Arkovital® Double Magnesium contains an exclusive combination of magnesium of marine and plant origin that helps to reduce fatigue and is important for a properly functioning nervous system. A magnesium deficiency is often associated with fatigue and a nervous feeling. Magnesium is also crucial in diabetes.
Magnesium is essential for the action of insulin and the regulation of blood glucose.
Brazilian research among 51 people with type 2 diabetes shows that 77% have too low magnesium levels. Magnesium is essential for the action of insulin and the regulation of blood glucose. It activates the insulin receptors and stimulates the production of proteins with a signaling function for insulin. A magnesium deficiency can therefore increase the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in high blood glucose levels. As a result, the patient urinates a lot to remove the excess glucose. Minerals such as magnesium are also lost with the urine. The researchers therefore advise to continue to monitor the magnesium status of a patient with diabetes and to be alert to an adequate magnesium intake.
Reference: Cristiane Hermes Sales et al. Influence of magnesium status and magnesium intake on the blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Clin Nutr. Jun 2011