Can Magnesium Help Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Can Magnesium Help Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Magnesium is one of the single most important nutrients for human health-powering more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Recent scientific evidence has shown that one significant benefit of getting enough magnesium is proper insulin sensitivity and regulation of glucose, which helps prevent type 2 diabetes.

In the study results, produced at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, food frequency questionnaires of 42,096 people suggested that high magnesium intake is strongly associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk. In fact, the chance of developing type 2 diabetes was shown to be 4 percent lower with each additional 50 mg per day of magnesium intake. Those with the highest magnesium intake had a 15 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to participants with the lowest intake.

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Getting Enough Magnesium

Our ancestors had a pretty easy time getting plenty of magnesium. They drank from mineral-rich rivers and lakes, and ate food grown in fertile soil. These days, purifying our water of contaminants can also strip it of nutrients like magnesium, and many of our crops are now grown in soil significantly depleted in minerals.

Of course, quality food sources of magnesium are always a good place to start. Foods like leafy greens, beans, nuts and seeds can boost your levels of this mineral. However, if you’re still experiencing any constricting symptoms such as muscle twitches, tightness or cramps, constipation, sleeplessness or headaches, these can signal that you aren’t getting enough magnesium.

Read more about food sources of magnesium

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for magnesium for adults is between 310 and 420 milligrams per day. Supplementing with Natural Vitality’s CalmTM can ensure you’re getting enough of this foundational mineral.

Natural Vitality’s Calm features a proprietary formula that provides highly absorbable, water-soluble magnesium in ionic form (having molecular charge that allows the mineral to easily bond with water), so it is ready to go to work right away.

Hruby A., Magnesium Intake, Quality of Carbohydrates, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Results From Three U.S. Cohorts. Diabetes Care. 2017 Oct 4

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