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Mag-10 and Blood Sugar


#1

I was last on the forums back in April 2016, since then I have focused solely on building muscle. I used Mag-10 every morning and every night before bed and just ate protein/carbs during the day. My bench has gone from around 135lbs in April to now benching 225lbs. To say Mag-10 has helped with muscle gain is an understatement. I lift three days a week focusing on supersets and two of those training sessions are focused on chest as this is my slowest to develop.

However, during this time I would get hypoglycemic type reactions such as hands shaking, fog head, tiredness. Can anyone shed any light onto why it appears Mag-10 is affecting my sugar levels?

I would pulse upon waking, eat about an hour later, but every day around 10am-11am I would get shaky, fog headed, etc… I got worried about my sugar levels and spent a month checking them in fasted state, 2 hours after meals, and during these shaky feelings and all of my levels are completely normal and healthy. I even went to the doctor to see what it might be, but nothing came up. Once I stopped the Mag-10, it’s completely gone. No shaky feeling, but man I miss my Mag-10.

Anyone else get this or have some knowledge they can share?


#2

More details will help sort it out. Height, weight (current and weight gained these last few months), general bodyfat.

Also daily nutrition other than the Mag-10, and any other supplements. And training (weights, cardio, schedule).

That’s a lot of info to ask for, I know, but I haven’t really heard of anything similar, so I’m very hesitant to connect it just to the Mag-10 without having the whole picture. I didn’t see it mentioned, but how long were you noticing these symptoms? If you’ve been using Mag-10 for a while and only recently started seeing the issue, then it’s very unlikely to be connected to that.


#3

Hi Chris,

No problem on the details. When I started focusing on building I weighed 250 (April/May), now I’m around 290. BMI is unfortunately around 35 (I balloon up when eating higher carbs). I am 5’ 10". Currently in a high carb/high protein eating routine and taking creatine.

I had been taking the mag-10 for at least a few months before the shakiness started occurring. I had spent the year on a low calorie, no sugar, lower carb (on non-training days) diet with great results, but I stopped losing weight. My trainer and I decided to focus on gaining muscle over the fall season and then start cutting down after the holidays. As I increased my carb intake and adding foods back in to my diet that I normally wasn’t eating is when the shakiness began. I was thinking that maybe the “pulsing” effect of the Mag-10 was impacting my blood sugar? Again, all in healthy ranges. The only reason I connect it to the Mag-10 is because when I stopped taking it over Thanksgiving holiday (and haven’t taken it since), all the hypoglycemic-like reactions have stopped.

I am more than confident that it is a combination of things. I am asking because I am starting to begin to drop weight now and I want to do morning fasted cardio with Mag-10. I just hate when that shakiness kicks in.