3 Reasons Magnesium Matters to Your Muscle Health
We often hear about the importance of replenishing electrolytes like potassium and sodium after we work out, but rarely do we hear our trainers and coaches telling us to replenish our magnesium stores.
Electrolytes are minerals that have an electric charge, and those charges are needed to power countless automatic processes that occur within the body. Now for the really interesting part: Magnesium is an important electrolyte as well!
What is magnesium?
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Magnesium is what’s called a macromineral—a mineral needed in large quantities by the body. Found in foods like leafy greens, avocados, nuts, legumes, and dairy products, it acts as a catalyst for more than 300 different cellular processes in the body, from protein synthesis to ATP production.
We all encounter stress daily whether we realize it or not, and our bodies can respond by depleting our magnesium levels. And recently, the word has been getting out about the importance of replenishing magnesium after exercising. If you play a sport or work out on a regular basis, getting more magnesium in your daily diet can make a difference in how your body bounces back after physical exertion.
Natural Vitality helps replenish the body's magnesium levels.
Here are 3 important reasons why you need magnesium to support healthy muscles:
- 1. Studies have shown that many people may not consume an optimum amount of magnesium. Since magnesium is an essential nutrient, we need to consume it on a regular basis.
- 2. Magnesium plays an important role in maintaining normal muscle physiology. Magnesium also supports healthy muscle function. So, whether or not you are a hardcore athlete, it’s important to consume adequate magnesium to maintain healthy magnesium levels.
- 3. Magnesium plays a role in energy and metabolism. Whether you’re at the gym or on the trail, a vigorous workout saps your energy and can leave you feeling wiped out. Magnesium plays a role in supporting protein, carbohydrate, and fat synthesis, so consuming foods with magnesium or a magnesium dietary supplement is important for these metabolic processes.
Ideally, you should consume a magnesium-rich snack or foods throughout the day, or a magnesium supplement at whatever time of day works best for you. Foods that are high in magnesium include leafy greens, legumes, nuts, seeds, and low-fat dairy products. If you’re away from home, a great way to replenish magnesium is with a delicious, easy-to-mix powder supplement like Calmful Muscles from Natural Vitality.
About Calmful Muscles
We developed a unique formula, consisting of magnesium, L-carnitine, bromelain, and beet root powder, to help support healthy magnesium levels. Calmful Muscles is a delicious watermelon-flavored formula made with nature’s own magnesium carbonate, plus citric acid. It features the same easily absorbable magnesium found in Natural CALM, plus a unique combination of the amino acid L-carnitine and the enzyme bromelain (from pineapple) to help tired muscles relax. We invite you to enjoy our delicious watermelon-flavored drink and enjoy the wave of calmfulness.