Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays an important role in over 300 biochemical functions in the body. It is required by almost every cell in our body and is especially important to cells in our muscles, particularly during exercise and for post-exercise recovery.
When you exercise, your body’s magnesium levels drop rapidly. This is because it is an electrolyte that is used to conduct electrical impulses and action potentials, such as the contraction of a muscle. It is also crucial for sustaining energy levels during strenuous exercise.
When you recover after exercise, magnesium keeps on working. It helps relax the muscles and prevent them from cramping or spasming. It also helps replenish red blood cells, which have been hard at work providing your body with oxygen during exertion. And it helps reduce inflammation (in fact, magnesium is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory minerals we consume).
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