Magnesium... can boost exercise performance
During exercise, our muscles use an increased amount of energy which is won by our cells in the presence of oxygen under a process called 'aerobic respiration'. This is why we sometimes breathe faster when working out.
Occasionally our body can also use an alternative process called 'anaerobic respiration'. While this does not require as much oxygen, it leads to the build up of lactic acid - which, if in excess, can cause soreness and pain in the muscles.
Magnesium appears to be supportive of the disposal of lactic acid and in moving blood sugars into your muscles. In fact, magnesium helps to such an extent that studies suggest we need 10-20% more magnesium during exercise!
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