Several studies indicate that synaptic connections in the brain hippocampus, a critical brain region for learning and memory, decline during the normal process of aging. NeuroMag by Designs For Health, which uses the unique, patented, chelated mineral Magtein™, contains magnesium which is chelated to threonic acid (magnesium L-threonate). It is superior to other forms of magnesium at getting through the blood brain barrier because it is able to transport magnesium ions across lipid membranes, including those of brain cells. This product is a chelated mineral, which refers to how magnesium-L-threonate is bonded together, allowing for optimal absorption and utilization.
Researchers at MIT concluded that elevating brain magnesium content through supplementation with magnesium L-threonate may be a useful strategy to support cognitive abilities and potentially help mitigate common age-related memory decline.
Magnesium and the Brain
Magnesium is one of the most critical minerals in the human body, where it is involved in over 300 enzyme reactions. It plays a pivotal role in healthy bone growth, energy production, muscle relaxation, heart health, and in supporting a healthy nervous system. Our nervous system relies on magnesium
to help regulate calcium and potassium molecules in nerve tissues, as well as the brain.
Suboptimal levels of magnesium are commonly seen in the Canadian population. Magnesium levels can be affected by stress, alcohol consumption, exercise, excessive sweating and certain medications.
Signs and symptoms of low magnesium levels include:
- being easily startled
- muscle cramps or twitches
- difficulty phasing out background noises
- occasional sleeplessness
With its ability to be well-absorbed by the body and to reach brain cells, magnesium-L- threonate helps to support normal mental function and cognition in those with mild cognitive impairment.
NeuroMag may help:
- Support normal mental function
- Assist with occasional sleeplessness
- Promote relaxation
- Support a healthy stress response
- Support mood
Recommended Dose: Take three capsules per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.