Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Now There's Help for Improving Memory and Brain Function

Magnesium L-threonate
A Spectacular Help for Improving Memory and Brain Function

Dr. Guosong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., recently presented the following information at National Convention in Hawaii. Dr. Liu is Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Learning and Memory at the School of Medicine at Tsinghua University in Beijing; Adjunct Professor of the Center for Learning and Memory at the University of Texas in Austin; and Former Professor at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science and the Department of Biology at MIT.

As people age, their brains age too. Science has shown that certain portions of the brain, namely the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus, shrink as we age. Our computation skills slow. Our spatial orientation, verbal memory, perceptual speed and inductive reasoning all decrease, the last three of these decrease dramatically.

Researchers have found that the number of synapses (spaces between nerve endings where brain chemicals transfer information) decreases with age. In order to recover lost ability, we need to regrow synapses in both the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus.

Scientists had already discovered that aging people and those with dementia had a lot less magnesium in their brains than younger people. They theorized that increasing brain levels of magnesium might enhance synaptic activity and thus improve brain function.

Dr. Liu and his colleagues at MIT found that magnesium l-threonate (MgT), a vitamin C metabolite of magnesium, is indeed able to penetrate into the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex—the two areas of the brain known to shrink with age.

After administering MgT for a period of time, they measured a 50% increase in the number of synapses! Further testing showed that MgT enhances learning and both short- and long-term memory. Dr. Liu and his fellow researchers also found that MgT does not enhance or impair fear memories (or increase “bad” memories) as MgT helped reduce anxiety-like behavior and learned helplessness. Dr. Liu theorized that this nutrient might be useful for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In 2003, the Journal of Nutrition reported that half of the US population may be magnesium-deficient. Deficits appear to worsen after age 50 in men, and African Americans take in less magnesium than Caucasians do. So we all can benefit from more magnesium.

It has also been established that Alzheimer’s patients have much lower levels of magnesium in the body. In fact, the lower the magnesium levels, the worse the Alzheimer’s symptoms. It follows, then, that administering magnesium l-threonate, which can cross the blood–brain barrier, to Alzheimer’s patients would likely lead to improvements in learning, memory and emotional control.

Dr. Liu discussed the safety of MgT. In their research, he and his associates gave MgT to mice for their lifetime without finding any significant side effects. In conclusion, magnesium l-threonate may indeed be a spectacular nutrient for improving memory and learning, and reducing anxiety.

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