It’s a common assumption, that memory loss is just a part of growing older. Now, a recent study indicates magnesium deficiency in the brain may be a contributing factor.
In a prior post, we looked at the importance of magnesium for healthy living. A new magnesium compound appears to boost the levels of this mineral in the brain, enhancing learning and memory functions.
Dr. Guosong Liu is a neuroscientist with the Center for Learning and Memory at Tsinghua University, located in Beijing, China. He led a study which looked at whether Magnesium-L-Threonate (MgT), could improve short-term and long-term memory in rats. The study’s findings showed MgT improved brain function in both young and aged rats.
In the following video, Dr. Liu discusses his research and its implications for improved memory in the brain. This video is courtesy of ihealthtube.com. If you’re having trouble viewing the video in your browser, please click on this link.
A clinical study of the potential of MgT in humans, is currently being conducted by Dr. Liu in California.
Dr Liu’s research is important because age-related brain health has become a global public health issue. For example, America’s population group of people age 65 or older was 12.9% of its total population. It’s estimated this segment of older Americans will grow to about 19% of total population by 2030. For more information, see the Administration on Aging’s website at this link.
“Half the population of the industrialized countries has a magnesium deficit, which increases with aging. If normal or even higher levels of magnesium can be maintained, we may be able to significantly slow age-related loss of cognitive function and perhaps prevent or treat diseases that affect cognitive function.”
The Bottom Line: Dr. Liu’s research of the connection between magnesium levels and brain function has consumed the last 10 years of his life. The world-wide aging of our population demands as many safe, alternative dietary supplements as possible, to help improve our quality of life. Time will not wait for us to conduct the proper research. The time is now.
What will you do when your memory fades?
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