Magnesium is one of the body’s most abundant minerals and estimates suggest that up to 80% of Americans don’t get enough of this mineral. There is no such thing as a 100% magnesium supplement because magnesium needs to be bound to another substance and that substance will affect bioavailability, absorption and its stool softening or laxative effect. It can be confusing when deciding which form of magnesium is best for you. One of the newer and emerging types of magnesium is called Magnesium L Threonate, a magnesium salt of L-threonic acid which is a vitamin C metabolite. It has been shown in animal studies to cross the blood-brain barrier and penetrate cell membranes while having no laxative effect. Animal studies have shown that Magnesium L Threonate (trademarked under the name Magtein™) increased learning ability, working memory and both short and long term memory. These improved brain functions, along with the fact that magnesium supports a large number of physiological functions, bone health, energy and metabolism, just to name a few, have made magnesium L Threonate a favorite new form of magnesium. Testimonials speak to improved memory, mental focus, energy levels and clarity.
It’s important to use a high quality well manufactured form of Magnesium L Threonate to avoid cheap binders and allergens. We offer Dr. Mercola’s formulation that is specially formulated for high absorption and high penetration characteristics in a non-GMO, hypoallergenic encapsulation.