Realize that there are many types of magnesium that an individual can take. Some may argue that magnesium-l-threonate (magnesium bound to threonic acid, an isomer of ascorbic acid) might prove most effective for the treatment of depression due to the fact that more magnesium may reach the brain with this preparation. Taking magnesium by mouth seems to improve sleep quality in people who are dependent on alcohol and going through withdrawal. However, injecting magnesium as a shot does not seem to reduce alcohol ...

A study found that magnesium sulfate (i.e., epsom salts) diminishes the severity of alcohol withdrawal symptoms and reduces the need for benzodiazepines like ativan. A randomized clinical trial found that using magnesium for alcohol withdrawal can reduce the risk of death from alcoholic liver disease. Typical withdrawal from this drug would involve substitution medication, about a 10% dose reduction per week, and take a matter of months. [1] A fast withdrawal is a 12.5 to 25% reduction per week. [2] On very high doses of niacin, vitamin C, and also GABA,...