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Natural Calm Magnesium Plus Calcium

The better magnesium, with added nutrients for bone health.

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Discover Why Natural Calm is the Better Magnesium.

Calcium Magnesium Natural Calm is the better-tasting, better-absorbing, best-loved calcium-magnesium drink. The proprietary calcium 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 testimonials, Natural Calm has been enjoyed and trusted for 38 years.

Natural Calm Magnesium Plus Calcium is one of the only supplements formulated with an optimal balance of magnesium and calcium, plus other select bone-building nutrients.

If you already supplement calcium or incorporate calcium-rich foods in your diet, try our original Natural Calm Calcium Magnesium. Too much calcium can cause symptoms of magnesium deficiency.

Directions for Use:

Dissolve 2 teaspoons in 1/4 cup of hot water, stir well and cool down with cold water or your favourite juice if desired. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.

Ingredients:
  • Magnesium citrate,
  • Magnesium ascorbate,
  • Calcium gluconate,
  • Potassium citrate,
  • Ascorbic acid,
  • Vitamin D3 (from lanolin),
  • Boron citrate,
  • Citric acid.

*Flavours contain organic stevia.

Recommended Dose:

Adults—2 teaspoons (6.45 g) once daily.

Cautions:

Some people 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 Plus Calcium twice daily. Note that comfortably loose stools are an indication that you are taking the right amount.

This product is not intended to treat, prevent or cure any diseases or conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

We have a selection of samples available for a low cost in our shop.  

Magnesium supplements in liquid form are the best absorbed. Tablets, while convenient, are widely-known to be less effectively absorbed. Your body only uses a fraction of the magnesium in a tablet.

It is  difficult to get the magnesium we need from food alone. Health Canada confirms that most Canadians aren’t getting enough magnesium from diet. This is no surprise given that magnesium is only found in significant quantities in seeds, nuts, legumes and leafy greens. Most North Americans don’t eat enough of these foods to meet their requirements. For a listing of magnesium in foods see EatRightOntario.ca.

Ionic means that the molecules have gained or lost an electron and seek to attach to something to balance out the electron count. Research has shown that ionic minerals are more easily absorbed by the body. That’s because “the amount of magnesium your tissues can use is based on how soluble the magnesium product is and the amount of elemental or ionic magnesium that is released” (Dr. Carolyn Dean, The Magnesium Miracle, p. 243) Natural Calm magnesium citrate powder becomes ionic when prepared as directed, for fast, effective absorption at the cellular level.

Ingredients

There is no sodium in Natural Calm. Magnesium citrate is called an organic “magnesium salt” in chemistry terms, like sodium chloride (table salt), but the two are very different. “In chemistry, a salt is an ionic compound that can be formed by the neutralization reaction of an acid and a base. Salts are composed of related numbers of cations (positively charged ions) and anions (negative ions) so that the product is electrically neutral (without a net charge).” (Wikipedia)  These component ions can be inorganic, such as chloride, or organic, such as citrate.

 

Natural Calm magnesium is sourced from deep in the ocean. It is a naturally-derived product, but because it is harvested, not produced, it is never certified organic. The fruit flavours used are 100% organic.

Natural Calm magnesium is extracted from ocean water. The citric acid in both the Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder and the Calm Plus Calcium is sourced from sugar beets. The calcium in Natural Calm Plus Calcium is derived from Limestone, where it is extracted as calcium carbonate. Then gluconic acid is added to it to convert it into calcium gluconate.

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.

The final product when consumed is magnesium citrate. It is created with a proprietary blend of magnesium carbonate and citric acid. Once added to water, a chemical reaction binds the two together and creates ionic magnesium citrate. As per Health Canada regulation we must list the ingredients in their elemental state.

Dosing

The recommended magnesium intake for adults is given by Eat Right Ontario as between 310 and 400 mg per day. Other experts recommend a higher intake daily. For example, Dr. Carolyn Dean suggests that adults consume 3 – 4 mg of magnesium per pound of body weight and that pregnant women and children consume 4 – 5 mg of magnesium per pound of body weight.   Daily needs will vary based on lifestyle, health, and stage of life.

One teaspoon of Natural Calm magnesium citrate delivers 205 milligrams of magnesium: about half of what men need every day, and about 2/3 of a woman’s required daily intake. Age, life stage, body size, gender, lifestyle, diet and health all affect how much magnesium you should take as a supplement. Pay attention to your symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Constipation and poor sleep, in particular, are two major signs that you need more magnesium.

Safety

It is important to understand the presence of arsenic in natural products. Natural Calm magnesium comes from deep in the ocean and like any substance from the earth or water, contains trace amounts of inorganic arsenic. Arsenic is an element found in nature and in man-made products, including some pesticides. As a result, we ingest arsenic every day. All water – including treated municipal water – contains arsenic. Soils also contain arsenic and common plant foods are a source. Two tsp of Natural Calm has less than 1 microgram of inorganic arsenic. In comparison, a serving of long grain brown rice from Whole Foods has about 10 x that amount. (See http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/11/arsenic-in-your-food/index.htm) Most Canadians’ “daily intake of inorganic arsenic from food would be 10.5 µg (micrograms). This contrasts with an intake of <7.5 µg (micrograms) of principally the pentavalent inorganic arsenic species in drinking water.” (From http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/publications/healthy-living-vie-saine/water-arsenic-eau/index-eng.php?page=6#a5.2) From food and water combined, you are likely getting about 20x the amount of arsenic you would ingest from a normal daily dose of Natural Calm (which is 1-2 tsp.)

Natural Calm does not use common allergen ingredients, however, it is prepared in a facility that processes soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, fish, shellfish, and wheat.  The facility is operated by Nutranext, a major US supplement company with a strong commitment to safety and quality. While the equipment is sanitized after processing allergen ingredients, individuals with allergies should be aware that Natural Calm is not currently certified allergy-free.

Natural Calm is subjected to extensive purity and safety testing to pass Health Canada standards for purity. We retain the certificates of analysis proving that Natural Calm is deemed safe and surpasses purity requirements. In the US, the HealthyLiving Foundation independently purchased and tested all Natural Calm ionic magnesium citrate formulas for chemical toxins including inorganic arsenic, cadmium and lead. Natural Calm received the Tested & Approved Seal from Healthy Living Magazine. This seal assures retailers and shoppers that awarded products are free from harmful amounts of chemical toxins including inorganic arsenic, cadmium and lead, meeting the stringent standards of California’s Prop. 65.

We do not advise consuming or selling the product beyond its expiration date. Magnesium is a mineral and does not degrade, but the natural fruit flavours in the flavoured versions of Natural Calm have the potential to spoil in the long-term.

 

  • 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 should consult their doctor before taking Natural Calm.

     

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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 excreted daily, 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.

Side Effects

Natural Calm can be used as a gentle, natural laxative. However, the laxative effect is not specific to magnesium citrate and is unrelated to the ionic status of Natural Calm. Dr. Carolyn Dean explains that “…loose stools…(are) a mechanism to release excess magnesium…Even non-laxative picometer magnesium will cause the laxative effect when you reach saturation and take more than you require.” (The Magnesium Miracle, p. 240) Whether you experience a laxative effect from magnesium depends on how much you take in a single dose. Dr. Dean explains, “If you develop loose stools while taking magnesium…it may mean you are taking too much at one time. Never take your daily magnesium all at once; four times a day is best if you’ve been experiencing diarrhea.” (The Magnesium Miracle, p. 247) Some users may welcome the gentle laxative effect. After all, up to 27% of the Canadian population suffer from chronic constipation. This does not include the population with intermittent constipation due to travel, variations in diet, medication, periodic inactivity, etc. Many users find that Natural Calm soothes the gastrointestinal system quickly and effectively. Magnesium works to regulate healthy nerve function, including the nerves of the digestive system. If a recommended dose on the bottle label is causing loose stools or diarrhea, simply cut down the dose or break it up into two or more doses through the day.

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.

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