Heart palpitations can be scary. Are you tired and just sluggish? Do you feel like you cannot get out of bed in the morning without falling on the floor? To add to all of these woes, you start having palpitations. Palpitations are scary. However, did you know that magnesium supplements can help all of these symptoms? Read on to find out how.
Mary cannot remember when she was not tired. You see even at 38 years of age, Mary has been fatigued since she was 20 years of age. She had been to multiple doctors and no one knew or could tell her what her problem was.
Mary noticed that she was more fatigued during certain periods in her life such as when she was stressed and when she had her monthly period.
Mary could somewhat handle the fatigue, but the palpitations were scary. They were very scary. It felt as if there was popcorn in her chest. Mary would go to the emergency room but either the palpitations would not show up on the EKG, or the doctors told her not to worry.
Mary was not buying it because the palpitations were new for her and they frightened her.
So Mary set out on a mission to find out the cause of her palpitations. Continue reading to find out how magnesium stops her palpitations in their track.
What Are Heart Palpitations? How to Stop Palpitations With Magnesium
Palpitations are a racing or fluttering feeling in the chest. Folks have described it as a feeling of “popcorn popping” in the chest. As you know when anything goes wrong in the chest, folks get kind of nervous.
To be perfectly honest, folks should get nervous when they have a funny feeling in the chest like palpitations.
Now the majority of palpitations are called PVC’s, or premature ventricular contraction. PVC’S are extra beats that occur in the ventricles.
Therefore, for this article, we will only discuss the most common palpitation which is the PVC.
What Causes Palpitations or PVC’s?
Anything that is an irritant to the heart can cause palpitations. You know how when you drink a really strong cup of coffee, your heart will speak to you? That is because caffeine is a stimulant or irritant to the heart.
There are other irritants to the heart muscle such as:
- Thyroid problems
- Nutrient deficiency
- Low blood sugar
Although there are a plethora of reasons for palpitations, we will discuss mineral deficiencies as a cause, specifically magnesium.
What is Magnesium?
Everyone needs magnesium. It is thought that magnesium is involved in over 500 processes in the human body.
Magnesium is crucial to the body, especially the heart. Magnesium has plenty of functions including maintaining a healthy heart, healthy bones, and normal blood pressure.
The recommended daily allowance of magnesium is 300mg. There are many foods that people eat on a daily basis that is high in magnesium such as almonds, avocados, and chocolate. So why are people around the world deficient in magnesium?
It is because the soil that our crops are planted in is stripped of the nutrients by pesticides. We also eat processed foods that have no nutritional value.
The Best Magnesium I Used To Help My Palpitations
Cardiovascular Research Magnesium Taurate Capsules took my palpitations away after 2 days. This particular brand of magnesium taurate has 125mg of magnesium taurate. They are a regular sized capsule.
For people who cannot take big horse pills, these are ideal because they are smooth and they go right down your throat. These are not chewable. They are capsules.
Doctor’s Best High Absorption Magnesium Glycinate Lysinate, 100% Chelated, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free, Soy Free
Another magnesium that gets good reviews is Doctor’s Best Magnesium. These pills are very easy to swallow. This product is vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free.
Doctor’s Best High Absorption Magnesium is “not buffered”, a term meaning that is it not mixed with less expensive and less absorbable magnesium oxide.
All forms of magnesium including magnesium chloride and magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) are beneficial for heart palpitations. Research has shown that irregular heartbeats are causes from magnesium and other mineral deficiencies. Palpitations can be stressful, but magnesium can help.
Phyllis Robinson MSN, RN is a Registered Nurse of 27 years. Phyllis is passionate about the prevention and healing of heart disease using traditional and alternative methods. She has experience in emergency room, telemetry, infusion, and critical care. Phyllis currently practices in an intensive care unit.