As half the world’s population is deficient in Magnesium, is it any wonder that many of the negative health connotations associated with deficiency are so prevalent.
These include muscle fatigue and weakness, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression, hormonal regulation and sleep issues.
If you want to lose weight, then magnesium is extremely important as it helps to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, which are obviously major contributors to gaining weight.
Looking to add some muscle, then having sufficient magnesium levels is going to be crucial as approximately 30-35% is stored in skeletal muscle, and is used to help regulate muscle contractions, it is also required for protein synthesis and to rebuild tissue.
Magnesium and calcium have a Yin/Yang type of relationship, with regards to muscle contractions and being turned ON or OFF that will dramatically affect your training or exercise.
Calcium is one of 60+ vitamins and minerals that are required by the human body to keep us fit and healthy. When we think of calcium we automatically think of bone health, but calcium has many other extremely important roles to play in the body.
Improving your endurance levels comes hand in hand with optimal amounts of calcium. Many athletes will experience fatigue if muscle concentrations of calcium becomes too low, which can interfere with power and the force of muscle contractions.
Calcium is required to transport the majority of the important nutrients you will need to increase your muscle size, such as amino acids and creatine.
Calcium levels are extremely important for bodyweight regulation and fat metabolism, and calcium from dairy has been shown to improve post meal fat breakdown and absorption.