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!
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This article states that the total magnesium on the label is elemental. If this is true, it should be stated on the label. I wouldn’t purchase any product that leaves out this important piece of information.
I bought Re-mag years ago. I had been diagnosed with Hypertension. I got stunning headaches with Re-Mag, so I stopped. I never get headaches so, it scared me because these were so new to me and they really hurt. I started out with the 1/4 in water. But my brain did not like it.
I didn’t know about getting help from the Re-Mag staff or Dr. Dean until I read your review, or I may have asked them to counsel me on taking Re-Mag.
I put the barely used bottle in the closet and saw it the other day. I have no idea if it has a use-by-date either, it’s not listed on the bottle. Now that I’m off the Beta Blockers, I thought about trying it again but I fear those headaches. Seriously, they were painful. I don’t see anything about them on the site either.
Anyway, I do take Mag supplements even though they are not as good as Re-Mag, I have never had a problem taking them.. I was taken off of a Beta Blocker and continue to take Mag to make sure I do not have to go back on them, Beta Blockers have side affects.
I did have a problem stopping the BB, and thought I had developed Afib. It turned out it was the Ubiquinol I was taking that was causing my heart to race at night, keeping me from sleeping. I stopped taking the Ubiquinol and the rapid heart beats stopped as well. My heart goes out to those who have AFib.
I have similar experience with remag or other forms of magnesium whenever I take 800mg pf mag bisglycinate pr 2 teaspoon of remag it makes my heart racing and heart is unstable. My hands and feet go cold and sweaty. I can not sleep through the night and wake up early. Then when I take calcium citrate like 600mg all of the above symptoms go away. The heart beat is as stable as it can be. I feel strong. I sleep though the night and hands and feet are warm and normal.so why are doctors stressing so much on magnesium when calcium is needed as well. I read somewhere that calcium is needed for collagen building. Also I have seen that copper also helps stabilize the heart beat.
ConsumerLab found 0.58 micrograms of lead in 1/2 teaspoon of ReMag. I have already taken 1/2 bottle of the stuff. I hope Dr Dean will correct this problem.
Hi Mr Turchi
Have you contacted Dr Dean and brought attention to her in this regard ? Lead is poison. We do not want to try solving one problem and creating another problem. Thank you for your information.
Hello Mr Turchi, how did you discover this? I have also taken almost a entire bottle and was considering purchasing more. I really feel this is helping me, I don’t know what else I would take? I would just go back to tablet forms I guess????
thanks in advance for your response.
i have been dealing with afib for several years now and each time I get an attack it is worse than the last which happened over 2 years ago.For the last 2 years I was drug and symptom free and was feeling great and thought I had this thing beat with nutrition not realizing my magnesium was low for some reason. In hind sight I remember the bone spurs I used to get years ago whenever I ran or the leg cramps in the night so this magnesium depletion has been going on for some time now. My heart was racing at up to 180 beats a minute all set up by a bronchial virus I picked up, and they gave me some drugs to slow the heart down but those drugs do not work that well and at times it sets off again anytime I leave home. I am taking as much Remag as possible and they gave me magnesium in the hospital but I fear they did not give me enough. They measured my blood at 1.6 and after several bags of magnesium sulfate pumped into my body my blood levels went up to 2.1 and they said my magnesium was at a good level. I disagree, that is only my blood not my cellular magnesium. If the levels in my blood was low that means my cellular levels are extremely low and I am working now to bring it up but I can not take the recommended dosage yet. I am doing a half teaspoon each day and at that rate it will take forever. I think blood magnesium should be closer to 6 since the medical people are in a fog over this issue and have zero nutritional training. I just hope I can manage to get my levels up before I go nuts trying to figure this thing out because right now I am far from feeling normal.
Why aren’t you able to take more ReMag right now? You didn’t explain why you can only take 1/2 teaspoon a day.
There are a few options to consider to get more magnesium:
1. Magnesium foot soaks – soak your feet in warm water with magnesium chloride flakes and/or magnesium sulfate (epsom salt). Magnesium chloride flakes are expensive so I usually do a 50/50 mix of chloride flakes and epsom salt.
2. Magnesium sprays. I like Ease magnesium spray.
3. Find a naturopathic doctor in your area that can administer magnesium IV’s. This is the most effective way to rapidly build your magnesium stores.
I am curious, I am 55 years old and have had 2 AFIB episodes. The first was 7 years ago and was started by drinking unbearably cold water. One sip and my heart was out of rythm. I went to the hospital after several hours of a racing heart and had to be cardioverted. I was not put on any medication at that time. 3 years later whole traveling in Mexico I went into AFIB again. This time I had done a cold water plunge at a spa. ( stupid, I know). I was in Intensive care in Cancun for 4 days before my heart finally reverted. I have minor heart palpitations but have now been free of symptoms for 4 years. I of course keep looking for answers as we travel quite a lot and it was a rather frightening experience with the episode in a non english speaking country. Not to mention they would not help me until we could secure $11,000. for treatment. I have read that it is best to have an ablation before your episodes become too frequent however my doctors do not discuss ablation with me at this time. What are your thoughts on that? They now have me taking Atenalol and a full aspirin daily.
That was (and still is) my worst nightmare – having an afib episode that requires hospitalization in essentially a third-world country. Yikes! I can’t imagine what that experience was like.
It is definitely best to have an ablation sooner than later as afib gets harder to treat as it progresses. However, if you’ve only had 2 episodes in 7 years I don’t think an ablation is necessary just yet. I was in a similar boat as you. I went 8 years with only 4-5 episodes. Then towards the end of the 8th year I started having weekly and bi weekly episodes. At that point I immediately went for the ablation!
Just stay on top of it. As soon as it gets worse, I’d consider an ablation sooner than later.
I am now doing 4 tea spoons per day and gradually getting better. I was also wondering if the magnesium is cleansing my body of toxins if that toxic release can affected the colon as far as the amounts of waste accumulating there not moving as it should. I seem to be a bit slow in the bowel movements.
I found myself in the ER this past May with tachycardia. They had to electroconvert me. They did an angiogram and found my heart to be healthy and no blockages. My problem turned out to be an electrical problem which had been misdiagnosed as panic attacks for years by the doctors. This July I had two ablations one right after another. Both did not work.
Now I am on three different heart medications to control it. I read Doctor Dean’s book on magnesium several years ago so was familiar with her work. After some research I found her book on magnesium and tachycardia so I purchased Remag and have been taking it for 2 months now. I can’t tell if it has helped me because I am taking the medications. Interesting observation when I was in the hospital before my ablations they gave me magnesium intravenously because they said my magnesium level was low.
Sorry to hear about your recent struggles with afib. Feel free to contact me directly via my contact page as I have some suggestions for you as it pertains to your ablations. I wouldn’t give up on them yet. I’ve heard of people having 7 ablations! You won’t need that many but I have some doctors that I can recommend to you that can get this taken care of for you (if you’re interested).
Regarding magnesium, I was given IV magnesium as well when I went to the E.R. for my first afib episode back in 2006. There is no doubt that magnesium can help but it’s not a cure all. And too much magnesium can also cause palpitations. It’s a balancing act for sure. I’ll be writing about this soon.
I wish you the best!
Kent ( Age : 71/ Male/ Years with AFIB: 10 )
I had a mitral valve repaired in 1999. I had an ablation in 2007. 6 months after my ablation, my A-Fib came back paroxysmally. At first I had A-Fib attack every 2-3 months until the beginning of 2017 I had A-Fib attack 3-4 times in a month and I could feel accurately when it came and went. Since May 2017, I have been having persistent A-Fib but I do not feel it.
My blood pressures are normal. My resting heartbeats since May 2017 are high (between 85-95). I am taking Xarelto 15 mg daily over 1 year now. I stopped taking Atenolol 6 weeks ago.
At the beginning of 2017 I discovered Dr Gupta at York Cardiology. In June I found you and Dr Dean. In July I started taking Dr Dean’s Total Boby Reset. Currenly I am taking 900 mg ReMag daily. In Sept I increased my ReMag intake to 1200 mg (4 tsp). My first Magnesium RBC in July 19 2017 is 4.8 and my Magnesium RBC in Oct 16 2017 is 5.3.
I am looking forward to read your up coming article of “too much magnesium can also cause palpitations”
This is what I want to say : Dr Gupta, Dr Dean and you, Travis are Godsend to me! I am so happy to know that you are all well now!
I wish you the best!
Thanks for your kind words! I know Dr. Dean really pushes the “more is better” theory but that just doesn’t work for me. If I go above 300 mg per day my heart gets really jumpy. I’m glad the high doses are working for you. The thing with magnesium is we’re all different so we’ll all react differently to it.
Keep in touch and I wish you well!
Wow, 7 cardioversions! I’ve been battling paroxysmal a-fib for over 10 years now and to the best of my recollection I’ve already had 9 cardioversions (most likely more as I can’t recall anything accurately past the last 5 years). I’ve also had an ablation without success and finally ended up having the MAZE procedure in April 2017.
I’ve never been able to come out of an afib episode without getting a cardioversion. I was hospitalized for a Tikosyn med trial and couldn’t tolerate it within a week or so and had to stop it. I’ve had trials of metoprolol, multaq, flecainide, amiodarone, and metoprolol and coreg just to name a few that I can recall. Also, I’ve taken Pradaxa and Eliquis, coumadin and aspirin at different times.
Since the MAZE surgery, I still have an arrhythmia that they say is SVT. It comes and goes all day long, and is worse when I recline in bed at night. Noone has an answer as to why reclining makes it worse. I am able to function and live my life and the only issue I have is bouts of fatigue. I presently take Coreg 6.25mg and one baby aspirin daily (Eliquis was discontinued a few months ago).
My cardiologist told me that I am the only patient in the history of the HUGE hospital that I’ve been going to for 3+ years whose arrhythmia can’t be controlled. I was told that another ablation at this time would likely be futile as the arrhythmia can’t be isolated long enough to treat. I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea one year ago and wear a CPAP machine when sleeping. I also have mitral valve prolapse but it is not severe enough to require any intervention. I’ve heard that apnea can be a direct cause of afib but can’t seem to validate this.
So sorry to hear about all of your heart struggles. I can’t imagine what you’ve been through. It sounds like, however, that despite your doctors not being able to control your arrhythmia you are still able to live a fairly normal life. I guess that’s the good news, right?
Have you considered getting a second opinion? There are a lot of great EPs out there. If I were in your shoes I would be pounding the door on every elite-level EP I could find to get some answers.
I wish you well.
I have recently developed kidney stones. Will taking ReMag cause me to develop more stones? I would like to use this product for AFIB but hesitate if it will aggravate my kidney stone problem. Thanks.
I would go to the ReMag site (the links to it are provided throughout this review) and contact their help support. They are very good about getting back to people quickly.
I can’t recall specifically what Dr. Dean said about magnesium and kidney stones, but if memory serves me correctly she said it does not cause or aggravate them. But I’d ask them the question to get a definitive answer.
I am curious as to whether you obtained a blood test showing your magnesium level prior to starting the supplement. Was it recommended by your cardiologist?
I did not. Most people with atrial fibrillation have low magnesium levels. Furthermore, unless you’re taking massive doses of magnesium or have kidney disease, magnesium is fairly harmless to experiment with (within reason). Given that, I just started taking magnesium without doing any testing or talking to my doctor.
I tend to be someone who’s willing to use himself as an guinea pig so I acknowledge that what I do may not be the smartest thing. If you’re more conservative, by all means have a magnesium test done (RBC testing at a minimum; EXA test ideally) before you start magnesium and if you’ve taking various medications or have other health issues, talk to your doctor first! I’m not on meds and besides afib I have no other known health problems. These were additional reasons why I figured it was safe to just “dive in” and start supplementing.
If you’re interested on learning more about magnesium testing, see this blog post where I talk about the RBC and EXA tests I had done last year.
What would be your “next ” best recommendation for a magnesium supplement in pill form that has acceptable absorption? I would not like taking the liquid.
If you absolutely need to take a pill form, then I would stick with magnesium glycinate supplements. Doctor’s Best Magnesium is a very popular brand among afibbers so I’d start there.
If you don’t fair well with that brand, I’d try Jigsaw’s Slow Release magnesium. Please note, this is NOT a magnesium glycinate supplement. It’s magnesium malate.
And if those fail, I’d go the transdermal route (i.e. magnesium spray). You can use ReMag as a spray at full strength. They have the ReMag spray protocol on their website.
Good luck, Larry!
I got a notice from your email newsletter that you just published this review so I thought I’d come and read it. Thanks for sending the notice.
Is this really absorbed 100%? I didn’t think oral magnesium supplements could be absorbed that well. If I take this supplement will it actually get rid of my afib?
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I was (and still am) skeptical of their claims that ReMag is 100% absorbed. In the review, I linked to an article that explains how ReMag is made and what makes it 100% absorbed on a cellular level. Of course that article was written by the manufacturer so you have to take it with a grain of salt (no pun intended because Dr. Dean actually recommends taking ReMag with sea salt).
Furthermore, I reached out to them to ask them specifically about this topic and they said without hesitation that their product is indeed absorbed 100%. They said it’s totally possible for an oral magnesium supplement to be absorbed 100% and they discovered how to do that. That’s what’s so unique about ReMag (their words not mine). I’m not smart enough to know if their claim is B.S. or truth – nor do I have the time to research such claims.
What I can say is this, however. I can’t tolerate high doses of any other type of magnesium but I can take high doses of ReMag without any issues at all (600-800mg per day). To me, that at least “proves” that it’s more absorbed than other types of magnesium supplements I’ve used in the past. Now is it being 100% absorbed, I have no idea.
Regarding your second question, I’m not one who believes afib can be cured by natural means (magnesium supplements included). I do believe, however, that magnesium supplements, specifically ReMag, can help reduce the number of afib episodes and their severity. I do not think it can cure afib. Having said that, Dr. Dean says she gets testimonials on a regular basis from afibbers who have seen their afib virtually disappear when following her protocol (which by the way requires more than just high doses of ReMag).
As I mentioned in the review, I didn’t start taking ReMag until after my ablation so I don’t know if I’ve been afib-free since because of the ablation or the ReMag. I personally believe it was the ablation but the ReMag certainly hasn’t hurt!
If you really wanted to test the effectiveness of ReMag in treating your afib, you’d have to follow Dr. Dean’s protocol (see links to it in the review above) for at least 6 months. The protocol requires DAILY doses of ReMag, ReMyte (another product of her’s) and sea salt.
I hope that answers your questions. If not, fire away:)
Salt! One of the many banes of growing older (73, me) is the increased likelihood of getting night cramps in the legs. I was having them in spades.
I used to take medical advice seriously and literally. “Reduce your salt intake!” I do the dinner cooking here. For decades I used no added salt at all. (You can get used to the taste of anything.) Well, I developed severe debilitating cramps.
I’ve been taking time released magnesium for about 10 years – since shortly after my first ablation. Supposed to be good for cramps also – another form of wacky muscle contraction. No help for my cramps.
It was only about a year ago that I got my epiphany. Salt (sodium) is one of the four essential electrolytes: sodium, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Throw a big extra of one into your diet and you likely throw the others out of balance causing all manner of symptoms. The right balance is probably different for each individual according to how they assimilate each.
I can tell you that since I’ve been salting dinner (Moderately!) my cramps have gradually diminished and mostly resolved. That’s me.
Perhaps that’s the reason the fair doc includes sea salt?
Great comments! You are spot on regarding the four essential electrolytes and how important it is to try to figure out the proper balance among them. That is the biggest challenge – trying to figure out what balance works best. As you mentioned, the proper balance will vary from person to person so it requires a lot of experimentation.
I believe Dr. Dean recommends sea salt or Himalayan salt because these types of salts are rich in natural minerals so they compliment the electrolytes. I haven’t used table salt myself in years. I only have Himalayan salt in my house and I use it liberally when I cook.
I’m glad you were able to find a protocol that works for you!
Is this a paid advertorial or is this a true review?
Great question! It’s actually both. Let me explain…
The primary way I make money through this blog is through affiliate marketing. The way this works is I get paid a small commission if someone buys something from my site through my affiliate links. I use this money to pay for the hosting of this site and for the incredible amount of time I spend maintaining this site.
Since I’ve been a big fan of ReMag magnesium for the past couple years, I reached out to Dr. Dean to see if she had an affiliate program. She said she didn’t. I then asked her if she’d be willing to do an ad deal with me where I would give her a sidebar banner ad and I’d write an indepth review of ReMag. In return she would pay me a small flat monthly fee.
I had one stipulation, however. I told her I was going to write the review and that it was going to be an honest review. She agreed to that so the review was written by me and is my honest take on it. I’ve been using ReMag exclusively as an oral magnesium supplement for the past two years. I am a true fan of it.
My ad deal with Dr. Dean is only good for a few months – unless she chooses to renew it. If she chooses not to renew it I will still keep this review live and untouched. In other words, whether I’m getting paid or not, this review will not change.
P.S. I should also add that I will never review and promote a product or service that I don’t personally use or endorse. I will never get behind a product or service just to make a dollar! I value my integrity and reputation too much.
I had paroxysmal a-fib for 12 years, usually exercised induced. I would convert naturally, at most 3 days. An internist once told me to take CoQ10 200mg. I started it and I had no a fib episodes for about 5 years, then the episodes returned weekly. I suspect because I retired and was doing a lot of outdoor activity plus moved into a house with a whole house water filter. Additionally, I profusely sweat when I do any activity, combined with no magnesium in my water, well it tends to rapidly deplete ones magnesium.
About a year ago my a-fib went to permanent. That’s when I started ReMag, after reading The Magnesium Miracle. I followed Dr. Dean’s protocol for about 6 weeks or so to no avail, and two cardioversions were not successful. My cardio suggested an ablation which was the most painful experience ever! The good news is it worked! A-fib hasn’t returned and I’ve continued with the ReMag protocol.
After researching and experiencing what I have, my thoughts are once you are depleted your heart will react by short circuiting the normal rhythmic pathways. Once “a-fib” pathways are established, it is difficult to convert back to the normal pathways. Thus, ablation cuts off the newly formed pathways and forces the current back to the original healthy pathway. Optimal magnesium prevents future short-circuiting. That’s my theory anyway.
Since most ablations are not successful the first time, I feel the ReMag helped me to avoid an unsuccessful ablation and future a-fib episodes. Not to mention I sleep all night long, the red splotches on my arm are gone, and I feel great!
Here’s what I didn’t expect. My LDL cholesterol dropped from 165 mg/dl to 127 mg/dl. My internist no longer has to threaten me to take a statin, which I refuse to do. However, he does not seem to want to jump on board the magnesium happy wagon. Nor does my cardiologist think magnesium can prevent or eliminate a-fib.
Truth is, I think they just don’t want to deal with the difficulty of the right dose, or multiple calls to their office, etc. Most of these guys don’t like anecdotal success stories, they want a clinical trial. Heck, the hospital doesn’t even measure magnesium accurately, using a simple blood test they know is not a true measurement.
However, with all the glory, I have to give a negative. I’ve been dosing the ReMag 250mg twice a day, for about 11 months. The last 6 months I’ve been having horrible lower back spasms and muscle weakness. I’ve tried a new mattress, different chairs, stretching, a million things.
After I had my cholesterol checked recently and noticed the dramatic LDL lowering, I thought, “could the magnesium be causing myalgia?” I read something from Dr. Dean saying magnesium was like a natural statin, working the same HMGCoA reductase pathways in the liver. And like you said, we all are individuals and have individual ways of metabolizing things.
Have you heard this before? Anyway, as a test, I stopped taking the ReMag and the back pain is subsiding. If it continues to improve and is eliminated, I will rechallenge the ReMag at a lower dose. It has improved so many issues that I hate to stop taking it. Thanks for any insight.
Thanks for sharing your experience with ReMag magnesium. I don’t really have any insight on the specific issue you’re referring to. However, I know you can email ReMag’s customer service and they might be able to give you some insight. Usually if the customer service people don’t have an answer they’ll forward it to Dr. Dean herself for an answer.
I’d be interested in hearing back from you on how things work out after you lower your dose of ReMag.
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