NeuroMag™ (magnesium threonate) features the unique, patented, chelated mineral Magtein™, which is magnesium chelated to threonic acid (magnesium L-threonate). This ionophore has been found to be superior to other forms of magnesium at getting through the blood brain barrier as it is able to transport ions (in this case magnesium ions) across lipid membranes, including brain cells.
Several studies indicate that synaptic connections in the brain hippocampus, a critical brain region for learning and memory, decline during aging. Studies have also found low levels of magnesium in the brains of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. NeuroMag’s Magtein™ was found in animal studies to increase learning ability, working memory, and short- and long-term memory. Magnesium threonate enhances functioning of the hippocampus by improving synaptic plasticity and NMDA (N-Methyl-D-aspartate) receptor-dependent signaling. Researchers at MIT conclude that elevating brain magnesium levels with Magtein™ may be a beneficial in enhancing cognitive abilities and preventing age-related memory decline.
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