I know what you’re thinking, and no they don’t do a magnesium latte in Starbucks, however, the concept isn’t actually that crazy.
Magnesium is used all over the world by athletes wanting to get the most out of their bodies on a regular basis and it can do the same for us regular folk too. To understand how it works we need to analyse it at a cellular level. Magnesium is a key component in ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which is a coenzyme that is responsible for transporting energy within our cells for metabolism. One of the fundamental roles of magnesium in energy production is its partnership with ATP, allowing it to become active and power various processes within the body.
Magnesium can be found in leafy greens, fish and beans so it begs the question, why do we need more of it? Well despite the fact that Magnesium is one of the top 5 most abundant minerals in our body, it is also one of the most common deficiencies in the western world due to our highly processed diet. A Magnesium deficiency is characterised by tiredness and fatigue so you can see why it is so important to our everyday function.
Many of us can’t even bear the thought of giving up our morning coffee and maybe suggesting it was a little hasty. After all, there’s nothing like that caffeine boost in the morning to help you remember your name and ensure you’re putting your shoes on the correct feet. But if coffee is your short term fix then Magnesium should become your long term solution. Look at it as if Magnesium is your ATP’s morning coffee, give it the fuel it needs to create long-lasting energy for you throughout the day, you'll thank yourself later.