• Our favourite post-workout supplement – Magnesium

    If you pick up any health or wellness magazine lately, you will be sure to find an article about supplements, but through all of the advertising it’s hard to know: what actually works?

    The team at Kaya Health Clubs are passionate about health and wellbeing, and that includes finding ways to support our bodies during and after workouts, to ensure we can continue to perform at our physical best and nurture our bodies.

    One of our new favourites – Magnesium Oil, has come to our attention in the last few years and we are really excited about it! Magnesium Oil has a long list of health benefits, but you may have found it hard to find in store, as Magnesium tablets tend to be the more common form of this supplement – but our friends at Salt Lab have produced a amazing product that is changing the way we see magnesium supplements.

    With their Magnesium Oil products, Salt Lab have found a way for magnesium to be absorbed through the skin, which bypasses the digestive system (a common cause for supplements to be ineffectively absorbed by the body).  By applying the Magnesium Oil directly to your skin, the magnesium can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream, and you can know that this healing mineral is reaching areas of the body that can not be accessed through the digestive system.

    If you aren’t familiar with the benefits of magnesium, here are a few reasons why this is our favourite post workout supplement.


    Healing, Repair and Regeneration

    Through daily fitness activities it is natural for muscle to tear and repair itself (hence how you build new muscle), this process is important in the pursuit of increased strength, fitness and flexibility. Although you may not think your body is going through this process when you look at the calm and relaxing atmosphere of yoga classes in Melbourne, even the gentlest activity still requires muscle repair.  This is something that occurs naturally, but by taking a supplement that supports this process, such as Magnesium Oil, you can aid your body as it repairs and regenerates muscle and connective tissue. If you have suffered a strain through more rigorous exercise, the use of Magnesium Oil can speed up the healing process and fuel the body’s natural methods of regeneration, to ensure you don’t lose progress due to a long and protracted recovery.

    Improved Sleep

    Another enticing reason to try a magnesium supplement, is that it can also aid in a more restful and natural sleep. If you tend to find it hard to wind down at night time, and struggle to fall asleep, even though you feel ‘sleepy’, Magnesium Oil may be able to help. Magnesium Oil aids in the function of calming neurotransmitters (GABA), which are what instructs your brain that it’s time to relax and go to sleep, without this, you can remain tense and uptight, which is what delays the onset of sleep, which can in turn make you feel anxious as you start to worry about how tired you will feel the next day.

    The team at Kaya Health Clubs love the benefits of Magnesium Oil, making it our favourite post workout supplement. If you would like to try Salt Lab Magnesium Oil for yourself, call and speak to the team at Kaya Health Clubs on 03 9090 1000 or to find out more about Salt Lab Magnesium Oil go to www.saltlaboratory.com

    About the Author

    Demi fell in love with yoga when she travelled to India when she was 20 years old. She loved the feeling of bliss she experienced both during and after class, and how that feeling would stay with her throughout her day. It was also in India, that Demi learned how much she loved to write about her travels. She believes that stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture in our minds. This led her to her job as a Content Writer. She loves helping businesses tell stories. Especially when the stories involve educating readers on the endless benefits of yoga and Pilates- two of her most loved fitness regimes