Magnesium

Author: Rod Ferris CPT, CPAFLA
Athletic Purpose: Much of the latest research has examined the effects of magnesium on athletic performance. Magnesium is envoloved in more than 300 enzymatic reactions related to ATP production and helps promote protein synthesis in muscle cells. Research has suggested that strenuous resistance training may increase the body's need for magnesium. Studies have also suggested a significant strength increase related to magnesium intake during resistance training.

Sources: seeds, nuts, whole grains and leafy vegetables

Deficiency Symptoms: fatigue, mental confusion, weakness, irritability as well as muscle cramping.

Dosage: RDA recommended intake: 350 mg/day

Other Reviews on Magnesium: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 MYFIT Supplemental Usefulness Rating: 8/10



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