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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need magnesium?
Magnesium plays an essential role in more than 300 essential biochemical processes. Muscle contraction and relaxation, energy production, nerve function, cardiac activity, blood pressure regulation, hormonal interactions, immunity, bone health; and the synthesis of proteins, fats and nucleic acids – all require magnesium.For athletes, magnesium plays a vital role in glycolysis and creatine phosphate production for healthy muscle function.
How much magnesium do I need?
For athletes, the requirement for magnesium may rise in parallel to increased training loads. Magnesium activates enzymes known as ATPases, which in turn are needed to generate ATP (adenosine triphosphate). When ATP is broken down, energy is released for muscle contraction. When intensity is high, or workouts are long and arduous, ATP needs to be synthesised quickly. A deficiency in magnesium can then slow or limit energy production – not great news for a hard working athlete. As a result, fatigue, lethargy, a reduction in power, and muscle twitches or even cramps can hinder athletic progress.
Does magnesium aid with sleep?
Magnesium enhances the body’s adaptation to stress and also supports nervous system health, aiding your ability to wind down at night time. TRIPLE MAGNESIUM was developed with the highly absorbable magnesium glycinate dihydrate, bound with the amino acid, glycine. Glycine works synergistically alongside many neurotransmitters – like GABA – to promote and help relieve sleeplessness.
How important is the type of magnesium?
If you supplement with magnesium, it’s worth investing in a quality one. There are both inorganic and organic compounds on the market – and some are more bioavailable than others – meaning they are better absorbed and utilised by the body. Magnesium citrate, glycinate dihydrate and amino acid chelate are all highly bioavailable forms, which makes them both highly effective and gentle to absorb.
When's the best time to take magnesium for performance outcomes?
Thanks to the inclusion of magnesium glycinate dihydrate in TRIPLE MAGNESIUM, in addition to the other highly bioavailable forms, it acts on the nervous system and helps with sleep, muscle relaxation and overall recovery. This makes it best suited to take in the evening, about an hour or so before bed for most people.