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Magnesium and Me!

May 2, 2016
Learn about the essential facts of magnesium and why you should be adding this supplement into your diet.

Learn about the essential facts of magnesium and why you should be adding this supplement into your diet.

 

Ever wonder if you could sleep more soundly?  Looking for a natural stress remedy? Wondering if you could boost your recovery in order to make gains in your workouts more efficient? There are an abundance of vital nutrients that play a role in how well we sleep, how we feel and how we recover from exercise. One such vital nutrient, magnesium, is responsible for 300 biochemical reactions in the body and about 80% of the U.S. population is deficient in it. Adding this supplement to your daily routine could help increase your quality of sleep and help you perform better in the gym.

 

What is Magnesium?

A mineral found in the body and in many foods that we eat. This essential mineral regulates biochemical reactions in the body such as protein synthesis, muscle and nerve functions like contraction, relaxation and building, also blood glucose and blood pressure. It is also involved with fat synthesis, oxygen uptake in the cells, electrolyte balance and ATP metabolism which is the energy currency of our bodies.

 

Why  do we need it?

Magnesium is a great supplement to take on a daily basis. The benefits include but not limited to: Help regulate sleep, lower inflammation, rebuild muscle tissue, relax the nervous system to help lower stress levels, neutralize stomach acid and make bowel movements regular, enhance cardiovascular efficiency and elevate muscle strength up to 30%.

 

How much do we need?

The recommended dietary allowance:

14-18 y/o Male-410 mg Female-350mg

19-30 y/o Male 400mg Female 310mg

31-50 y/o Male 420mg Female 320mg

51+ y/o Male 420mg Female 320mg

 

What are natural sources of Magnesium?

Magnesium can be found in many of the foods that we already have in our diet. Also it can be in capsule or liquid form.

 

Examples of food with Magnesium:

Almonds

Spinach

Avocado

Peanut butter

Brown Rice

 

Examples of supplements:

Magnesium (either transdermal or capsule form)

ZMA

Natural Calm (effervescent drink)

 

Where to buy?

Look no further than the front door of your favorite workout place, FiT! We provide ZMA which also includes crucial supplements Zinc and B6. This is best taken at night to relax your muscles for a full restful night’s sleep. Also we provide Ancient Minerals transdermal spray. Please consult your Personal Trainer about the benefits of Magnesium and also which would be the best option for you.

 

Resources:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/19/magnesium-deficiency.aspx

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