Magnesium and Brain, Heart, Nerve and Bone Health

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“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 in rats”

I am a long-term cancer survivor and cancer coach. As of 2014, the American Cancer Society reported that there are 14.5 million of us. Most of us cancer survivors are over 50. Because of the long-term and late stage collateral damage done by conventional therapies most, if not all cancer survivors must think about maintaining our brain health.

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Magnesium supplementation helps manage brain, heart, and bone health. Lucky for me as I live with chemobrain, chronic A-Fib, and nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). Sarcasm doesn’t really work in my blog posts…

 The study linked and excerpted below cites Magnesium L-Threonate supporting increased brain health in memory and learning.  I take is Magnesium L-Threonate because of the study below.

My example anecdotal but my chemobrain continues to improve, my chronic A-Fib inflicted heart continues to do its job (without medication) and I continue to remain cancer-free.

The Consumer lab.com evaluation of magnesium supplements that cites the benefits below requires membership log in

  • evaluated and approved by consumer lab.com for purity, absorbability-
  • plays an important role in brain cell functioning (minimizes my chemobrain…)
  • supports proper nervous system functioning
  • may prevent hearing loss from excessive noise
  • may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
  • may reduce the risk of stroke (I need this with chronic a-fib…)
  • may improve physical performance ( I need this with my nerve damage…)

Lastly,  magnesium has been shown to improve bone mineral density.

For more information about nutritional supplementation to manage cancer or the side effects of cancer, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.

thank you,

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Enhancement of Learning and Memory by Elevating Brain Magnesium

“Summary: 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 in rats.

The pattern completion ability was also improved in aged rats. MgT-treated rats had higher density of synaptophysin-/synaptobrevin-positive puncta in DG and CA1 subregions of hippocampus that were correlated with memory improvement. Functionally, magnesium increased the number of functional presynaptic release sites, while it reduced their release probability. The resultant synaptic reconfiguration enabled selective enhancement of synaptic transmission for burst inputs. Coupled with concurrent upregulation of NR2B-containing NMDA receptors and its downstream signaling, synaptic plasticity induced by correlated inputs was enhanced. 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.”

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