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How Magnesium Affects Your Heart

March 23, 20169 min
A magnesium deficiency could be negatively impacting your heart health, leading to a variety of unexplainable symptoms.As they age, women are often encouraged to take more calcium for strong and healthy bones.The problem is, those same women are not relayed the importance of also taking magnesium. The two minerals work in combination: magnesium relaxes muscles, calcium tightens muscles. If you don't have enough magnesium, your muscles won't go to rest. This includes your heart muscle.According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle and Atrial Fibrillation: Remineralize Your Heart, there is a dilemma in magnesium deficiency diagnosis because there aren't very good good methods for measuring magnesium levels in the body.However, there are a number of symptoms that might indicate a magnesium deficiency, including insomnia, migraine, heartburn, colitis flares, eye twitches, leg pain, constipation, depression, and chest pains.
Listen in as Dr. Dean joins Naturally Savvy hosts Andrea and Lisa to explain the connection between magnesium and heart health.

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