Chronic magnesium deficiency has been found to be associated with insulin resistance and, ultimately, in the development of type ll Diabetes. Magnesium is involved in hundreds of enzymes that affect energy metabolism, carbohydrate oxidation, glucose transport, insulin secretion, insulin binding and insulin activity. A study by Chaudhary, DP, et al. Implications of Magnesium Deficiency in Type 2 Diabetes: A Review. Biol. Trace Elem. Res. 134, 2, 2010 highlighted the importance of testing magnesium status.
There are many factors influencing our magnesium levels – poor dietary intake, impaired absorption, heavy metals and environment toxins, and stress are the main factors.
This clinic recommends Hair Tissue Mineral Analyses to ascertain the body’s mineral levels as tissue tests are more accurate than blood tests.