How shocked would you be if we were to tell you that most of the UK population are magnesium deficient? You probably wouldn’t really care right? After all, on your list of nutrients to include in your daily diet, it’s probably quite low down in importance. Let us change your mind. Magnesium is actually one of the most fascinating and health-beneficial micronutrients out there. It affects everything from physical energy to brain function and can be found in food such as avocados and oily fish. However, it may be a struggle to fit the Healthline recommended 400–420 mg for men and 320–360 mg for women into your daily diet. That’s where magnesium supplements come in.
Still not convinced? Luckily, GROHE have helped us put together a list of magnesium benefits to change your outlook on poor old Mg.
Aids Biochemical Reactions
Magnesium can be found in every single cell in our body. One of its main roles is acting as a little helper molecule for over 600 of the biochemical reactions performed by enzymes. It enhances the reactions needed for energy creation, protein formation, nervous system regulation and even muscle movements. So just remember next time you are working out or going on a run, good ol’ magnesium is helping you out.
Boosts Your Exercise Performance
So we already know that magnesium helps our muscles contract and perform day to day movements. Surely it can’t actually boost our performance too? Oh but it can. During exercise, magnesium helps move blood sugar into your muscles and dispose of lactate, reducing fatigue. A study also found that athletes who supplemented with magnesium for four weeks had faster running, cycling and swimming times during a triathlon. So it’s definitely wise to get those magnesium supplements in before you take on your next Tough Mudder.
Lifts Your Mood
Has the off-season/the entirety of 2020 got you down? Well, firstly, our 2021 season is on-sale now, so why not get something in the diary and get some light at the end of this dark-2020-tunnel? And while you wait to get back out on course, magnesium can help. Magnesium plays a critical role in brain function and mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression. Increasing your intake of magnesium could be just as good for your mental health as it is your physical.
Keeps You Healthy
If you’re still not convinced, then let us tell you about the various biological health benefits of magnesium supplements. It has been proven that enough magnesium can lower blood pressure. It can also reduce the risk of diabetes, chronic inflammation and even heart disease. Magnesium really could be a lifesaver…
If you suffer from migraines or headaches on a regular basis, then magnesium may be that secret pain reliever you’ve been longing for. A recent study found a correlation between low magnesium levels and frequent migraine headaches. This is because magnesium is directly involved with the function of neurotransmitters as well as blood circulation. It also aids the production of pain-relieving hormones like oxytocin.
GROHE has got your back when it comes to upping your magnesium intake with their Blue Pure Filter Tap which comes with an optional magnesium and zinc filter, which transforms your tap water into delicious magnesium and zinc added table water, both vital health-boosting minerals. Be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing filters by entering GROHE’s #ShowerofChampions competition in our latest November Challenge.
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