Benefits Of Magnesium
Magnesium (Mg12) is an essential mineral that has proven to have human nutritional benefits. It plays a vital role in the production and transport of energy, muscle contraction and relaxation, protein and fat synthesis. It also acts as an antioxidant.
Magnesium has also shown to provide benefits against Cardiovascular Disease (CVD),Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Hypertension.
Several studies have also demonstrated that Magnesium can help decrease lactate production and increase brain glucose metabolism & availability during exercise. This is an interesting fact as the brain and central nervous system (CNS) where shown to alter the extent of muscular fatigue perceived.
Ie higher brain glucose = lower perceived fatigue
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Magnesium can be found in some of these nutrients:
Green leafy vegetables