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The Powers of Magnesium
Product Review – MUSCLE MAG
Muscles need magnesium! Mutant recognized this crucial requirement for athletes and created MUSCLE MAG to augment its product line of sport and nutritional supplements. Magnesium is a mineral that your body needs for various functions but doesn’t produce on its own. It needs to be obtained through either dietary sources or supplementation.
Magnesium is involved in both physical functions such as relaxing muscles and boosting energy and mental ones such as decreasing stress and anxiety. All of these are key factors in athletic performance. Are you getting the magnesium you need?
Numerous forms of magnesium target different physiological functions and benefits. As a sports supplement company, Mutant selected the forms that are most beneficial in supporting athletic performance with a comprehensive approach. MUSCLE MAG’s Full Spectrum Magnesium Blend includes four types of magnesium.
The magnesium bisglycinate blend is a combination of magnesium and the amino acid glycine. This compound is regarded for its role in promoting calmness by reducing mental stress and anxiety. Magnesium aspartate is great for muscle functions such as contractions, but it also reduces muscle cramps or spasms. Magnesium malate is a combination of magnesium and malic acid that’s included in MUSCLE MAG for its ability to boost energy to improve athletic performance.
Finally, Aquamin® marine magnesium includes 72 trace minerals that support magnesium absorption throughout the body. All these forms of magnesium are known for their bioavailability, so the body can easily absorb and use the mineral.
MUSCLE MAG also contains vitamin B6 to support the transport of magnesium to the cells for utilization. As an added bonus, vitamin B6 is also known to support energy, promote relaxation, decrease stress, and also help with muscle repair, making it an effective ingredient to achieve MUSCLE MAG’s purpose.
Although magnesium is found in various dietary sources, some individuals—such as athletes—may not get enough through their food. Strenuous exercise has been found to increase a person’s magnesium needs. This means it’s more important for athletes to supplement their diets with this mineral. In fact, exercise-induced increases in urination and sweating can raise an athlete’s magnesium requirement by 10 to 20 percent.
Because athletes put high demands on their bodies in terms of energy expenditure and muscle damage, magnesium’s benefits are even more important in supporting these ongoing demands.
Recovery is a key component of high athletic performance, and this includes sleep. When your mind is racing with all the stressors from the day, and your muscles are cramping or twitching, falling into a deep, restful sleep can be nearly impossible. As mentioned, two forms of magnesium found in MUSCLE MAG are known for their beneficial effects on muscle and mind relaxation. Through the combination of physical and mental relaxation, the body is primed for a solid night’s sleep, where it is then able to restore energy levels, balance hormones, and work to repair muscle damage. These recovery benefits provided by magnesium help ensure that an athlete can continue to perform at a high level, day after day.
Mutant suggests taking one capsule of MUSCLE MAG twice per day, which will provide you with your recommended daily intake of magnesium. This supplement can be used at any point throughout the day, but taking it after exercise or in the evening can help maximize the relaxation benefits to calm the body down and promote a great night’s sleep.
It should be taken consistently on a daily basis to ensure your magnesium stores stay full and to fully capitalize on the performance benefits. To ensure MUSCLE MAG is accessible to a wide audience, Mutant uses plant-based vegetarian capsules.
As an athlete, if you find your recovery has slowed down—your muscles are crampy, your sleep is hit or miss—supplementing with a high-quality, comprehensive magnesium supplement may help. As everyone’s mineral needs are different, it’s always best to get them checked by a health care provider to target your dosage. Mutant’s MUSCLE MAG is a great core supplement to have in your arsenal to further support your dietary intake of magnesium.
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