Magnesium is a mineral involved in over 300 chemical reactions ranging from energy production to DNA / RNA synthesis and muscle contraction. Almost 90% of the magnesium content of the human body is concentrated in the skeleton and voluntary musculature. Some studies have reported increases in total and free testosterone following at least four weeks of taking magnesium. From a seven-week study, an increase in strength compared to that seen in the placebo group was found in subjects who had taken magnesium supplements.
The most useful form of magnesium for athletes
Glycomag 19 is a supplement based on magnesium glycerophosphate; a link between magnesium and glycerophosphoric acid (glycerol and phosphates).
This bond allows for better transmission and propagation of nerve activations, therefore it has a positive effect also at the level of muscle contraction, but maintains all the particularities related to magnesium concerning metabolism and concentration. In particular, glycerophosphoric acid is the result of a union between glycerin and phosphoric acid, a bond that optimizes the organic bonds of phosphorus.
On an athletic level, therefore, it acts as a booster on energy capacity which is reflected in the recharge speed of the CP and therefore of the ATP.
It is indicative that low phosphate levels tend to be associated also with low levels of magnesium and glycerophosphoric acid. In the performance field, this means having maximum energy availability at the start of the competition and slowing down the depletion while allowing the best re-synthesis.
> The effect of magnesium glycerophosphate is energetic and neurogenic
Glycerol is a molecule made up of three alcohols that performs multiple functions. In the field of sport and performance its use is energetic (the molecule can be converted into glucose through liver transformation), but it is above all appreciated for its osmosis action oriented towards cellular hydration, a very important factor to maintain performance (both muscle and nervous), especially when dealing with resistance-related performances.
Phosphates are from the cell mainly as a component of nucleic acids and phospholipids. In sports, high energy phosphates are fundamental to performance and metabolic cycles; the same cp is a link between phosphorus and creatine and the vital energy of ATP is adenosine tri phosphate. The bond called 2,3-diphosphoglycerate seems to play a positive role in the use of oxygen, helping to improve high intensity and medium-long duration metabolism. Phosphate salts are also used to improve resistance and counteract acidosis.
Magnesium, participating in over 300 enzymatic reactions of the organism, in particular in the processes related to the production of energy, plays a role of primary importance in the neurochemical transmission, in the protein synthesis, in the regulation of the carbohydrate metabolism, of the nucleic acids and, in synergy with calcium and vitamin D, influences bone metabolism.
Magnesium is contained in numerous foods, therefore deficiencies rarely ocur in healthy individuals. The absorption of magnesium occurs mainly at the level of the ileum and to a lesser extent in the colon.
At low intake levels, absorption occurs through an active transport system, while at higher levels a paracellular diffusion mechanism takes over.
Magnesium has beneficial effects in the following systems:
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> Magnesium for the sportsman
Magnesium is one of the minerals that is easily depleted during training and intense physical efforts. For this reason, its integration can be useful in case of cramps, muscle tremors, allowing you to maintain a correct energy balance.
In reality, magnesium has a real ergogenic effect for athletes, since the improvement of the conduction of the nerve signal, the stabilization of blood pressure and therefore of the electrolyte balance, the improvement of the magnesium-dependent energy processes, allow this mineral to be used in aerobic and anaerobic sports.
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**1 scoop (3.6g)
***nutritional reference values
171,8 kcal 687 kj
6,18 kcal 24,7 kj
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