As someone with atrial fibrillation, PVCs and PACs, magnesium supplements are as important to me as eating and drinking water. I don’t go a day without them! Magnesium supplements are an afibber’s best friend as they can help reduce and sometimes eliminate afib episodes, PVCs, and PACs.
They key, however, is finding a high quality magnesium supplement that is readily absorbed in the body. Most magnesium supplements are not. This is why so many people suffer from cramping, loose stools, and diarrhea when taking these supplements. The magnesium simply isn’t being absorbed into the bloodstream. Most of it passes through the digestive system completely unabsorbed.
I used to take a magnesium glycinate supplement but if I ever took more than 300mg per day, I would be on the toilet paying for it! As a result, I could only take 300mg per day, which isn’t a “therapeutic” dose to help combat the symptoms of afib, pvcs, or pacs. Most of us afibbers need double that or more.
As I searched around the Internet two years ago, I stumbled upon a supplement called ReMag and I haven’t looked back since. With ReMag, I was finally able to take large doses (sometimes as high as 800mg per day) without ANY side effects!
What is ReMag Magnesium?
ReMag is a liquid magnesium supplement that is derived from magnesium chloride but it is very different from your typical magnesium chloride supplement (more on that in a minute). It contains a high concentration of magnesium. As you can see by the label, each 1/2 teaspoon serving has 150mg of elemental magnesium:
Other forms of magnesium supplements such as magnesium glycinate tablets or liquid magnesium chloride typically only have 100mg of elemental magnesium per serving and the absorption levels are no where near that of ReMag.
What makes ReMag different from other magnesium supplements?
According to the company behind ReMag, what makes it so unique is that the magnesium ions are stabilized through a “simple process.” I could go all geeky on you here but I won’t, mainly because it makes my head spin. Here is a link that provides information on how ReMag is made. If you’re really into science stuff like ions, atoms, and electrical charges you’ll enjoy it.
If you read that article, you’ll see that ReMag is made of “ionic monoatomic minerals” of “picometer size.” And because of that, the article says:
“Ionic monoatomic minerals, of picometer size, already have a charge and size that the body recognizes and understands so they can be easily assimilated through the selectively permeable cell membranes from head to toe. Ionic monoatomic minerals are also easily transported across the highly selective cell membranes of the human digestive tract.”
For simpletons like me, it just means that ReMag is made in such a way that makes it easily absorbed. The company behind ReMag claims 100% absorption but I have my doubts it’s that high. No supplement that I’m aware of is 100% absorbed. Regardless, it’s likely more readily absorbed than other magnesium supplements on the market today.
When I reached out to ReMag’s customer support for clarification on this, they told me that unlike other magnesium supplements, ReMag doesn’t require any digestion to be absorbed. Basically what you take gets “dumped directly into the ion channels on a cellular level.” It bypasses the digestive system completely. This is radically different than other magnesium supplements where digestion is required to break apart the product to extract the magnesium.
They also told me that their product is on a totally different level than existing magnesium supplements. ReMag, they said, is a therapeutic magnesium supplement – bordering on the line of being a medicinal-level supplement. They said ReMag has a concentration of 60,000ppm of 99.99% pure elemental magnesium.
The other thing they told me, which was a total surprise to me, was that they provide one-on-one support for every customer that buys ReMag. What that means is if you require personal assistance in tweaking your ReMag dose and supplement protocol, they will work with you by phone or email. And if necessary, they will get Dr. Carolyn Dean involved herself to help you figure out how much ReMag you should take and what other supplements you may need to take to reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
ReMag was developed by Dr. Carolyn Dean. Her name might sound familiar. She is the author of the popular book, The Magnesium Miracle. She has also authored or co-authored over 35 print books and 110 Kindle books. She also sits on the Medical Advisory Board of the non-profit Nutritional Magnesium Association.
How Much Does ReMag Cost?
For such a high quality therapeutic supplement, the price of ReMag is surprisingly affordable. At the time of this review, you’ll spend $29.99 for an 8-ounce bottle of ReMag. An 8-ounce bottle yields 96 servings (150mg of pure elemental magnesium per serving). You can also get a 16-ounce bottle for $54.98.
Now let’s break this down into “real numbers.” Assuming you take 600mg a day, which is the typical sweet spot for most afibbers, you’ll be taking 18,000mg of magnesium per month. That will require 120 servings of ReMag. An 8-ounce bottle won’t be enough so you’ll need to bump up to the 16-ounce bottle. Your monthly costs will be $54.98.
I know what you’re thinking, that’s too expensive! And it is if you’re assuming this is your average run-of-the-mill magnesium supplement. ReMag is not your average magnesium supplement, however. It is a therapeutic magnesium supplement that is more readily absorbed than most magnesium supplements. If you take 18,000mg per month, you’re getting 18,000mg per month! With any other supplement, your net magnesium intake will be a fraction of the 18,000mg you think you’re getting so you’re just throwing your money away.
You’re also getting one-on-one support if you need it. The folks behind ReMag will work with you personally to develop the magnesium protocol that is best for you. And if something isn’t working right, they’ll work with you to adjust your dose and protocol. I don’t know of any other company that sells magnesium supplements that provides that kind of support. This support is included in the price you pay for ReMag.
What Does ReMag Taste Like?
Aside from the potential cost issue, the taste is probably the only other negative about ReMag. It is bitter and as a result, some people may find it has a strong taste. I dilute one teaspoon in 24 ounces of water and it tastes just fine to me. In fact, I don’t even care for regular water anymore as it’s too bland. I can only drink water now if ReMag is added to it! Keep in mind, however, I’ve been taking ReMag daily for over two years now so it might take time for you to get to that point.
Reading the reviews of ReMag online where the taste was a concern, many people said they were able to mask the taste by drinking it in various juices or protein drinks. It’s also important to point out that there are only a few reviews that mention the strong taste so it’s not an issue for most people. If you are a “SuperTaster” as they say, you might be more sensitive to it and it may take some time to adjust to it.
For most people if you put it in 24-32 ounces of water, it will taste like a slightly stronger mineral water. Like I said, I’ve grown so accustomed to it that I literally can’t drink water now without it. Even on day one I never had an issue with the taste but it is a potential issue for some people so be aware of that before you buy it.
Does ReMag Work?
As I mentioned earlier, I reached out to their support as I had some questions when putting this review together. They said that it’s not uncommon for afibbers to notice a significant reduction in the number of episodes after taking ReMag and following their protocol for 6 months.
I haven’t personally experienced that myself but that’s because I didn’t start taking ReMag until after my ablation. I haven’t had an afib episode since my ablation. Is that because the ablation was successful or because of ReMag? I personally think it’s the ablation but the ReMag certainly isn’t hurting.
The one thing I have struggled with since my ablation is PVCs and PACs. Has the ReMag made a difference? I’m not sure. It’s possible my PVCs and PACs could be far worse and debilitating if I wasn’t taking ReMag.
As I was putting this review together it dawned on me that one reason why my PVCs and PACs haven’t been totally wiped out is because I haven’t been taking enough of ReMag. I only take about 400-500mg per day. Dr. Dean herself was taking as much as 1,200mg of ReMag per day for over a year to successfully settle her PVCs and PACs!
I decided to take advantage of the one-on-one support so I sent them an email to see if Dr. Dean could weigh in on my situation. She quickly responded that I’m not taking enough. The RDA for men is 400-420mg per day (for women it’s 310-320mg per day). Even if I’m taking 500mg per day, I’m just barely meeting the government’s minimum requirements for basic health.
Dr. Dean advised I aim for 3-4 teaspoons per day for the next several weeks. That would be 900-1,200mg of ReMag per day! She also suggested I increase my ReMyte dosage and add ¼ teaspoon of pink sea salt to each liter of water (which I haven’t been doing).
I’m in the process of starting this new protocol and will update this review in the coming weeks to let you know if I’m able to completely knock out the PVCs and PACs.
6/28/17 Update: I recently had my annual EXA test completed and to my pleasant surprise my magnesium levels went up again from the previous year! The only oral magnesium supplement I have taken this past year is ReMag. It clearly works to increase your magnesium levels!
As I stated previously, when I first wrote this review about 3 months ago I tried increasing my daily dose of ReMag to 900-1,200mg per day as per Dr. Dean’s suggestion. Unfortunately, these high doses made my heart more jumpy. With some tweaking and experimenting I found a dose that works best for me and that’s right around 600mg per day. And by “working” I mean it seems to help calm my heart but still doesn’t totally cure things. I still battle PVCs and PACs on a regular basis but they are not as bad.
Bottom Line of this ReMag Magnesium Review
Every person that has atrial fibrillation should be taking magnesium supplements on a daily basis. Heck, people without afib should be taking them; it’s that important of a mineral for optimal health. ReMag is a therapeutic pure magnesium supplement that most people will be able to tolerate with minimal side effects (if any at all) – even if you take high doses. It’s the only oral magnesium supplement I have used in the past two years.
If you’re having a difficult time finding an oral magnesium supplement you can tolerate with very few (if any) side effects, then I highly recommend you give ReMag a try!
Have you tried ReMag magnesium? Share your review of this supplement in the comments below!