There is not one cell in the human body that could survive without magnesium, yet it is the most
underappreciated mineral in regards to human health and wellbeing.
Magnesium is necessary to maintain the electrical stability of each cell in the body.
Studies have shown that there is a direct relationship between Magnesium Deficiency and Hypoglycemia, and a host
of other diseases that affect the health of the body, as well as mental health.
In the specific case of hypoglycemia, (a drop in blood sugar below 70mg/dl), magnesium plays a vital role, as it
regulates blood glucose levels.
Magnesium regulates blood sugars by helping to balance the amounts of insulin secreated from the pancreas.
Diabetics that are taking hypoglycemic drugs like Metformin, or insulin should be aware that when it comes to a
Magnesium Deficiency and Hypoglycemia, they are at risk for some very serious health concerns.
Most people when working out, are not thinking about anything other than counting reps, or the miles that they
are running on a tredmill, and they are probably not aware of the fact that exercise actually decreases blood sugar
A person that has a magnesium deficiency that they are unaware of, and continues to take their hypoglycemic
drugs, could find him or herself in a very serious medical situation, as a sudden drop in blood glucose levels
could send the body into shock, cause respiratory distress, cardiac arrest, coma, or even death.
Who Should Be Concerned
People who have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, and persons with a family history of the disease that
includes a mother, father, grandparents, or siblings should be mindful of their magnesium levels, and should
request that their physician or other health care practitioner order a magnesium level be drawn, as magnesium
levels are not always included in standard blood tests.
The magnesium levels of children who have Type I Diabetes should also be tested regularly.
Symptoms Associated With Magnesium Deficiency
The early signs of a magnesium deficiency are generally very subtle, so subtle in fact that most people fail to
recognize that there is anything wrong.
Because of the fact that the majority of the magnesium that is contained in the body is generally found within
the tissues of the body, early symptoms could present as foot pain, muscle twitches, and leg cramps.
Vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, weakness and fatigue, are also identified as early signs of a magnesium
As deficiencies of magnesium progress symptoms become more serious as they could include changes in personality,
tingling in digits, heart spasms, abnormal heart rhythms, and seizures.
Magnesium Deficiency and Hypoglycemia is something that everyone should be concerned about, but especially
people who are on hypoglycemic drugs.
A lot of people have also started taking Cinnamon as a supplement to help control their blood glucose levels,
and although cinnamon is classified as a food product by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people should have
their magnesium levels checked while taking it because there are studies that have shown significant drops in the
blood sugars of people who take cinnamon on a daily basis.