Natural Calm Magnesium
- A naturally calming drink
- Reduces symptoms of stress
- Improves sleep
- Provides relief from pain
- Promotes heart health
- Vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, Non-GMO
The health benefits of magnesium are clinically proven, but most Canadians don’t get enough through diet.
Natural Calm is the better-tasting, better-absorbing, best-loved magnesium drink. The proprietary magnesium citrate formula is fast-acting, to relieve stress, improve sleep, reduce pain, promote heart health and more.
Backed by thousands of five-star reviews and dozens of awards, Natural Calm has been enjoyed and trusted for 38 years.
Enjoy Natural Calm as a delicious hot tea, add it to cold drinks, and enjoy any time of day or evening!
Directions for Use: Pour about ½ cup of very hot water into a cup or glass. Add Natural Calm powder, let fizz, stir, and enjoy.
Hot water speeds up the process whereby Natural Calm converts from a powder to a highly absorbable, ionic magnesium drink.
Optionally, you may add Natural Calm to cool or cold water, or even to juice. Simply stir in and wait about 15 minutes, or until the mixture is completely clear – a sign that the magnesium is fully dissolved.
Available in a variety of flavours and sizes: Plain (Original), Raspberry Lemon, Sweet Lemon, Orange and Cherry 8 oz (226g) and 16 oz (454g) sizes. Also available in boxes of 5 single serve envelopes, convenient for travel and sampling new flavours.
Ingredients: magnesium carbonate (when dissolved, Natural Calm becomes magnesium citrate)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Citric Acid. Flavours contain organic stevia.
Free from animal products, sugar, artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours, gluten-free, sugar-free and Non-GMO.
Mechanism of Action: The citric acid combines with magnesium carbonate to create magnesium citrate, one of the most absorbable forms of magnesium available.
Nutrient Value, per 1 teaspoon (2.5 grams): 205mg of magnesium
Recommended Dose: 2 teaspoons (5 grams) provides 100% of the daily requirement of magnesium for most men and women.
Servings per Container: a 452 gram bottle of Natural Calm contains about 180 teaspoons; a 226 gram bottle contains 90 teaspoons.
Known Adverse Reactions: Some users experience a laxative effect, which is a natural side-effect of taking too much magnesium at any one time. If this should occur, simply reduce the amount of product you take at one time and increase the frequency, for example by taking Natural Calm twice daily. Note that comfortably loose stools are an indication that you are taking the right amount.
Health Canada Natural Product Licence Number: 80013188
You may take Natural Calm’s magnesium with or without food depending on your stomach. Most people like to take it on an empty stomach, and the vast majority of consumers prefer to take Natural Calm in the evening, about 30 minutes before bedtime. It is also well absorbed when you take food.
Magnesium is excreted approximately every 12 hours, so ideally you should take Natural Calm morning and night. The very best method is to add Natural Calm to a large water bottle and sip slowly from morning until night.
During the day, magnesium can help you to feel a steady, calm energy to meet the challenges of work and play. In the evening, magnesium helps activate melatonin, so you can get a deep and restful sleep when you need it.
Natural Calm is sold by weight (grams or ounces), not volume. When the container is initially filled, the powder has a higher volume because of the distribution of air. Natural settling occurs, during which the air rises to the top and the powder becomes denser.
There are two equally effective ways of preparing Natural Calm: hot or cold. Using hot water is the faster method.
The Hot Water Method: When you prepare Natural Calm with hot water, the magnesium powder quickly converts to 'ionic' magnesium citrate. This is one of the most absorbable forms of magnesium. Many customers add cold water or juice after the fizzing has settled and the hot solution is clear. When the mixture is flat and clear, it is ready to consume.
The Cold Method: When you prepare Natural Calm with cold or tepid liquid (water or juice), it takes longer to convert into 'ionic' magnesium citrate. We recommend that you wait approximately 15 minutes before consuming cold-prepared Natural Calm. After the elapsed time, it will be just as effective as if you had used hot water.
There is 0.015 g of stevia per teaspoon of flavoured Natural Calm (no sugar); there are no sweeteners or flavours added to the unflavored version.
Flavoured Natural Calm contains 0.7 calories per teaspoon, and 0.3 grams of carbohydrates. Unflavoured Natural Calm contains zero calories and zero carbs.
The unflavoured version of our Natural Calm does not contain any corn or derivatives of corn. The flavouring used in the other varieties (Raspberry Lemon, Sweet Lemon, Orange, and Cherry) does have a sub-ingredient that is derived from corn (organic maltodextrin); however, there are no corn proteins in the product and all flavours of Natural Calm have been verified as non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project. (Calmful Sleep is also Non-GMO, but certification status is pending for Calmful Sleep in 2017; the process takes time.)
The citric acid is derived from verified non-GMO sugar beets sourced from Belgium.
Too much magnesium taken orally at one time can cause loose stools. Don't be alarmed! Magnesium is safely excreted by healthy kidneys and loose stools are part of the elimination process.
If you are uncomfortable, simply decrease the amount of Natural Calm magnesium citrate you take at one time. For example, take smaller amounts throughout the day.
Healthy, regular bowel movements are one indicator that you are getting the right amount of magnesium.
People who have kidney disease, a low heart rate (i.e. less than 50), Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, myasthenia gravis or anyone on blood thinners such as Coumadin should consult their doctor before taking Natural Calm.
A medically-trained professional may advise you to avoid magnesium while taking certain prescription medications, including blood thinners. If you are taking any prescription medication, please defer to medical advice.
Magnesium will interfere with the efficacy of iron supplements and antibiotics. Discontinue magnesium while on a course of antibiotics. If you take both iron and magnesium daily, take these supplements at different times of the day.
Yes, healthy pregnant and breastfeeding women can safely take Natural Calm magnesium. In fact, magnesium needs will increase during gestation and lactation. Enough magnesium during pregnancy may help with DNA formation and is thought to play a role in preventing complications such as pre-eclampsia. Taking Natural Calm during breastfeeding is beneficial for both mother and baby.
If you take too much magnesium, as with vitamin C, the body will use what it needs and eliminate any excess. The excess will go into the colon, causing it to hydrate, where the only effect is stools that are “loose.” Millions of people around the world use magnesium simply because of the natural, laxative properties.
This would be the only side effect, and any "overdose" is safely depleted through the kidneys. In fact, magnesium is completely depleted from the body every 12 hours, requiring continual replenishment.
Take caution if you have kidney problems. Because excess magnesium is detoxified through your kidneys into your colon, a weak kidney may not work well enough to properly excrete the magnesium. People on kidney dialysis or who have severe kidney disease should consult their physician before taking any magnesium in supplement form.
Anyone with IBS or loose stools should divide their Natural Calm magnesium into smaller, more frequent doses throughout the day.