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BAD NEWS FOR MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENT USERS

BRAIN POWER with MindMax:

We have some exciting new research to share with you.
Many years of research and clinical studies have shown that people with dementia/Alzheimers have 40% less magnesium in the brain than healthy people. Of course, that is not new information. We have used Magnesium for years, but what we didn’t know was that the magnesium that was available on the market could not cross the blood/brain barrier.

Did you know that between the ages of 20 and 90, the average person loses 5–10% of his/her brain weight—with an accompanying loss in memory, attention and other cognitive functions?  Scientific and medical wisdom suggest that some decline in brain health and cognition is part of the aging process. However, it’s encouraging to learn that neurological structure and function can be preserved as we age. We can now take scientifically steps to preserve—and even enhance—our brain health.

BAD NEWS FOR TODAYS MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENT USERS:

“We are really pleased with the positive results of our studies,” says Dr. Slutsky. “But on the negative side, we’ve also been able to show that today’s over-the-counter magnesium supplements don’t really work. They do not get into the brain.

“We’ve developed a promising new compound which has now taken the first important step towards clinical trials by Prof. Guosong Liu, Director of the Center for Learning and Memory at Tsinghua University,” she says.

Alzheimer’s disease:

An estimated 24 million people worldwide have dementia, the majority of whom are thought to have Alzheimer’s disease. Thus, Alzheimer’s disease represents a major public health concern and has been identified as a research priority.
                                                                                 Lancet. 2011 Mar 19;377(9770):1019-3

Learning and memory improved by elevating brain magnesium.

Learning and memory are fundamental brain functions affected by dietary and environmental factors. Here, we show that increasing brain magnesium using a newly developed magnesium compound (magnesium-L-threonate, MgT) leads to the enhancement of learning abilities, working memory, and short- and long-term memory. Our findings suggest that an increase in brain magnesium enhances both short-term synaptic facilitation and long-term potentiation and improves learning and memory functions.

                                                                                                     Neuron. 2010 Jan 28;65(2):165-77

TRAUMATIC MEMORIES:
Dr. Guosong Liu, stated in his presentation, that a study he did on mice, might indicate that traumatic memories might gradually lessen with the use of this new form of brain supplement.