Update Magnesium L-Threonate – tiny amount more bioavailable to brain but far more expensive– June 2016
Novel Magnesium Compound REVERSES Neurodegeneration Feb 2012 Life Extension Magazine
- Magnesium L-Threonate has been found to deliver Magnesium to the brains of rats.
- This appears to reverse brain problems like Alzheimer’s – at least in rats.
- No studies so far on humans.
- No indication that Magnesium L-Threonate is better absorbed outside of the brain – in rats or humans.
- Many supplement companies are selling the patented compound
- Seems like the rats were given a LOT of the stuff. Calculation by a person on the internet found that the equivalent for humans would be 7 grams per day.
Unsure of that persons assumptions (Rat = 6, human = 37?)
- Overview Magnesium and vitamin D
- Magnesium roundup including bioavailability - Aug 2013
- Magnesium compounds have similar bioavailability when integrated in food – Dec 2005
- Magnesium oxide is (surpringly) better than citrate – RCT March 2012
- What Is The Best Magnesium Supplement? A Comprehensive Review 2016?
Dietetian decided Citrate and Gluconate were best
Reviews Oxide, Oxalate, Gluconate, Citrate, Chloride, Hydroxide. Aspartate, Glycinate, Orotate, L-Threonate