Reduction in the Frequency of Arrhythmic Episodes in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Arrhythmia with a Vitamin/Essential Nutrient Program

A. Niedzwiecki, T. Kalinovsky, M. Rath
Journal of the American Neutraceutical Association 2005, 8(3): 19-25

Chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients impairs cellular bio-energy production and can lead to disturbances in the generation and conduction of electrical impulses in the myocardium. We investigated the effect of long-term supplementation with a combination of vitamins and other essential nutrients on the number of clinically apparent episodes in patients with paroxysmal atrial arrhythmia.


A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-center study in Germany was undertaken on 131 patients (ITT), aged 18 to 70 years, who were diagnosed with paroxysmal atrial arrhythmia, receiving anti-arrhythmic medication for at least three months, and reporting at least one paroxysmal cardiac episode per month. Study participants were advised to continue their prescribed medication and were treated with either an essential nutrient formulation or placebo during the 24-week study.

Analysis of data demonstrated a significant decrease in the frequency of clinically apparent arrhythmic episodes with vitamin/essential nutrient supplementation (ITT analysis: p=0.0221; PP analysis: p=0.0160) that improved with time (45.5% of the supplemented group experienced frequent arrhythmic episodes at three months, in contrast to only 27.3% at six months).

By addressing the underlying cause of arrhythmia, a deficiency in nutrients that generate bio-energy in the heart muscle cells, a vitamin/essential nutrient supplementation program provides a safe and effective reduction of arrhythmic episodes.

Key Words:
atrial paroxysmal arrhythmia, nutrient synergy, carnitine, coenzyme Q10, bioenergy, lysine, vitamin C, B vitamins

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