How fast does magnesium take effect?
For individuals who experience frequent painful muscle cramps or tightness, an inadequate supply of magnesium can be a possible cause. Certain groups of people, including athletes or nursing mothers, have a naturally higher requirement for magnesium. Cramps in the muscular system can occur if this need is not met, since magnesium plays a critical role in normal muscle function.
Because the body cannot produce this essential mineral itself, it is critical to ensure an adequate intake of this essential nutrient. This is the only way to remedy a possible deficiency. Since it is often difficult to ensure an adequate supply of magnesium everyday through diet alone, Biolectra® Magnesium products can help supplement one’s intake.
But how long does it take for the magnesium to work once you’ve taken it?
Immediate help with acute cramps?
After taking magnesium, it is absorbed into the blood through the intestine and dispersed to the body’s cells. Any excess of magnesium is filtered out of the blood by the kidneys and removed through urine.
However, it does not bring about an immediate effect, such as alleviating muscle cramps during exercise. Ensuring an adequate daily intake of magnesium is critical to proactively prevent a deficiency and the muscle cramps that accompany it. Only when muscles and nerve cells are adequately supplied with magnesium can there be a normal transmission of stimuli to the muscles that allows them to relax after they have been exerted.
How long does it take to restore adequate magnesium levels?
The average daily requirement for magnesium is 300 mg for women and 350 mg for men aged 25 years and older.* Individuals who have a persistent, low supply of magnesium should gradually increase their intake over an extended period. In doing so, it is important to ensure an adequate daily intake of magnesium. Depending on the severity of the magnesium deficiency, the body may need several weeks to replenish magnesium stores.
* Allowance recommended for adults by the German Nutrition Association