If you’re not sleeping well…
Consider taking: magnesium
Like vitamin D, magnesium is responsible for a huge range of cellular functions in multiple parts of your body, including your bones, muscles, and brain, Bogden says. It’s also a key factor in helping your body get restorative sleep—and “great sleep translates to great recovery,” Bogden says. “Every active guy needs magnesium in large amounts because your body needs it for ATP production. If you’re active, you need it.”
When to take: “The absolute best time to take magnesium is 30–60 minutes before bed,” Bogden says.
How much to take: “On average, 400mg is a good middle-of-the-road recommendation for the average adult male, but consult with a doctor before taking this supplement,” Bogden says.
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