Pumping Strong: How Minerals Fuel Cardiovascular Wellness

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Pumping Strong: How Minerals Fuel Cardiovascular Wellness

Minerals are essential for cellular function across your entire body, but they’re especially important when it comes to heart health. 

Your heart relies on minerals for a variety of different things, from stable heart rhythm to blood pressure regulation, and keeping your mineral stores replenished is one of the easiest (and most overlooked) ways to support your heart. 

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at why minerals are so important for cardiovascular health, and at how you can refill your mineral stores so you look and feel your best. 

Why Minerals Matter for Your Heart

A single cell in your heart can have between 5000-8000 mitochondria.  These mitochondria generate the energy necessary to keep your heart beating and in the correct rhythm.  All those mitochondria need minerals to function, so it’s important to keep your system mineralized to keep your heart healthy!  Your cardiovascular system needs nearly a dozen different minerals to function at its best. Here’s a brief overview of what minerals do for your heart and circulation.


Maintaining Heart Rhythm

Your heart is a muscle, and like all muscle tissue, it relies on pairs of minerals to contract and relax properly. In this case, your heart needs the following to maintain correct contraction rhythm:

  • Calcium to cause heart contractions
  • Magnesium to relax the heart, and to transport other minerals throughout the heart
  • Potassium and sodium to maintain electrical signaling in the myocardium, the middle layer of the heart [*]

Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day. With every single beat it relies on these two mineral pairs—calcium and magnesium, potassium and sodium—to maintain proper rhythm and balance. 

Not surprisingly, low calcium and low magnesium are both independent risk factors for heart disease. [*][*] Having a deficiency in either one causes undue stress on the heart, which can lead to problems over time. 

Unfortunately, more than 60% of Americans have low magnesium levels [*] and about 65% don’t get enough calcium. [*]

Blood Pressure Control 

Several minerals are important for maintaining ideal blood pressure, especially potassium, magnesium, and calcium. [*] Sodium increases blood pressure while potassium decreases it. When the two are in balance, blood pressure remains stable and in an optimal range. 

Potassium is of particular importance because it balances out sodium, which a lot of people consume in excess. [*] Potassium encourages the kidneys to excrete sodium, but if you have a potassium deficiency, sodium levels climb too high and increase your risk of hypertension (high blood pressure), which can lead to heart attack, stroke, and a number of other serious heart complications. [*]

Unfortunately, the latest CDC numbers found that 97% of Americans are deficient in potassium, [*] and due to declining nutrient content in food, it’s increasingly difficult to get enough potassium from diet alone, even if you’re eating lots of greens. [*][*]

In addition, you can’t correct a potassium deficiency if you aren’t getting enough magnesium, because your body needs magnesium to transport potassium across cell membranes. [*] This is a good example of why full-spectrum mineral supplements are a good idea, and why taking high doses of single minerals can actually cause more problems than it helps. 

Preventing Heart Inflammation

In the last two decades, researchers have discovered that zinc deficiency is a major risk factor for heart disease, largely because inadequate zinc causes prolonged heart and artery inflammation. [*]

A 2021 review concluded that getting enough zinc is one of the most important ways to decrease heart inflammation and reduce risk of cardiovascular problems. [*]

Iron is also important for preventing inflammation. Nearly 60% of patients with coronary artery disease have an iron deficiency, and a large-scale 2023 study found that replenishing iron significantly improved overall heart health, reduced inflammation-related stress on the arteries, and decreased risk of hospitalization for heart problems. [*]

How To Replenish Your Mineral Stores and Support Your Heart

Your heart depends on nearly a dozen different minerals to function properly. Almost all those minerals work together, often in pairs or trios, which is why it’s important to focus on mineral balance, and why high doses of single minerals can actually cause more harm than good. 

Our full-spectrum mineral supplements are the simplest way to replenish all your mineral stores at once. They contain every essential mineral your body needs, in the right ratios, with close to 100% bioavailability. 

With BEAM Minerals, all you have to do is take two 1/2-ounce shots of liquid every morning. You can refill your minerals in 30 seconds a day, without having to worry about a cabinet full of supplements in a bunch of different doses (and don’t worry; our liquid minerals taste like water). 

If you want to support your heart (and your brain function, muscle recovery, and more), give BEAM Minerals a try. Our goal is to make mineral replenishment easy, so you can look and feel your best—no complicated supplement routine required. 

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