Magnesium - Does the supplement improve performance?: No,...

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1. Name of Supplement: Magnesium 2. What does the supplement claim to do?: The supplement supplies the body with magnesium if there is a deficiency of the mineral. Lack of magnesium can cause irritability, muscle weakness, and irregular heartbeat. The supplement is generally used by people with lost magnesium due to illness or some medicine treatments. The daily recommended magnesium intake can be obtained by eating a diet including green leafy vegetables, nuts, peas, beans, and cereal grains. 3. What are the possible side effects from taking this supplement?: A magnesium supplement may worsen heart disease and can cause diarrhea if taken on an empty stomach. Rare side effects include: dizziness or fainting, flushing, muscle paralysis, and troubled breathing. Signs of a magnesium overdose include: coma, severe drowsiness, increased or decreased urination, and slow heartbeat. 4.
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Unformatted text preview: Does the supplement improve performance?: No, although it may improve muscle strength if there is originally a lack of magnesium. 5. Is this substance banned by the NCAA or the IOC?: No. 6. Would you use this product? Explain why or why not: I would not use this product unless it was absolutely necessary, for example, if I had an extreme magnesium deficiency. This is because the amount of magnesium needed daily can be taken in through diet. 7. What advice would you give to your athlete regarding this supplement?: I would tell them that it is unnecessary to take this supplement, and it does not improve performance. If they thought they had a magnesium deficiency I would recommend foods with high magnesium content for them to include in their diet. 8. Sources: www.olympic.org, www.ncaa.org, http://www.mayoclinic.com, http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov...
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