Skip to comments.Magnesium May Boost Brainpower
Posted on 01/31/2010 7:33:56 AM PST by decimon
Mice given extra doses of a new magnesium compound had better working memory, long-term memory and greater learning ability.
Before you go popping heavy doses of magnesium, however, know that much more testing is needed. Though rodent brains work similarly to ours, animal studies do not always predict what will happen in humans.
"If MgT is shown to be safe and effective in humans, these results may have a significant impact on public health," said Guosong Liu, director of the Center for Learning and Memory at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Magnesium is an essential element found in some fruits, spinach, and other dark leafy greens. It is known to be important for the immune system. Consume less than 400 milligrams a day and you may be at greater risk for allergies, asthma and heart disease.
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WHAT ARE GOOD SOURCES OF MAGNESIUM?
FOOD SELECTED PERCENTAGE OF SERVING SIZE U.S. RDA (1)
BREADS, CEREALS, AND OTHER GRAIN PRODUCTS
Bread, whole-wheat 2 slices +
English muffin, whole-wheat 1 +
Muffin, bran 1 medium +
Multigrain cereal, cooked 2/3 cup +
Noodles, whole-wheat, cooked 1 cup +
Pita bread, whole-wheat 1 small +
whole-grain (2) 1 ounce +
Rice, brown, cooked 2/3 cup +
Spaghetti, high-protein, cooked 1 cup +
Wheat germ, plain 2 tablespoons +
Artichoke, globe (french), cooked 1 medium +
Beans, lima, cooked 1/2 cup +
Broccoli, cooked 1/2 cup +
Chard, cooked 1/2 cup +
Okra, cooked 1/2 cup +
Plantain, green or ripe, boiled 1 medium +
Spinach, cooked 1/2 cup +
MEAT, POULTRY, FISH, AND ALTERNATES
Fish and Seafood
Croaker; mackerel, or sea bass; baked or broiled 3 ounces +
Baked, broiled, or steamed 3 ounces +
Canned, undrained 3 ounces +
Scallops, baked, broiled, boiled, or steamed 3 ounces +
Dry Beans, Peas, and Lentils
Beans; black-eyed peas (cowpeas), chickpeas (garbanzo beans), soybeans, or white; cooked 1/2 cup +
Soy milk (not baby formula) 1 cup +
Tofu (bean curd) (3) 1/2 cup cubed +
Nuts and Seeds
Almonds; roasted, dry-roasted, or unroasted 2 tablespoons +
Brazil nuts, filberts (hazelnuts), or pine nuts (pignolias) 2 tablespoons +
Cashews, roasted or dry-roasted 2 tablespoons +
Mixed nuts, roasted 2 tablespoons +
Peanut butter 2 tablespoons +
Pumpkin or squash seeds, 2 tablespoons +
Sesame seeds 2 tablespoons +
Sunflower seeds, hulled, unroasted 2 tablespoons +
MILK, CHEESE, AND YOGURT
Milk, chocolate, made with skim milk 1 cup +
Yogurt, plain, made with nonfat milk 8 ounces +
(1) A selected serving size contains -
+ 10-24 percent of the U.S. RDA for adults and children over 4 years of age
++ 25-39 percent of the U.S. RDA for adults and children over 4 years of age
+++ 40 percent or more of the U.S. RDA for adults and children over 4 years of age
(2) See section on whole-grain cereals.
(3) If made with magnesium chloride or nigari (a coagulant derived from seawater).
Without the proper amount of magnesium, your body cannot absorb calcium effectively.
I take it with my Calcium supplements to prevent constipation.
Not sure about the brainpower thing......
Maybe it makes neurons fire better.
Hope that was before you let the dog out.
yuck it was after i let the cat out
Demonrat brains work exactly like those those of rodents. They eat the food stored by others while crapping on it so everyone else gets sick. They swim in sewers and hang out in dumps.
Seems you need MgT to get Mg into the brain.
Magnesium regulates the heartbeat as well.
You omitted Milk of Magnesia from your list.
And Epsom Salts.
I thought you were inflating the tire!
Cool. I already take extra Magnesium to help prevent migraines.
Yes. Magnesium Oxalate all the time. Every day. In the medical field we know how important Mag is.