Extra Magnesium May Boost Your Physical Performance
Daily supplements improve seniors’ scores in key fitness tests.
Getting more magnesium might help you maintain mobility as you age. A new Italian randomized trial reports that daily supplementation with 300 milligrams of magnesium improved physical performance in older women. Among the benefits was a faster gait speed—a key factor in diagnosing sarcopenia, the frailty associated with loss of lean muscle mass in aging.