Stress and high cortisol output causes us to deplete our magnesium like crazy.
Stress can increase the amount of magnesium we lose from our body – leading to a magnesium deficiency.
Due to modern soil being depleted in magnesium, magnesium becomes that much more important as a vital nutrient.
Our ancestors would have taken in more magnesium via their seafood, mineral water, organ meat, etc.
The problem with depletion of magnesium is that when you have low levels of magnesium, the point in which your adrenal glands pump out adrenaline and cortisol is also lower.
This means we are essentially caught in a cycle of high anxiety and stress- depleting more magnesium – reacting more easily to stress – depleting more magnesium – and so on.
In 1968, Wacker and Parisi reported that magnesium deficiency could cause depression, behavioral disturbances, headaches, muscle cramps, seizures, ataxia, psychosis, and irritability – all reversible with magnesium repletion.
According to a study done in 2017 by the School of Psychology, University of Leeds ( PMCID: PMC5452159 ) Anxiety related conditions are the most common affective disorders present in the general population. Sixty-eight percent of Americans have been shown to be insufficient in dietary intake of magnesium.
The current RDA for magnesium is 310–420 mg for adults depending on age and gender.
You can find 100 mgs of magnesium in Protea Nutrition VeganAminos , 20 mgs in our GIAssist and 200 mgs in our Vepro protein powder per serving.
We aim to make all of our products beneficial for a wide range of healthy goals, and anyone who wishes to further supplement with additional Magnesium in conjunction with daily use of our products would have no concern for ill effects. Even if taken long term, the use of our products and magnesium in higher doses are safe.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.