The Unique Benefits of Magnesium L-Threonate for the Brain

Different forms of magnesium help with different health issues. Learn more about the benefits of magnesium L-threonate.



0:00 Introduction: Magnesium explained
0:10 What is magnesium L-threonate?
0:45 Benefits of magnesium threonate?
5:18 What is the best type of magnesium?
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Magnesium comes in many different forms. Today, I want to cover magnesium threonate or magnesium L-threonate.

This is a specific type of magnesium. Threonate transports magnesium across the blood-brain barrier to the hippocampus.

The hippocampus is involved in memory, learning, focus, and concentration. People typically take magnesium L-threonate when they want to support the brain.

A magnesium deficiency can lead to various issues related to the brain and throughout the body.

Benefits of magnesium L-threonate:
• It may help reduce worry and anxiety (especially when trying to sleep)
• It may help decrease neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration
• It’s a calcium regulator and antagonist
• It helps maintain and support the blood-brain barrier
• It can act as an antioxidant
• It helps support BDNF
• It may help with androgenic alopecia

If you want to use magnesium to support the brain, I would use magnesium threonate. To support other issues like cramping or fatigue or to support the heart, I would take magnesium glycinate. Magnesium citrate can be helpful as well, especially to help prevent kidney stones.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the benefits of magnesium L-threonate. I’ll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon

  • Colleen Gray says:

    Hi Dr Berg – I am ok – I don’t do anxiety, panic or fear 😊 but thanks for the continued advice ❤

  • MH says:

    I truly believe that most psychiatric patients would recover with vitamin and minerals, 3 meals per day and a rest.

  • Steph K says:

    Thank you for this video, Dr. Berg. How many milligrams of this form of magnesium should I take?

  • Bisayang Kusinera at iba pa. says:

    That’s all the symptoms I have😢😢.Thank you Dr.Eric.

  • jo says:

    Dr Berg you have become my number one man to provide me with everything from healthy keto, sleep, mental health and anything else I need to make my body be its best 👌 I’m 51 female 5’2 45kg .. my skin and hair I’ve seen a improvement also I’m no longer blotted. I don’t get hungry and i don’t miss any of the bad foods i ones ate. I do have to up my carbs a little.. what would be the best food to do that 🤔

  • John Nixon says:

    Thanks for another short informative video.
    Following another of your videos on Magnesium Glycinate I decided to try taking it as a supplement, with unexpected results.
    For over 50 years I have suffered from a recurring nightmare, at least one or two times a week. It was brought on by an extremely stressful episode in my early twenties. I always assumed it was a form of ‘post traumatic stress disorder’ and I would just have to live with it disturbing my sleep.
    Within days of starting to take Magnesium Glycinate the nightmares stopped and have not returned!
    A very unexpected outcome, but very welcome.

  • Mazhar Hashmi says:

    Who literally likes the new *background* of *Dr. Eric Berg* ❤👍✌️

  • Mu Alzoubi says:

    Dr berg is the real treatment for body , mind , and also success ❤ I swear this man has changed my life

  • lor_wukang says:

    Pumpkin seeds are most rich magnisum sources I know that from you pervious videos and I searched about it

  • Fresh Solution says:

    Dr Eric please confirm is dates are acidic or alkaline. Also please tell me the effects after digestion

  • Loïta says:

    I prayed to God “how can I help my brain to learn?”
    And this video from you, came out a few days later. Talking about timing!
    Much thanks and I see you on the other site!❤

  • Joshua Deuble says:

    Hey Dr Berg, love the content. Wondering which food group we can get Magnesium Threnate from. Thanks

  • Tünde Eszlári says:

    Amazing video.

  • Kobayashi marge says:

    Hi Doc🙃thank you for this imformative.. keep doing good doc, do not Stop.👍we love you doc Eric 😍

  • 5FmUke says:

    Thank you Dr. Berg👑🏆

  • Laser Hobbyist says:

    Started using 2 grams a day of this 3 months ago (contains ~150 mg elemental magnesium), this with 400 mg NMN and 15 mg Methylene Blue and I’m doing so much better for both energy and cognitive function. Best price I’ve found so far for powdered Magnesium L Threonate (AKA Magtein) is about 14 dollars for 50 grams, not cheap! I suspect these two added supplements; NMN and MB, help more senior individuals far more than the young but I’ve heard reports middle aged adults can also be helped by the increased ATP production all three of these supplments can affect, just that as you age less and less is made, so the supplements can turn the clock back far more for older individuals.

  • PhantomZero says:

    Surprisingly magnesium citrate was the onebi saw moat improvements. It was crazy. I would sleep all day and i started magnesium citrate with krill oil and it was crazy

  • powerrangerx says:

    4:26 Brain 🧠 Atrophy, BDNF 4:18
    3:22 MG (Magnesium ) combined with D and K2 , can keeps calcium from building up, out of joints, kidneys, brain, arteries 3:05 (hypercalcemia diagram )
    4:08 helps with oxidative stress🧠 😬🧠
    5:14 MG Threonate for brain issues 🧠, Mg Glycinate for cramping, fatigue , heart issues, , Mg Citrate same as mgGlycinate, also prevents kidney stones

  • YeS says:

    FYI this L-threonate helped if not fixed my wrestles leg syndrome which was triggering seizures. I take it daily.

  • Rachel M says:

    Can I take magnesium, Citrate, Glycinate, and Threonate at the same time?

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