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A Magnesium Defiency Can Retard Weight Loss.


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A Magnesium defiency can retard weight loss. While magnesium deficiency is fairly common, it is frequently overlooked as a source of problems. Magnesium is important to carbohydrate metabolism. It may influence the release and activity of insulin, the hormone that helps control blood glucose levels. If you are havinf trouble losing weight this could be part of your problem. Have your doc test your magnesium and vitamin levels/

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/27/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 6 Comments
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AGILLASPIE60 5/27/2011 11:13:00 AM

    I had read this several months ago and started taking a magnesium supplement daily. My diabetes is now gone! Of course, losing 50 lbs. has helped but I think the magnesium really did help that too! I'm really glad that you shared that though! Thanks for the reminder!
PROUD-GRANDMA 11/28/2013 11:01:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing!
CHERYLL3 11/28/2013 10:34:00 AM

    Be aware that too much magnesium has the same symptoms as too little. If I take magnesium it makes me incredibly groggy and I can literally fall asleep standing up. Since I am not a sleepy person and get plenty of rest these days, this is unusual, and will happen within seconds if I have it as part of a vitamin injection. I'm only borderline deficient, however.
TEDYBEAR2838 11/28/2013 9:33:00 AM

    I just started taking it also.
Supposed to be good for joints also?
CASIE43 8/2/2011 3:02:00 PM

    As well as diabetes, I have Gittleman Syndrome which leaves me with extremely low magnesium. I take 2520 mg. (no this is NOT a typo)of magnesium oxide a day. Even with this massive dose my magnesium does not rise above .30 which is still dangerously low. I have a lot of problems losing weight ....maybe this is why!! emoticon
NANA4321 6/2/2011 5:50:00 PM

    I just bought some magnesium because I noticed on my nutrition reports, that I was consistently below recommended. I'll try it and see how it works.

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