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Magnesium’s role in preventing heart disease and strokes is accepted yet cardiologists have not gotten up to speed with its use. Magnesium was first shown to be of value in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias in 1935 and since then there have been numerous double-blind studies showing magnesium to be of benefit for many types of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, ventricular premature contractions, ventricular tachycardia, and severe ventricular arrhythmias. Magnesium supplementation has also been shown to be helpful in angina due either to a spasm of the coronary artery or atherosclerosis. And yet cardiologists still do not use it to a meaningful degree in their protocols.
While doctors lag behind modern understanding, in 2017 cardiovascular researchers James J DiNicolantonio, James H O’Keefe, and William Wilson have updated the cardiac community with their research demonstrating, once again, the correlation between magnesium deficiency and heart disease.
Research Paper – Subclinical Mg Def & Heart
In the abstract of the paper, the research team makes these comments:
Because serum magnesium does not reflect intracellular magnesium, the latter making up more than 99% of total body magnesium, most cases of magnesium deficiency are undiagnosed. Furthermore, because of chronic diseases, medications decreases in food crop magnesium contents, and the availability of refined and processed foods, the vast majority of people in modern societies are at risk for magnesium deficiency. Certain individuals will need to supplement with magnesium in order to prevent suboptimal magnesium deficiency, especially if trying to obtain an optimal magnesium status to prevent chronic disease. Subclinical magnesium deficiency increases the risk of numerous types of cardiovascular disease, costs nations around the world an incalculable amount of health care costs and suffering, and should be a considered a public health crisis.
However compelling this research is, the sad fact is that your doctor is unlikely to tell you about magnesium supplementation for heart rhythm issues BUT Dr. Carolyn Dean will be happy to do it for them. With years of research and success behind her, Dr. Dean has proven to herself and many others than an effective regime of magnesium and mineral supplementation, along with amino acids like taurine, are a true game changer for individuals that struggle with A-Fib, PVC’s and other heart rhythm issues.