Magnesium Supplementation May Help Improve Blood Sugar Health
Magnesium is important for many processes in the body, including regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, and blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA. A new study has found that supplementation with magnesium may help improve blood sugar health.
Researchers from the University of Palermo evaluated 25 randomized control trials for their study. All the studies were a double-blind design and examined the effect of magnesium supplementation on people with diabetes or at high risk for diabetes.
The researchers found that magnesium supplementation significantly reduced fasting plasma glucose in participants with diabetes and participants at high risk of developing diabetes. Supplementation also improved insulin sensitivity markers in both groups.
The study was published online ahead of print on November 15, 2021 in the journal Nutrients.