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Magnesium deficiency and addiction
« on: September 23, 2012, 09:40:03 AM »
Hello everyone!

I want to share with you a discovery that I have made that will surely help in recovering from this horrible addiction. There are many factors involved in developing porn addiction, and we have all likely heard about the role that dopamine plays. Well, there may be a way to re-sensitize our brains to dopamine using nutrition.

One angle that I have yet to see talked about is the role of vitamin/mineral deficiency, specifically magnesium. It turns out that dopamine is a magnesium dependent neurotransmitter. Interestingly, up to 80% of us are deficient in magnesium because of poor diet and soil depletion. (

Is there a connection?

Here's part of an article that I found: (

"Dopamine has been called the "pleasure neurotransmitter" and evidence shows that dopamine is a magnesium-dependent neurotransmitter.(5) It is possible that low levels of magnesium trigger low levels in dopamine in the brain, possibly triggering desires for chocolate as a biological attempt to increase dopamine and thus increase pleasure."

And this: "Magnesium may also help cocaine addicts experience fewer cravings for the drug, although it is not clear that it reduces cocaine use." (

So, to summarize, I am now supplementing with transdermal magnesium from a company called Ancient Minerals. It is an oil that you rub on the skin, which is rapidly absorbed into your bloodstream, unlike the pill form. Among so many other things the calming effect after use is mind-blowing. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. I hope that it helps you as much as it is helping me!

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Re: Magnesium deficiency and addiction
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 12:00:26 PM »
For a while now, I have been researching about the effects of to much calcium on Libido.
Seems that Calcium has an effect on the dopamine receptors, and researchers found that certain Calcium channel blockers (dihydropyridine), used for high blood pressure, could have a possitive effect.

The natural calcium channel blocker is Magnesium, but I don't know if it has the same effect as dihydropyridine on the dopamine receptors.

Below is a link to a site about Magnesium, don't know if its very accurate, but it's interesting to read.

Any input is welcome.