It has been well documented the association between Magnesium and the heart. Dr James DiNicolantonio published an article in Open Heart indicating Magnesium Deficiency is one of the main causes of Cardiovascular Disease. It is no surprise as our society is at an all time high in Magnesium deficiency.
We see Magnesium deficiency due to an increase in stress, overprocessing of grains used in process foods and the use of low absorbing Magnesium in supplements.
Magnesium is important to keep the heart strong and healthy. Magnesium is stored in the muscles, and as a reminder the heart is a muscle.
The basic Magnesium relationship with the heart, is its electrical function and role that Magnesium plays with each heart beat. Magnesium is a natural Calcium Channel Blocker and has natural anti-inflammatory affects.
An electrocardiogram, measures the heart health and various heart aspects:
Consistancy of heart beats
Detect if there are significant electrolyte; Cacium/Potassium/Sodium abnormalities
See if you have poor blood flow to your heart muscle
Magnesium is the most important electrolyte since it regulates the amount of Sodium and Potassium in our cells. It counterbalances the amount of Calcium in our muscles and body. Calcium helps all muscles contract, while Magnesium helps the muscle relax.
Patients with hypertension and diabetes need careful regulation of their calcium and magnesium levels, whereas in patients with congestive heart failure, sodium and potassium levels also are critical.
The below video created by our medical advisor; Dr. Dwight Lundell, discusses his past and present thoughts on heart disease and how inflammation plays a significant role in Heart Disease.