Magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, and it is estimated that 70-80% of humans are deficient in it, especially athletes! When I began supplementing with magnesium, so many things in my life got better. Below are my 5 favorite benefits of magnesium!
- Sleep! I sleep like a baby when I supplement with Ancient Minerals Magnesium spray (I use the Ultra). Good sleep is one of the most important things we need in order to live healthy lives.
- Muscle Function! I used to have really tight muscles and lacked the pliability I needed to efficiently perform simple movements. Magnesium is a game changer for my performance. It helps relax and contract my muscles when I need them to!
- Hydration! Take a look at the back of your favorite high quality water. Most list minerals or trace minerals, which include magnesium. Being active means you sweat a lot and replacing those minerals is important!
- Sore muscles! Ever take an Epsom salt bath or have had someone tell you to take one after a big workout or injury? It’s the best! However, I upped my game with Ancient Minerals. It’s like Epsom Salts, but better quality! Smooth, if I had to describe it in one word. (Epsom salts is magnesium sulfate and Ancient Minerals is magnesium chloride. The molecular structure of Magnesium Chloride is much more easily absorbed into the body than that of Epsom Salt.)
- Stress relief! I’m super chill when I am supplementing with magnesium. When I am deficient in it, I can feel it. I become more irritable and little things that shouldn’t matter seem to set me off. (On a chemical level, magnesium activates the parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsible for getting you calm and relaxed)
Jack Schram is a Red Bull Crashed Ice athlete competing on Ice Cross Downhill Team USA. He is fueled by an all natural diet and holistic fitness regiment. Jack is also founder of Rooted Athlete, a chemical free performance products company that sells natural deodorant and CBD products. He is based in Austin, TX but prefers a more nomadic lifestyle. Find out more about him on jackschram.com