Practising sports can increase the magnesium requirements of the body by 10% to 20% due to additional losses caused by the exertion (urine and sweat through perspiration).
Magnesium deficiencies in athletes can reduce their capacity for exertion while also increasing oxidative stress following a muscle workout. The muscle contraction mechanisms can be affected and muscle tension may appear. Muscles that are magnesium deficient are less effective. A series of problems may emerge, ranging from muscle fatigue during exertion to cramps and spasms. The capacity for recovery after exercise may also be diminished.
Athletes therefore need to consume more magnesium than sedentary people and should bear this in mind in their diets in order to keep in good health and optimise their performance. They should give priority to food with high magnesium levels (green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, chocolate, etc.), and to certain mineral waters that are rich in magnesium. Studies regarding magnesium supplementation in athletes have shown that it is beneficial for people who have an Mg deficit and want to improve their performance, while athletes who have a correct intake of magnesium do not draw any additional benefits from supplementation.
Magnemar Sport is a food supplement that has been developed specifically to cover the magnesium requirements of athletes.
510 mg magnesium of marine origin whose 300 mg magnesium (magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium carbonate, sulfate magnesium, magnesium chloride, 80% RI), 120 mg taurine, 80 mg vitamin C (L-ascorbate sodium, 100% RI), 33 mg of stabilized ubiquinol powder, 10 mg of superoxide dismutase (15000 IU/g) from melon (Cucumis melo L.), 2 mg of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride, 142.9% RI).