Cognitive Health Magnesium Ingredient Magtein Patented for Food Formulations

January 11, 2013

The ingredient is already self-affirmed GRAS for safe use in food and beverages.

Magnesium L-threonate ingredient Magtein-aimed at cognitive health-has received a U.S. patent for its use in magnesium-containing food compositions. The patent (#8,178,132) protects Magtein’s unique magnesium compositions and use in any food compositions containing magnesium L-threonate, including beverages. The ingredient is already self-affirmed GRAS for safe use in food and beverages.

Guosong Liu, MD, PhD, and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the ingredient, which is marketed by AIDP (City of Industry, CA). The firm says Magtein has been clinically shown to significantly increase brain magnesium levels, with animal research showing improvement in short-term and long-term memory as well as spatial recognition.