Supplements for bjj, but not only part 2

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that takes part in hundreds of biochemical reactions in your body. Magnesium is important for the proper function of our brain and body.


Around 60% of magnesium can be found in our bones, the rest soft tissue, muscles, blood. Every cell in your body has it and needs it to function.




Our bodies need magnesium for:

  • Muscle movement

  • Energy production

  • Protein formations

  • Gene maintenance

  • Nervous system regulation

Magnesium can be helpful for athletes, you may need 10%-20% more magnesium while exercising.

Magnesium plays a very important role in brain function and mood.

People with low magnesium levels can have inflammatory markers increased CRP, it has anti-inflammatory benefits.

Magnesium supplementation may help people who suffer from migraines.


Magnesium is safe and easily available, you can get it from food (best option) or from supplements.

Foods rich in magnesium:

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Almonds

  • Cashews

  • Spinach

  • Dark chocolate 70%-85%

  • Avocado

  • Black beans

When going for a supplement magnesium citrate is a good, well absorbed form to get, but if you have a medical condition check with you doctor before supplementing.