Can magnesium improve cognitive function?
We have all heard a lot about the benefits of magnesium and by now most of us are supplementing with magnesium in one of its various forms. Some of the benefits of magnesium are:
- Normal muscle and nerve function
- Steady heart rhythm
- Strong bones
- Healthy immune system
- Normal blood pressure
- Increase energy
- Fewer migraine headaches
Unfortunately, food sources are lacking in magnesium due to soil depletion and other farming practices making magnesium deficiency very common.
Different forms of supplemental magnesium (oxide, citrate, glycinate etc.) have varied rates of absorption and effects on the body. Some will help with constipation but not get into the tissues in significant amounts while others are great for muscle relaxation but do not get into the brain tissue successfully.
A unique form of magnesium known as Magtein or magnesium l-threonate has the amazing ability to pass through the blood brain barrier increasing the levels of magnesium in the brain tissue. Studies have shown great results with supplementing with magnesium L- threonate for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Magnesium L-threonate benefits the brain by protecting it from memory loss, and reducing the amyloid beta plaque found in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Magnesium L-threonate is also beneficial in younger adults since it improves learning and memory function by supporting healthy neuron cells and increasing brain neuroplasticity.
Magnesium levels in the brain tissue have been linked to a variety of cognitive functions including:
- Long-term and short-term memory
- Attention levels
- Anxiety and stress response
- Sleep quality
- Neuroplasticity(magnesium helps restores synaptic density of old neurons)
Magnesium L-threonate is available by Naka Herbs and Vitamins at Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store in Toronto (Etobicoke).
Naka is a Canadian company that manufactures and distributes premium quality natural health products. Naka was founded in 1991, with a commitment to provide the consumers with the highest quality supplements through product innovation and research. Naka is also the exclusive distributor of Germany’s Anthon Hübner’s products such as Silicea Gel, liquid Milk Thistle, etc.
Visit Better Living Wellness Clinic and Health Store to speak to our knowledgeable staff and learn more about Naka products and how they can benefit you. Our clinic also offers a variety of health services to help you get to the root of your health concerns. We can be reached at 416-249-1895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.