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Supporting Blood Sugar with Minerals

Minerals play an essential role if you're looking to support your blood sugar regulation naturally. This blog post will guide you through five practical tips to ensure your body has a proper intake of these critical nutrients. Let's dive in!

1. Ensure Adequate Magnesium Intake The balance between Calcium and Magnesium in our body is crucial for blood sugar regulation. It's essential to maintain adequate Magnesium levels to help Calcium absorption into the bones, preventing Calcium buildup in soft tissues (a possible contributor to bone spurs, calcifications, poor dental health, osteoporosis, and more unpleasant conditions).

So, where can you get Magnesium? Here are a few food sources:

2. Ensure Bioavailable Calcium Intake Calcium is another vital mineral for your body. It's important to ensure adequate Calcium intake from whole food sources that are easily absorbable. Below are some easily absorbable sources of Calcium:

3. Consider Chromium Intake Chromium (Cr) is another mineral that can help improve insulin binding and overall sensitivity, thereby aiding in the overall regulation of blood sugar.


Here are some Chromium-rich food sources:

  • brewers yeast

  • eggs

  • grass-fed beef

  • oranges

  • bananas

  • turkey

  • tomatoes

  • apples

Research supports the positive impact of Chromium on blood sugar regulation. For more detailed information, please check the references at the end of this blog post.

4. Mitigate Stress Levels We know - it's easier said than done! Chronic stress can lead to imbalances in mineral stores. When this happens, Calcium can build up in tissues while Magnesium levels drop. This imbalance can contribute to cell exhaustion and symptoms like blood sugar dysregulation. So, managing stress is vital for maintaining your mineral balance.

Here are a few ways to support your body through stress:

5. Ensure Adequate Retinol Intake Copper is important for the body, but it must be in a bioavailable form to prevent toxicity and maintain mineral balance. Copper must be bound to ceruloplasmin to be usable, and this binding is dependent on retinol in the system. Here are some food sources of Retinol:

Please keep in mind, while many factors contribute to blood sugar regulation or dysregulation, minerals are just one component! Taking a holistic approach, while considering individual circumstances & bio-individuality is key to long term success.


If you or someone you know could benefit from some mineral TLC, consider joining our online holistic wellness community: Mtn Gal Well Co. Our wellness community offers daily discussion on topics like this with tangible steps to get mineral foundations dialed.


Additional options for working together include 1:1 consultations. Consider booking a free 15-minute discovery call with Lexie to determine which functional labs would be most valuable for you and your wellness goals.

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Below are some of the research works that support the information provided in this blog post:

  1. Guang S. (et al). Altered Calcium Homeostasis Is Correlated With Abnormalities of Fasting Serum Glucose, Insulin Resistance, and β-Cell Function in the Newfoundland Population. Diabetes 1 November 2005; 54 (11): 3336–3339.

  2. https://doi.org/10.2337/diabetes.54.11.3336

  3. Anderson R. A. (1997). Chromium as an essential nutrient for humans. Regulatory toxicology and pharmacology : RTP, 26(1 Pt 2), S35–S41. https://doi.org/10.1006/rtph.1997.1136

  4. Anderson R. A. (1997). Nutritional factors influencing the glucose/insulin system: chromium. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 16(5), 404–410. https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.1997.10718705

  5. Ellen F. Barber, Robert J. Cousins, Induction of Ceruloplasmin Synthesis by Retinoic Acid in Rats: Influence of Dietary Copper and Vitamin A Status, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 117, Issue 9, 1987, Pages 1615-1622, ISSN 0022-3166, https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/117.9.1615.

**None of the information in this post is medical advice & should not be used to diagnose, treat or cure medical conditions. Work with a qualified practitioner to address any medical concerns. Some links may be affiliate links where Lexie receives a small payout from a company for sharing about their products. Lexie only shares about products that she personally uses & has done extensive reserach on. Thanks for choosing to support her & her small business by purchasing through her links!**

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