- Magnesium deficiency is associated with type 2 diabetes and obesity (Lecube 2012, Psaltopoulou 2010, Schulze 2007, Guerrero-Romero 2002).
- Magnesium supplementation results in improved glucose tolerance and decreased cravings (Abraham 1983).
- Magnesium supplementation promotes weight loss in obese patients (Champagne 2008).
- Magnesium supplementation decreases fasting plasma glucose, HbA1c and BMI in diabetic patients (Lecube 2012).
- Magnesium increases the synthesis and sensitivity of serotonin which decreases cravings in obese individuals (Eby 2010).
Magnesium Effects On Weight Reduction
Decreased magnesium levels are associated with obesity. Magnesium supplementation in obese patients promotes weight loss and prevents complications of weight loss regimens.
- Magnesium increase is associated with BMI decrease in obese individuals (Lecube 2012).
- Hypomagnesemia (decreased magnesium levels in blood) are associated with obesity and adequate magnesium intake can promote weight loss (Champagne 2008).
- Magnesium deficiency is associated with obesity, as well as it is also a complication of restricted weight loss regimens. Therefore, magnesium supplementation should be a part of weight loss diets (German 2015, de Leeuw 1987).