Saturday, 10 May 2014

Does magnesium deficiency cause diabetes?


Does magnesium deficiency cause diabetes?
Magnesium plays a key role in preventing insulin dysregulation and type 2 diabetes, according to several recent studies—yet 80 percent of Canadians are likely magnesium deficient.
One study found those with the highest magnesium intake reduced their risk of metabolic problems by 71 percent.
Another study concluded magnesium is highly protective for those at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
Inadequate magnesium intake creates a vicious cycle of low magnesium levels in your body, elevated insulin and blood glucose levels, and excess loss of magnesium in your urine.
The best source of magnesium is through natural nutrition such as whole, organic foods, especially dark green leafy vegetables; other good sources include seaweed, dried pumpkin seeds, unsweetened cocoa, flaxseed, almond butter, and whey.
Of the many forms of magnesium supplements available today, a newer form called magnesium threonate shows particular promise due to its ability to penetrate cell membranes, even those in your brain.

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