Depression may be improved by magnesium supplements

Takeaway

  • After 6 wk, magnesium supplementation was associated with reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, but the study did not include a placebo control.

Why this matters

  • Magnesium supplementation is safe and inexpensive.

Study design

  • 108 adults with depression were randomly assigned to 6 wk of treatment (248 mg of elemental magnesium per day) or to delayed treatment.
  • Funding: University of Vermont.

Depression may be improved by magnesium supplements
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