Magnesium Increases Creatine Effect

August 23rd, 2007 by Paul Johnson

A study a few years ago by the Washington State University, showed that 800mg of magnesium together with 5 grams of creatine monohydrate, increased lean muscle mass significantly more than creatine by itself. Magnesium is a great mineral for bodybuilding and many people are deficient in it from their diet.

According to other research studies magnesium taken by itself, can dramatically increase strength. This may be the reason why magnesium together with creatine, leads to more muscle mass. Lean mass increases usually follow after strength gains. Many bodybuilders take ZMA which has magnesium in it, but ZMA is really an overpriced product. It is cheaper just to take zinc and magnesium supplements seperately.