Magnesium for Bodybuilding and Workout Recovery

Magnesium chloride is ideal for applications in sports medicine, bodybuilding, and any form of workout recovery.

Magnesium Requirements for Athletes

Athletes are more prone to magnesium deficiencies because athletic activity accelerates magnesium losses. Physical exertion, high levels of energy expenditure and profuse sweating increase magnesium requirements in the body. When athletes lose significant amounts of magnesium, their requirements for magnesium become correspondingly greater. If depleted magnesium stores are not replenished, then magnesium deficiency can result in less than optimal athletic performance, and adverse health effects associated with deficiency states.

Dr. Mark Sircus asserts that magnesium is the single most important mineral in sports nutrition.1  Considering the primary role magnesium plays in essential biological functions, and the increased requirements for it under conditions of physical exertion, it is evident that athletes cannot sustain superior athletic performance without maintaining sufficient levels of magnesium.

Abundant magnesium in the body provides a competitive advantage because it can prevent deficiency during periods of heavy magnesium loss. It is known, for example, that even relatively small deficiencies of magnesium adversely impact athletic performance.2

Magnesium & Energy Production

Magnesium is critically needed for energy production in the body. In the realm of athletic performance, this translates into helping the body combat fatigue and heat exhaustion, support efficient metabolism, and regulate blood sugar.3  Metabolic effects of magnesium include decreasing the rate of oxygen consumption and lowering the heart rate required to perform work.4

Magnesium, Bodybuilding, Muscle Fatigue and Joint Pain

Transdermal magnesium oil is an ideal form of magnesium for fatigue, workout recovery and other applications of sports medicine.

Transdermal application not only rapidly replenishes magnesium levels to maintain energy production in the body, but also acts to soothe sore and tired muscles and joints, reduce stress, ease pain, and heal injuries.

Magnesium chloride:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Blocks pain (and addresses the sources of pain), and
  • Acts locally to speed healing of bruises, abrasions, cuts, and other injuries to the surface of skin.

Additional advantages for sports medicine include rapid and self-regulating absorption, convenient application (before, during, or after athletic events), and the avoidance of side effects and limited uptake that are associated with oral magnesium supplements.

The unique abilities of magnesium chloride to treat sports injuries make it a modality of choice for athletes, especially bodybuilders and strength trainers where muscle fatigue and stress create very specific recovery needs. Magnesium’s critical role in muscle tissue is well-documented, and with transdermal magnesium for fatigue and recovery, magnesium can be applied directly to the area of need.

  1. Sircus, Mark, Ac., OMD. Transdermal Magnesium Therapy (2007), 254. []
  2. Sircus, 249. []
  3. Sircus, 254. []
  4. Sircus, 249. []

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