Anyone having afib help by taking Heart Calm?

Posted by mitchdavis @mitchdavis, May 26 7:22am

I started taking flecainide but it doesn’t seem to stop the afib and makes me tired and fatigued. It looks like Heart Calm is helping people with different heart rhythm conditions. Anyone using it for afib successfully?

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I haven't tried it but I just looked it up. It looks like it is mostly magnesium taurate, which I believe is magnesium bound together with an amino acid called taurine.


I had an ablation last year for persistent afib. After my ablation, the AFIB stopped, but I did still have some PACS and a lot of PVCs (5 to 8 per minute). My EP suggested mag oxide, which had no effect. I then tried a magnesium supplement called "Triple Calm", which was a combination of mag taurate, mag glycinate, and mag malate. I took 3 capsules daily for about a week and it helped. Now I just take 400 mg of mag taurate daily. Sometimes I take 600 mg daily depending on how I am doing. My PACs have totally stopped, and my PVCs decreased to just one every once in a while. They also seem to be less noticeable. The cessation of the PACs might have just been my heart eventually calming down after the "blanking" period following the ablation. My EP said that the PVCS had nothing to do with the ablation, so I think that the mag taurate helped with those. I also eat a banana each day and drink a glass of the sodium free V8 juice each day for the potassium. The sodium free V8 has potassium instead of sodium for flavor enhancement. One thing I have learned is that there is no "one size fits all" answer to heart rhythm issues. What seems to work for one person doesn't work for the next person. That's why sites like this are so helpful. Good luck to you.


Thank you for sharing this information. My takeaway is “This might help and each of us must find what works for our own particular situation.” Makes sense!

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