- The study demonstrated that increased magnesium and vitamin B6 intake helps pregnant individuals cope with magnesium deficiency and hormone-related conditions. Magnesium is crucial in protein synthesis, respiration, and other bodily processes. Magnesium deficiency, which can result from dietary deficiencies, diabetes, or hypertension, is particularly problematic during pregnancy and can cause conditions like endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome.
- The study involved 869 pregnant individuals (median age 28) and 957 women with hormone-related conditions (median age 44) from various cities in Russia.
- Participants showed lower levels of magnesium in their serum (less than 0.8 mmol per liter) and experienced symptoms related to miscarriage risk or hormonal conditions.
- They received magnesium and vitamin B6 supplementation in standard dosages for four weeks, based on gender, age, and weight.
Results and Conclusion:
- Post-supplementation, magnesium levels increased to 0.8 mmol/L or higher in most participants, significantly reducing painful symptoms and improving quality of life.
- The World Health Organization's quality of life questionnaire, assessing physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environment, showed increased scores, especially among those who reached normal magnesium levels from a moderate deficiency.
- The study concluded that minor magnesium deficiencies could be effectively addressed through supplementation, but more severe deficiencies require targeted treatment.
- This study highlights the significant impact of magnesium supplementation on reducing pregnancy-related risks and improving overall well-being in women with hormonal imbalances.