Properties and Benefits of Magnesium. Discover this extraordinary supplement.
Before going on to mention the benefits of magnesium in our organism and, above all, the impact it has on athletes, we will tell you what magnesium is and what makes it so important for human nutrition.
What is magnesium?
Magnesium is a nutrient, and specifically a mineral, essential for carrying out various physiological processes, as well as helping us to maintain a balanced diet, as we can find it in foods as basic as milk, nuts, cereals, pulses… It should also be noted that magnesium contributes to the formation of DNA, bone mass and protein.
Benefits of Magnesium
Among these physiological processes, we could highlight the regulation of:
- The nervous system
- Blood pressure
- Muscle function
- Blood sugar
What are the benefits of magnesium?
- It contributes to the maintenance of bones under normal circumstances, often being used as a remedy for bone pain (under conditions of inflammation or wear and tear).
- It is of vital importance for our brain when carrying out cognitive processes involving memory, perception, attention… In other words, it is necessary for normal day-to-day psychological function.
- It also helps us to fall asleep in a deep and restful way. This is because magnesium helps our nervous system to function normally, and as a result, the mechanisms that relax the body are activated.
It contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth.
The importance of magnesium for athletes
Why is its consumption so important for sportsmen and women?
- It is very important when it comes to obtaining energy.
- It contributes to the repair of ligaments and tendons.
- It prevents injuries and damage to joints and muscles.
- It increases flexibility and agility, thus improving people’s performance and, as a consequence, reducing the symptoms of fatigue.
- It improves the assimilation of vitamin C and calcium.
When is it recommended?
Given that this nutrient helps our muscles to recover, we recommend that you use this mineral after your workouts, either in the form of a supplement or by incorporating it into your meals (in the case of the latter, as long as we reach the amount necessary for proper muscle recovery).
As far as the amount of daily intake is concerned, it will depend on the age and sex of the person, so if in doubt, it is always advisable to consult one of our specialists.
Author: Kayla Rico