Magnesium L-Threonate is the Form of Mg for Memory, Concentration & Focus

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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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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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.


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  1. @MHLivestreams on November 25, 2023 at 11:13 am

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

    • @hameed2419 on November 25, 2023 at 11:20 am

      It is true cuz nobody is born with psychiatric disorder.

      Deficiency in nutrients creates the disease

    • @marshapotter2778 on November 25, 2023 at 12:12 pm

      Totally agree

    • @danhamilton7064 on November 25, 2023 at 12:16 pm

      I used to manage mental hospitals and I respectfully disagree.

    • @AM-ss9he on November 25, 2023 at 12:17 pm

      I would argue intermittent fasting along with that would greatly benefit people.

    • @breesechick on November 25, 2023 at 12:34 pm

      Then Britney Spears would have recovered.

  2. @BisayangKusinera on November 25, 2023 at 11:20 am

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

  3. @Jo-eh7ux on November 25, 2023 at 11:20 am

    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 🤔

    • @fluffypink6unny on November 25, 2023 at 1:18 pm

      Dark leafy greens

    • @Jo-eh7ux on November 25, 2023 at 1:45 pm

      @@fluffypink6unny oh thanks 😊 👍

  4. @johnnixon7749 on November 25, 2023 at 11:40 am

    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.

    • @Apethsupercharged on November 25, 2023 at 2:05 pm

      Peace at last.

    • @Helenegardener on November 25, 2023 at 4:33 pm

      Interesting 🧐 so no intake of b1 as part of the changes?

    • @allison471 on November 25, 2023 at 5:16 pm

      @johnnixon7749 that is awesome! I believe from what I’ve learned you might also benefit from a whole food vitamin B complex, very calming for the nervous system as is the magnesium glycinate 😊

    • @johnnixon7749 on November 25, 2023 at 5:27 pm

      ​@@HelenegardenerI was already taking some B1 as part of a multi vitamin supplement.

    • @jeanpaultongeren125 on November 25, 2023 at 5:31 pm

      Do I need to take more suppelemnts. What magnesium is this is it the same magnesium as in nuts and seeds. thanks!

  5. @mualzoubi6794 on November 25, 2023 at 12:38 pm

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

    • @Helenegardener on November 25, 2023 at 4:32 pm

      Awesome 👏 Thanks for sharing!

    • @pwx9000 on November 25, 2023 at 7:10 pm

      Excercise and the core fundamentals also‼️ Dr. Bergs videos gives me peace of mind as Ive had the same questions, now I feel alot more efficient‼️ H.e as they say, ahahaha, ( energy efficient labels you see on washing machines)

    • @TheToplessChef-hf5eb on November 25, 2023 at 7:51 pm

      Yeah he’s one of the experts I follow who’s completely helped change my life. I’ve lost 12kg (26lbs) in 100 days following keto and lifestyle advice from him. It’s in my channel, and I strongly encourage everyone else to do the same. 5 simple things, just requires willpower. Sleep well, lower stress, eat keto, go to the gym, walk more.

    • @tgsnetteshafran1407 on December 26, 2023 at 9:36 pm

      I wish you would have magnesium threonate because the ones on the market have maltodextrin in them.

  6. @pwx9000 on November 25, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    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 effects as mgGlycinate , also prevents kidney stones, note: MG citrate isn’t the exact same as mgGlycinate, in relation to what could be better when taken, Mg Citrate is better? ] edited 11:03am 11/25/2023, Saturday

    • @jeanpaultongeren125 on November 25, 2023 at 5:50 pm

      Is this magnesium found in foods too. Thanks already

    • @chinookvalley on November 25, 2023 at 6:08 pm

      Mg Citrate is not the same as Mg Glycinate

    • @pwx9000 on November 25, 2023 at 7:06 pm

      @@jeanpaultongeren125 Green leafy vegetables, kale, arugula, mustardgreens? , Spinach(higher oxaltes ⚠️, can counter with small amount of raw organic cheese) , etc.

    • @pwx9000 on November 25, 2023 at 7:06 pm

      @@chinookvalley correction applied,

    • @pastorteefabunmi8935 on November 30, 2023 at 6:57 am

  7. @xdisruptor6630 on November 25, 2023 at 3:29 pm

    This video should be all over the place. I’ve been taking Magnesium L-Threonate for nearly a decade now. It’s unbelievable how good it is.

    • @FollowScripture on December 6, 2023 at 4:34 pm

      What brand do you use

    • @xdisruptor6630 on December 6, 2023 at 6:39 pm

      @@FollowScripture life extension – but bare in mind that you have to eliminate sugar and coffee as these two deplete magnesium out of your body faster than anything can replenish it

    • @sfrom1542 on December 14, 2023 at 1:27 am

      Where do you buy it a d what brand are you using please? I get seriously awful cramps like everywhere and everyone e says eat more bananas a d drink more water. My massage therapist said take magnesium but shop around so here I am. She sent me this link.

    • @xdisruptor6630 on December 14, 2023 at 4:09 pm

      @@sfrom1542 Just do a quick google search about Magnesium L-Threonate and read reviews / compare prices. Whatever you do you must wipe out sugar, alcohol, coffee and excessive carbohydrates (rice etc) as these sources severely deplete your magnesium reserves!

    • @victorflores7973 on December 26, 2023 at 6:34 pm

      Vitamin shoppe

  8. @MerryBlind on November 25, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    I’ve started taking a bunch of supplements a couple of months ago to improve my general health and my eczema. Magnesium is the one that had the most tangible effect on my body.

    Less lower back pain, better sleep, less stress. I also recommended to a colleague and their chronic back problems are essentially gone as well! It’s remarkable really.

    • @Helenegardener on November 25, 2023 at 4:40 pm

      Great 👍 Dr Berg’s videos /articles on lower back pain may help further.

    • @daniabaezavithar60 on November 26, 2023 at 1:05 am

      What kind of magnesium are you taking?

    • @MerryBlind on November 26, 2023 at 3:04 am

      @@daniabaezavithar60 Bisglycinate, a modified form of Glycinate which is even more absorbable from what I understand but they’re both essentially the same thing.

      Glycinate is the most easily digestible you can take it on an empty stomach. Within an hour it calms and relaxes so it helps sleep better if taken before bed.

  9. @OleFalla on November 25, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    This doctor needs to be cloned and put into every medical school to re-educate doctors with correct information about health.
    He is brilliant, and a gem of a person to anyone with common sense about how to improve their health in a sustained way.
    I just love learning from his simple to understand videos … I respect this man immensely. 👍👍👍

    • @Kuk0san on November 25, 2023 at 4:49 pm

      He already cloned himself, in a sense, with these videos 🙂they just need to be shown in schools

    • @allison471 on November 25, 2023 at 5:14 pm

      There are numerous Drs. out there just as good as Dr. Berg… Mandell is excellent too! Diverse health Services, Dr. Darren Schmidt, Dr. Stephen Stokes… way too many to list! Dr. Berg is truly a Godsend 😊❤

    • @TheMid-KnightRider on November 25, 2023 at 6:38 pm

      @OleFalla …

      Unfortunately, nearly ALL “Medical School programs” (whether State-run or private) are “controlled by” BIG PHARMA as “they” provide the “curriculums” that are taught from in their courses.

      ONE “glaringly suspicious aspect” of the INDOCTRINATION of those “Medical students” is the FACT that almost NONE of them are given any “nutritional information.”

      In the distant past, the students were previously provided at least a WEEK’S WORTH of nutritional countenance (dietary relevance to REAL HEALTH), but, now, most ONLY receive ONE DAY of nutritional instruction.

      The “allopathic medical” students are absolutely TRAINED (indoctrinated) to be legal “synthetic pharmaceutical drug pushers.”

      Allopathic literally means “synthetic.” John D. Rockefeller was the “progenitor” of the “synthetic petroleum-based pharmaceutical industry” and, J.D. Rockefeller very cunningly devised the now widely accepted “Western medical (allopathic) system” which is mostly fraudulent and NOT based on actually keeping you “healthy.”

      Since 2015, over 150 U.S. “Holistic/Homeopathic” Physicians have been murdered or died under VERY suspicious circumstances. Needless to say, there is an INTENSE AGENDA to silence those who know the TRUE FACTS about the path to “GENUINE Health.”🤨

    • @carmonk9243 on November 26, 2023 at 12:06 am

      And most doctors need to care like Dr Berg too! From my experience about 40% or less actually care.

    • @Jane-ef4no on November 28, 2023 at 12:17 am

      I concur WHOLEHEARTEDLY ! His information and advice have been, and are life changing for me!

  10. @tbascoebuzz4782 on November 25, 2023 at 6:34 pm

    I began taking Magnesium L-Threonate almost 6 months ago to help me sleep, and it works. I assumed my brain fog had disappeared due to better sleeping, but now I suspect my lucidity, clearer focus and sharper memory recall are due to magnesium L-Threonate.

    • @Helenegardener on November 25, 2023 at 8:37 pm

      Great 👍 Dr Berg’s videos /articles on brain 🧠 fog, on sleep quality, on focus, on memory, ect, may help understand how to improve these even further.

    • @pamelaackert9515 on November 27, 2023 at 1:50 pm

      Would you recommend a good brand? Also do you take vit d & k2 with it?

    • @tbascoebuzz4782 on January 4, 2024 at 5:50 am

      @@pamelaackert9515 I prefer’Dr. Mercola’ brand. Most products are organic and have great reviews. And yes, I do take Vit D3 and K2/MK7 together.

  11. @thuywu2304 on November 25, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you so much for explaining Magnesium, very informative, really useful. I am grateful your advice dr Berg. ❤

    • @Drberg on November 25, 2023 at 8:13 pm

      You’re most welcome!

  12. @rebornsugar on November 25, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    I switched immediately to this type magnesium after listening to another of your videos last month. I didn’t realize the type I take at night in my tea has magnesium carbonate (in Calm). Thank you Dr. Berg, 🥰👌🏾🙏🏾❤️

    • @ericbrown333 on December 4, 2023 at 3:14 pm

      Calm… Magnesium carbonate and citric acid mixed with water create ionic magnesium citrate.

  13. @lorettadestefano6955 on November 26, 2023 at 2:33 am

    Dr. Berg, if you were a movie director, you would win an Academy Award. Your content and delivery are impeccable. I am a poster child for most of the symptoms outlined in your video. Thank you is not enough.

  14. @marysh3840 on November 26, 2023 at 6:59 am

    I appreciate your help in explaining different kinds of supplements in detail. Wish you the best.

  15. @user-eu4hb9fj1e on November 27, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    I cured 35 years of Migrene when I started to eat magnesium-rich food. It took a week, never came back, been well in 25 years. ❤

  16. @Glitter.Is.Meta87 on November 27, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    Loving the new format! And background! ❤ team dr berg! Keep teaching us fans to a healthy better life 😊

  17. @Jen-M. on November 28, 2023 at 3:58 am

    This is wild! I just started taking Magtein Magnesium L-Threonate with D3 & K2 and I feel within the hour my stress level drop and brain fog disappear. I’m A.D.D. and the meds they prescribe puts me on the edge and gives me anxiety. This seems to bring me back to a good balance. Such a great video Dr Berg & right on time!

    • @mariamtee on December 11, 2023 at 9:29 am

      Thank you for this. I am classic ADD with no hyperactivity and all the meds make me even sleepier and lethargic, if that is even possible. I will try the combination

  18. @sarapanzarella97 on December 5, 2023 at 11:34 am

    This is what I take – after trying many forms for headaches – it was a little harder to find information on the types of magnesium 20 years ago. Thanks Dr. Berg – people like you make it easier for those searching for help with their health.

  19. @Livinghealthywithchocolate on December 22, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    What are your thoughts on taking different forms of Mg at once? For example, in once night taking one pill of glycerinate and another for threonate. Thanks

  20. @Blueskies7775 on December 30, 2023 at 1:29 am

    Good to know there are so many different types of magnesium to choose from.

    I usually get one with several different types in one pill…. I guess I should look into tailoring it more precisely to what I need.

    Which one is best for leg cramps and bones?

    I will definitely add L-Threonate to my list, even if I don’t have any brain issues, it’s good to have as a preventative.

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