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Magnesium
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Magnesium

  • Supports the muscles and prevents cramps
  • Reduces fatigue and exhaustion
  • Extends performance duration
  • Improves concentration
  • Promotes sleep
  • Optimizes the functioning of nerves
  • Has a beneficial effect on headache (e.g. migraine)

Magnesium, improves athletic performance and accelerates recovery

Magnesium plays a key role in metabolism and supports muscle function (contraction, relaxation). Sport accelerates metabolism. This is why athletes need more magnesium than people with sedentary lifestyles. Magnesium has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the skeletal muscles and the heart muscle. Studies in athletes show that magnesium intake has a significant influence on performance, contraction strength, muscle recovery and the development of cramps.

References:
  • Córdova et al. Impact of Magnesium Supplementation in Muscle Damage of Professional Cyclists Competing in a Stage Race. Nutrients. 2019 Aug 16;11(8).
  • Veronese et al. Effect of oral magnesium supplementation on physical performance in healthy elderly women involved in a weekly exercise program: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Sep;100(3):974-81.

Magnesium promotes sleep

Insomnia is common among the general population and increases from the age of 40. Insomnia has an important impact on the quality of life, reduces performance, negatively influences emotions, increases the risk of accidents, can lead to mood swings and disrupts social life.

Stress, tension and anxiety are factors that promote the development of sleep complaints. Clinical research shows that magnesium improves sleep patterns. One possible reason is the influence of magnesium on melatonin, the sleep hormone.

References:
  • Cao et al. Magnesium Intake and Sleep Disorder Symptoms: Findings from the Jiangsu Nutrition Study of Chinese Adults at Five-Year Follow-Up. Nutrients. 2018 Sep 21;10(10).
  • Abbasi et al. The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. J Res Med Sci. 2012 Dec;17(12):1161-9.

Migrain

Clinical research shows that magnesium deficiency plays an important role in the development of migraine. The main causes of magnesium deficiency in this form of headache are stress, low dietary magnesium intake, insufficient magnesium absorption and excessive magnesium excretion through the kidneys. Taking all these facts into account, it is highly recommended to take sufficient magnesium in migraine. Magnesium reduces the number, duration and severity of attacks.

References:
  • von Luckner et al. Magnesium in Migraine Prophylaxis-Is There an Evidence-Based Rationale? A Systematic Review. Headache. 2018 Feb;58(2):199-209.
  • Mauskop A et al. Why all migraine patients should be treated with magnesium. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2012 May;119(5):575-9.