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Finlay McAndrew  •  Running Gear •  12.04.2024 •  5 min read

PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery

The beauty of running is that it’s as simple as putting on a pair of running shoes and heading out the door. This is probably what attracts so many to the sport. Running is a powerful stress reliever. The only problem is that running itself can also be a stressor, particularly high intensity sessions. And the reality is, you might need some extra help so you can reap the benefits from your efforts. At Run4It, we’re always looking for products that can help runners improve their performance. It’s for this reason that we’re stocking PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery.

Do we need to take magnesium?

There is a building consensus that a significant proportion of the population don't consume enough magnesium. Whilst magnesium might not be something that a lot of people are overly aware of, it’s a hot topic amongst athletes. This is because adequate magnesium intake can support: muscle relaxation, recovery and sleep quality. We all know that sleep is probably the most important recovery tool at our disposal.

Even though magnesium can be found in a number of foods, it’s easy to eat a well-balanced diet that doesn’t meet adequate magnesium requirements. Hence the nutrition data that suggests deficiency levels across the world. There’s also the problem of exercising a lot. Magnesium stores are depleted through sweat, and that’s something we do a lot of when we run. The logical conclusion is that it seems a fairly good idea to take some form of magnesium supplement. 

Why PILLAR Performance?

Magnesium supplements are not all the same. This is due to the fact that some are more bioavailable than others - meaning they can be absorbed more easily. As PILLAR Performance considers the needs of an athlete, the Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery relies on leading sports science research to formulate the best magnesium supplement possible. 

We’re not going to get overly technical in this article, but PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery features three specific forms of magnesium that helps support the nervous system and can: aid sleep, muscle relaxation, and overall recovery. Unlike cheaper forms of magnesium, the premium ingredients in PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium are much less likely to cause laxative effects or gastrointestinal stress. Damien Fitzpatrick, founder of PILLAR Performance, provides a detailed explanation of the product in the following video:

You won’t have to worry about any unwanted ingredients. Everything is batch tested for banned substances by Informed Sport, before being released to market. They suggest as many as one in ten sports supplements can be contaminated.

How to use it?

The best time to take PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery is 30-60 minutes before bedtime. This is because magnesium is a cofactor in the hormone synthesis of serotonin, which the brain transforms into melatonin. The hormone responsible for making you feel sleepy. 

Glass jar of PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery Powder sitting on dark granite stone

PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery is available in a powder and tablet form. Even though the tablet is a convenient way to take it, especially if you’re travelling, the drink may help establish a better night time routine. To explain further, consuming a drink an hour before bed is a great way to start the process of getting ready for bed. There’s a reason that children have a bedtime routine, it works. 

The powder is available in two flavours: Natural Berry or Pineapple & Coconut. It mixes easily and completely dissolves in 200ml of water. The PILLAR Performance Shaker is perfect for mixing it up. The taste isn’t overly sweet or bitter, so should appeal to a lot of people. 

Hand holding PILLAR Performance 500ml shaker with a jar of triple magnesium recovery powder in the background

Does it work?

As it stands, a lot more research needs to be done to properly establish how much magnesium supplementation can improve performance. However, PILLAR is trying to provide more answers on this. They also support a number of high-level performance athletes who praise the benefits of it. 

Now, we know the cynics understand these athletes have an obligation to say it works. We tested out PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery independently to see how it worked. While our conclusions are completely anecdotal, we were extremely impressed with the results. We experienced noticeable improvements in sleep and muscle recovery. 

Is PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery for you?

If we take it back to our opening statements, running is a form of stress. It doesn’t matter what level you’re at, if you’re pushing yourself, you’re going to be depleting your body of its resources. And we know one of these resources will be magnesium. Without adequate recovery, it’s easy for performance gains and improvements to plateau. 

While there’s no guarantees, there’s a high chance PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery can help improve your running progression. As a result of improved sleep quality and muscle recovery. That’s why we stock it at Run4It.

The best time to take PILLAR Performance Triple Magnesium Professional Recovery is 30-60 minutes before bedtime.

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