|Magnesium is good for your memory|
|Friday, 29 January 2010 00:00|
The research by Canadian, Chinese, American and Israeli universities shows that an increase in magnesium levels in brain can boost learning and memory.
After their study on old and young rats which were administered higher levels of brain magnesium, the researchers said they have come to the conclusion that increasing magnesium intake can play be vital for those complaining of fading memory.
On the other hand, inadequate levels of magnesium impair memory, the researchers said in a statement released here by the University of Toronto - one of the research participants. Tsinghua University in China, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and Tel Aviv University in Israel were other participants.
Since it is difficult to boost brain magnesium levels with oral supplements, the researchers used a new magnesium compound called magnesium-L-threonate (MgT) to increase magnesium in rats of different ages.
After administering the compound, they studied changes in their memory.