Sadness, feeling down, having a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities – these are symptoms familiar to all of us. But, if they persist and affect our life substantially, it may be depression.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the most common illness worldwide and the leading cause of disability. They estimate that 350 million people are affected by depression, globally.
In order to treat depression, most of these people turn to psychotherapy or take antidepressant drugs prescribed by doctors. However, not all depression sufferers can afford the necessary medications and treatments.
But recently, a study has discovered an affordable alternative that can help the treatment of depression at a very low price.
A breakthrough nutritional study conducted at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont and published in PLoS ONE has found that just 248mg of magnesium per day leads to an astounding reversal of depression symptoms in study subjects.
The clinical research results showed that magnesium is effective at addressing symptoms and is safer and easier on the wallet than prescription therapies. Today, even mainstream science is now confirming that magnesium is a safe, affordable and effective treatment for depression.
Other benefits of magnesium supplements
Magnesium plays a lot of important roles in your body. Therefore, lack of this mineral causes many health problems including anxiety, poor digestion, muscle aches and spasms, and trouble sleeping. Here are some of the most important health benefits of magnesium:
– Calms nerves
– Boosts energy levels
– Relieves constipation and improves digestion
– Treats insomnia and helps you fall asleep
– Prevents headaches
– Regulates levels of calcium and potassium
– Prevents osteoporosis
– Helps lower blood pressure
Republicans seem forever stuck in the pharmaceutical model of treating sickness with chemicals, then claiming it’s a “free market” when you can buy into that system across state lines, even while natural medicine is criminalized.
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