2018 review: Magnesium in addiction

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2018 review: Magnesium in addiction

Post by jimmylegs » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:34 am

Magnesium in addiction – a general view (2018)
https://www.jle.com/en/revues/mrh/e-doc ... icle.phtml

Addiction is a dysregulation of brain reward systems that progressively increases, resulting in compulsive drug use and loss of control over drug-taking. Addiction is a brain disease. There is evidence that magnesium deficit is involved in addiction to various addictive substances (heroin, morphine, cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, and others). Magnesium is involved in all the stages of addiction. Magnesium deficit enhances the vulnerability to psychoactive substance addiction. Stress and trauma reduce the brain magnesium level and at the same time favor addiction development. In experimental studies, administration of magnesium while inducing morphine dependence in rats reduced the dependence intensity. Magnesium reduces the NMDA receptor activity and the glutamatergic activity. Because stress and trauma induce hypomagnesemia with increased vulnerability to addiction, magnesium intake by people who are under prolonged stress could be a way to reduce this vulnerability and the development of addiction to different psychoactive substances. Anxiety and depression appear to be associated with increases in drug-related harm and addictive substance use. Magnesium anxiolytic effect could be important for the antiaddictive action. Addiction is characterized by relapses. Magnesium deficiency may be a contributing factor to these relapses.
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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Re: 2018 review: Magnesium in addiction

Post by NHE » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:43 pm

Here's a more realistic perspective on the problem.

Frontline: Chasing Heroin

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/chasing-heroin/

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Re: 2018 review: Magnesium in addiction

Post by jimmylegs » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:31 am

what are all these people thinking, right?!

National Institute on Drug Abuse Research Monograph Series - Problems of Drug Dependence 1989
Rate Altering Effects of Magnesium on Cocaine Self-Administration (1989)
https://bit.ly/2GRknvW

Nutrition and addiction—can dietary changes assist with recovery? (2009)
https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/ ... 5200900016

Nutrition Therapy for Eating Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Addictions (2014)
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.10 ... 45378-6_23

Registered dietitian nutritionists in substance use disorder treatment centers (2018)
https://jandonline.org/article/S2212-26 ... 7/abstract

The Role of Nutrition in Addiction Recovery: What We Know and What We Don't (2019)
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a ... 856400002X
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!

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