Brain power. We want to preserve it as we age, but are there brain supplements that can protect our brain? One form of magnesium may be able to do just that.
I am NOT a single nutrient for a single disease person. I leave that up to the drug companies. Instead, an overall approach to lifestyle is the answer to today’s chronic disease disaster.
But sometimes single nutrients really do make a difference.
A study of IV magnesium vs. metoclopramide in acute migraine attacks
IV magnesium (2 grams-a pretty hefty dose) was shown to be just as effective as Reglen (normally used to speed up gastric emptying) for treatment of migraine in the ER. So, most would look at this and ask why anyone would use magnesium if it is just as effective. Hmmm… magnesium is much, much cheaper.
No known side effects (diarrhea if given orally, however). Makers of magnesium IVs are not getting sued for damaging the nervous system. Need any more reasons to use magnesium instead?
Can magnesium affect serious conditions like seizures and migraines? Because magnesium is required for some 300+ enzymes in the body, and many of these are required for healthy brain function, this just might make sense.
Today’s diets are notoriously deficient in this mineral. Foods like whole grains, nuts and seeds are good sources and can be added to the diet to increase overall intake. Supplementation beyond dietary intake is very inexpensive and safe.