Long before Natural Vitality created new raspberry-lemon Natural Calm Gummies, wellness bloggers were creating homemade magnesium gummies.
And Natural Calm magnesium citrate powder has always been a top pick for these recipes — no doubt because it works so well and tastes so great.
Natural Calm dissolves easily, which is important if you want a smooth gummy, with no grains. (Solubility is also part of what makes Natural Calm so effective!)
With Natural Calm, you can make gummies in several fruit flavours, including cherry, orange, raspberry-lemon, sweet lemon or wildberry.
In this roundup list, we’ll share the top recipes for turning Natural Calm magnesium powder into a chewy gummy supplement, in the flavour of your choice!
But First — Tips on DIY Magnesium Gummies
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, the biggest challenge in making your own magnesium gummies will be finding a vegan recipe.
Most DIY Mg gummies are made with gelatin, which comes from the skin and bones of animals. Some people love gelatin for collagen and apparently for gut health, but it’s not for everyone.
However, Natural Calm Gummies are vegan, so it’s definitely possible! Agar is derived from seaweed, and it’s what Natural Vitality uses to keep our Gummies vegan.
We’ve found a great post on vegan substitutes for gelatin.
Your next big decision will be to sweeten, or not to sweeten. We’ve included recipes for both.
Natural Calm magnesium citrate powder is lightly sweetened with organic stevia, so even if you don’t add another sweetener, you’ll get some sweetness.
Note that whatever recipe you choose, magnesium needs to be fully-dissolved to become most bioavailable (aka good for you). Heating the magnesium and liquid quickly converts magnesium powder into its most absorbable form. Alternatively, letting magnesium powder rest in a cool liquid for about 15 minutes will do the trick.
And now, for the gummy recipes!
Vegan Cherry Natural Calm Gummies
If you Google “vegan magnesium gummies recipe” you’ll come up with a long list of DIY options — but none of the top listings are actually vegan.
This recipe from Revolution Health AZ really is free from animal products. We love that they’ve shown us exactly how to use agar in place of gelatin.
The honey is optional (not something you’d use if you’re vegan) and can be replaced with stevia drops, maple syrup, or the sweetener of your choice.
Cherry Magnesium Gummies (Paleo, Keto)
Nutrichem’s recipe for Very Cherry Magnesium Gummies can be made with any flavour of Natural Calm, but the advantage of cherry is that you can use unsweetened cherry juice as the liquid.
Note that this recipe includes beef gelatin. On the plus side, it is sugar-free. I expect this recipe would produce a tart gummy, but you could add drops of stevia if it’s too tart for your taste.
Each gummy contains about 100 mg of magnesium, which is a good daily dose for most children.
HolFAMILY shares their take on the tart cherry juice Natural Calm gummy. We love their comments on how each ingredient helps with sleep and insight from their own sleep challenges with kids.
Sweet Lemon Natural Calm Gummies
This Butter Believer recipe uses our sweet lemon Natural Calm, together with lemon juice.
Again, the gelatin is not vegan here, and the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of the sweetener of your choice. This is a relatively small amount of sugar given the recipe produces 35 gummies.
Each gummy contains about 70 mg of magnesium — a solid amount for a small child. Older children and adults could take 2-4 gummies per day.
You’ll find a very similar, lemon-flavoured recipe at The Hearty Soul and again at A Simple Kind of Mom. We like this mom’s story of discovering magnesium as a solution for her hyperactive toddler. (However, be careful giving gummies to toddlers as they can be a choking hazard!)
Natural Calm Gummies — With Greens!
Higher Perspectives offers an almost-identical gummy recipe to the one above.
BUT, if you scroll down, you’ll find a video on how to make Natural Calm gummies with greens! Here’s a YouTube link to the video tutorial.
Both are made with gelatin, not a vegan option.
Any Flavour Natural Calm Gummies — PLUS
Wellness Mama includes tips for blending magnesium with other supplements in a gummy. For kids, she recommends probiotics and vitamin C.
Caveat! We know probiotics and vitamin C are both heat-sensitive, and this recipe recommends adding these ingredients to a hot liquid. In our opinion, this would damage the other supplements.
We’d recommend reserving some of the juice and dissolving the vitamin C and/or probiotics cool. Then later, when the hot liquid with magnesium is cooled, whisk in the dissolved vitamin-probiotic-juice mixture.
Real Blueberry “Night-Night” Gummies
After reviewing several magnesium gummy recipes that all use juice, this PaleoHacks recipe was exciting!
We love the idea of blending real blueberries into the mix — and the texture looks more substantial, like a whole fruit chew.
The “night night” theme of this recipe made us think of using Calmful Sleep magnesium in this gummy. The wildberry flavour would be a great match! If you go this route, remember that Calmful Sleep does include natural ingredients for sleep, so take these gummies before bed.
A similar recipe (but using pureed raspberries) can be found at Realfoodology and we love what the author has to say about discovering Natural Calm for anxiety.
Herbal Tea Magnesium Gummies
The Functional Bump has created an all-grown-up magnesium gummy recipe that includes chamomile and dandelion root teas, plus lime juice. This is a completely unsweetened recipe, with the option to add a sweetener if you like.
Cranberry-Orange Fluffy-Topped Magnesium Gummies
Happy Mothering suggests a fun twist on the Natural Calm gummy recipe. The peachy cloud-like top layer looks really cool with the base of clear cranberry red.
Sour Pomegranate Magnesium Gummies
By now these recipes are looking familiar! There’s a formula at work here, so you can mix and match the fruit flavours you like best.
This recipe from Dr. Amy Myers includes the standard ingredients but skips the sugar.
Pomegranate is an interesting spin on the theme and you could try blending real pomegranate into the recipe.
Any Flavour Natural Calm Gummies — Illustrated Recipe
If you love these ideas but need step-by-step pictures when you’re making a recipe, check out The Alternative Daily.
You’ll see what the mixture should look like at every step, so you can feel confident your magnesium gummies will turn out.
Rather Just Try our Natural Calm Gummies?
We don’t all have the urge to DIY! Sometimes, you just want it done for you, and that’s why we have new Natural Calm Gummies.
I’ve never made a gummy from scratch because my kids learned to take Natural Calm magnesium powder as a warm drink fairly young. And when I was worried they might not be getting enough as infants, I massaged their little limbs with transdermal magnesium.
Now that my kids are 5 and 8, I alternate between Natural Calm as a drink at night and new Calm Gummies during the day. I love that they’re vegan and the gelatin substitute, agar, is made from a type of seaweed. We aren’t sugar-free, but we are sugar conscious, so the fact that Gummies include only 1 gram of sugar per piece is reassuring.
Whether you choose new Natural Calm Gummies or one of the DIY options here, know you’ll be getting all the tested and proven goodness of Natural Calm magnesium.