Magnesium L-threonate

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Magnesium L-threonate
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CAS number 778571-57-6 YesY
500304-76-7 (hydrate)
PubChem 53395228
ChemSpider 24590125
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Molecular formula C8H14MgO10
Molar mass 294.50 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Magnesium L-threonate is a magnesium salt of L-threonic acid having the formula Mg(C4H7O5)2.[1]

One study reported that magnesium L-threonate administered to rats boosts their cognitive abilities.[2][3] There have been no human studies or evidence of benefit to them.

The website marketing this supplement mentioned in 2012 that "a double-blind, placebo-controlled human study with a top researcher at the University in California [had] been started to verify the functions of Magtein on memory and cognitive functions observed in animals as well as reported by individuals who took this product".[4] This mention has since then disappeared.[5]

Magnesium L-threonate is being sold as a dietary supplement for humans.


  1. ^ Gao Sheng-Li;Yang Xu-Wu;Chen San-Ping;Ju Zhan-Feng (2002). "Synthesis and Standard Enthalpy of Formation of Magnesium L-Threonate". Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. 18 (11): 994–997. 
  2. ^ Magnesium Supplement Helps Boost Brainpower, Science Daily, Feb. 2, 2010
  3. ^ Inna Slutsky, Nashat Abumaria, Long-Jun Wu, Chao Huang, Ling Zhang, Bo Li, Xiang Zhao, Arvind Govindarajan, Ming-Gao Zhao, Min Zhuo, Susumu Tonegawa, and Guosong Liu (2010). "Enhancement of Learning and Memory by Elevating Brain Magnesium". Neuron 65 (2): 165–177. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2009.12.026. PMID 20152124. 
  4. ^ "Magtein - Think Clearly, an exclusive product of AIDP, Inc.". Internet Archive. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Magtein - Think Clearly, an exclusive product of AIDP, Inc.". Retrieved 10 August 2014.