Magnesium Fights Nerve Pain In Diabetics
Did you know magnesium, also known as Mg, eliminates nerve pain in diabetics?
Diabetes is a condition wherein there are high Blood Sugar Levels. But, did you know that diabetes can also lead to nerve troubles. In fact, nerve-related pain affects up to 16% of people with diabetes. Such individuals experience:
- Hyperalgesia - Increased sensitivity to pain
- Allodynia - feel pain when they shouldn't. For instance, a gentle tap on the shoulder causes pain. Allodynia due to touch is called tactile allodynia.
There is another type of allodynia called thermal allodynia which affects people with diabetes too. Here the affected individual feels pain when there is a slight change in temperature. For instance, a few drops of cold water on the skin cause pain.
- Mechanical hypersensitivity - increased pain with movements
- In situations that are painful, the affected individual experiences more pain than usual.
- There is spontaneous pain at times.
No doubt, all of them severely hamper the quality of life of the affected person.
During a study over mice, the researchers found that diabetes caused mechanical hypersensitivity and thermal allodynia in just two weeks of getting diabetes.
But the good news is that research confirms magnesium eases nerve pains even in diabetes.
Here’s how magnesium helps you fight neuropathy (nerve-related pain):
- Mg prevents unusual/abnormal pain
- N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor channels (NMDA) receptors are responsible for abnormal processing of sensory information.
- Mg blocks such receptors. Thus it reduces both hyperalgesia as well as allodynia.
Research published in 2011 in Expert Review Clinical Pharmacology confirms the same.
- Mg administration - intake nullifies thermal and tactile allodynia.
- Mg administration also delays mechanical hypersensitivity, pain or increased sensitivity to movements
Did you know, Mg deficiency causes various diabetes complications including neuropathy?
Do you know the World Journal of Diabetes says magnesium deficiency is one of the causes of diabetes? Plenty of research confirms magnesium is more important for our health and wellbeing than we can possibly imagine!
While Mg deficiency causes diabetes, diabetes also causes Mg depletion. High blood sugar levels ensure more Mg is excreted from your body, lowering Mg levels further!
According to the paper published in The Journal of Physiology in 2010, up to 48% of diabetics have Mg deficiency. Besides, Mg deficiency is a major factor for diabetes-related complications. Mg intake and administration help in preventing the complications of diabetes and also help in recovering from the complications already caused.
Here’s how magnesium administration helps you:
- Reduces the symptoms of diabetes such as polydipsia/excessive thirst, polyuria/excess urination, and hypoinsulinemia/ low insulin levels.
- Improves your blood sugar levels. Mg improves both fasting blood sugar and PPBS (Post Prandial Blood Sugar,) the sugar level after meals.
- Improves insulin sensitivity: Your body responds better to insulin. You might be aware that insulin is a hormone present in your body. It helps your body use sugar. When your body doesn’t respond well to insulin, it is called insulin resistance, and that increases blood sugar levels. Thankfully, Mg intake fights this issue by increasing insulin sensitivity.
- Decreases C-reactive protein, which is one of the markers of inflammation.
*Redness, swelling, and pain are the signs of inflammation.
You might get to hear about medicines such as calcium channel α2-δ ligands and antidepressants for relieving neuropathic pain. However, they provide only partial pain relief, and that too work only on 40 to 60% of the people.
Here’s how you can replenish your magnesium deficit:
You might want to start with magnesium supplements for quicker results. Transdermal magnesium absorption via the skin is worth considering too. It is safer and more effective than oral supplements. Try our magnesium chloride/ MgCl bath flakes. Just add two cups of MgCl flakes to your bathtub and soak in it…
It’s never late to start with a Magensium-rich diet…
Green leafy veggies, cacao, nuts, and pumpkin seeds are a few of the rich dietary sources of magnesium.
Get set to replenish your magnesium deficiency. Contact us at MgBody today for more details!