A correct training both at professional and non-professional level induces morphological and functional changes. It sounds obvious that endurance performance, necessarily preceded by a severe and prolonged training, requires greater metabolic and nutritional demands from athletes.
There are certain nutrients and non-nutrients that are somehow less common in the everyday diet that can be a good option when wanting to get the "best" performance in preparation for a competition.
Magnesium (Mg), is probably one of the first minerals that come to mind when you think of fitness. But, hardly anyone knows how essential magnesium truly is and how it can improve your physical performance. Magnesium is a vital nutrient present in nearly every cell of your body. In particular, Mg is fundamental for the “cellular machinery” that processes substrates to obtain energy, including all enzymes that use or synthesize ATP, the cellular “energy token”. The ATP molecule is normally bound to Mg in its functional form. This role renders Mg indispensable for both aerobic workout, such as long distance run, and anaerobic workout, such as sprinting.
Importantly, Mg has also a relevant role in muscle contraction and relaxation. In fact, Mg supplementation lowers blood lactate levels. Lactate is a metabolite produced by intense physical exercise that, when reaching high levels, limits muscle performance inducing cramps and fatigue.
All these indications support that Mg allowance should be proportional to the level of physical expenditure and that your performance can be improved by ensuring an adequate supply of this important mineral. US National Institutes of Health (NIH), in agreement with the majority of national health institution worldwide, suggests that the average intake in healthy adults is of 310-320 mg/day for females and 400-420 mg/day for men.
A second nutrient alternative, is to consider a regular supplementation with a botanical extract scientifically proven to enhance our stamina and energy levels, so important during strenuous training sessions.
An emblematic example of this category is mango leaf extract, which contains valuable bioactive compounds, protein, fiber, and minerals that can enhance sports performance, reduce symptoms of fatigue, and maintain a constant heart rate.
The general rule of thumb is that nutrient intake through the diet is the healthiest decision in normal “average” conditions. However, in the absence of major nutritional sources in the individual diet, an "aspiring athlete" may consider conscious supplementation. These two distinct supplements (magnesium and mango leaf extract), may be a safe solution that can specifically affect an individual's ability to train and "express" their full physical performance and potential.
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