Many Australian children are not meeting the current recommendations for various nutrients fundamental for their growth and development.
In an era where the majority of adults do not meet their recommended daily intakes for magnesium, a team of researchers tested the hypothesis that magnesium supplementation affects vitamin D metabolism.
It is estimated that up to one-third of people experience sleep problems. This is a significant concern as poor sleep affects work and academic performance and is associated with an increased risk of most mental and physical disorders.
A 2014 study published in The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health concluded that middle-aged men are more likely to experience premature death due to worrying and frequent arguing with partners, relatives, friends and neighbours. The study, which sampled nearly 10,000 men and women, showed that men who experienced frequent stressful social situations such as worries and demands from their spouses and children had a 50-100% increased mortality risk.
Low hair magnesium status and high serum homocysteine levels are often seen in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Researchers recently confirmed these findings and hypothesise that magnesium may play a critical role in homocysteine metabolism and methylation.
This study shows that magnesium can reduce depressive symptoms in those with hypomagnesaemia, even when using a less absorbable form.