Every April thousands of runners hit the streets of London to compete in one of the most popular marathon races in the world, but aside from the spectacle, how can the participants ensure they’re maximising their post-marathon recovery? With magnesium of course!

When training for a marathon it may feel like each session ends at the end of a run, but that is not the case. After the extra stresses you’ve put on your bodies and muscles, your immune systems will be at an all time low (especially after those long weekend sessions). You have to make sure you have the best recovery regime in place to help your body get back to normality fast, so you can tackle your next training run.

This is where transdermal magnesium products come into play!

The power of magnesium

Magnesium is the single most important mineral for sports nutrition. It plays a fundamental role in optimal muscle contraction, skeletal strength, and to help sustain the high oxygen consumption necessary for athletic performance. Adequate magnesium levels will help your body fight against fatigue and exhaustion.

Many athletes remain unaware of its critical importance in maintaining health and performance. Essentially, sufficient magnesium encourages a ‘fast-tracked’ but natural muscle recovery, ensuring the athlete is better able to cope with the next exercise session, and development is consistent.

BetterYou Magnesium Oil Original spray and BetterYou Magnesium Flakes allow the body to attain optimum levels of magnesium before, during and after training, replacing what’s lost during exercise, combatting fatigue and promoting faster recovery.

What the experts say

Our founder, Andrew Thomas, notes: “Even a small shortfall in magnesium intake can seriously impair athletic performance. We often forget how important recovery is, enhancing performance is important, but without quick and full recovery, training programmes can often be delayed. Magnesium is not only lost in the accelerated metabolism of athletic effort but also one of a number of minerals excreted when we sweat.”

Ali Robinson, Tri-athlete has found transdermal magnesium to be invaluable: “After using transdermal magnesium for three weeks my legs feel supple and relaxed and I don’t get any of the weird micro twitches I used to get after really hard training.

“What is even more impressive is I have been on a fairly heavy dose of oral magnesium for the past 4-5 months but it wasn’t helping much at all.”

An modern alternative

Magnesium also aids natural, restful sleep and bathing in Magnesium Flakes is a relaxing alternative to an ice bath. When dissolved in a body or foot bath the solution feeds every cell and efficiently replaces lost magnesium, the theory being that instead of freezing the inflammation and numbing the pain the lost mineral is replaced allowing the body to repair faster and more naturally.

Use our products with confidence to help you recover. Magnesium Oil Original spray is approved by the Informed-Sport quality assurance programme. The programme certifies that all nutritional supplements and/or ingredients that bear the Informed-Sport logo have been tested for banned substances by the world class sports anti-doping lab, LGC.

MagnesiumOil Recovery Spray
MagnesiumOil Recovery Spray

Supports working muscle, improves performance and speeds recovery.

Magnesium Flakes
Magnesium Flakes
Pure relaxation and detox
MagnesiumOil Original Spray
MagnesiumOil Original Spray
Supports and relaxes muscles
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