How often do you consider your muscle health? Even if you don’t see them, muscles are working every waking hour to help your body move. That’s why it’s so important to look after them!
If you’re wondering which supplements you can take to improve the health of your muscles, here are some tips.
Magnesium plays a major role in the tissue and muscle health in any part of your body. While calcium helps generate contractions in the muscles, magnesium is in charge of helping muscles relax after said contractions. When the body has higher amounts of calcium than magnesium, heavy and painful cramping of the muscles appear. A regular intake of magnesium can help stop or prevent those painful cramps.
We all know protein is important for muscle growth, but did you know protein is lost via the body’s natural processes and that it’s actually not stored like other macronutrients such as fats and carbohydrates. If you struggle with muscle health and exercise regularly but see no change or growth, taking protein supplements may be the solution. A higher intake of protein can guarantee more muscle gain, but this will only help people who exercise regularly.
Turmeric, also known as curcumin, is a natural root used from ancient times in Chinese and Indian cultures thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic and antioxidant properties. In recent studies, it has been found that turmeric can improve muscle health, healing injuries, reducing inflammation and even repairing torn muscles. People who are fairly active or practice high-impact sports such as running or lifting weights can benefit from a daily intake of turmeric supplements.
We all know vitamin is important for the immune system, but it does so much more than just fight off colds! Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps metabolise carbohydrates, absorb iron and even repair micro-tears produced during intense sessions of exercise. It also helps flush muscles of lactic acid and aids in the formation of collagen and elastin, which are vital for flexibility of the muscles.
Now you know some of the best supplements and vitamins that directly target your muscles and tissues. If you thought there was nothing much you could do to improve your muscle health, think again!
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