Magnesium: go get some!

Weight Loss & Nutrition
By Marek

About Marek

I believe that I haven´t reached my full CrossFit potential and have plenty of room for improvement, as an athlete and as a coach. Becoming a part of Ignite brings me a step closer to fulfilling my dreams and I’ll do my best to help all of you to reach yours.
Ever thought of taking a supplement, but you are quite not sure which one? Well, magnesium is the one you want to be taking!
And here is why…
Magnesium is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses, muscular activity, formation of healthy bones, improving insulin sensitivity and heart function.
If magnesium deficient, you might be experiencing some of the following symptoms: muscle cramps, weakness, insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, sugar craving, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, just to name few.
If you are still not convinced to get onto a magnesium supplement, here is a bunch of more reason why you need magnesium:
  • Makes you train harder – it guides in the process of energy making
  • Makes you happier – magnesium deficiency magnifies depression and stress
  • Keeps you younger – being magnesium deficient will speed up your aging process by protecting and replicating your DNA
  • Makes you smarter – magnesium is a neuro-protective agent and so it protects your brain
  • Improves your sleep – magnesium has a calming effect and will help you fall asleep easier
  • Regulates your hunger cravings – your body needs magnesium to absorb and utilize nutrients from the food you eat. Do you crave chocolate? Chocolate is rich in magnesium, so strong cravings could indicate a deficiency in this very important mineral
  • Makes your poop healthy – magnesium deficiency slows down bowel movements and causing constipation. (little hint – too much magnesium makes your stool loose)
  • Copes with stress – highly drive individuals, like most of you are, are prone to magnesium deficiency. The more stressed you are the more magnesium is lost
There you have it. Chances are high that you are magnesium deficient, so make sure you are getting some of this good stuff into your body.
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