1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Magnesium supplements

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Finzi, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Finzi

    Finzi · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    I read in a thread recently that I can't find now that someone was taking magnesium supplements and it had effective lowered their blood sugar. Does anyone know the recommended dose to take for this purpose? I've bought some magnesium supplements from asda and they say one tablet supplies 80% RDA. So I don't know whether one is enough or if I should take two (but I don't want to overdose!)
     
  2. astralworld

    astralworld · Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Re: Magnesium supplements

    It would be almost impossible to overdose with magnesium. It has been proven that the majority of people in the western world are seriously magnesium deficient due to lack of magnesium and other natural nutrients in the soil compared to 100 years ago.This is partly the reason for the increase in diagnosis of Diabetes nowadays. The other point I would make is that magnesium tablets are virtually useless as the bio availabilty is so low ... most of the magnesium in tablets is lost once it the gut. In order to top up magnesium levels it is far more benieficial to use Transdermal Magnesium Oil which is sprayed onto the skin each day. There is a wealth of information on the net about transdermal magnesium and the many benefits of its use( it bypasses the gut, so the magnesium goes directly into the cellular system). Hope this helps.
     
  3. diamondnostril

    diamondnostril Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    294
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Re: Magnesium supplements


    Hi Finzi . . .

    Perhaps it was my Post that you read? If so . . .

    I can tell you that I take 2x250mg magnesium tablets each day, along with another multi-purpose tablet that also contains magnesium. Total of 750mg magnesium per day. (I am 66kg guy). As astralworld said, magnesium in many tablets is not well-absorbed by the body so I guess results can be variable depending on what your body does with it. My tablets are very cheap, they contain magnesium carbonate, in theory not very well-absorbed by the body. Nevertheless it's had a very real effect on lowering my blood-sugars. My tablets are soluble and I take them in a pint of water. Maybe that, or something else in my diet, helps the absorption.

    I'm not an expert, but from what I have read and learned about magnesium, there is no danger of taking too much; the body regulates the levels very well by itself. I have read that high doses may have a laxative effect . . . I have noticed that I have become 'more regular' on my 750mg :shh:

    Best wishes :)
    diamondnostril
     
  4. Finzi

    Finzi · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    366
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Re: Magnesium supplements

    Thank you! Yes, it was your post. My tablets are very cheap ones too, just ASDA generic but they aren't soluble ones so I hope they work. They are 200mg, so I think I'm going to take two a day to start. Fingers crossed!
     
  5. priyankakedia

    priyankakedia · Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    23
    Re: Magnesium supplements

    Hey guys, are you all taking this supplements on doc's prescription or on your own...?
    Can I also take the same....? What results have you seen...?
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook