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ATP, Magnesium


#1

they say atp is the energy currnecy of the cell, does atp always come as atp-mg2 ?


#2

I think so... I believe ATP is stored at MgATP. Without sufficient Mg, ATP can be broken down easily into ADP or inorganic phosphates.

so take your magnesium.


#3

what is the best (most bioavailable?) form of magnesium to take?


#4

I believe that -ates are the most bioavailable form. Like ZMA, with zinc and magnesium aspartate.


#5

Citrate, at least from the literature I have seen. I am sure that aspartate works well too, but for standalone citrate seems to slightly outperform amino acid chelates.


#6

are you guys thinking you're short on ATP? it might not be the first deficiency I would look at remedying.


#7

no.


#8

inside your body can atp exist as just atp or does it have to be attached to something like magnesium?