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Keeping the Winter Blues at Bay
Magnesium: The Athletes Friend
Magnesium: The Athletes Friend

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Keeping the Winter Blues at Bay


The nights may be getting slightly lighter but all these gloomy rainy days can still mean a a reduction in serotonin, the hormone which is responsible to making us feel happier.  Without sufficient daylight some people find themselves suffering from SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) and consequently facing a whole host of problems, including depression, fatigue, weight gain, sleep disturbances and lethargy. However, there are some strategies which you can put in place which may really help how you are feeling.

Magnesium: The Athletes Friend

Ask any athleteabout their dietary requirements for safe & productive training and they are unlikely to think of Magnesium.  Protein, iron, carbs…. But probably not one of the most essential of minerals, Magnesium.

Magnesium is vitalfor many 100’s of reactions in the body, including production of energy & normal heart function.When our levels are less than optimumthis can lead to reduced athletic performance, tiredness, less energy to train and also poor post exercise recovery.   Magnesium deficiencies have also been associated with migraines, PMT, heart palpitations and constipation.

Magnesium: The Athletes Friend

Ask any athlete about their dietary requirements whilst exercise, and they are unlikely to think of Magnesium.  Protein, iron, carbs…. But probably not one of the most essential of minerals, Magnesium.

Magnesium is vital for many 100’s of reactions in the body, including production of energy & normal heart function. When our levels are less than optimum this can lead to reduced athletic performance, tiredness, less energy to train and also poor post exercise recovery.   Magnesium deficiencies have been associated with migraines, PMT, heart palpitations and constipation.