Do you find yourself unable to “recall on demand” the simplest things? Have no idea where your keys, glasses, wallet, or cell phone are on a regular basis? Do you feel like you’re too young for all this?
Don’t panic. After all, given the technological stimulation we endure on a daily basis, who could gather a complete thought–and hold it in our brains–amid the beeps, tweets, alerts, and posts we’re supposed to manage?
Still, Suzy Cohen, RPh cautions that the wise person does need to pay special attention to his or her brain health throughout the aging process.
We need the right nutrients “to feed each and every brain cell, and the cell membrane.” Unfortunately, Americans are notoriously bad at getting that job done.
What can we do about it? Get more magnesium to our brains.
Why? Because magnesium helps memory, attention, depression, and anxiety. “Magnesium loves your brain and vice versa,” notes Cohen. The really unfortunate truth is, more than 200 popular medications block magnesium, only further contributing to our dietary deficiencies.
According to Cohen, antacids, acid blockers, hormonal contraception, and diuretics make magnesium hard to absorb.
The key then, is supplementation, but you should stay away from magnesium oxide, one of the most prevalent, but worst, forms of magnesium available. Many forms of magnesium offered don’t ever reach where your brain needs it most.
The magnesium to choose is an excellent variety, new to the market: magnesium L-threonate. Research indicates strong promise for age-related memory loss. This magnesium is able to enter the brain’s hippocampus, or memory center. According to research, the clinical applications, and long-range health benefits, for supplementing with magnesium L-threonate include:
- healthier levels in the central nervous system
- healthier synapse function and number
- more restorative sleep
- better cognitive and neurological health
- stress management and a healthy mood
Read the full article here: Your Brain Loves Magnesium L-Threonate