Magtein FAQ

The following frequently asked questions provide an overview on Magtein™.  Specific questions not answered on this website can be directed to us here

What is Magtein™?

Magtein™ is Magnesium I-threonate, a new form of magnesium.

What is the recommended dose?

Based on an animal study, 1g twice a day with a meal should be sufficient. The human study will provide greater insight into dosing.

What clinical studies have been completed?

Four published animal studies exist on Magtein™. 

The first is an animal study that was published in Neuron, one of the top-three scientific neurology journals in the world. In the Neuron paper, Magtein™ was shown to uniquely increase brain magnesium levels and improve brain function.This article was published in January 2010 by a group of scientists at MIT, including a Nobel Prize Laureate. They showed that by increasing the brain’s magnesium level, Magtein™ could increase learning ability, working memory, and short- and long-term memory in young and aged rates. Researchers also showed that common magnesium compounds do not effectively improve brain magnesium levels.

In the October 2011 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, top neuroscientists at Tsinghua University in Beijing, University of Texas, and University of Toronto studied the effects of increasing the extracellular magnesium concentration in the animal brain. Using a new magnesium compound called Magtein™, researchers found that cognitive ability improved with higher magnesium concentration. 

A research group at Baldwin Wallace University, independently demonstrated that the proprietary ingredient Magtein™, which is designed to improve memory, recognition and learning, enhanced memory and promoted consolidation and retention of conditioned taste aversion (CTA) in rats. The study was led by G. Andrew Mickley, Ph.D. of The Neuroscience Program at Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, and published in Pharmacology Biochemistry Behavior, Mar. 6, 2013.

Are there any side effects?

During the first week of usage, common positive indications of efficacy are slight drowsiness and a feeling of increased blood flow in the head. Options for reducing these effects are using a half-dosage for one week, and then increasing the dosage thereafter, or taking Magtein™ immediately after dinner or before going to bed. As with any mineral product, people with kidney deficiency should not take this product. A health professional should always be consulted if you have any serious medical issues

Some individuals have reported dizziness or slight headaches when first taking Magtein™. These conditions will go away quickly after the brain adjusts to the change. Beginning with a reduced dosage, and gradually increasing to the proper dosage may provide a more comfortable transition. It is recommended that Magtein™ be taken with a full glass of water to avoid stomach discomfort. It is advised to take Magtein™ after dinner or before going to bed when first using the product. As always, a doctor should be consulted when starting a new regime.


How long should it be taken?

An animal study showed when subjects were taken off Magtein™, the brain synapses began to decline again. Magtein™ may be best when taken daily.

How do most people notice a difference?

The double-blind, placebo-controlled human study will be able to provide more details to this question. Based on qualitative feedback, some subjects reported seeing benefits the first day while others took weeks to feel any difference. People have also reported greater recall, improved focus, better judgment, a reduction in “after lunch sleepiness,” feeling more relaxed, experiencing more energy and control, and being in a better mood, etc.

How does it differ from what is already on the market?

Magtein™ is a completely revolutionary brain product. Animal studies shows that the compound helps maintain health of the neuron cells and increases neural plasticity. The typical brain or memory product tries to stimulate brain activity through chemicals, while Magtein™ helps provide healthy levels of magnesium. Magtein™ is a result of 10 years of research at MIT, where researchers studied the root of cognitive function. In both young and aged animals, Magtein™ was shown to increase memory and cognitive function by elevating the brain’s magnesium levels. 

Quick Facts

US consumers aged 65 years or older will double in the next 25 years.

Approximately 50 percent of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium.

The RDA for magnesium is 350-400 milligrams per day.

Magnesium can be found in leafy greens, healthy grains and beans.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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