WHY IS MAGNESIUM SO IMPORTANT?
Magnesium is a mineral necessary for bone building, protein synthesis, the transmission of nerve impulses in muscles and nerves, and proper muscle contraction. Magnesium plays an important role in the metabolism and the functioning of enzymes in the body cells.
Magnesium activates more than 300 different enzymes, many of which are involved in the digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Enzymes are proteins that serve as catalysts for all kinds of (bio) chemical processes. Magnesium supplementation promotes protein synthesis and, in particular, the building of muscle mass, which ensures you have more power and strength in your body. In addition, it promotes the absorption of nutrients from carbohydrate and fats and that can have a positive effect on your athletic performance.
Magnesium can be found in bread and cereals, vegetables, milk (products) and meat. The daily requirement of magnesium is 350 milligrams for men and 280 milligrams for women but it is strongly influenced by factors such as lifestyle, sports, and nutrition. Also, mental and physical stress can greatly affect the need for magnesium. In addition, athletes often suffer from magnesium deficiency as a result of magnesium loss through perspiration.
Magnesium deficiency can cause fatigue and muscle cramps. In short, protein and magnesium supplement each other very well. That is why we added magnesium to our FITSHE Pure Whey Protein shakes. One shake has just the right amount of protein and organic magnesium your body needs!
Sources: Wikipedia, Sonnevelt opleidingen