Staminade was the first ready-to-drink sports drink sold in Australia with magnesium in its formula. We use magnesium lactate in our powder.

Why is magnesium so important? Because it’s one of the four most abundant elements found in the body. It’s essential for normal body function, helping cells utilise sugars to produce vital energy for cells’ mechanisms to work at optimum. It plays a vital role in the body’s energy metabolism.

During sweating magnesium is lost along with other electrolytes.

Magnesium is known to help recovery from muscle cramps. And many of the sports drinks you buy in a 600ml bottle in the supermarket or corner store do not contain magnesium – check the label.

Scientists believe that endurance athletes may be at heightened risk of magnesium deficiency and consequent health and performance problems as a result of metabolic response to exercise, as well as losses incurred via sweat and urine.