Having the proper amount of magnesium in your body can help you regulate your blood pressure, manage your blood sugar levels, and more. However, people with insulin resistance and/or type 2 diabetes are more at risk of magnesium deficiency due to higher concentrations of glucose in the kidneys that cause increased urination, according to the NIH.
People with diabetes should check with their doctor about adding a magnesium supplement to their daily routine to help offset the loss of the nutrient.
If adding a magnesium supplement is right for you, here are a few options to help you begin your search.
Magnesium citrate is considered easier to absorb than magnesium oxide, and Nature Made provides 250 milligrams (mg) of the nutrient in each serving. The softgels do not include synthetic dyes, artificial flavors, and are gluten-free.
Magnesium taurate may be the best form of the mineral for managing high blood sugar, according to Healthline. The manufacturer of these capsules claims that this form is also easier on the stomach, and can help with stress, anxiety, and maintaining a healthy heart rate.
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If swallowing pills isn’t for you, KAL has you covered, offering magnesium citrate in gummy form. The gummies are orange-vanilla flavored, and users can consume up to four a day based on need.
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Natural Vitality offers a magnesium supplement in powder form that provides 325 mg of the nutrient per serving. It also comes in several different flavors, including raspberry lemon, orange, lemon, and cherry.
“Just add one tablet to hot or cold water and begin to gently ease your active mind and body, one sip at a time,” Nuun Rest says. Each tablet contains 300 mg of magnesium, and flavors include lemon chamomile and blackberry-raspberry.
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Read “Six Supplements for Diabetes” to learn more about adding supplements to your regimen.