How to Stop Heart Palpitations
This hypothesis has been evaluated in several open trials with varying results. Brzezinski et al.84 randomized symptomatic, early menopausal women to a phytoestrogen-rich diet that provided about 25 of daily calories as tofu, soy drink, miso, and flax seed (n 78), or to maintain their usual omnivorous diets and avoid soy products and flax seed (n 36). Measurements conducted at baseline and after 12 weeks on the diet included serum hormone and phytoestrogen levels and an assessment of the severity of menopausal symptoms (vaginal dryness, hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, headache, depression, urinary discomfort, decreased libido, and insomnia). Serum phytoestrogen concentrations increased dramatically in the treatment group, confirming their adherence to the diet. In this open trial, menopausal symptom scores decreased substantially and similarly in both groups, from 10.65 0.60 to 5.31 0.45 in the treatment group, and from 9.23 0.87 to 4.79 0.71 in the control group. When...
In another large study involving multiple medical centers in Italy, 2,664 patients with mild to moderate congestive heart failure were given CoQIO in doses ranging from 50-150 mg per day. Most (78 percent) received 100 mg per day. Following three months of therapy, the vast majority improved in terms of swelling of extremities, shortness of breath, arrhythmia, heart palpitations, and nighttime urination.328
This extract should contain both the flower and leaf of the plant. The dose is 200-500 mg three times daily. Not only does it improve heart contractions, but in patients with stage II heart failure, it has been shown to improve exercise tolerance and reduce symptoms such as angina, fatigue, and palpitations. In addition, it can lower blood pressure in hypertensive patients.