Fix Mitral Valve Prolapse with this ONE Mineral

Find out about the #1 nutrient deficiency that could be contributing to your mitral valve prolapse symptoms.

More videos on the First Symptom of Magnesium Deficiency (Tetany):


0:00 Introduction: What is mitral valve prolapse?
0:47 Mitral valve prolapse symptoms
1:16 Hypomagnesemia and mitral valve prolapse
2:38 Magnesium deficiency and heart health
4:11 Magnesium for mitral valve repair
5:39 Things that deplete magnesium

Today, we’re going to talk about the #1 nutrient deficiency involved with mitral valve prolapse syndrome. If you have mitral valve prolapse, your heart valves are not opening and closing correctly.

Mitral valve prolapse causes floppy, leaky valves that are large and bulging. This bulging, displaced tissue is called prolapse, which leads to inefficient heart pumping.

Mitral valve prolapse symptoms include weakness, fatigue, palpitations, anxiety, and shortness of breath. It’s often described as idiopathic, which means it has no known cause. Mitral valve prolapse is generally treated with beta-blockers or a calcium channel blocker.

In a double-blind study, 141 subjects with mitral valve prolapse were compared to 40 healthy subjects. Sixty percent of the mitral valve prolapse group had magnesium deficiency compared to only 5% of the healthy subjects.

Low magnesium leads to high adrenaline. It also accelerates the aging of the fibroblast cell, which helps you make collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. As we age, the fibroblast cell is very important for our skin, ligaments, tendons, and valves.

One of the first signs of magnesium deficiency is tetany. Surprisingly, 85% of people with mitral valve prolapse have tetany!

Don’t just rely on the RDA if you’re deficient in magnesium. Try taking 400 mg 2 to 3 times a day, working up to this amount slowly. Also, ensure you’re getting enough vitamin D. Magnesium won’t work without vitamin D!

Avoid sugar and refined carbs because they significantly decrease magnesium.

It takes years for a magnesium deficiency to show up and it can take up to a year to correct. Try magnesium glycinate to increase your magnesium levels over time.

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Dr. Berg, age 59, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book "The Healthy Keto Plan" and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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  1. @jpara617 on April 11, 2024 at 12:08 pm

    Makes me feel better about drinking magnesium before I sleep, but I do it to calm down and rest

  2. @diannebrown4741 on April 11, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    I was diagnosed with MVP at a young age. For many years, it was required that I take antibiotics anytime I went to the dentist for a cleaning. Then several years ago, the requirement to take an antibiotic just disappeared. I regret taking them.

    • @wifidi6035 on April 11, 2024 at 12:46 pm

      My family members had to do the same before dentist visit, as a prophylactic. Then science proved it was not beneficial. The premise is the need for healthy gums & how bacteria in the mouth can dangerously affect the heart.

    • @d.wilbur5164 on April 11, 2024 at 1:37 pm

      Same 🙁

    • @christine41861 on April 11, 2024 at 6:01 pm

      Same! 🙁

  3. @sunneedaze57 on April 11, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    Omgosh!!! I was diagnosed with MVP at age 18, I have been under the care of a cardiologist since, I am now 66. I had an ablation in 2002 and it’s helped my wacky, chaotic heartbeat mostly. But several years ago my heart started beating irregularly (significantly) again. So my Dr had me wear 24 hour heart monitor, again. I had 13,532 IRREGULAR heart beats in 24 hours, my Dr put me on beta blocker but it really didn’t make that big of a difference in the irregularity and it made me light headed so I quit taking it. My daughter read about Magnesium so I started taking it, 2 years later when I wore the heart monitor I had 98 irregular heartbeats!!!!! When my Dr called he said this is remarkable, the beta blocker is doing its job to which I replied I am not taking that I am taking magnesium! There was a silent pause and then he said, we’ll keep doing it! But it doesn’t stop there, he started listening harder for the click, it was getting fainter!!!
    Btw… I do take vitamin D3 but recently ordered your Vit D3 combo!
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    • @rhondaweber5638 on April 11, 2024 at 12:48 pm


    • @Sunshine_AK on April 11, 2024 at 1:07 pm

      That is awesome to hear❤

    • @nevastrong2850 on April 11, 2024 at 1:20 pm

      Thank you for sharing your experience!

    • @cgkuch4184 on April 11, 2024 at 1:33 pm

      What kind of magnesium are you using?

    • @d.wilbur5164 on April 11, 2024 at 1:34 pm

      I too have MVP. Which beta blocker were you on? I stopped taking Metoprolol, felt horrible taking it. How much Mag are you taking? My heart rate drops so low when I sit very still and when I sleep.

  4. @pamparnell6934 on April 11, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    Textbook description of my husband’s mitral valve / magnesium deficiency. He’s been supplementing magnesium for over a year now and doing great 😊

    • @theancientsancients1769 on April 11, 2024 at 5:51 pm

      How was he diagnosed?

    • @pamparnell6934 on April 11, 2024 at 6:26 pm

      The valve or the Magnesium? His Mitral Valve was noticed in high school by the team doctor for football. We didn’t really have his magnesium levels checked but he had all of the symptoms Dr Berg described – eye twitches, arrhythmias, etc. Since taking Magnesium all of the symptoms are gone and his heart is strong.

  5. @thisandthat9710 on April 11, 2024 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks… i figured this out myself, seriously, years ago. I started taking mag glycinate and it absolutely changed my life – it took many months but it was life changing.

    • @Drberg on April 11, 2024 at 3:03 pm

      Most welcome!

    • @TheSK1199 on April 11, 2024 at 4:41 pm

      What dose did you take?

    • @natashajones4298 on April 11, 2024 at 5:08 pm

      @@Drberg🤣🤣 he was thanking himself

    • @thisandthat9710 on April 11, 2024 at 5:33 pm

      @@TheSK1199 I took and still take 400 mg (two 200mg tablets). Curiously, I began taking alpha lipoic acid for neuropathy and wanted to make sure I was not taking too much and, because of my own work, I am familiar with research so I searched PubMed for info on alpha lipoic acid. I was struck by something else NOT related to alpha ipoic acid and nerve problems — a lot of pretty new research suggests alpha lipoic acid is beneficial for heart and even serious arrhythmias. I mentioned ithis to a cardiologist I know through my work and he said there was some mounting excitement about that … I am not a doctor and cannot give advice but I’m just saying if you have palpitations, MVP,etc.. you might want to do your own research or talk to your own doctor about taking magnesium ( many forms may upset stomach, glycinate won’t) and perhaps alpha lipoic acid.

  6. @paulasusan63 on April 11, 2024 at 1:29 pm

    This is a lifesaving video to me. I was diagnosed with this a month ago. I bought Dr. Berg’s vit D3 with K2 and Magnesiym Glycinate and started taking it. This is a miracle to me and I will continue to take these products for a lifetime! Thank you Dr. Berg! Im going to share this video with my mom who has the same!

    • @theancientsancients1769 on April 11, 2024 at 5:51 pm

      How were you diagnosed though? Through a scan?

  7. @irishvallejos8831 on April 11, 2024 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you Dr.Berg. I needed this. I was diagnosed with MVP last April 2023. You and your videos are such a blessing to us.

    • @Drberg on April 11, 2024 at 7:05 pm

      Sure. Hope this will help you.

  8. @DarrenJon-tg2gq on April 11, 2024 at 3:57 pm

    This doctor needs to be cloned and put into every medical school to re-educate doctors with correct information about health.
    He is brilliant, and a gem of a person to anyone with common sense about how to improve their health in a sustained way.
    I just love learning from his simple to understand videos.. I respect this man immensely. 👍👍👍

    • @Blessed.2.Teach.4God on April 11, 2024 at 4:53 pm

      There is NOT a lack of knowledge in the world, there is a lack of integrity which puts a strangle-hold on truth – In the end the goodness of Christ will prevail!

    • @ninabanjo8015 on April 11, 2024 at 5:32 pm

      I second this!! Such a blessing to have him in this space to spread the goodness and the knowledge. We need more Bergs and less influencers lol

  9. @Mishamish71 on April 11, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Fascinating!! Even as a Cardiac Sonographer, I did not know this & will be curious to know the magnesium intake of my patients or if recommended. Sometimes I just see the posterior leaflet as I describe it as a “Mild Bowing without frank prolapse” and could very well mean they are just in lack of magnesium. Thank you!!

    • @monicali2608 on April 11, 2024 at 4:05 pm

      That is what is we need . People who bring it into patient’s life.

    • @brianlittrell797 on April 11, 2024 at 5:22 pm

      Dr Berg has additional information in the description section, including his recommended daily dosage.

  10. @Pythonaria on April 11, 2024 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve been taking Magnesium for about 3 months now. I was getting very breathless, fatigued and had that annoying eye twitch. Over the past few days I’ve noticed I’m not so breathless so it looks like the Magnesium is beginning to work. I also take zinc and selenium. My fingernails are now much stronger. I don’t eat junk, over-processed food and make all our meals from scratch plus do all my own baking. I don’t like the weird chemicals put into store bought food. I was taught to cook and bake from a very early age. I even make my own chocolate and sweets (we call candies sweets in the UK). That way I know what’s in it and can regulate the amount of sugar myself as I don’t like anything that’s over sweet.

  11. @DianaSanchez-sh8xm on April 11, 2024 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you 🤩

  12. @gail4972 on April 11, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve been taking Magnesium twice a day for years to help my MVP symptoms. It helps!

    • @Drberg on April 11, 2024 at 7:23 pm

      That’s great!

  13. @ChandlerInLasVegas7 on April 11, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    Perfect comletion of the D3, Mg,K2-mk-7 Triad.

    • @brianlittrell797 on April 11, 2024 at 5:23 pm

      What supplement brands supply all of those nutrients?

  14. @DennisDeNio on April 11, 2024 at 5:40 pm

    I Mega Dosed Magnesium Citrate and Magnesium Glycinate for 2 years. Before I was able to reduce my intake, and now I’m bringing up Potassium. 60% of our Magnesium is stored in the bones, 20% in our muscles. It takes awhile for it to be absorbed. I was in pain for a decade, now I’m nearly pain free.

  15. @EVD39 on April 11, 2024 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks as always doc! Great information here.

  16. @thixuanlevu9694 on April 11, 2024 at 6:05 pm

    ❤Thank you so much Doctor Berg ❤

  17. @CoDisafishy on April 11, 2024 at 6:12 pm

    My right eye has been twitching for about 6 months and now for the last two weeks, I’ve had heart palpitations and get out of breath during those. I’ve been monitoring it to make sure it doesn’t get worse, but hopefully this helps. If it does, this video came at the perfect time and is a blessing.

  18. @5fmuke535 on April 11, 2024 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you so much for this timely information Dr. Berg👑🏆

  19. @its_not_it_apostrophe_s on April 11, 2024 at 6:26 pm

    Dr. Berg, would love to see you do a video about what’s going on in Canada right now with regard to the sale of supplements. It was covered in depth on The Highwire last week.

  20. @lisavitale8410 on April 11, 2024 at 6:41 pm

    Another amazing video! ❤❤❤

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