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Entry from October 14, 2012
Anti-Stress Mineral (magnesium nickname)

Magnesium is the fourth most common element on earth and can be found in diets with fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains. Magnesium stabilizes the nervous system and has been called the “anti-stress mineral.” The nickname “anti-stress mineral” has been cited in print since at least 1985, but began to be used much more frequently in the 2000s.

Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) has been called the “Anti-Stress Vitamin.”


Wikipedia: Magnesium
Magnesium ( /mæɡˈniːziəm/ mag-nee-zee-əm) is a chemical element with symbol Mg and atomic number 12. Its common oxidation number is +2. It is an alkaline earth metal and the eighth most abundant element in the Earth’s crust and ninth in the known universe as a whole. Magnesium is the fourth most common element in the Earth as a whole (behind iron, oxygen and silicon), making up 13% of the planet’s mass and a large fraction of the planet’s mantle. The relative abundance of magnesium is related to the fact that it is easily built up in supernova stars from a sequential addition of three helium nuclei to carbon (which in turn is made from three helium nuclei). Due to magnesium ion’s high solubility in water, it is the third most abundant element dissolved in seawater.
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In human biology, magnesium is the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body; its ions are essential to all living cells, where they play a major role in manipulating important biological polyphosphate compounds like ATP, DNA, and RNA. Hundreds of enzymes thus require magnesium ions to function. Magnesium compounds are used medicinally as common laxatives, antacids (e.g., milk of magnesia), and in a number of situations where stabilization of abnormal nerve excitation and blood vessel spasm is required (e.g., to treat eclampsia). Magnesium ions are sour to the taste, and in low concentrations they help to impart a natural tartness to fresh mineral waters.

OCLC WorldCat record
Schlüssel zur Gesundheit : Anti-Streß-Mineral-Magnesium.
Author: Heinz Scholz
Publisher: Augsburg : Sanodropharm-Verl., 1985.
Edition/Format: Book : German

Google Books
Introduction to Natural Health
By Deanne Tenney
Provo, UT: Woodland Books
1992
Pg. 90:
Magnesium is an essential part of the enzyme system which carries elements through the cell membranes. It is a major regulator of cellular activity including the maintenance of DNA and RNA. It is considered an anti-stress mineral.

Google Books
Yoga for Long Life
By Stella Weller
London: Thorsons
1997
Pg. 63:
Magnesium
Magnesium is an anti-stress mineral that is useful in combating depression. It is essential for protein synthesis and for the utilization of several nutrients. Magnesium is also needed for sound bones, for a healthy nervous system and for the health of the heart and blood vessels. The best magnesium sources include fresh fruits and vegetables grown in mineral-rich soils, almonds and other nuts eaten fresh from the shell, seeds and whole grains and cereals.

Post Independent (Glenwood Springs, CO)
Calcium, magnesium: Stress fighters
Friday, May 20, 2003
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Magnesium, called the anti-stress mineral by some nutritionists, is absorbed more readily from foods and herbs that contain this valuable nutrient. Look for naturally occurring magnesium in wheat germ oil, avocados, almonds, all fresh berries, barley, kelp, red raspberry leaf tea, red clover tea, oatstraw and stinging nettle tea/capsules.

11 July 1984,Santa Barbara (CA) News Press, advertising supplement:
Calm the body with the anti-stress mineral, magnesium
(Botanic Choice—ed.)

Google Books
The Power of Your Metabolism
By Frank Suarez
San Juan, P.R.: Metabolic Press
2009
Pg. ?:
Magnesium calms the nervous system and that improves concentration and attention. Magnesium is referred to as “the anti-stress mineral”.

Google Books
Skinny Bastard
By Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
Philadelphia, PA: Running Press Book Publishers
2009
Pg. 194:
Magnesium (known as the anti-stress mineral) fights depression, boosts energy, helps burn fat, prevents heart attacks, maintains good cholesterol levels, aids indigestion, and keeps teeth strong and healthy

Poliquin
MAGNESIUM...The Anti-Stress Mineral
By Charles Poliquin
8/5/2011 12:31:33 PM
Sleep better, be less fatigued, make your brain work better, get rid of stress, and support your health with magnesium. And lose abdominal fat and have a leaner body composition. Magnesium is the answer!

Got Pills?
Magnesium: Stressing the Anti-stress Mineral
Mon, 04/09/2012 - 23:32—MrGotPills
Do you take magnesium? Have you ever heard of it mentioned or stressed as a critical part of your nutritional regimen and overall health? You should have!!! Most people know plenty about calcium (thanks to the National Dairy Council) which is needed for healthy bones and teeth but what about magnesium? Magnesium should interest most but you especially if you have symptoms of
stress, fatigue, depression, irregular heart beat, muscle spasms, insomnia, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), irritable bowel syndrome and/or pulmonary disorders.

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