Magnesium is among the most used supplements in the world of sport, and that is not all.
To start understanding its importance, it is enough to think that it controls over 300 enzymatic functions. If we also discover its connection with ATP, that stands for energy, it is obvious to associate it with the world of sport.
In fact, Magnesium can contribute to:
- normal energy metabolism
- normal muscle function
- normal protein synthesis
- bone and teeth reinforcement
- normal mental function
- reduction in fatigue and tiredness
During physical activity, Magnesium secretion through sweat increases, and is one of the main reasons why its supplementation is vital. Using an organic form of Magnesium (i.e. Magnesium citrate), it is also possible to adjust the blood pH, adjusting the body basic acid balance with it. Magnesium brings benefits also in cases of fatigue and muscle pain, preventing cramps and contractures
The importance of Magnesium in the absorption and metabolism of other minerals and vitamins must not be underestimated. The most important minerals, that is calcium, potassium and sodium, as well as many vitamins, among which vitamin C, E and the B group depend on it.
MAGNESIUM NOT ONLY IN SPORT
As we have seen, Magnesium has many functions and can be useful to everybody! Much appreciated is its ability to alleviate problems caused by stress. It combats mental fatigue, calms the nervous system, helps you relax and improves the quality of your sleep. It is very useful against nervousness and anxiety and is a valid help in depression. Its ability to improve learning and memory in both children and the elderly has been discovered.
Moreover, it can be useful to alleviate period pains, limiting the mood swings and irritability typical of premenstrual syndrome. During the menopause, it alleviates hot flashes, diminishes anxiety and prevents osteoporosis.
Taking Magnesium can happen via the diet and can be supported by supplements. The moment in the day when this precious mineral is taken must not be underestimated. In fact, its absorption can be limited by the abuse of coffee, the ingestion of large quantities of saturated fat, the abuse of fibre, the consumption of large meals and by high alcohol intake.
Good Magnesium to everybody!