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2011-03-01

Study Shows Magnesium's Metabolic Benefits

Some may already know my favourite mineral is magnesium...has been for quite some time now. While magnesium is involved in 100s of biochemical reactions (everything from energy production to cardiovascular protection), here is study that sheds some light on a possible mechanism of action for the metabolic benefits seen.

Supplementation with 500 mg of magnesium (in the citrate form) for only 4 weeks reduced the levels of a protein called C-peptide (which is a measure of insulin sensitivity), in addition to down-regulating certain genes related to metabolic and inflammatory pathways.

This could be why we've seen magnesium to be of such great benefit to Type 2 Diabetics in the regulation of insulin and blood glucose.

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Source: www.ajcn.org/content/93/2/463

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