Empowering Your Lift: Supporting Women’s Strength Training with Minerals

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Empowering Your Lift: Supporting Women’s Strength Training with Minerals

We see more and more women lifting weights these days. It’s great news, because strength training is good for you in a lot of different ways, and it’s particularly good for women. 

But if you’re going to lift weights, it’s important that you fuel your body properly. Weightlifting increases your body’s mineral needs, and one of the most important ways to bounce back after a hard workout is by replenishing your mineral stores. 

Here’s a look at why minerals are so essential for women who lift weights, and how you can make sure you get enough minerals to support your body’s recovery. 

Strength Training Is Great for You 

Lifting weights is good for you in a lot of different ways. It helps you burn fat and build muscle [*] but there are a ton of other benefits too, including:

  • Hormone balance. Research shows that strength training increases both estrogen and testosterone in women, in an ideal ratio that improves overall hormone balance. [*]
  • Reduced sugar cravings. Strength training increases insulin sensitivity, which keeps your blood sugar stable and reduces sugar cravings by allowing your body to process carbs more efficiently. [*][*]
  • Better sleep. A 2018 review found that lifting weights on a regular basis improved sleep quality, especially in women. [*]
  • Stronger bones. Strength training is one of the best ways to increase bone density. [*] That’s good at any age, but it’s especially for women during and after menopause, when bone density starts to decrease.
  • Longevity. A 2023 study found that people who lift weights consistently are more likely to live longer and have better heart health, compared to people who do other exercises or don’t work out at all. [*]

Basically, strength training is great for you and there are a lot of reasons to do it. 

Your Body Needs Extra Minerals During Strength Training

If you’re going to start lifting weights, it’s important to make sure you’re fueling your body properly. A lot of the benefits of weightlifting use up minerals. For example:

  • Building muscle requires large amounts of magnesium, potassium, iron, and chromium. [*]
  • Increasing bone density is the result of your body depositing lots of minerals into your bones—especially calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. [*]
  • Creating hormones like estrogen and testosterone (which matters for women too!) is particularly mineral-demanding. It uses up zinc, iron, selenium, magnesium, boron, and several other minerals, for both hormone production and distribution. [*][*][*][*]

Strength training gives you all of the above benefits, which is great—as long as you have deep enough mineral stores. 

But if you don’t replenish the minerals you lose, you’ll use up minerals faster than you can replace them and risk developing deficiencies over time. Mineral deficiencies will slow progress in the gym and have other side effects, like fatigue and brain fog. 

That’s why it’s so important to make sure you’re getting all the minerals you need, especially if you’re working out regularly. 

A Simple Way to Replenish Your Mineral Stores

Strength training increases your body’s demands for close to a dozen different minerals, which can make supplementing difficult. 

BEAM Minerals offers full-spectrum mineral supplements that contain every essential mineral your body needs, in the right doses, with close to 100% bioavailability. 

With BEAM, mineral replenishment is incredibly simple. You just take two half-ounce shots of liquid every morning—that’s it. You’re done in 30 seconds and you get everything you need, without a kitchen cabinet full of supplements (and don’t worry. The liquid tastes like water). 

If you’re lifting weights and want to see results faster (or you just want to give your body and brain some extra support), try BEAM Minerals today. 

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