Zinc & magnesium:
Few people are recommended to take zinc & magnesium, yet it’s one of the top nutrient deficiencies in our population.
Magnesium is involved in hundreds of reactions in your body and it supports your nerve function and bone health. Exercise, stress, a high-processed full-of-crap diet and medications can deplete magnesium from our bodies. As magnesium is often stripped from foods due to our commercial food processing, it’s best to support it through supplementation.
Magnesium’s main role for people like us revolves around energy production, protein synthesis and assisting in quality of sleep. Its need increases with high levels of physical activity or strength training, meaning athletes and trainees need more.
Magnesium levels are influenced by the presence and absorption of other important minerals, such as zinc. Zinc is one of the most common mineral deficiencies seen in the general population. From now on, I want you to think of zinc for growth. This mineral is involved in virtually all phases of growth.
It’s even more critical for those of us who train, as studies have shown that high intensity exercise stimulates excessive zinc loss. Low zinc means you’ll have low testosterone and in turn, decreased lean body mass. You’ll miss out on training gains if you have low zinc, and it also affects brain function and your ability to concentrate.
Our bodies have no way of storing zinc, so a daily intake is required to maintain a steady and optimal balance.
A zinc and magnesium combo should be taken 30mins before bed and ideally always on an empty stomach. Please take the recommend dosage on the brand bottle you are using.