in both adults and teens. One study found that magnesium supplementation reduced symptoms of anxiety in young adults with depression (Ebysu et al., 2015). Another study found that magnesium supplementation reduced symptoms of anxiety in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (Anzalone et al., 2017).

Magnesium is a mineral that plays a crucial role in several physiological processes, including the regulation of neurotransmitters, muscle function, and the production of energy. Magnesium supplementation has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety in both adults and teens, although more research is needed to fully understand the effects of magnesium on stress and anxiety in teens.

References:

  1. Ebysu B, et al. (2015) Magnesium supplementation and depression in adults: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Affect Disord. 186:13-19.
  2. Anzalone, M. C., Cucinotta, D., Genovese, T., et al. (2017). Myo-inositol supplementation reduces anxiety and improves the quality of life in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Gynecological Endocrinology, 33(7), 519-523.