Diabetes Mellitus Linked to Magnesium Deficiency

Magnesium has been found to regulate and improve blood sugar control, play a vital role in the secretion and function of insulin, is necessary for insulin to open cell membranes for glucose and helps the body digest, absorb, and utilize proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Those who are low on this mineral (a survey conducted by The Gallup Organization found that 72 percent of adult Americans fall short of the Recommended Dietary Allowance of magnesium), increase their risk of developing diabetes mellitus considerably.

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Magnesium May Boost Brain Power

Neuron (journal) - Mice given extra doses of a new magnesium compound had better working memory, long-term memory and greater learning ability. Before you go popping heavy doses of magnesium, however, know that much more testing is needed. Though rodent brains work similarly to ours, animal studies do not always predict what will happen in humans. "If MgT is shown to be safe and effective in humans, these results may have a significant impact on public health," said Guosong Liu, director of the Center for Learning and Memory...

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Correcting Magnesium Deficiencies May Prolong Life

In a February 2012 study entitled, "Correcting magnesium deficiencies may prolong life (1)" - the International Space Station provided an extraordinary facility to study the accelerated aging process in microgravity, which could be triggered by significant reductions in magnesium (Mg) ion levels in the body. What was learned in space can be applied to all of us down here on Earth. Magnesium is an antioxidant and calcium blocker which helps lower oxidative stress, prevent insulin resistance, and lowers inflammatory conditions which could add years to your life.

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