Improve Heart Function with Magnesium Supplementation

Improve Heart Function with Magnesium Supplementation

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Research shows that regular magnesium supplementation helps in improving the endothelial function in patients with heart failure. Meaning, magnesium can help arteries with impaired function by reducing resistance and pressure within these tubes for better blood flow.

Read more about the study below:

“Hypomagnesemia is one of the most common electrolyte imbalances in HF patients. Mg2+ therapy has been effective in the prevention of arrhythmias and has been shown to be therapeutically helpful in patients treated with diuretics associated with the Mg2+/K+ balance.

Multiple studies show the advantage of Mg2+ therapy in coronary artery disease. For coronary artery disease, at least ten prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled trials report supportive results comparing Mg2+ supplementation with placebo. These studies have demonstrated a decrease in myocardial damage and reduced mortality rate in subsets of high-risk patients when Mg2+ therapy was administered before reperfusion occurred. Mg2+ therapy in coronary artery disease patients is associated with improvement in endothelial function and exercise tolerance. . .

The administration of Mg2+ supplements was well tolerated in our patients; no serious adverse effects were noted. We therefore suggest that even in HF patients with apparently therapeutic serum Mg2+ levels, routine Mg2+ supplementation might be considered as an inexpensive and safe therapeutic tool. Administration of Mg2+ routinely in HF patients could be of potential benefit in decreasing the progression of endothelial dysfunction in patients with HF. This may be of particular importance for patients taking diuretics.”


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Gary Ruelas, D.O., Ph.D.

Dr. Ruelas holds doctoral degrees and is licensed to practice in both medicine and psychology. He approaches his patients by gathering and analyzing data differently from other physician’s moving away from a disease model to a holistic functional model. Read Bio

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