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AIDP granted U.S. patents for Magtein

AIDP granted U.S. patents for Magtein
Patents cover magnesium compositions and uses for cognitive function.

AIDP Inc., the distributors of Magtein™ magnesium L-threonate, expected to be the next breakthrough ingredient for cognitive health, has been awarded two patents for magnesium compositions and uses for cognitive function (Patent 8,178,118) and neurological disorders (Patent 8,142,803).

The patents, titled “Magnesium compositions and uses thereof for cognitive function” (Patent 8,178,118) and “Magnesium compositions and uses thereof for neurological disorders” ((Patent 8,142,803) are among the four U.S. patents awarded from seven ongoing patent applications, including international rights. These patents protect Magtein’s unique magnesium compositions and its use for any magnesium L-threonate-containing food, nutritional supplements and drugs for supporting cognitive function.

“We truly believe that Magtein is a game-changing ingredient that will benefit millions of busy and stressed consumers by helping to improve their quality of life,” says Edward Lee Ph.D., AIDP president.

“AIDP, as the exclusive provider of all Magtein magnesium L-threonate, is uniquely positioned to serve the functional food and beverage marketplace to support the cognitive health category,” added Dr. Lee.

Discovered by  Guosong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., and a group of scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, studies on Magtein have been published in prestigious journals of neuroscience – Neuron (January 2010) and The Journal of Neuroscience (October 2011). With cognitive diseases a leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing at an alarming rate, Magtein, which has self-affirmed GRAS status, is the only form of magnesium proven to significantly increase brain magnesium levels. Furthermore, animal research showed Magtein improved short-term and long-term memory as well as spatial recognition.

Dr. Liu is the president and founder of the Center for Learning and Memory, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and Adjunct Full Professor of the Center for Learning and Memory, University of Texas Austin. Dr. Liu is an investigator at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and is a former professor at the department of brain and cognitive science and the department of biology at MIT.


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