The effect of magnesium supplementation on glucose and insulin levels of Tae-kwan-do sportsmen and sedentary subjects


Cinar V., POLAT Y. , Mogulkoc R., Nizamlioglu M., Baltaci A. K.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, cilt.21, ss.237-240, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.237-240

Özet

This study was performed to determine how the magnesium supplementation for a 4-week period affects the glucose and insulin levels at rest and at exhaustion in sportsmen.

THE EFFECT OF MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTATION ON GLUCOSE

AND INSULIN LEVELS OF TAE-KWAN-DO SPORTSMEN

AND SEDENTARY SUBJECTS

VEDAT CINAR, YAHYA POLAT*, RASIM MOGULKOC**, MUSTAFA NIZAMLIOGLU* * * AND ABDULKERIM KASIM BALTACI**

Selcuk University, High School of Physical Education and Sport, Karaman, Turkey

*Erciyes University, High School of Physical Education and Sport, Kavseri, Turkey

**Selcuk University, Mer am Medical School, Department of Physiology, Konva, Turkey

***Selcuk University, Veterinary School, Department of Food Hygene, Konva, Turkey

ABSTRACT

This study was performed to determine how the magnesium supplementation for a 4-week period affects the

glucose and insulin levels at rest and at exhaustion in sportsmen.

This is a 4 week study performed on 30 healthy male subjects varying between 18-22 ages. Subjects were

separated into 3 groups. 1st group; group supplemented with magnesium, 2nd group; Magnesium

supplementations +exercise group, 3rd group; training group. Glucose and insulin parameters of the groups

were measured 4 times; at rest and exhaustion in the beginning of the research and at rest and exhaustion after

the end of 4 weeks application period.

Glucose levels in exhaustion measurements both before and after the supplementation significantly increased

compared to resting levels (p<0.05). Significant difference was determined in the glucose values of 1st and 2nd

groups supplemented with magnesium in comparison to their first measurements (p<0.05). Insulin values a

decrease in all of the 3 groups occurred with exercise both before and after the supplementation (p<0.05).

Magnesium supplementation has an important effect on glucose levels whereas it has no effect on insulin levels.

Keywords: Exercise, magnesium supplementation, insulin, glucose.