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Side Effects and Other Risks With Magnesium
Magnesium supplements appear to be safe for most adults at low doses.
 
High doses can be unsafe and cause such problems as:
 
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extremely low blood pressure
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Confusion.
     
Magnesium can interact with and affect the action of certain drugs, including:
 

Are Omega-3 Fatty Acids a Natural Remedy for Diabetes?

Omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s for short) are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that come from food sources such as:
 
As possible natural diabetes remedies, omega-3s are marketed as capsules or oils, often as fish oil.
 
Omega-3s are important in a number of bodily functions, including:
 
  • Moving calcium and other substances in and out of cells
  • Relaxation and contraction of muscles
  • Blood clotting
  • Digestion
  • Fertility
  • Cell division
  • Growth.
     
Omega-3s have been the subject of much media attention in recent years because of studies finding that they may be useful for such purposes as:
 
Some countries and organizations have issued formal recommendations on the intake of omega-3s through meals, oils, and possibly supplementation. Omega-3s have been of interest as natural remedies for diabetes, primarily because having diabetes increases a person's risk for heart disease and stroke.
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