New Magnesium Compound Benefits Memory & Heals Neurological Damage
WHAT IS L-THREONINE?
L-threonine is an essential amino acid found in high amounts in animal protein foods. Although also found in By Dr. Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc. many plant sources, strict vegans can become deficient in L-threonine if their food choices are inadequate in protein. So can people who suffer from digestive challenges that prevent them from assimilating this amino acid. The best vegan sources appear to be leafy greens and whole grains. Deficiency of L-threonine causes a fatty liver, digestive problems of any kind and emotional agitation. Although there is scant evidence for its use, holistic practitioners have used it in high doses to treat numerous psychiatric and neurological conditions that include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and muscle spasms associated with spinal cord injuries. Fortunately, L-threonine is considered to be safe at even very high doses (over 5000 mg) taken for years at a time. Occasionally, L-threonine can cause some mild stomach upsets in sensitive individuals.
WHY MAGNESIUM L-THREONATE?
It is estimated that at least one half of all aging brains are magnesium deficient. Magnesium deficiency can affect the brain by causing symptoms like apathy, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, psychoses and memory loss. An insufficient amount of magnesium slows brain recovery from trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Deficiency accelerates brain cell aging.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have recently determined that magnesium plays a vital role in protecting the aging brain’s structure and function. The problem was that conventional nutritional supplements do not deliver enough magnesium to the brain. Even intravenous magnesium delivers only small amounts of this vital mineral to the brain. The good news is that magnesium L-threonate not only absorbs very well from the GI tract but also is able to concentrate in high levels in the brain.
Magnesium L-threonate has been found to help repair damaged synapses. These are the spaces between two nerves that allow for information transmission from one nerve to the other through chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters. If synapses are damaged, information cannot be transmitted and hence, memory and other nerve functions are interrupted. This is one of the mechanisms by which memory loss occurs in Alzheimer’s disease and other types of brain disease.
Recommended purpose or use:
• A factor in the maintenance of good health.
• Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins & fats.
• Helps in the development and maintenance of bones & teeth.
• Helps in tissue formation & to maintain proper muscle function.
Recommended dose: (Adults) Take 3 capsules 1 time per day.
Medicinal ingredients: Each dosage contains:
1 Cap: Elemental Magnesium .................125 mg; 3 Caps...........144mg
1 Cap: Magnesium L-Threonate..............667mg; 3 Caps...........2000mg
Non-medicinal ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium stearate (vegetable source), hypromellose (Capsule ingredient). Contains no added gluten, nuts, eggs, animal products, dairy products, fish or shellfish, soy, corn, starch, wheat or yeast.
Cautions and Warnings:
• If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Known Adverse Reactions:
• Some people may experience Diarrhea.