Dr. Mildred Seelig, founder of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition has said this about the importance of magnesium for the heart:
“Most modern heart disease is caused by magnesium deficiency. A vast and convincing body of research, largely ignored, has convinced us and many of our colleagues of this fact. The diet of the industrial world is short on magnesium, and this is causing an epidemic of heart disease in the modern world.”
That’s quite a statement. Why would Dr. Seelig feel so confident that low magnesium actually causes heart disease?
MAGNESIUM AND THE HEART
Magnesium plays a multi-faceted role in heart health. This super-mineral has been shown to:
- Resolve the imbalance of too much calcium to magnesium in heart muscle which leads to spasms of the muscle causing a stroke or heart attack;
- Prevent build- up of calcium and cholesterol in arteries and valves;
- Act as a natural blood thinner.
In her book, The Magnesium Factor, Dr. Seelig asserts:
“The most important risk factor for impending heart disease is a low magnesium-to-calcium ratio in the cells. All the usual factors such as high cholesterol, active type 2 diabetes (insulin resistance) and hypertension (high blood pressure) can be the result of a low magnesium status. Magnesium inhibits blood cell platelet aggregation, thins the blood, blocks calcium uptake, relaxes blood vessels and moderately lowers blood pressure. It has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and relieve symptoms in roughly 85 percent of mitral valve prolapsed patients.”
Clearly, there’s a solid, research-based case for magnesium.
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT NATURAL CALM FOR CARDIAC CONDITIONS
Natural Calm is a highly-absorbable magnesium supplement that works quickly to balance calcium levels, and reduce symptoms of magnesium deficiency.
We hear from happy customers on a regular basis – many of whom reference their heart conditions. Here’s what they’ve said:
“I’m a 35 year old male, and once I hit 33 I began suffering from heart palpitations. Sometimes hundreds a day. Multiple visits to health specialists revealed it was nothing serious, but rather a common condition requiring no medication. Essentially an annoyance. To me, it was very uncomfortable and disrupted my life in a huge way. It’s very scary feeling your heart ‘skip’ a beat so often. It literally would take my breath away. I little over a year ago I happened to find an article online that mentioned Magnesium has been found to help this condition in some instances. I purchased your product (Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate), and within 2 weeks I stopped having palpitations. Completely! It’s now been over a year and I take a teaspoon morning and night. Truly life-changing and I would have never thought the solution would be so simple 🙂 I’m not certain if the cause was stress, and your product has reduced that, or whether I had low magnesium…but I don’t care! I feel great. I’ll be a life-long customer! Sincerely,”
“Natural Calm has lowered my blood pressure from high 165/110 to normal range (130/85) in 4 weeks after nobody else including doctors, specialists, and health professionals could help.”
“I have had 4 heart attacks, and also have been suffering weekly from angina attacks (chest pains). 6 months ago I started to take Natural Calm daily. Since, I haven’t had any heart or angina attacks, and my irregular heartbeats have stopped entirely. My energy level is higher, and I sleep much better at night.”
“My story is rather simple. I always had heart palpitations, dating back to my high school days. Over the years, I would always get them—sometimes they were quite bad. My MD did not know the cause. I had a battery of tests. The results yielded no new information. They weren’t life threatening but were very uncomfortable and really made my life difficult. I started taking Natural Calm. The palpitations were reduced immediately. I now no longer have episodes at all. My MD is happy for me and actually wasn’t surprised that magnesium made the difference. In addition, I really do feel calmer. I also realized that, as an active athlete, I probably needed more magnesium than most people. So Natural Calm is really what I needed.”
It’s so encouraging to hear from people whose lives have literally been changed!
IS MORE MAGNESIUM RIGHT FOR YOU?
If you have the risk factors for heart disease, we certainly recommend eating a diet centred on unprocessed plant foods. That said, even with an ideal diet, it can be difficult to get enough magnesium while avoiding the practices that leech magnesium. We write more about this topic on our post covering calcium-magnesium balance (critical for heart health). Naturally, to achieve balance, we recommend Natural Calm. You can easily top up your magnesium levels with one or more teaspoons a day.
If you have already been diagnosed with a heart-related condition, we hope Natural Calm will help you, too. First, if you’re on any medication, check with your health practitioner. Explain that Natural Calm is a magnesium citrate supplement, with nothing added but organic flavours and stevia.
We also recommend you read The Magnesium Miracle, by Dr. Carolyn Dean. The book is rich in research illuminating the role magnesium plays in heart health.
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