Feeling anxious? Well, that’s because you’re a woman. No, I’m not being chauvinistic, it’s a proven fact that anxiety affects women to a greater degree than men. The reason, according to many researchers, is that one cause of anxiety is magnesium deficiency. Women need a lot more magnesium than men because this element is necessary for proper estrogen metabolism. So, if you’re feeling anxious, try increasing your magnesium intake.