Anxiety & Panic Attacks

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I’m not sure I can think of a symptom of perimenopause which is more frightening to women than heart palpitations. Particularly if they occur in tandem with anxiety and panic attacks. They have sent many women (myself included) running to the ER convinced she was having a heart attack.

Fortunately, for most of us, heart palpitations in perimenopause are not due to heart disease.  Neither do they signal an imminent heart attack. Like every other symptom of perimenopause, heart palpitations are most often the result of hormone imbalance usually resulting from a complex combination of several systems including our thyroid, adrenal glands, and our reproductive system, which are hormonally out of balance due to the onset of perimenopause.

I have recommended several food sources here at The Perimenopause Blog that can help manage heart palpitations, in addition to anxiety and panic attacks in perimenopause.  Most specifically, foods which contain magnesium, a remarkably magnificent mineral which does amazing things in the body, such as calming the nervous system, which is most often the culprit in triggering heart palpitations, and anxiety and panic attacks.

heart calmI would also like to recommend a new product which you all might be interested in, which has been developed by a company called Vital Biologics. The product is called Heart Calm.

Heart Calm is a supplement designed to support a healthy heart rhythm and reduce or stop benign heart palpitations in otherwise healthy hearts.

The Heart Calm formula (which is patent pending) includes a unique magnesium chelate complex derived from magnesium taurate, malate, and glycinate, which supports maximum absorption by the body.

I realize that’s a mouthful and some of you may wish to do a little research to familiarize yourself with what all of this actually means.

But the important take-away here is absorption.  Without adequate absorption in the body of any minerals or vitamins, they are of no use to you, and Heart Calm’s formula is specifically designed for maximum absorption.

Heart Calm also addresses anxiety and panic attacks by promoting lower circulating levels of adrenaline in the body.  For women in perimenopause, this can be a serious issue due to adrenal fatigue.

When we are suffering from chronic adrenal fatigue, our bodies can be “stuck” if you will, in a hyper active fight or flight response, which results in high levels of both adrenaline and cortisol coursing through our body. Both of which can trigger panic attacks and high anxiety. Heart Calm helps to reduce the circulation of adrenaline through the magnesium complex and taurine in the formula.

Other important ingredients in Heart Calm are potassium and a co-enzyme called CoQ10, both of which contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.

And for those of you who are looking for organic and clean supplements (aren’t we all?), Heart Calm also contains no gluten, no artificial colors, no flavors and no preservatives.  I’m including a list of ingredients for you here:

Heart Calm Supplement Facts

If you are interested in trying the product you can visit the Vital Biologics website here.  You can also read a wonderful comprehensive guide on how to stop heart palpitations which Vital Biologics has published.

And as always, ladies, if you decide to try their product, I would love to hear your opinions and reviews.  Don’t forget to come back and share your experiences with me and the readers of The Perimenopause Blog!

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Food as Medicine: Magnesium for Anxiety & Panic Attacks in Perimenopause

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