Researchers from Iran studied the effects of a supplement containing different micronutrients (magnesium, zinc, calcium, and vitamin D) on blood glucose (sugar) levels and cardiometabolic risk factors in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus. 60 patients, aged 18 to 40 years, were divided into two groups of each 30 participants who received either the supplement or a placebo for 6 weeks. After 6 weeks of supplementation, significantly reduced fasting glucose levels and insulin levels were observed in the group receiving the micronutrients compared with the placebo group. Lipid levels also improved after supplementation. Overall, the results demonstrated that supplementation with magnesium, zinc, calcium, and vitamin D had beneficial effects on regulating blood glucose levels and some risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus. More details can be found in the study.
Karamali, Bahramimoghadam, Sharifzadeh, Asemi