Magnesium has been shown to enhance learning and memory, and reverse cognitive impairment. Magnesium deficiency is associated with impaired memory formation. This study was designed to evaluate if supplementation with a magnesium-rich marine mineral blend (MMB, a 50:50 mix of Aquamin F:
Aquamin Mg) could influence age-related cognitive impairment in middle-aged rats. In this study, middle-aged animals demonstrated a significant impairment in pattern separation, compared to young animals. This impairment was reversed with 4 weeks of MMB supplementation.
Conclusions: Supplementation with MMB significantly reduced the age-associated deterioration in pattern separation task by middle-aged animals. This is of interest as an improvement in this type of cognition requires a unique brain plasticity or flexibility and neurogenesis (the new growth of neurons).
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