3 Benefits of Zinc Mag+
Sleep has become a hot topic over the last number of years with more and more people starting to understand its impact on their overall health and of course, performance.
#TeamKinetica want to show just how precious our zzzzzzz are and how important it is to get enough sleep to bring your recovery to the next level!
Kinetica Zinc Mag+ is a scientifically designed blend of zinc and magnesium to give your body the best nutrients before sleep. Sleep is crucial for all areas of your life – it’s especially important for helping your body prepare for exercise and recover after it. Here are the top 3 benefits of our Zinc Mag+:
- Supports healthy sleep
- Supports recovery
- Supports immune function
Supports healthy sleep
To start, did you know that your brain produces a natural hormone, in response to darkness, to make you sleepy? That hormone is called melatonin, which is secreted by the pineal gland in our brains. Studies have found that magnesium and zinc supplements can actually enhance melatonin secretion, which in turn, promotes sleepiness (1). Kinetica Zinc Mag+ can help you to relax and switch off and to get a good night’s sleep. We recommend reducing your screen time before bed as this can reduce melatonin output by 23%.
Whether you’re an athlete, a weekend warrior, or just an occasional exerciser, you need sleep to function and perform at your best. Less than 6 hours sleep a night can have a profound impact on your sports performance and, cognitive function as it can, reduced focus and decreased alertness (2). So, getting plenty of sleep provides your body with the opportunity to rest and to recover.
Aids sleep to maximise recovery
Getting enough rest after a workout or a competitive event is necessary to allow your body to recover and repair. If you consistently get poor sleep, you are 1.7 times greatermore likely to pick up an injury (3). During periods of heavy training, sleep becomes even more important. Getting adequate sleep can lead to an increase in performance.
Supports immune function
As you probably already know, the immune system recognises and protects against elements that are foreign to the body – so it’s important to support it as much as we can! Nutritional deficiencies can impair immune function. Lack of sleep can also lead to an increase in URTI infections due to a suppression of the immune system (4). The key to maintaining an effective immune system is to avoid deficiencies of the nutrients that play an essential role in immune function. Both zinc and magnesium are known to exert modulatory effects on immune function (5). Athletes and those who work out regularly require these minerals more than sedentary individuals because of increased loss of fluids such as sweat during exercise.
When and how should you take Kinetica Zinc Mag+?
Kinetica Zinc Mag+ capsules were created to help provide the best nutrient support prior to sleep. #TeamKinetica recommend taking 3 capsules 30 to 60 minutes before bed for the best effect.
Each capsule contains a scientifically designed blend of functional ingredients, vitamins and minerals including:
- Zinc, magnesium, Vit B6, C and E.
- Added ornithine alpha ketoglutarate and n-acetyl l cysteine.
- Selenium, copper and manganese.
#TeamKinetica Top Tip: Why not try Kinetica Whey Protein too? Both Kinetica Whey Protein and Lean Active Protein products contain tryptophan, an important amino acid. Tryptophan breaks down in the body to serotonin, which in turn becomes melatonin, a key ingredient in the process of falling asleep. It can also help to prevent muscle breakdown overnight. We recommend taking 1-2 scoops of these products before bed.
About the author
Seán is the Partnership Manager with Kinetica Sports. He has been working with Kinetica Sports since 2011 and is a qualified Performance Nutritionist.
At the age of 17 he signed for Middlesbrough Football Club, followed by a short stint at Wigan Athletic. After returning to Ireland, he played with Longford Town Football Club for seven seasons and then with Drogheda United. However, due to a heart condition, he was forced to retire from football in 2008.
Following on from his retirement, Seán attended the Athlone Institute of Technology where he completed a Degree in Business Studies and was subsequently accepted on to the IBEC Graduate Placement Program. It was here that he began his journey with Kinetica Sports.
Seán has a keen interest in helping individuals with their health and nutrition. He likes to participate in various sports such as adventure racing, mountain running and cycling. He graduated with a Distinction in Performance Nutrition from the IOPN.
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5: Gleeson, M., Nieman, D. C., & Pedersen, B. K. (2004). Exercise, nutrition and immune function. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22(1):115–125. doi:10.1080/0264041031000140590