Magnesium Deficiency

There’s a dirty little secret called magnesium deficiency.  Magnesium is a common denominator among all heart disease risk factors.  In fact, people who are low in magnesium have a 50% higher risk of sudden death from heart attacks. Forty percent of all first heart attacks end in death!

Magnesium is an essential mineral.  It is the second most abundant mineral in the human body, and is needed for the body to stay healthy.  It is important in regulating muscles, nerve function, blood sugar levels, maintaining blood pressure, and making protein, bone, and DNA.  It works together with calcium; in fact it’s important to be magnesium dominate over calcium, allowing the calcium to be absorbed into the bone, rather than soft tissues such as muscles and arteries.  Additionally, magnesium has a calming effect on the body.

Sadly, cardiologists do not address the consequences of magnesium deficiency, and the connection to heart attacks.  That is because they are not “trained” to know.  WHY NOT?  Because they are trained to “treat”, not cure.  Health care is a multi billion dollar a year industry.  There is no incentive to cure.

When a person has had a heart attack, most cardiologists tell their patients to take a blood thinner (Plavix), and a baby aspirin.   The Plavix and aspirin combination not only doesn’t help most people, it almost doubles the risk of death, heart attack or stroke for those with no clogged arteries.  There is also a danger of bleeding to death when the blood becomes too thin. 

Learning the importance of taking magnesium in the proper dosage daily, is critical to preventing a heart attack or stroke.  Don’t count on your doctor for this most important information.  Empower yourself, do your research, and incorporate magnesium into your life on a daily basis.

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