Magnesium is a mineral which is found in human body, sea, animals, plants and earth. 60% of the human body magnesium in bones, while resting portion resides within muscles, soft tissues and fluids including blood.
Lowering the level of magnesium and any disruptive change in its metabolism pathway may damage our level of satisfaction and leads to depression or anxiety. In fact every cell inside the body contains magnesium and need it to function properly. It acts as a helper molecule in many enzymatic biochemical reactions of human body. Magnesium plays a critical role in functioning of brain and mood changes. Its lower level is linked to the increased level of depression.
In a study it evaluated that more than 8800 people with lowest magnesium level had 22% greater risk of depression. Many experts declared that the modern food may cause many issues of depression and mental illnesses. Supplementing with magnesium is going to help to reduce symptoms of depression (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16542786).
This increased level of depression is related to hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, this is a set of 3 glands that controls a person’s reactions towards stress.
Research shows that a low level of magnesium diet alters the types of bacteria present in the gut, and this may impact anxiety-based behavior