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Hello out there. In addition to Chromium gtf, cinnamon, and several of the b complex vitamins, I have heard that the mineral magnesium does wonders to control blood sugar. I always like a calcium/ magnesium/ zinc supplement as a healthy sleep aid and immune builder. Has anyone else heard about the effects of magnesium on diabetes control?
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replied May 8th, 2011
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Magnesium plays many crucial roles, including the following:

Maintaining nerve and muscle function
Regulating heartbeat
Keeping bones healthy
Supporting the immune system
Regulating blood pressure
Regulating blood glucose levels
Helping with metabolism and protein synthesis

It may therefore, be advisable for any person with diabetes or a family history of the disease to take the at least 500 mg of magnesium and 10 mg of B6 daily.

Magnesium is widely distributed in foods. It forms part of the chlorophyll in green leaves. Other good sources of this mineral are nuts, Soya bean, alfalfa, apple, fig, lemon, peach, almond, whole grains, brown rice, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.




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replied August 20th, 2013
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Magnesium is widely found in foods, but at low levels. Most women are deficient and about half of men are. Your chances of being deficient go up with the more processed foods you eat.

Also, if you are taking a calcium/magnesium supplement combined, you are not getting anywhere near the amount of magnesium you think. Our bodies absorb calcium and magnesium in the same place and prefer calcium. Tests show people who take this kind of supplement excrete most of the magnesium, rather than absorb it.

Most people I know take 250mg Mg supplement 3-4 times a day, but only under the care of a doctor.
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replied May 6th, 2014
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replied December 25th, 2014
Magnesium is the most abundant mineral in your body. If you don't have enough of it, your body simply cannot function at its best. Insufficient cellular magnesium levels set the stage for deterioration of proper metabolic function that typically snowballs into more significant health problems.
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replied November 16th, 2015
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replied February 2nd, 2016
Diabetes is a condition with high blood sugar level. Magnesium is found to be effective in lowering the level of Diabetes. There are different types of Diabetes namely Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational diabetes. The person with this disorder has low level of insulin or no insulin. Magnesium lowers the level of Type 2 Diabetes. Besides this the element plays many other roles like digestion of proteins, fats. In the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Its deficiency leads to serious heart issues and other problems. It is recommended to have 500-1,000 mg of magnesium daily. Consume lots of fresh dark green vegetables. Either you can have this green vegetable in the form of juices.
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replied June 14th, 2016
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This is interesting, and helpful i think.
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