The benefits of Magnesium
Research suggests that even a small shortfall in magnesium can have a negative impact on performance. This is unsurprising when you consider the vast number of body functions magnesium supports. Magnesium aids protein synthesis, which is vital for building muscle and for recovery, it plays an important role in strengthening bones (vital for avoiding fractures) and supports the cardiovascular system. Magnesium has also been linked with better sleep.
How much Magnesium should I take?
The recommended daily intake of magnesium is 375mg. An intake of levels exceeding 400mg is not recommended as this may cause digestive issues.
When should I take Magnesium?
It is best to take magnesium when you will remember it, as it’s important to take it on a regular basis. If you are looking to achieve magnesium’s reported sleep benefits, it’s best you take it in the evening.