The #1 Remedy for Heart Palpitations

Discover the #1 remedy for heart palpitations and learn more about the top causes of heart palpitations.


0:00 Introduction: Heart palpitations explained
0:12 What are heart palpitations?
0:22 What causes heart palpitations?
5:20 The best remedy for heart palpitations
7:20 Learn more about the gallbladder!

Today I want to share the #1 remedy for heart palpitations.

Heart palpitations are irregular heartbeats that can come and go.

Top causes of heart palpitations:
• Stress
• Caffeine
• Wine
• Gluten
• Bile sludge
• Food allergies
• Certain medications
• Hyperthyroidism
• Over-exercising/poor sleep
• Magnesium deficiency

The top remedy for heart palpitations:
• Magnesium

Getting magnesium from food is the best option, but you can also take a magnesium supplement. As far as supplements, I like magnesium glycinate.

Salads and vegetables are excellent sources of magnesium and other essential nutrients. I suggest consuming seven to ten cups of salad per day or four to five cups of vegetables.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  1. SuperWowStyle on May 10, 2023 at 10:02 am

    Much needed topic.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 10, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      Happy you found it useful! Be well!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

    • CYndibabI on May 10, 2023 at 1:33 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC great 👍🏻 video can YOU also do a video (which I know you’ve done video’s on before but do a NEW one please of atrial fibrillation/afib) 🙏🏻 pleaseeeeeee

    • CYndibabI on May 10, 2023 at 1:41 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC can YOU also do a video on perimenopause (hormones) triggering heart ♥️ to go in afib 👈🏻😱🚨⚠️💭 definitely want MORE video’s on perimenopause menopause NOT just about hot 🥵 flashes but all the other stuff that comes with it like 👈🏻😱 digestion issues 👈🏻 constipation 👈🏻 heart ♥️ flaring into afib (hormones triggers) 😱🚨⚠️👆🏻💭 food issues 👈🏻😱 digestion gastroentrologist issues when in perimenopause including heart ♥️ flaring in afib 👈🏻🚨😱⚠️💭 what causes all this I know hormones but video details pleaseeeeee 🙏🏻

    • CYndibabI on May 10, 2023 at 1:48 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC ⚠️ can YOU pleaseeeeeee 🙏🏻 do a very important video on this topic 🙏🏻 what’s your thoughts 💭💭💭💭💭 on atrial fibrillation/afib ablation procedure 👈🏻🚨😱⚠️💭💭💭👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 (DR BERG please do a video on this pleaseeeee 🙏🏻 what’s your opinion 💭 I had one done ✔️ and it SERIOUSLY made MY heart ♥️ worse and I WAS always against that procedure 👈🏻🚨😱⚠️💭 many people who had afib ablation get MORE problems NEVER 👎🏻 helps their situation 👈🏻😱 would loveeeeee to hear 👂🏻 your opinion do a video pleaseeeeee 🙏🏻 on this topic 🙏🏻 thank YOU

  2. Paul Campbell on May 10, 2023 at 10:06 am

    I believe in adequate rest after exercise, on the account the heart is a muscle that never rests. Your lungs are just as important to exercise as they work together. Thank you, Dr. Berg.

    • Mike Michaels on May 10, 2023 at 10:47 am

      My heart has a relaxed resting rate when I listen to Dr Berg

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 10, 2023 at 12:10 pm

      Most welcome! Be well!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

    • CYndibabI on May 10, 2023 at 4:27 pm

      @Dr. Eric Berg DC what’s the best time of DAY to take magnesium and should YOU take with food 👈🏻❓💭

  3. Lenaya Parker on May 10, 2023 at 10:06 am

    I had heart palpitations. Felt like a flip flop in my chest. Went to a doctor, no heart issues found. Went to a health food store, the lady recommended magnesium – they were completely gone the next day 😮 This man speaks truth. ❤ Thank you

    • kyle fer on May 10, 2023 at 10:20 am

      It sounds like what you’re describing is a cardiac cough reflex or sternutatory syncope. If you felt an urge to cough after, then I believe this might be the case. Palpitations are more often a pounding sensation with every beat, but it is also an umbrella term to cover heart beat related issues such as a feeling of skipped beats. I am not recommending anything here, just sharing what I know, I am glad Magnesium worked for you 🙂

    • ORANGE 🍊 :) on May 10, 2023 at 10:24 am

      Thank you Dr.Berg

    • MinnietheGeek on May 10, 2023 at 10:51 am

      Same. I had bad palpitations for about a month, doctor sent me to heart specialist, who couldn’t find anything wrong, and offered no possible reasons why it was happening. It just happens, apparently. 🙈 He never mentioned Magnesium or any other minerals or vitamins. Went home, did research, and started taking Magnesium. Palpitations GONE. So much for the ‘experts’ 🤯

    • Star.Traffick on May 10, 2023 at 11:21 am

      What type of magnesiun is best to stop heart palpitations?

    • jo griffiths on May 10, 2023 at 11:24 am

      @Star.Traffick I take mag. threonate. Very relaxing. It can help you to drift off to sleep but that’s fine by me!

  4. Paul Campbell on May 10, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Never have your electric cords rolled-up when plugged in, either. They create a magnetic field. Thank you, Dr. Berg!

    • fidel catsro on May 10, 2023 at 11:08 am

      they radiate EM waves like a radio transmitter!

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 10, 2023 at 12:19 pm

      Most welcome! Be well!
      -Dr. Berg’s support team

    • Spam Mouse on May 10, 2023 at 12:39 pm

      Not quite. The issue about power flowing through rolled up power cords and more importantly extension cable reels is that the opposing fields work against each other creating a resistance in the cables that results in a heating-effect and is worst case scenarios can cause the cables to melt, short-out and then burning happens. Seen it in a theatre setting with a spot-light used incorrectly.

  5. muhammad abdullah on May 10, 2023 at 10:16 am

    + overhydration (drinking too much water) can cause palpitations as well because it drains out most of electrolytes from body through urination, which are essential for regular heartbeat.

    • CYndibabI on May 10, 2023 at 4:44 pm

      YESSSSSSS I have afib and I would end up in the hospital 🏥 MY potassium WAS always low BUT in normal rage BUT when MY potassium goes under 4.0 it triggers MY heart ♥️ into palpitations or episode OR NIGHTMARE afib! I even take 3 potassium pills 💊 a day because I ONLY drink water 💦 it WAS flushing out all MY electrolytes 👈🏻 I need to try magnesium again I’m just SO SCARED 😱 of pills 💊 I have ptsd over pills 💊 because that’s what caused ME to get afib condition 😭

  6. LettyK on May 10, 2023 at 10:26 am

    Spot-on Dr Berg. I have AFib and take Magnesium Taurate. My condition has improved greatly.

    • Q plus 2020 on May 10, 2023 at 11:10 am

      Wish I knew that for my mom. They had her on eliquis and all sorts of stuff for AFib

    • LettyK on May 10, 2023 at 11:37 am

      @Q plus 2020 Oh, sorry to hear that. It’s such a shame that GPs don’t recommend Magnesium for the heart. I found out about it from a cardiologist here on YouTube. His channel is ‘York Cardiology’. He gives far more information on heart problems than any GP I know.

    • CYndibabI on May 10, 2023 at 4:31 pm

      @Q plus 2020 I have afib and it’s SERIOUSLY miserable I also take that blood 🩸 thinner pill 💊 eliquis

  7. Carbage Man on May 10, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Supplementing magnesium made my chronic headaches go away. Before that, I would wake up in the middle of the night with “the worst headache you’ve ever had” from degenerative disc disease. I still had chronic pain, but stopped getting those headaches. I also had hypertension. 

    Keto and fasting reduced that chronic pain and the hypertension, but I started keto for onset of type two diabetes a few years after serendipitously discovering magnesium.

    • Chill n Space on May 10, 2023 at 6:09 pm

      Which type of magnesium do you take

    • Carbage Man on May 10, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      @Chill n Space When I started, it was magnesium oxide from Costco, and it actually worked. It’s supposed to be the crappiest from, so I switched to magnesium malate. Then I learned about various other forms of magnesium and added magnesium threonate, because I have degenerative disc disease and wanted any cognitive benefits too. 

      Then I found what I really wanted was a magnesium complex, so I get a complex with magnesium malate, glycinate, orotate and taurate, which I take with meals, in addition to the magnesium threonate I still take in the morning and the evening. If I need to relax and/or fight inflammation in particular, I’ll take magnesium glycinate standalone.

      When fasting, I don’t take the complex and instead I take an electrolyte supplement from Redmond Life.

  8. Brian B on May 10, 2023 at 10:43 am

    Months back I started a triple blend of magnesium malate, glycerinate, and citrate and it has made a world of difference with my palpitations. About 95% better!!!

    • Mani Muthiah on May 10, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      the specific brand?

    • Dave Saenz on May 10, 2023 at 5:17 pm

      I was about to take that one. I don’t have palpitations anymore. I took magnesium potassium aspartame. Keeps my BP in check.

    • Brian B on May 10, 2023 at 5:49 pm

      @Mani Muthiah BioEmblem Triple Magnesium Complex

    • Dub Siren on May 10, 2023 at 6:25 pm

      very interesting, I only take glycinate, I might get another like citrate or malate, thank you !

  9. Patches on May 10, 2023 at 10:55 am

    It’s important to stay hydrated. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables to get potassium and magnesium is spot on. Had to go to the ER once due to palpitations and blood work showed it was low potassium. Since then per doctor recommendation I eat a banana in the morning and supplement low dose magnesium and potassium at night.

    • lombmusic07 on May 10, 2023 at 5:20 pm

      I was told 2 banana a week max otherwise potassium levels would too high and that potassium needs to be considered with magnesium intake, by all means check it out for yourself
      You might

  10. fidel catsro on May 10, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Top causes of heart palpitations:
    • Stress
    • Caffeine
    • Wine
    • Gluten
    • Bile sludge
    • Food allergies
    • Certain medications
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • EMF
    • Over-exercising/poor sleep
    • Magnesium deficiency

    The top remedy for heart palpitations:
    • Magnesium (from food sources like 4 to 5 cups of greens or 7 to10 cups of salad per day)
    (or magnesium glycinate as supplement)

    Thank you Dr Berg!

    • K M on May 10, 2023 at 11:18 am

      You forgot the most important cause. The Jab

    • Whale Dog on May 10, 2023 at 11:18 am

      Potassium deficiency. you don;t need much but you do need it.

    • jo griffiths on May 10, 2023 at 11:47 am

      2 large glasses of wine & a large bag of chips!! (UK.) (gulp !)

    • psfca on May 10, 2023 at 11:49 am

      Thanks 😊

    • Dr Vandana kumar on May 10, 2023 at 11:50 am

      Thanks for sharing

  11. Q plus 2020 on May 10, 2023 at 11:07 am

    Me and my family have palpitations, the cardiologist found nothing on me. I’m gluten free, dont est sulphites due to severe intestinal issues after.some doctors said I was taking too much natural thyroid medication.
    Started taking magnesium tab at night to help me go to the bathroom better. I was talking to a coworker and she said magnesium made her palpitations stop
    …that’s when I realized that mine had also stopped. Wish I figured this out while my mom was still alive, this would have helped her.

  12. Sandy McConnell on May 10, 2023 at 11:24 am

    I had heart palpitations almost every day for 2 and a half years following an emotional burn out. I was juggling a demanding full time job as well as being the main carer for my dad. I ended up with bad anxiety and that triggered the palpitations. I went from being healthy with no palpitations, to extreme anxiety, over sensitivity and strange electrical pulses down my spine. It was the worst time of my life and at one stage I thought it would never end. I also had extreme dread that something bad was always going to happen. I was also afraid to go out in the dark.

    Thankfully I’m now on the road to recovery with palpitations only occasionally. The sensitivity has now gone and I am no longer afraid to go out at night. Incidentally I take magnesium daily.

    • Bunny Bubs on May 10, 2023 at 12:08 pm

      What type brand dosage

    • Sandy McConnell on May 10, 2023 at 12:18 pm

      @Bunny Bubs I’m in the UK so I use Vitabiotics Ultra Magnesium. I take 2 tablets daily (375mg).

    • Bunny Bubs on May 10, 2023 at 12:22 pm

      @Sandy McConnell thank you

    • Jenny long on May 10, 2023 at 12:54 pm

      I went thru this as well, glad your ok!

    • Jenny long on May 10, 2023 at 12:56 pm

      @Bunny Bubstry taking about 250-500 mgs of glycinate. If you get too much it will cause mild diarhea , then just lower the dose. I found this info in one of dr berg’s video’s about magnesium. I’d go watch it , lot’s of great info!

  13. Farman Thor on May 10, 2023 at 11:36 am

    3 Years ago my cardiologist said I had an irregular heartbeat. But, the problem would go away in the summer. He didn’t believe it. Finally and ER doctor told me it was the vagus nerve. Stimulating the sternum with massage relieved the sensation. However, the list that Dr. Berg gave was almost everything I was doing wrong. Following Keto has alleviated the palpitation “almost” entirely. I went back for an annual 2 days ago and the cardiologist just shook his head an smiled. He couldn’t believe how my health improved. Thank you Dr. Berg!

    • Bunky Bob on May 10, 2023 at 3:52 pm

      What is your typical diet for a day?

    • CYndibabI on May 10, 2023 at 4:23 pm

      question please❓when YOU are food did it trigger your heart ♥️ in palpitations👈🏻❓

    • G Brown on May 10, 2023 at 5:21 pm

      If your “back is out of Whack” it can throw your heart into “flip flops”.. been there too many times…

  14. sumaiya noor on May 10, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Another great video Dr. Berg! I have started taking Magnesium Glycinate for 6 months or so now. I did not have palpitations but my overall strength and well-being has definitely improved.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 10, 2023 at 12:58 pm

      That’s great!

  15. Americana Dreaming 🇺🇲 on May 10, 2023 at 11:55 am

    I had palpitations bad for almost 20 years in the military. Near the end, I found Doc Berg and magnesium, and fixed it. Thanks, Doc Berg!

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 10, 2023 at 12:27 pm

      That’s great. Thanks for sharing your experience. Stay safe and healthy!

    • peace and love on May 10, 2023 at 4:36 pm

      What magnesium

    • Faith Freedom on May 10, 2023 at 5:25 pm

      I’ve been taking bioavailable 3 forms of magnesium and it doesn’t help

  16. MARCUS on May 10, 2023 at 11:57 am

    After the vaccine, I feel like a-lot more people need this. Thank you.

    • Dansk DNA on May 10, 2023 at 12:23 pm

      Speaking for myself, true comment. Magnesium/potassium and ACV, NAC regiment has helped my heart issues, which began day 4 of Pf jab.

  17. Marita Kochis on May 10, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    I had palpitations when I was in my early 50´s and I went for a stress test and found out I had left bundle branch blockage and was put on a beta blocker. I took it for a quite a few years never seeing a doctor or a cardiologist in all that time. Last summer I did a bit of research and found out that heart palpitations are quite common in menopause so I thought I would cut my pills in half and see what happens. Nothing changed so after 6 months I completely quit taking them and 5 months in I’m still fine. I’m sure I still have LBBB but symptom free as is the case in a few of my siblings. The changes I made were adding magnesium bisglycinate and upping my vitamin d3 to 5-10,000 mg per day along with K2 and daily exercise as well. I’m 64 now and feeling great ! Do your own research as well as consulting with your doctor , you know your body best !

    • c ho on May 10, 2023 at 4:57 pm

      I have that same thing. They never gave me anything for it. I was smoking, drinking beer and eating crap foods. It never bothered me, but I stopped smoking January 2022, and am taking better care of my health. All of a sudden my glucose number is high and my triglycerides are high. 😠

    • Beth Maina Gakunga on May 10, 2023 at 6:21 pm


  18. Guy Livesay on May 10, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Per an earlier video from Dr Berg about magnesium and potassium for palpitations, I began to eat mixed nuts and sunflower seeds just like one would take a prescription. After years of palpitations, they almost entirely quit within a few days.

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 10, 2023 at 6:20 pm

      That’s great.

  19. ShellG on May 10, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    I had heart palpitations for years. Docs could never find anything wrong. Had to figure it out on my own.
    Everytime I ate bread I had heart palpitations. I was young (in my 20s) and thought it was just anxiety. I did have severe anxiety which was a nightmare in itself. Docs never diagnosed me with anxiety so I never took meds for it. Thank God!
    Started listening to my body in my 40s. Went to school for holistic nutrition and now at 60 I believe I’m healthier than ever. I thank God everyday 🙏
    And Dr. Berg is a gem❤

  20. James Henry on May 10, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Ive had palpitations since i was younger. I believe the main reason for them is stress/anxiety. You may not even know that you are anxious until you try some kind of meditation/ relaxation techniques. Then you realise youve been stressed for so long without realising. Drink plenty sleep plenty meditate and supplement according. Works for me 😁

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