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August 20, 2014

Joe found it news worthy that taking daily magnesium supplements might improve physical performance in older women, according to new research.  Many female athletes do not get enough magnesium from the diet, and magnesium is also lost in the urine with exercise.

In a recent study, researchers found that at the end of 12 weeks, women who were taking magnesium supplements performed significantly better on a standard physical performance test when compared to those receiving placebo. Furthermore, improvements in performance were even more prominent for women who were not eating enough magnesium in their daily diet. The authors noted that no serious side effects were reported.

The authors concluded that daily magnesium supplementation seems to improve physical performance in older women, suggesting the potential benefits of magnesium for delaying age-related physical decline.

Here is the link to the article:

Magnesium Supplements Can Improve Physical Performance in Older Women

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.

Ask The Pharmacist Group

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