Magnesium is a common mineral which is essential for human health as a cofactor for over 300 enzymes, and to maintain proper functioning of the neuromuscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems. Magnesium also plays an important role in cognitive function and brain health including quality of sleep, memory, stress tolerance and synaptic plasticity. The concentration of magnesium in the cerebrospinal fluid is higher than in blood plasma and is tightly regulated. One study involved increasing blood plasma levels of magnesium by 100% via intravenous drip which resulted in an increase of magnesium in cerebrospinal fluid of just 10%! Increasing magnesium levels in the brain via oral supplementation is even more of a challenge and most forms of magnesium do not offer any nootropic benefit.
Magnesium-L-Threonate is a highly bioavailable, chelated form of magnesium whose magnesium ions are bonded to the amino acid L-Threonine. The chelation is similar to other organic magnesium chelates such as Magnesium Glycinate which are readily absorbed from the digestive tract, however Magnesium L-Threonate has the additional benefit of being able to cross the blood-brain barrier thereby increasing levels of magnesium in cerebrospinal fluid. In fact, Magnesium L-Threonate has been shown to increase levels of magnesium in the brain by 15% after 24 days of use when other magnesium supplements have had no effect.
Magnesium L-Threonate has been shown to increase the density of synaptic connections which plays an important role in learning and storing memories. As we age the number of synaptic connections decreases and by increasing magnesium levels it may be possible to prevent cognitive decline. Users of Magnesium L-Threonate have reported lower levels of brain fog with clearer thinking, improvement in levels of anxiety and memory, increased focus and lucid dreaming.
- Magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness & fatigue
- Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance
- Magnesium contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism
- Magnesium contribute to normal functioning of the nervous system
- Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function
- Magnesium contributes to normal protein synthesis
- Magnesium contributes to normal psychological function
- Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
- Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth
- Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division