Our Key Ingredients
Magnesium, often referred to as the “miracle mineral”, is an essential mineral required to sustain normal bodily function.
Magnesium is involved in nearly 300 enzymatic reactions within the body and has a critical impact on the heart’s electrical conduction system. Despite magnesium being required for a healthy, electrically stable heart rhythm, a 2009 World Health Organization report estimated that approximately 75% of American’s do not meet the recommended daily intake of magnesium.
Even in the absence of a deficiency, research suggests that magnesium supplementation can be beneficial for heart health by helping the heart to resist the impact of systemic stress.
Taurine is an amino sulfonic acid that is important for many biochemical processes in the body.
Taurine is found in concentrations at least 100 times higher in the heart than in the bloodstream. Several of taurine’s functions are believed to be critical to supporting a proper heart rhythm including mitochondrial protection and cell membrane stabilization. Taurine also acts as a calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium regulator within the cardiac muscle, helping to maintain equilibrium.
While often wrongly thought of as a stimulant due to its inclusion in popular energy drinks, taurine is generally considered to have a relaxing effect due to its positive impact on adrenaline output and GABA, the calming neurotransmitter.
Potassium is an essential electrolyte that is required to create the electrical discharge which signals the heart to beat.
Hypokalemia, a condition in which the body lacks adequate potassium, can lead to an abnormal heart rhythm. While significantly higher amounts of supplemental potassium generally require a doctor’s authorization, the small amount of potassium found in Heart Calm is designed to be a safe electrolyte boost.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a nutrient required for energy synthesis within mitochondria, a function that every cell in the body relies upon.Read More
Because of the heart’s tremendous energy requirements, the highest concentration of CoQ10 is found in cardiac tissue. The maintenance of proper energy production and utilization provided by CoQ10 is crucial to the biochemical foundation of the heart and its electrical conductivity system. CoQ10 is also important for its ability to replenish antioxidants within the body.