Magnesium has demonstrated the ability to reduce insulin resistance. It plays many crucial roles in the body, such as supporting muscle and nerve function, brain health, and aiding in energy production. Adequate levels of magnesium in the body are essential for the absorption and metabolism not only of vitamin D but also calcium.
Magnesium stimulates a particular hormone, calcitonin. Calcitonin helps to preserve bone structure and draws calcium out of the blood and soft tissues and back into the bones. This helps prevent osteoporosis, some forms of arthritis, and kidney stones.
Foods rich in Magnesium include: nuts, seeds, whole grains, beans, leafy vegetables, milk, yogurt, and fortified foods.
These forms of Magnesium will readily increase Magnesium levels:
• Magnesium Taurate
• Magnesium Malate
• Magnesium Glycinate
• Magnesium L-Threonate
A starting dose of 100 to 200 mg daily is suggested. Increase the dose as tolerated up to 300 mg daily for women and up to 400 mg daily for men.
Side effects of Magnesium may be stomach upset or diarrhea.
Always check with a healthcare provider before taking supplements. And always check to make sure that Magnesium does not interact with your medications.