Calcium contributes to the normal function of skeletal muscle and has a role in contraction processes (crucial for activities such as lifting). It also acts at bone-level, with a structural role in the maintenance of bones and teeth.
People intolerant to lactose are at risk of developing calcium deficiencies, being perfect candidates for the supplementation with this mineral.
Magnesium, on the other hand, is involved in the majority of cellular functions and the metabolism of food, being its deficiency a very important health problem with direct implications on skeletal muscle and heart health. The practice of different sport activities causes a loss of magnesium that we need to recovery either through diet or supplementation.
Both minerals work directly or indirectly in the synthesis of proteins and energy metabolism, so, presenting adequateamounts of these is essential to maximize our athletic performance.
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