Just how important is magnesium to athletes? Well new research suggests that even small shortfalls in magnesium intake can inhibit athletic performance. Continue reading here to learn more about this mineral.

Ask most athletes to name some key minerals for human performance nutrition and you'll probably find calcium, iron, zinc and even chromium popping up in their lists. But they are unlikely to mention magnesium. Despite magnesium's pivotal role in energy production, many coaches and athletes remain unaware of its critical importance in maintaining health and performance. 
 

Indeed, dietary intakes of magnesium in the West have declined to less than half of those recorded 100 years ago, and are still falling. Check if your food patterns show a low intake of Magnesium or do our free test to see if you lack this essential mineral. Find out what food is rich in magnesium here.

Yet many scientists believe that the amount of magnesium required for optimum health has been underestimated in the past, and now new research suggests that even small shortfalls in magnesium intake can seriously impair athletic performance.

Given the potential for impaired performance on a sub-optimum magnesium intake, any athlete not already doing so should make a conscious effort to increase the proportion of magnesium-rich foods in his or her diet. 

Clearly, magnesium nutrition is an area that no serious athlete can afford to overlook! 


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