Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and significantly benefits overall health. But these health benefits are even more critical among athletes. According to several sources, Western populations are magnesium deficient because they do not obtain enough magnesium from the diet. So supplementation is the only practical way to achieve your recommended daily allowance.
Magnesium is involved in over 600 biochemical reactions within the body, most importantly, for an athlete. Magnesium is required for the efficient conversion of food into energy, the development of new proteins, the enhancement of muscle movement and recovery, and the regulation of the nervous system, including the reduction in muscle cramps.
Studies show that athletes, during exercise, require 10 – 20% more magnesium than when they are resting. This is because magnesium helps the transport of blood sugar into working muscles for energy.
One study looked at volleyball players who took 250 mg of magnesium each day and experienced improvements in their arm movements and jumping performance. Another study of triathletes showed those who supplemented magnesium for a month recorded faster cycling, swimming, and running times during a triathlon.
Magnesium will also help eliminate lactate, which builds up in the muscles when they are working hard, and this can cause muscle pain during exercise. Excess lactate build-up will eventually affect your performance negatively.
PowerAMP Sports helps you achieve your recommended daily magnesium intake with “Sports Magnesium.” Each capsule provides 725mg of magnesium aspartate, a highly bioavailable form of magnesium.