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Magnesium – the fuel of athletes

12.1.2017 10:00   Mondsee
People active in sports have a greater need for minerals. For example, with every litre of sweat you lose 36 mg of magnesium - already one of the minerals that we are deficient in. Those who are active also activate their muscle cells. These draw all of the nutrients that they need from the blood. If magnesium is not present in sufficient quantities, the muscles weaken and lose their power. In the worst case, muscle cramps occur.

Muscles become weak - resulting in muscle cramps
Most athletes know that magnesium is important for their health, but only a few know just how essential this vital mineral is for their athletic performance levels. And even fewer are aware that often, our normal food intake does not provide us with sufficient quantities of this mineral. Muscle cramps are one of the difficulties that both recreational athletes and, in particular, professionals dread. With lots of movement, the magnesium balance simply must be maintained. Therefore, during competitions, you should ensure that you are able to call upon your reserves: a muscle cramp is just about the last thing that you need. Ensuring that the magnesium balance is maintained is a must for every athlete.

Extra Magnesium thanks to the BWT Magnesium Mineralizer
An adult should consume at least 300 mg of magnesium daily in order that stimulation between nerves and muscles functions smoothly. By letting your drinking water filter through the BWT Magnesium Mineralizer - which enriches normal drinking water with the valuable mineral magnesium - you are ensuring a reliable and ready-to-use supply of magnesium automatically. This is the only filter that enriches tap water with the valuable mineral magnesium and reduces the limescale content during the filter process. The result: water with an almost neutral pH value that connoisseurs of high-quality mineral waters will appreciate for its delicious taste and softness. The BWT Magnesium Mineralizer ensures real drinking pleasure and is perfectly suited to the preparation of coffee, tea, iced lollies and smoothies. Approximately 20% of the daily requirement for magnesium can thus be covered simply by drinking, which, during sport, is already extremely important.

Sport drinks as energy boosters
Water is the best drink for our bodies, whether during sport or everyday life. Those who would like to support their fluid intake even further during endurance sports with a sport drink can try the tasty hypotonic Multi Mix from BWT. Hypotonic drinks contain a high proportion of simple carbohydrates (fructose, glucose) and electrolytes. Endurance athletes and participants in extreme sports in particular swear by this cocktail of water, carbohydrates and electrolytes as an energy supply for the body and for replenishing fluids quickly during endurance activities. To be able to prepare the BWT hypotonic Multi Mix yourself for your next training session, you will need a sports bottle (0.5 L) just 0.5 g of table salt, 40 ml of multivitamin syrup and 460 ml of magnesium-mineralized, filtered water.

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