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 Posted 2/8/2012 4:30:09 AM
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Been taking about 1 month now. Brain feels 20 years younger. Sharp and alert all the time. At first I misread the label and assumed that each capsule (dose is 3 caps spread out over the day), contained 144mg of elemental Mg, so that would be 144 X 3.  So I quit taking my LEF 500mg Mg cap.  The Mag-Threonate is 144mg elemental Mg per 3 caps. Starting having slight cramps, probably due to being a little low on Mg. Added regular 500mg Mg supplement back in and cramps vanished.  However, it seems to have dimimished the benefit of the Neuro-Mag.  I suspect this is because the Neuro-mag + regular mag was more than enough for me, so the kidneys excreted it out, including lots of the neuro-mag.  I am going to reduce my regular mag to 250mg and take is just before bed and take the Neuro-mags at brkfast, lun, and dinner.

Below are links to a couple of pending patent applications on Magnesium Threonate, the newest one (top) seems to imply they are working on a "time release" version, so it can all be taking in a once/day dose.

http://www.autofrost.com/tidbits/Magtein/US20110020443A1.pdf

http://www.autofrost.com/tidbits/Magtein/US20080269327.pdf

These guys make the bulk product and sell to LEF

http://www.magceutics.com/

Interview with Dr Guosong Liu who invented it

http://www.magtein.com/

Hear the word is getting out.  Have a couple of friends with amazing results (73 yr old Professor), there appears to be a 'run' on the product, and LEF is rationing it out two bottles per order. 

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 Posted 2/8/2012 4:42:56 AM
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Great to have you back, ghg.

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 Posted 2/8/2012 5:02:23 AM
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Been taking about 1 month now. Brain feels 20 years younger. Sharp and alert all the time....

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Yeah, I agree. I've been taking it too (neuro-mag, 144 mg magnesium per scoop), and I think it is very good. However, I've also tried magnesium ascorbate (144 mg per two one-gram tablets--but I took twice that), and that also gives me a boost. So has anyone done comparative trials of magnesium threonate vs. ascorbate? The only info I've seen is a Russian report (by Dr. Bobkova in 2001) that claimed mixed mineral ascorbates were very helpful with Alzheimer's. This suggests that the threonate angle might be for patent and marketing reasons, as magnesium ascorbate is much cheaper and widely available.
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 Posted 2/8/2012 5:36:20 AM
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LouD>> So has anyone done comparative trials of magnesium threonate vs. ascorbate? <<

I understand that threonate is a metabolite of Vitamin-C, which is usually ascorbic acid..

Since Vit-C metabolizes into some threonate ions, magnesium threonate is assumed safe.

This stuff seems all interlinked.

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I will try to be more active on the forum now. thanks for the welcome back post

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 Posted 2/8/2012 5:28:29 PM
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What is the best way to take magnesium threonate then if I'm already taking magnesium citrate? Should I take Magnesium Citrate all at once in the morning and then taking the mag threonate before meals? I have been taking 3 capsule of mag citrate before the heaviest meal.

Any suggestions?
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 Posted 2/9/2012 4:04:00 AM
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I always recommend taking any form of magnesium before bedtime since it promotes muscle relax. 

With Neuro-Mag some people have reported to me even better sleep.
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 Posted 2/9/2012 4:17:04 AM
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Right now, this may change, ghg is taking one LEF Neuro-mag capsule with each meal, and every other day, take one 500 mg LEF regular magnesium cap (LEF prod #01369) just before bedtime. Sleep very well, vivid dreams, mild cramps are gone.

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In the LEF protocol for Myasthenia Gravis - under the saftey caveats, it warns against taking magnesium. Does anyone know why?      

If Magnesium L-Threonate produces an increase in synapses as claimed, this would seem to be a wonderful suppliment for my friend with Myasthenia Gravis.  A little help here would greatly appreciated.

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Welcome to the Forums. This abstract http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2385256 states that "paralysis after magnesium administration has been described in patients with known myasthenia gravis." 

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What would happen if you double the dosage? Instead of three per day, six per day?
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