Magnesium can be the one thing that can save someone from an instantaneous deadly heart attack. In fact, it could be the answer for an out of control arrhythmia.

Going back as far as 1990 the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that well over half of hospitalized patients were seriously low in magnesium.

Unfortunately, the reporting of these findings were not by the physicians in the hospital but by respected scientists and researchers doing the study.

The sad truth of it all is over 90% of these physicians never ordered any magnesium test.

Those having the lowest levels of magnesium had the highest risk of dying from a heart attack or a deadly arrhythmia while in the hospital.

Government studies prove the average diet provides less than a third of the magnesium you need in a day and its deficiency is a major cause of sudden death with no other obvious medical problems.

Even diabetics are at risk of developing deadly complications due to a deficiency in magnesium. A respected medical study reported that 77% of diabetics were deficient in magnesium.

Here is a fact that everyone MUST remember.

Do not accept that your magnesium levels are normal if your doctor has ordered the inferior "serum" magnesium test.

Here is the kicker!

If your serum magnesium levels are shown to be high your doctor may assume everything is fine and lead you to believe their is nothing to worry about.

This is 100% incorrect and could be deadly!

Why you may ask?

Because as the magnesium inside the heart cell goes down, the body tries to compensate. So the serum magnesium actually goes up!

This is an extremely important fact for you to know: the serum magnesium (called simply "magnesium" when you see your lab test) can actually be high or even too high, when at that same time your RBC magnesium (inside the heart cells) is so low you could have an instantaneous fatal heart attack.

Here is something even more frightening.

When your "intracellular" magnesium levels are low and you suffer a heart attack or an arrhythmia not even the easy access of a defibrillator or paddles can activate the heart back to life.

So the point is quite clear... never never never buy into "everything is just fine" if your doctor has ordered the worthless serum magnesium.

Unfortunately, the serum magnesium gives the unknowledgeable physician a sense of security when in fact they are clueless to the great harm they may be instilling on their patients.

The result of this lack of knowledge could be the patient dies or has a life threatening arrhythmia all because the wrong magnesium blood test was ordered.

If you want to be certain your levels of magnesium are well within the normal range, insist that your doctor orders the most accurate magnesium test and that is the red blood cell (RBC) essential mineral test. The RBC test can be ordered from or

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