Comments for slow heart rate with magnesium use

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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Ron,

A heart rate of 50 IS low, but is it 'too' low?? That's a good question. Lots of people have heart rates in the 50's just because that's who they are. For many years, my heart rate was in the low to mid 40's without any problems and this is common for athletes.

Also, many heart medications purposely slow the heart rate to the 50's and 60's in order to make the workload on the heart less. But everyone is different and a slow heart rate should be checked out by your cardiologist and 50 definitely is low, so get it checked out.




So, you have always been dependent upon magnesium, that's likely one of the reasons that you have had skipped heart beats for years. You likely just have a high need for magnesium. But if you are 'just' taking magnesium, it's possible that you are also deficient or depleted in some other nutrient that is a 'cofactor' for the proper absorption of magnesium.

Nutrients are not drugs and I never recommend that people take a high dose of a single nutrient because if you are deficient or have a high need for one nutrient, it's likely that you have a high need for other nutrients too.

One of the nutrients that we KNOW is required for the absorption of magnesium (there may be others that we DON'T know about) is Vitamin B6. Could you also be deficient in Vitamin B6? Who knows...

So, I recommend that everyone who takes a high dosage of one vitamin also take a high quality multivitamin. In your case, make sure that it contains Vitamin B6, like the Beyond Any Multiple that I offer on my site.

You may also want to add a stand-alone Vitamin B6 or a high dose Vitamin B Complex for a bottle or two to make sure that you are 'topped up' in B6 if that is a problem for you.

Start there and see if that helps you out. If not, let me know and we can brainstorm some more...


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

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