In the last few years, I have mentioned the several benefits of magnesium oil for runners. I am a huge fan of magnesium oil, it has many positive affect on our body, health and even our performance level.
Magnesium is present in every organ of our human body. It is a vital mineral to regulate our health and wellness. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough magnesium and suffer from magnesium deficiency without knowing. The reason that our body doesn’t get enough of this vital mineral is due to today’s environment, even for runners that are healthy, fit and are following a healthy diet, the low levels of magnesium in foods and water is due to the water filtering and decreased minerals in soil (because of over-farming and overuse of pesticide).
Role of magnesium:
Magnesium is not only found in bones, but is also an important element in enzymes that helps break down the food we eat into energy. It also helps with many body processes. Magnesium is also a great element to help with healing and therapies. Magnesium plays a large role in helping the body absorb nutrients and balance the nutrient reactions. For runners, magnesium deficiency can also affect calcium deficiency and vice versa, which is crucial for injury preventions. Magnesium is responsible for the proper metabolic function of over 350 enzymes in the body; the creation of ATP (energy molecule in the body), action of the heart muscle, proper formation of bones and teeth, relaxation of blood vessels and bowel function.
Benefits of magnesium oil for runners:
Magnesium oil is very efficient as it is absorbed more easily and quicker that supplements. By rubbing magnesium oil on parts of the body where muscles are tighter and more fatigued, you will see a huge improvement in muscle relaxation and flexibility. A great alternative which is very popular amongst athletes is magnesium oil massages. When getting a sports massage or a regular massage have your therapist use magnesium oil instead of regular oil. You will see a dramatic difference. Magnesium oil helps increase flexibility, increase muscle tone, and therefore reduce the risk of injuries. Whenever you have tight calves, quads, hamstrings or Achilles tendons, rub some magnesium oil on the area and you will see a huge improvement.
Benefits of magnesium oil: -Restores cellular magnesium levels -Natural cellular protectant -Relief of aches, pain, and spasm -Elevates mood and relieves stress -Promotes healthy skin tissue -Helps maintain proper muscle function -Boosts energy levels -Supports a healthy digestive system -Supports a healthy immune system -Balances the hormonal system -Calms overactive nerves -Improves sleep quality
I am a huge fan of magnesium oil and supplements, as I see a great difference in recovery and muscle and overall health. A great new 100% natural Sport Magnesium Gel brand in Hong Kong is ALKA12. You can find it on their website: http://www.ALKA12.com and at the GoneRunning store.
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