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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Magnesium Helping with PVCs

Last week I had horrible PVCs.  They got so bad they were even, at times, at bigemeny frequency, and this is the first time I have ever experienced them.

I have taken magnesium for heart arrhythmias for two years, but had to switch from magnesium taurate to magnesium glycinate because the magnesium taurate was increasing my stomach acid, causing chronic gastritis.

I have had no trouble controlling my PVC's with magnesium taurate, but apparently magnesium glycinate is not as effective since the taurate was probably effecting the benefit on my heart as much or more as the magnesium.

This week, I decided to increase my magnesium dosage from 240 mg. to 480 mg. and I seem, so far, to be doing much better.  I only notice about 5 pvc's a day instead of 5 per hour, and they don't seem to be as strong when the strong heartbeat responds to the extra beat.

I'll keep you posted on my progress!


  1. Update on my PVC's. The magnesium is still working!

  2. More PVC's this weekend. I was working in the heat and humidity, outside all weekend. I'm sure sweating lowered my magnesium and potassium levels. So today I've been eating a lot more high potassium foods in the form of potatoes, carob, and bananas. I have also already had my 8 glasses of water today, and 240 mg. of magnesium. They are calming down. I only had one PVC this afternoon. Thank Goodness. I hate them!