Product might not be exactly as pictured as we are updating the size and look of our bottles.
Calmful Sleep is now CALM SLEEP. Formulated with magnesium citrate plus magnesium glycinate, GABA, L-theanine & melatonin, Calm Sleep helps to:
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Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health.
Not only does your brain need quality sleep in order to “clean” and balance itself, but it’s also during slumber that the heart and blood vessels repair, the immune system strengthens and hormones are balanced.
This nighttime natural sleep aid features a blend of natural sleep-promoting ingredients and tastes like a delicious fruit tea, with organic wildberry flavour and stevia.
Before bedtime, just add water (preferably hot), let it fizz, drink—and then . . . zzzzzzzzzzz.
Natural Calm Sleep makes it easier — and more delicious — to get to sleep naturally.
Calm Sleep has a new name, a new look, and comes in a new size… Yet it’s formulated with the same all-natural sleep-promoting ingredients.
Each 4 gram* (2 tsp) serving contains:
Natural Calm magnesium citrate* (150 mg): Natural Calm’s ionic formula is one of the most absorbable forms of magnesium available. Known as the anti-stress mineral, it works fast to quiet a racing mind, relax muscles and help normalize the heart rate.
GABA (100 mg): GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid is a non-protein amino acid that calms the nervous system, promoting relaxation and downgrading anxiety. GABA naturally occurs in the brain, and we’ve used a vegan (synthetic) form used in Calm Sleep.
Suntheanine® (50 mg): A patented premium form of L-theanine, Suntheanine® is a calm-enhancing amino acid. It promotes relaxation and reduces nervous tension by stimulating alpha wave activity in the brain.
Magnesium glycinate (70 mg): A form of chelated magnesium that combines magnesium with the amino acid glycine. Like Natural Calm magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate promotes relaxation.
Melatonin (5 mg): Melatonin is a natural hormone that helps ease the body into a restful sleep and increase total sleep time. While melatonin is spontaneously secreted by the brain, some people produce too little, whether because of jet lag, exposure to light, or age-related deficiency.
*Natural Calm’s proprietary magnesium citrate is made from magnesium carbonate + citric acid, which together form ionic magnesium citrate when dissolved in hot water.
Natural Calm is verified non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. It’s also soy-free, sugar-free, free from artificial colours, preservatives, and sweeteners
Natural Calm Sleep is easy to take! Just follow these simple guidelines:
That’s it! Now, enjoy a deeper sleep with help from this 100% natural sleep aid.
It’s chemistry! When citric acid (from beets) and magnesium carbonate (from the ocean) combine in hot water to form magnesium citrate, the fizz is carbon dioxide. That’s right, it’s CO2 being released from your cup.
You’ll know the transformation is complete when the fizzing has settled and the Natural Calm is crystal clear, not cloudy.
There’s no harm in drinking Natural Calm before the CO2 fizzes entirely away. You’ll get more out of Natural Calm, though, if you give it a moment to finish transforming into magnesium citrate. So, relax and watch the bubbles… then, feel the CALM!
Your sleep needs are unique. Factors that determine the perfect Calm Sleep dose for you include::
We recommend that all users start with ½ tsp or 1 tsp of Natural Calm Sleep before bed. Increase as needed to the maximum dose of 2 tsp (4 grams) for adults.
This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This natural sleep aid is formulated for adults only. Keep out of reach of children. May cause drowsiness. Do not operate a vehicle or heavy machinery following consumption. Consult a physician if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are currently on medication.
Calm Sleep is a natural sleep aid for times when you need extra sleep support. It does contain magnesium and can help you to meet your daily magnesium requirements.
If you only take a small dose of Calm Sleep every night or on occasion, you may also need a daily magnesium supplement.
Try taking our award-winning Natural Calm magnesium citrate supplement about 12 hours apart from taking Calm Sleep, so you can maintain healthy magnesium levels all day. You’ll know you’re getting enough magnesium when you are:
Magnesium is eliminated from the body daily, and if you take too much magnesium at any one time, you may experience loose stools. Smaller, more frequent doses of Natural Calm are the best way to keep your magnesium levels high — and your symptoms of deficiency low.
Note that this product is not intended to treat, prevent or cure any diseases or conditions.
Calm Sleep is a blend of natural sleep-promoting ingredients, one of which is magnesium. 2 tsp of Calm Sleep contains about 220 mg of magnesium, which is an adequate supplement for many adults. Calm Sleep alone may not be an adequate supply of magnesium if:
You may recognize that you need more magnesium if you have tension, pain, anxiety or constipation - even if you're sleeping well with Calm Sleep. The natural sleep ingredients in Calm Sleep can address insomnia at a low dose, but you still need to get enough magnesium. Keep your magnesium levels high by continuing to take Natural Calm magnesium while you use Calm Sleep, if needed. Either mix Natural Calm magnesium with Calm Sleep at night or take Calm Sleep alone at night and take Natural Calm magnesium in the morning or afternoon.
Most individual users will find the bottle lasts between 1 and 4 months. If you take a full dose of 2 tsp nightly, the bottle of Calm Sleep will last at least 20 days. Most users will find their sleep is dramatically improved at a much smaller dose. 1/2 tsp per night is a good starting point and may never need to be increased, in which case the bottle would last almost 4 months.
As with other powdered products, settling occurs. When the powder is bottled, it is extremely fluffy from the production process. There is so much air mixed in with the Calm Sleep, that the powder must be pressed down manually in order to seal the cap. Over time, the product settles and the volume decreases, but the total amount of product (113 grams) does not change.
Calm Sleep contains the hormone, melatonin, and Health Canada recommends melatonin for temporary relief from sleep disturbances. Some research indicates that longer-term use may be appropriate. Consult a medical professional to ascertain the risks and benefits specific to your health.
The dose on the label, approved by Health Canada, is 2 tsp or 4 grams. However, users have experienced the sleep-enhancing benefits at lower doses. We recommend starting with 1/2 to 1 tsp and increasing to 2 tsp as required.
Calm Sleep is flavoured with organic blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, sweetened with organic stevia. The slight tart flavour comes from citric acid, which is an essential part of the Natural Calm magnesium formula. Flavoured Natural Calm contains 0.7 calories per teaspoon, and 0.3 grams of carbohydrates.
You may recognize that you need more magnesium if you have tension, pain, anxiety or constipation - even if you're sleeping well with Calmful Sleep. The natural sleep ingredients in Calm Sleep can address insomnia at a low dose, but you still need to get enough magnesium. Keep your magnesium levels high by continuing to take Natural Calm magnesium while you use Calm Sleep, if needed. Either mix Natural Calm magnesium with Calm Sleep at night or take Calm Sleep alone at night and take Natural Calm magnesium in the morning or afternoon.
Calm Sleep is a relaxing nighttime drink formulated for extra sleep support. We've added Suntheanine®, the patented premium form of the amino acid, L-theanine, to promote relaxation and reduce nervous tension.
GABA, or Gamma-aminobutyric acid, is a non-protein amino acid that calms the nervous system, promoting relaxation and downgrading anxiety. GABA may also improve mood, help with PMS symptoms, treat ADHD, reduce blood pressure, and play a role in synthesizing melatonin, the sleep hormone. GABA naturally occurs in the brain, and we've used a synthetic form in Calm Sleep.
Do not take Calm Sleep before operating a vehicle or heavy machinery. Calm Sleep includes melatonin, which may cause drowsiness. Melatonin supplements can interact with various medications, including blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants), medications that suppress the immune system (immunosuppressants), diabetes medications and birth control pills. Consult a physician if you are currently taking medications and wish to use Calm Sleep. Mild gastrointestinal symptoms and rare allergic reactions have been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use.
Research suggests that magnesium citrate is the more absorbable magnesium, but magnesium glycinate is less likely to cause a laxative effect in users with sensitive bowels. By combining the two in Calm Sleep, our formula delivers a high dose of magnesium that can be taken by anyone. The amino acid, glycine, may in itself have a calming effect on the brain, another good reason for including this form of magnesium in Calm Sleep. Magnesium glycinate is a chelate formed from magnesium with the amino acid, glycine. Glycine may have a calming effect on the brain, another good reason for including magnesium glycinate in CalmSleep.
Natural Calm's Calm Sleep product with melatonin, GABA and L-theanine is formulated for adults only. Parents, consult a health care professional before considering this product for your children. Melatonin is a natural hormone and caution should be taken when administering hormones to children. Consult a physician if you’re pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are currently on medication.
Calm Sleep is specifically formulated to be taken in the evening, 30 - 60 minutes before bed. Use during the day may cause drowsiness.
Magnesium citrate is the mineral, magnesium, paired with citric acid. In supplements, magnesium always comes paired with an acid, an amino acid, or another compound.
In Natural Calm, magnesium citrate is created when you dissolve powdered magnesium carbonate (a mineral sourced from deep in the ocean) with citric acid in water.
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.
Magnesium citrate is used as a supplement to increase magnesium levels in the bloodstream.
Every cell in your body requires magnesium and it’s eliminated daily, which means you need to replace your magnesium stores daily as well. Magnesium citrate is a fast-acting, highly-absorbably magnesium supplement.
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.
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.
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 extracted from ocean water. The citric acid in Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder is sourced from sugar beets.
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, Watermelon, 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.
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.
The citric acid is derived from verified non-GMO sugar beets sourced from Belgium.
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.
Some customers have asked us how to best scoop the powder out of the container. We find that the best method is to tip the container slightly and use a teaspoon. But it's getting much easier with our new shorter, stockier bottles!
For Natural Calm's magnesium citrate to become ionic and best absorbed, it needs to be fully dissolved in hot, preferably boiled, water. ( It can then be added to cold water or any other beverage if preferred. )
You may take Natural Calm’s magnesium with or without food depending on your stomach. It is well absorbed with food. Most people like to take Natural Calm on an empty stomach, and the vast majority of consumers prefer to take Natural Calm in the evening, about 30 minutes before bedtime.
Magnesium is excreted daily, 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.
Yes. Many customers do prepare Natural Calm in advance, add it to a large bottle or jug of water, and drink it throughout the day. We recommend that you refrigerate any prepared Natural Calm that is unused after one day.
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.
Technically, Natural Calm will mix with cold water, but it is more effective when mixed with hot.
Natural Calm Kids is the same award-winning formula as our Natural Calm formulated for adults. The ingredients and concentration of magnesium are the same, however, the Natural Calm Kids bottle includes a chart for dosage by age, on the label. This dosage table makes Natural Calm Kids more convenient for families with children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 30 days of purchase. At this time, we provide refunds via cheque in the mail only. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the product, please use the contact form to request your refund.
We pack and ship orders within 1-2 business days. From our location in Ontario, delivery can take up to 5 days, via Canada Post, depending on your location. If you live in British Columbia or the territories, your order may take 7 business days in total. For provinces closer to Ontario, expect up to 5 days in total. If you believe your shipment is late, or if you have any questions, please contact us.
If you purchased online and changed your mind, we may require that you ship the product back to us in Thornhill to be eligible for a refund. Please contact us to discuss your refund. If you wish to make an exchange and the product is unopened, some local stores that carry Natural Calm will exchange products. Please see our list of retailers.
If you purchased the product at a local store, please try to return the product to that store. We refund retailers for returned product and they should accept the return. If they will not accept the return, please contact us.