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Workouts deplete your Magnesium Levels: avoid cramps with good supplementation

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Workouts deplete your Magnesium Levels: avoid cramps with good supplementation

It can happen for no reason, taking you completely by surprise. And it can be excruciating. Suddenly, a muscle contracts violently, as if it had been prodded with a jolt of electricity.


A seized calf muscle or a hamstring can be frightening, swimmers fear they will drown. Cyclists nearly fall off their bikes, runners drop to the ground, grimacing, gritting their teeth.
The contraction is so strong that you could not will yourself to ball your muscle that tightly, and your muscle is likely to feel sore the next day.

This happens when you get a cramp, an experience so common among endurance athletes, researchers say, that almost everyone who has tried endurance sports has felt a muscle cramp or has a friend who has had one.

Cramps affect 39 percent of marathon runners, 79 percent of triathletes, and 60 percent of cyclists at one time or another, said Dr. Martin P. Schwellnus, a professor of sports medicine at the University of Cape Town. Cramps can occur during exercise, immediately after, or as long as six hours later.


Our recommendation:

Load up on Magnesium
Magnesium is used in just about everything your body does to effectively exercise and build muscle, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and energy production. Because we tend to lose magnesium as we sweat during a workout, eating Magnesium-rich foods such as dark leafy greens, regular milk, almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, fish (like wild salmon and halibut), and avocado is an important way to replenish and repair your tired body, and help you get the most out of your efforts at the gym.
If you experience painful muscle cramps, this could be a sign that your Magnesium levels are too low. Lack of Magnesium can cause muscle spasms, however, when taken after exercise, it can help calm your muscles down. VAL Supplements recommends you to use 2 ways of Magnesium Supplementation: Oral and Transdermal.
If you prefer to use Transdermal Supplementation get a post-workout massage with VAL Lombardi Magnesium Cream https://www.valsupplements.com/products/val-lombardi-transdermal-magnesium-cream. Not only can it speed up recovery time, but a recent study found that massage after heavy exercise can also improve muscle strength. 

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