I've been touting the anabolic effects of Magnesium for quite some time, nice to finally have a performance study to back it up.
1: Biol Trace Elem Res. 2007 Mar;115(3):205-12. LinksEffects of magnesium supplementation on blood parameters of athletes at rest and after exercise. Cinar V, Nizamlioglu M, Mogulkoc R, Baltaci AK.High School of Physical Education and Sport, Selcuk University, Karaman , Turkey.
Conclusion: These results suggest that magnesium supplementation positively influences the performance of training athletes by increasing erythrocyte and hemoglobin levels
Ever heard of blood doping? The whole point is to deliver oxygen in red blood cells more efficiently and effectively . This study proves that magnesium will positively deliver oxygen and thus anabolic nutrients to working muscles. Add in the fact that magnesium is involved in over 350 processes in the body and we begin to see an even greater need to supplement with magnesium.
Also note that magnesium is a adrenal enhancing supplement and hate it or love it, it is responsible for enhancing our anabolic hormones as well as increasing REM sleep.