How Magnesium Deficiencies Can Affect Your Heart

According to the National Institutes of Health, 68% of Americans consume less than the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. While every organ in the human body needs this essential mineral, magnesium is especially important for proper heart function. ReactDx, creators of Holter patch, lists several ways a lack of magnesium can negatively affect your heart’s health.


Because magnesium is responsible for controlling nerve function, a lack of it can interfere with a person’s heartbeat. Instead of following a regular rhythm, the heart will begin palpitating or beating out of rhythm (called arrhythmia). Not only is this uncomfortable but allowing your heart to continue beating in an irregular pattern can lead to more serious conditions, like atrial fibrillation.

High Blood Pressure

Potassium and sodium levels in the blood are better controlled when your body has a sufficient amount of magnesium. The mineral keeps blood flowing at a normal rate by relaxing the muscles that are associated with blood vessels. The result is a steady blood pressure. Take away the necessary daily dose of magnesium and you may begin to experience high blood pressure. High blood pressure is the precursor for a stroke or a heart attack, so it is extremely important to take proper measures to keep your blood pressure at optimal levels.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

The Institute for Natural Healing reported on the death of famous Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. Fisher suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while flying in an airplane, which professionals believe may have been caused by low serum magnesium levels. The doctors point out that coronary artery heart disease and sudden cardiac death are both seen in patients who aren’t getting enough magnesium.

If your bloodwork shows you’re deficient, talk to your doctor about a magnesium spray. This spray is easy to use and highly potent. A 12-fluid ounce bottle has anywhere from 3,182 and 3,575 mg per ounce, depending on the brand you choose. ReactDx’s Holter patch can be used before and after you begin using the magnesium spray to monitor your heart health. You can learn more by calling 800-234-3278, or by checking out the latest information on our News Page.

Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

Jodi and her husband enjoy landscaping, finding new restaurants and traveling whenever life gives them the opportunity.

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