Magnesium, the nervous system and the psychological function
Magnesium is one of the most important micro-elements for the human body. A correct concentration of magnesium is fundamental for our body, as it contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and supports psychological function.
Playing a role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters and the maintenance of correct brain activity, magnesium:
- contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
- helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue
- contributes to electrolyte balance
The role of magnesium in normal neurological function and the release of neurotransmitters
The synthesis of neurotransmitters, like dopamine, noradrenaline, serotonin, melatonin and GABA, would not be possible without magnesium. The enzymes involved in these reactions need magnesium as a co-factor for activation, therefore any deficiency in this mineral can negatively affect neurological function. In particular, the neurotransmitters on which magnesium acts directly play fundamental roles in our brain, including sleep control, mood, stress and cognitive functions.
Each one has a specific function. Serotonin is essential for maintaining body temperature and stimulating the appetite. Dopamine, on the other hand, monitors behaviour and voluntary movement, and is also responsible for attention, memory and learning. Magnesium also plays an important role in maintaining the correct electrical activity of the brain, by controlling the balance of glutamate and GABA. In fact, an excess of one or the other can have significant repercussions on psychological well-being.
This is why magnesium supplements can be useful for restoring the altered balance between neurotransmitters and positively support on some day-to-day problems, such as difficulty concentrating, mood swings, stress, fatigue, problems getting to sleep or sleeping well. Moreover, often low magnesium concentrations can lead to headaches and migraine.
The benefits of UltraMag®, Sucrosomial® Magnesium in sachets
With UltraMag® a single sachet per day is enough to ensure 100% of the DRV (Dietary Reference Value) of magnesium. Thanks to the sucrosomial® membrane that encapsulates and protects the mineral, UltraMag® improves magnesium absorption.
To counter deficiencies, it is in any case advisable to follow a balanced diet, which must include raw vegetables, as food loses a large amount of magnesium when cooked. Some types of mineral water are also preferred, as they contain a higher percentage of magnesium.
These contents are not and should not be considered as medical opinions or recommendations. Supplements must not be considered as substitutes for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle