Magnesium for Heart Palpitations is A Well-Researched Winner

By on May 23, 2015
magnesium for heart palpitations

There is compelling evidence that magnesium for heart palpitations can be an effective remedy for this painful and frightening condition. This article shows you how you can use magnesium for heart palpitations, as well as reviewing Vital Biologics Heart Calm magnesium supplement, which the company was generous enough to provide a free sample in exchange for an unbiased review.  I make no money from any sales of Heart Calm that may occur from this post.

Magnesium and Heart Palpitations

As long-time readers of this site know, we are big proponents of magnesium, and feel that many of today’s ‘chronic illnesses’ often have a component of magnesium deficiency. One such chronic illness that is often due to magnesium deficiency is heart palpitations. We’ve previously written articles including magnesium as one of the Causes of Heart Palpitations, and on Magnesium’s role in Mitral Valve Prolapse as examples of this strong correlation.

One well-respected cardiologist, Dr. Steven Sinatra, states “…magnesium and CoQ10 work like magic against PVCs [a specific abnormal heart rhythm often experienced as heart palpitations]”.  Despite the volume of evidence that heart palpitations, and indeed many other heart conditions, are strongly related to magnesium deficiency, magnesium deficiency as a component of these issues is only given a cursory glance when it should be given a thorough investigation.

 

Magnesium Deficiency Perpetuated by Ignorance

Incredibly, one of the reasons why this condition is not treated as a magnesium deficiency disorder is because of sheer and utter ignorance by the medical community that continues to be perpetuated with every new doctor given a license. This ignorance is of the uselessness of the standard Magnesium Blood Levels that are done on everyone that goes to a doctor or hospital with heart palpitations.  This common blood test, used as the ‘gold standard’ in hospitals and doctor’s offices to discover magnesium deficiency, ironically uncovers only a tiny fraction of cases of magnesium deficiency. This is unfortunate because this serious and frightening condition can often be improved, and even relieved entirely, with the use of magnesium,  even when blood magnesium levels are completely normal.

 

Heart Calm Supplements

That’s where Vital Biologics Heart Calm comes in. They have done their research on magnesium and heart palpitations and understand the usefulness of magnesium for this condition. In fact, they have formulated their product with four different supplements that all have the research proven ability to improve or relieve heart palpitations: magnesium, potassium, taurine, and Coenzyme Q10.

Magnesium, of course, is the stand out player in the Heart Calm formulation, and they were smart enough to include three different ‘elemental’ formulations. This is important because most supplements only contain the inferior and not well-absorbed formulation of magnesium oxide. In fact, most prescription magnesium formulations given by doctors when they do address a magnesium deficiency, are given as oxide. This is another way that the medical profession’s ignorance perpetuates magnesium deficiency even when it’s diagnosed! This triple formulation is also important because everyone has a different body chemistry that may respond to different formulations of magnesium. Including three different ‘elemental’ formulations solves both of these problems.

Potassium

Potassium and magnesium are both ‘electrolytes’ that regulate the electrical activity of the heart. While the heart is a muscle, it’s also a finely-tuned electrical machine, which is what the familiar ‘ECG’ or ‘EKG’ tracing measures. This electrical activity is so precise that a single heartbeat goes through several stages measured each in thousandths of a second. Just a few milliseconds disruption of this electrical activity in any heartbeat throughout life can lead to death.  Having appropriate amounts of potassium and magnesium is vital to keep this system working properly, but most people are deficient in one or both of these vital nutrients, which can lead to heart palpitations.

Coenzyme Q10

Aside from magnesium, Coenzyme Q10, or just CoQ10, is the other supplement that Dr. Sinatra recommends as being ‘magic’ for the resolution of PVC’s. I’ve written before about the use of CoQ10 for Congestive Heart Failure, and its heart cell antioxidant protection is a critical cardiac metabolic function that has been proven to have ‘extraordinary clinical improvement’ in heart function at higher doses than are present in Heart Calm.

Taurine

Taurine is a sulphur-containing amino acid that has multiple studies proving its ability to benefit the heart through several different actions. First, like Coenzyme Q10, sulphur-containing amino acids act as antioxiandants that protect the energy-production centers of the heart known as mitochondria.  Second is taurine’s ability to attract electrolytes to it, bringing their electrical conductivity to heart cells.

My Assessment of Heart Calm

Overall, I’m impressed with Heart Calm and the obvious research that has gone into choosing this particular combination of supplements for the use of heart palpitations.  My only disagreement with Heart Calm is their assessment that one serving per day, which is 300 mg of magnesium and only 30 mg of Coenzyme Q10, will likely accomplish a significant reduction in heart palpitations.  In my experience, many people do not respond to such low doses of magnesium or Coenzyme Q10, and many will require 2 to 3 servings per day, in 2 to 3 divided doses per day, to resolve their heart palpitations and other health problems. In fact, on the Magnesium Dosage page, I provide links to a research study on magnesium recommending 600 mg of magnesium per day in divided doses as the starting point to relieve the Signs of Magnesium Deficiency, including heart palpitations. However, Vital Biologics states that only a few people with heart palpitations do not respond to this low of a dose, and it’s possibly that the combination of the 4 supplements works synergistically to relieve heart palpitations at the low doses they have per serving.

I would definitely recommend  Vital Biologics Heart Calm for anyone with heart palpitations. Start with one serving per day as they recommend, but it’s certainly safe for most people to increase the dose to up to  3 servings per day without fear of taking too much of any of the supplements included in the formulation. Indeed, I’d recommend the product for most anyone with chronic health issues. Vital Biologics could simply relabel the product as ‘Fibro Calm’,  ‘Headache Calm’, or a variety of other issues and it would almost certainly be beneficial to a large percentage of people with those health complaints. If you have taken Heart Calm or any other magnesium formulations for your heart palpitations, we’d love your comments below.

About Kerri Knox, RN

The author is a Registered Nurse and Functional Medicine Practitioner. With 20 years of experience in health care, she has the unique perspective of being solidly grounded in both Conventional Medicine and Alternative Medicine. She can help you to to find and repair the underlying causes of chronic illness, while empowering you to take charge of your own health. She is the owner and author of this blog and website.

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