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Magnesium for Athletes

A little reminder about Magnesium

In a previous article, we explained that Magnesium is the 2nd most abundant vital mineral in the human body and is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions necessary for normal biological functions. Some of the most notable is its role in maintaining electrolyte balance, normal nerve & muscle function, cellular production of energy & protein in addition to immune system health and bone strength. Today we talk about the importance of magnesium in athletes.

Why Athletes Need Magnesium and How to Get It?

As a high-level athlete, you are constantly pushing the boundaries of your body. You regularly push it to its limits, and then sometimes even further than that. So when it comes to replenishing and replacing what is lost in the race, practice or match, we need to look at athletes in something more than just a generic sense. They’re not your average, everyday human beings. That’s why they need something more than just the average, everyday dosage of magnesium. Magnesium is one of the more important minerals that you can get into your body. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the few minerals that can actually help with athletic performance and not just enhance it.

Why does magnesium oil work in those areas for people who already have a performing body?

Research has found that the studies showed magnesium oil plays a role within the performance of muscles throughout the body, including the heart.

Magnesium plays a role in the relaxation and contraction of the muscles. Magnesium is responsible for delivering calcium and potassium to all the cell membranes around the muscles, which are responsible for the transfer of nerve impulses, the normal rhythm of the heart and muscle contractions. Proper levels of potassium and magnesium will help to reduce the chances of having cramps and spasms. Magnesium is vital for maintaining your muscle strength. The evidence from the athletes shows the role of magnesium to avoid damage to your muscle cells. The University of Palermo shows a connection between grip strength, measures of muscle strength, lower leg muscle power, ankle strength and magnesium.

Athletes on racetrack

One way that you can improve your magnesium levels is via a supplement. There are different options available; tablet, powder and topical magnesium. The problem that athletes have found with using the powder and tablet forms is constant digestive distress.

One way that you can improve your magnesium levels is via a supplement. There are different options available; tablet, powder and topical magnesium. The problem that athletes have found with using the powder and tablet forms is constant digestive distress.

Benefits of Magnesium for Athletes

  • The human body needs magnesium to function correctly on every level.
  • Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.
  • It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known for its ability to reduce migraines.
  • Magnesium also helps the body’s cells produce energy, so it’s easy to see how this would benefit an athlete.
  • About 70% of the body’s magnesium is stored in our bones, while the rest is found in tissues and organs.

Why using topical magnesium is the best choice for everyone?

Magnesium is found in many food sources such as dark leafy greens (kale, spinach, collards, etc.) vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and whole grains to name a few. Even though we can get this vital mineral from food, or in oral supplements, studies show that one in five Americans (that’s 60%) receive less than half the recommended daily amount of magnesium. Additionally, we don’t fully absorb what we eat, and dietary supplements can cause a laxative effect (think milk of magnesia). This is where topical magnesium comes in – it’s a method to safely increase magnesium levels in the body for immediate results without the undesired side effects.

What is Magnesium Oil?

A good place to start is that it’s not actually an oil at all. It is magnesium chloride dissolved in liquid, most commonly in water, that has an oily feel when applied to the skin, hence the name. Applying Magnesium Oil to the skin is a transdermal delivery method, allowing it to enter the blood stream faster & start working on the affected area. Skin, our largest organ, is a living and breathing tissue and while one of its jobs is to keep toxins out, an equally important job is detoxification. The detoxification process involves the internal organs such as the liver and kidneys, but with the skin it starts on the surface by absorbing the air and what we put on it. The second part involves excretion through sweat. This is why it’s so important to be conscious of what goes on your body from personal care products because you could actually be absorbing the unwanted chemicals.

How to use magnesium oil or lotion?

Magnesium oil can be sprayed or rubbed on the body and is easily absorbed through the skin. We recommend applying once to twice a day on the body area you wish (calf, thigh, arms, shoulders…) avoiding sensitive area. Let penetrate for a while to avoid a possible spot of oil that could appear on clothes. However, it is easily washable. This “transdermal therapy” will help you to greatly increase the amount of magnesium in body tissues and to overcome the problems that some people have with loose stools when they try to take enough magnesium to meet their needs. This can be especially important in cases of severe magnesium deficiency that were treatable only with IV magnesium before magnesium oil came along.

In HealtHut, we have developed two Magnesium products. An oil and a lotion. Each product is available in small and medium sizes. Please, check our website for more details. Try it for yourself and see if you can take on the advantages of using topical magnesium spray. If you want to try it for free, you can come to our store in Pattaya 🙂

If you want to buy Topical Magnesium now, visit our skin and body care shopping section HERE


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