When NOT to Take Magnesium for Sleep and Anxiety

Magnesium is often helpful for anxiety and insomnia, but sometimes you might not need it. Find out when it's a good idea NOT to take magnesium and what might help instead.

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The Benefits of Magnesium Glycinate:
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0:00 Introduction: When NOT to take magnesium
0:37 Sleep and magnesium
2:16 The best sources of magnesium
3:13 Problem-solving when trying to fall asleep
4:11 Is melatonin healthy?
6:20 Can fasting affect sleep?
7:00 What if you can't stay asleep?
9:51 The best magnesium glycinate

Let's take a look at magnesium for sleep or anxiety and when you may need to try something else instead. Sometimes, low magnesium is not the cause of your anxiety or sleep problems, and taking it can even worsen your symptoms.

The second part of sleep is called REM sleep. People with higher levels of adrenaline and cortisol tend to wake up around 2:00 am during REM sleep. Magnesium will not fix this problem because the high cortisol levels are not caused by low magnesium.

Stress and lack of exercise can cause poor sleep. Exercise, long walks, and physical labor can reduce stress and improve sleep.

If you find that you have difficulty getting to sleep because of racing thoughts and overthinking, you may be low in vitamin B1. Carbs, sugar, and caffeine can deplete vitamin B1. Taking B1 before bed can provide an immediate sense of calmness. Always choose a natural B1 supplement, not synthetic.

Instead of taking a melatonin supplement, it can be more beneficial to address why you do not have enough melatonin in the first place. Melatonin is inhibited by blue light. Darkness and infrared light recharge melatonin, so try getting sunlight or sitting by a fire.

Vitamin D before bed can help you sleep. Magnesium will not work if you're very low in vitamin D and vice versa.

If you're new to fasting and you go to bed hungry, it can interfere with your sleep. If fasting triggered your sleep problem, scale back, and begin fasting more gradually over time. Try incorporating more carbs at your last meal and increasing your carb intake to 50 grams per day.

Having plenty of sea salt on keto and intermittent fasting is vital. Salt causes your body to retain fluid, so not only will it help you sleep, but it can also help prevent waking to use the bathroom.

If you do need magnesium, try taking magnesium glycinate to help support sleep and reduce anxiety.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of "doctor" or "Dr." in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you fix your sleep problems with or without magnesium. I'll see you in the next video.

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48 Comments

  1. @cupidsworld on March 23, 2024 at 12:05 pm

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  2. @vy5922 on March 23, 2024 at 12:05 pm

    I am taking Mg and ashwagandha before sleep, not mixing all other supplements that I take daily and it works so far. Thank you Dr.Berg

    • @steved8486 on March 23, 2024 at 2:28 pm

      How are you taking ashwaghanda? I bought gummies 2 summers ago for the first time I didn’t notice any difference

    • @mariah1439 on March 23, 2024 at 3:07 pm

      โ€‹@@steved8486me too

    • @hmmm..2733 on March 23, 2024 at 3:19 pm

      @@steved8486try the capsules.

    • @azboldazalion1938 on March 23, 2024 at 3:53 pm

      โ€‹@@steved8486 everyone keeps recommending this, but does it work?

    • @Staxz-cmon on March 23, 2024 at 6:09 pm

      Hi. Can I ask what supplements you take daily and when.
      I’m trying to organize ho I taking mine…I have 11 different types.

  3. @gisela1074 on March 23, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    Everything you said is me!

  4. @fidelcatsro6948 on March 23, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    Dr Berg notes:
    Sometimes, low magnesium is not the cause of your anxiety or sleep problems, and taking it can even worsen your symptoms.

    The second part of sleep is called REM sleep. People with higher levels of adrenaline and cortisol tend to wake up around 2:00 am during REM sleep. Magnesium will not fix this problem because the high cortisol levels are not caused by low magnesium.

    Stress and lack of exercise can cause poor sleep. Exercise, long walks, and physical labor can reduce stress and improve sleep.

    If you find that you have difficulty getting to sleep because of racing thoughts and overthinking, you may be low in vitamin B1. Carbs, sugar, and caffeine can deplete vitamin B1. Taking B1 before bed can provide an immediate sense of calmness. Always choose a natural B1 supplement, not synthetic.

    Instead of taking a melatonin supplement, it can be more beneficial to address why you do not have enough melatonin in the first place. Melatonin is inhibited by blue light. Darkness and infrared light recharge melatonin, so try getting sunlight or sitting by a fire.

    Vitamin D before bed can help you sleep. Magnesium will not work if you’re very low in vitamin D and vice versa.

    If you’re new to fasting and you go to bed hungry, it can interfere with your sleep. If fasting triggered your sleep problem, scale back, and begin fasting more gradually over time. Try incorporating more carbs at your last meal and increasing your carb intake to 50 grams per day.

    Having plenty of sea salt on keto and intermittent fasting is vital. Salt causes your body to retain fluid, so not only will it help you sleep, but it can also help prevent waking to use the bathroom.

    If you do need magnesium, try taking magnesium glycinate to help support sleep and reduce anxiety.

    Thank you Dr Berg!
    ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ‘

    • @dn.n4983 on March 23, 2024 at 12:36 pm

      Dr berg am try all vitamin but telk now icam sleep well my high presh it too high 150/113/80
      Am total convice what to du
      Am used metoleni vitami b
      Magnisem d3 with k2 1000gm what else hat use

    • @beckyholbrook7253 on March 23, 2024 at 12:52 pm

      How much salt before bed?

    • @jane_7777 on March 23, 2024 at 12:54 pm

      Can you please give an example of a natural source of B1. Thank you!

    • @cherriemckinstry131 on March 23, 2024 at 1:04 pm

      โ€‹@@beckyholbrook7253try a tiny amount and work up or us a salt mouth rinse with more salt. I end up having to take potassium once a week.

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on March 23, 2024 at 1:11 pm

      @@jane_7777 EGGS!! and especially beef liver!

  5. @johngarvin8888 on March 23, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    Magnesium L-Threonate anti anxiety, muscle relaxer,and anti depression .โค

    • @cherlgolja5402 on March 23, 2024 at 4:45 pm

      Love it take Dr Marcola !

    • @donatello9482 on March 23, 2024 at 5:39 pm

      Definitely helps with anxiety. My favorite

  6. @michelprevost9479 on March 23, 2024 at 12:40 pm

    Since I take magnesium glycinate, Vit. K2D3 and a complex B just before going to bed, I don’t have insomnia anymore.

    • @mar8851 on March 23, 2024 at 1:07 pm

      Jak wezmฤ™ B kompleks przed snem to nie moge zasnฤ…ฤ‡

  7. @slane_design on March 23, 2024 at 12:58 pm

    Dr Berg you are my Primary Care Physician! Better than any doctor or Np!

  8. @lindahedley9049 on March 23, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    I was advised to take magnesium for leg cramps which I have suffered from for years, itโ€™s transformed my life no more cramps

    • @ginalacatus1880 on March 23, 2024 at 5:05 pm

      Which magnesium do you take ?

  9. @gustywind-de7xb on March 23, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    The fact that we get free medical videos from Dr Berg on YouTube is priceless.., keeping the education and knowledge alive. ๐Ÿ‘

    • @firestara4830 on March 23, 2024 at 4:48 pm

      Clickbaity trash ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ. As usual with Dr Berg 10 minutes of platitudes I will never get back. This is the last time I fall for it.

    • @SibaNL on March 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm

      @@firestara4830 ๐Ÿ’€

  10. @katyloveschloe on March 23, 2024 at 1:17 pm

    I know someone who has really bad sleep and anxiety, and she recommended me this Magnesium Glycinate…

  11. @javierruizleon on March 23, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    My wife and I do Keto/Carnivore with Intermitted Fasting, just added Magnesium Glycinate with Vitamin D3 before bed, game changer, deep sleep, a lot of times I am completely refreshed and ready for work after 6-7 hours of sleep, and the Lucid dreams are insane.

    • @nevastrong2850 on March 23, 2024 at 3:01 pm

      The dreams are sometimes really vivid & intense. If I could write them out mine could literally be a mini-series of crazy. ๐Ÿ˜

  12. @louisequadrelli7961 on March 23, 2024 at 1:40 pm

    Do a video on the importance of having adequate potassium levels before you add magnesium. It’s crucial. Potassium levels are also very important for sleep

    • @klecoxs2 on March 23, 2024 at 4:29 pm

      and Heart

  13. @qweenlyco on March 23, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    I love you for this one! This answers the other issue! The first is the nutrition. I slept all night last night because I didn’t take Vitamin D before bed. I took Vitamin B1. I slept all night. I am so happy and I feel rejuvenated. I am so grateful!

    • @shooshenchula692 on March 23, 2024 at 4:20 pm

      Did you take Vit B1 before u went to bed

    • @JenMarco on March 23, 2024 at 5:33 pm

      Wait, you took B1 at night or the morning? I was under the impression that you should take it in the morning because it gives you energy

  14. @Myco777 on March 23, 2024 at 1:52 pm

    Make sure it’s magnesium glycinate and not the other magnesium. Since I bought the glycinate type sleep is much improved. Will add the B1

  15. @patricialawrence7459 on March 23, 2024 at 2:01 pm

    I bought magnesium from Walmart. I was eating healthy and working out daily, after giving up caffeine, sugar, breads & cereals, and carbonated drinks. Consistently lost 1 or 2 lbs a week, but still had a gut that wouldn’t decrease. When I found out that all 6 vitamins I was taking had cellulose. And the magnesium even contained talc they all went to trashcan and my gut shrank as fast as my energy increased.

    • @thomaspalazzi7795 on March 23, 2024 at 4:02 pm

      Wow great info! China makes Alot of their vitamins

    • @relaxation-Corner on March 23, 2024 at 4:24 pm

      Talc??? That’s terrible!

    • @fit4ya1975 on March 23, 2024 at 5:34 pm

      Theres a lot of foods that has cellulose in it. Carbonated drinks are not bad for you either (obviously no sugar). Caffeine isn’t bad for you, eat sourdough (natural ingredients) if you want some bread. Enjoy the health journey and congrats on the weight loss!

  16. @Tekality on March 23, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    Really seems like going outside helps a lot and quarantine really screwed a lot of people up

  17. @bgood1532 on March 23, 2024 at 3:19 pm

    I’ve been dealing with some anxiety. Vagus nerve stimulation exercises have helped a ton.

  18. @Ooohmy on March 23, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    Dr. Berg, I started taking Mag-G a couple of years ago for night leg cramps, and it immediately took away my cramps. I easily fall asleep early, yet wake up between 2-3AM. Part of that was my guys snoring (he would fall asleep in the living room and come to bed at that time and wake me up) I recently started working out of the home and BOOM overnight my sleep schedule went back to normal and I’m sleeping all night until the alarm goes off. We both started Keto as well. We both notice we feel amazing while we’re shredding weight. I take (1) 650 Mag-G daily, and that’s all I need. The bottle says you can take (3) I started out at the lowest dose. There is no sense in taking too much if you can achieve your goal from (1) pill ๐Ÿ˜Š also, I don’t have constipation ever. Mag-G is amazing, and it nearly worked overnight for me.

  19. @scottdanielson4816 on March 23, 2024 at 3:22 pm

    I am going to try these suggestions. I always wake up at 3 am…that is just too early.๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  20. @thomaspalazzi7795 on March 23, 2024 at 3:59 pm

    One of your most informative videos.Ive battled insomnia and nocturia forever! Dr gives me all kinds of meds

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