Half of the aging humans in the developed world are magnesium deficient.1 Found in dark, leafy green vegetables, magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.2
In addition to support for cardiovascular3-5 and bone health,6 energy, metabolism,7 and mood,8 researchers are now focusing intensely on magnesium’s benefits for cognitive function.2 Unfortunately, it is very hard for your body to maintain optimal levels of magnesium in the brain.2 This problem is of special concern for maturing individuals, as magnesium deficiency increases over time.1
Most magnesium supplements are not readily absorbed into the nervous system. To overcome this obstacle, an innovative form of magnesium is being introduced called Neuro-Mag™, shown to specifically target the aging brain and nervous system. In preclinical models, L-threonate contained in Neuro-Mag™ boosted magnesium levels in spinal fluid by an impressive 15% compared to no increase with conventional magnesium.2 Even more compelling, animal models revealed improvements of 18% for short-term memory and 100% for long-term memory using the Neuro-Mag™ form of magnesium.2
This highly absorbable brain health-supporting magnesium is available in a good tasting powder mix called Neuro-Mag™ Magnesium L-Threonate Powder with Calcium and Vitamin D. In addition to its appealing lemon flavor, the one-scoop per day serving size supplies 144 mg elemental magnesium plus 500 mg of calcium (as calcium lactate gluconate—a highly soluble form of calcium) and 1,000 IU of vitamin D3. This offers maturing individuals an easy way to obtain each of three key nutrients in one simple formula.
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