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Magnesium is... helpful in boosting exercise performance


#FridayFact

During exercise, our muscles use an increased amount of energy by our cells breaking down food. Preferably, these cells work in the presence of oxygen under a process called 'aerobic respiration' - explaining why we sometimes breathe faster whilst 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 in the disposal of lactic acid and in moving blood sugars into your muscles - in fact to such an extent that studies suggest we need 10-20% more Magnesium during exercise!⁠

If you'd like to read more about this #FridayFact, check out this article: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-does-magnesium-do



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