Hullo again everyone who remembers me!
Its been awhile - in fact it has been about 2 inches of grass awhile - some of you will get that
I am a huge advocate for magnesium. Mainly for my heart but in taking it for my heart I found it also helped immensely with my mood.
I was taking two kinds of magnesium - taurate for my heart and another type for general. I ran out of chelated (non taurate) about 4 months ago and decided to just up the taurate, assuming it would all balance out.
I am prone to depression and in the last 3 months it has hit me quite hard as many of you will know. I vaguely wondered if it was stopping the non taurate magnesium but I didn't really think it could be that as I had upped my taurate magnesium to compensate.
Last week I finally got some more general magnesium and started taking it and after 4 days feel so much better in myself. I started on antidepressants about 4 weeks ago but progress has been slow - only in the last couple of days and esp. today have I really noticed a difference and I suspect its mainly down to restarting the magnesium as I have never had great success with antidepressants. Its quite weird.
Its fantastic for anxiety and stabilizing your mood and around 70 - 80% of the population is deficient in magnesium mainly due to modern farming techniques stripping it out of the soil. Its worth a google to see what this amazing little mineral does for us.
I just didn't realise that the broad spectrum (chelated) magnesium I was talking was acting so differently to the taurate (heart) magnesium and could have such an effect on my mood.
SO - I am back. And today is the best I have felt in months so fingers crossed its back to good food and exercise for me. I just have to get past the supermarket today and tomorrow and not buy junk and I will be back in the swing of things - send me good vibes so I can resist the icecream and chocolate monster at the supermarket!