Study: Nutritional Supplement Magnesium can Help Boost Brain Functions

Magnesium could be good for the brainA new study suggests that the nutritional supplement magnesium can help boost an individual’s brain power.

According to a study published in the journal, Neuron, it was found that increasing magnesium in the brain can help enhance learning abilities, working memory, and short- and long- term memory in mice. The test subjects also performed higher in a variety of learning tests.

Researchers are excited with this new prospect, noting that it could provide insight to age-related cognitive loss. The scientists noticed a difference in brainpower in both old and young mice, furthering their claim.

“Half the population of the industrialized countries has a magnesium deficit, which increases with aging,” said researcher Guosong Liu. “If normal or even higher levels of magnesium can be maintained, we may be able to significantly slow age-related loss of cognitive function and perhaps prevent or treat diseases that affect cognitive function.”

The discovery of magnesium’s brain power boost may lead to a market for alternative medications when it comes to memory loss. Liu has done previous research for preventative drugs from Alzheimer’s disease.ADNFCR-1960-ID-19582681-ADNFCR