Magnesium taurate

Hi, I don’t have a pacemaker myself, but my 46 year old son does, since 2014. He copes pretty well with it now, but still experiences long periods of ectopics with pauses. He has been told that the ectopics are benign, but the sensations he is having atm are 6-10 ectopics per minute and this is since Saturday, most unpleasant. 

I have atrial fibrillation which I have had an ablation for, but I do take Magnesium taurate and also ubiquinol, both recommended by cardiologists, which seem to keep my ectopics at bay. I wondered whether this could help my son too, he seems to think not. He doesn’t really believe in supplements. 


Magnesium supplements

by ar_vin - 2019-06-25 12:31:17

I know magnesiumsupplementation  helped me significantly. I mainly started using magnesium on a physician recommendation to overcome severe muscle cramping while hiking/running. 


I now take it at night and I find my sleep quality is better.

I take Natural Calm magnesium citrate powder. This is not a product endorsement and I have no financial interest in the company that makes it. Just a very satisfied consumer.



by Nettie - 2019-06-25 12:36:59

Has the magnesium helped with any heart related issues? You only mention cramps and sleeping. 

Works for my PVC's

by MartyP - 2019-06-25 13:17:15

I take Magnesium w/ Taurate everyday and i think it keeps my PVC's manageable/


by ROBO Pop - 2019-06-25 14:18:27

Even seemingly benign over the counter remefies can interact adversely with heart medications and conditions. Don't just assume if you get away with it that it's safe. Ask his doctor...or buy yourself malpractice insurance


by Nettie - 2019-06-25 14:34:47

Magnesium  taurate is recommended by a well respected cardiologist for addressing heart rhythm issues. My concern was more with the pacemaker supplemented with magnesium. 

A controlled study found magnesium and bisoprolol (my son’s medication) to be effective when combined, so no worries there! 

To supplement or not

by Gotrhythm - 2019-06-25 15:34:44

A known cause of palpitations or ectopic beats is magnesium deficiency. Magnesium is poorly absorbed by the body, so even though there is plenty in your diet, you still can be deficient, if your body doesn't take it up.

In addition, some over the counter heartburn prevention medications can lead to magnesium deficiency.

So magnesium deficiency, even in the face of a good diet, is possible, and can cause palpitations or ectopic beats.

Will your son benefit from magnesium supplementation? The answer is circular. If he needs it, he will. If he doesn't need it, he won't. 

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