No matter what type of sport you are playing magnesium is essential for optimal muscle function and most importantly recovery. Recovery is vital especially when you play sports where the demand is high. Example tennis you might have to play two matches per day an also the amount of time required on court is undetermined.
Physical exertion causes the athlete to lose fluids and minerals. It is important and vital to replenish the mineral deposits after exercise to maintain optimal performance.
Magnesium is involved in the activity of 600 enzymes in the human body. It is vital in all intracellular metabolic processes associated with the synthesis or conversion of energetic substances example glucose.
During high demands caused by sport in the body magnesium is needed for glucose metabolism. Thant means without magnesium there is no energy production that will lead to a decrease in performance. Energy is needed for maximum performance.
High performance sports example tennis increases the metabolic rate, and thus also magnesium requirements.
Symptoms of magnesium deficiency
Muscle tension and cramps which will occur during exercise as well as especially afterwards. It is vital to replace magnesium losses after training or any strenuous event.
Magnesium is the power mineral for athletes and sports individuals who enjoys an active lifestyle and want to maintain their athletic performance.
Magnesium and muscle function
High physical exertion during sport depletes magnesium stores in the body. During training we loose huge volumes of sweat. In that sweat is huge amounts magnesium. When the temperature levels are high, and the humidity levels are elevated athletes may loose up to two litres of fluid within an hour.
Restless leg syndrome, RLS, is a neurological disorder that causes unpleasant sensation in the legs and uncontrollable urges to move them.
Magnesium activates energy and energises muscles
Prevention is better than cure. The German Nutrition Society (OGE) and the food and nutritional board (FNB) recommend 300mg to 400mg magnesium per day, depending on their age and gender. With strenuous highly active sports individuals might require three times the amount indicated, depending on their athletic demand.
With sport we recommend taking magnesium after sport to replace any magnesium loss. Taking magnesium before sport is not recommended reason for that is it relaxes the muscles and has a laxative effect, which might have a negative effect on performance.
Why Magnesium Aspartate?
Magnesium aspartate is one of the most absorbable forms of magnesium. In sport we need energy production and energy transport the fore Doctors recommend magnesium aspartate to assist the athlete’s body to absorb the mineral to ensure proper energy production, transport and to aid in the recovery process after sport.