The Benefits of Magnesium for Exercise

Magnesium is a mineral found in the human body and is co-factor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including nerve function,protein synthesis, muscle function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. 50-60% of magnesium in our bodies is found in our bones with the rest in our muscles and soft tissue.  In fact, every cell in your bodycontains it, and needs it to function.

We need about 310mg-400mgof magnesium daily and getting this through diet alone can be tricky somagnesium deficiency or more specifically ‘inadequacy’ is relatively common.Symptoms of magnesium deficiency may include muscle twitches, irritability, andmuscle weakness, nausea, general fatigue, and a loss of appetite. In moresevere cases, magnesium deficiency may lead to heart problems, includingirregular heart rhythm, muscle cramping and spasms, weakness, trouble sleeping,seizures, and tremors.