With so many magnesium products to choose from, (and gift-giving season right around the corner!) it can be hard to figure out which is best for you and your family’s individual needs. How do you choose? Natural Calm has your back.
There are countless benefits to supplementing magnesium, but everyone’s preferences and requirements are different. Which magnesium you’re interested in may vary if you have kids who need to take it as well, or are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as depending on what your general health goals are when taking Nature Calm magnesium.
In this post, we’ll break down how each of our products could help you, and help you come to a conclusion about which is best for you. We’ve compiled a list of common reasons people take Natural Calm magnesium (apart from overall well being), and which products are best for each case. Happy searching!
While almost everyone can benefit from a magnesium supplement, there are a couple of quick guidelines to keep in mind.
- Children under 4 shouldn’t have access to gummies because, as with other edibles of this size and shape, gummies present a choking hazard.
- Calmful Sleep contains melatonin, which can be very beneficial to those who struggle with sleep (studies prove it!), but we cannot recommend it to kids or those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The Right Natural Calm to Choose if You Have Kids
If you have kids or teenagers, chances are they’re not getting enough magnesium. Kids and teenagers with low magnesium tend to show symptoms like poor sleep, restlessness, mood imbalances, constipation and muscle cramps.
Magnesium helps regulate the nervous system, muscles, energy and more. An added bonus of Natural Calm for kids is that the magnesium citrate formula is a natural laxative.
Magnesium as a supplement is safe for children when given in the appropriate doses and right form. And there are several Natural Calm magnesium options for the whole family, ages 1+.
Natural Calm Kids Calm
For kids ages one and up, you can choose great-tasting, fast-absorbing raspberry-lemon flavoured Natural Calm Kids Calm. It’s a magnesium citrate powder that you dissolve in hot water and drink. As with all Natural Calm, it’s free from sugar and other ingredients health-conscious parents want to avoid. Thanks to natural stevia, Natural Calm Kids has a sweet-tart flavour that kids love. Dosing by age is on the Natural Calm Kids label.
Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder
If you prefer a larger bottle or a wider variety of flavours, you can give your kids and your whole family Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder. The formulation is exactly the same as Natural Calm Kids, but only the Kids label includes dosing for kids from ages 1 and up. You can safely use this pure magnesium powder with children, just as you would Natural Calm Kids. It’s a great choice for the whole family; because of the larger bottle, it lasts longer.
Natural Calm Gummies
Families with kids ages 4+ also love Natural Calm Gummies. These chewable, raspberry-lemon flavoured magnesium supplements are vegan, gluten-free and have less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. Dosing for kids and adults is on the label.
Natural Calm Calm Balance
Kids ages 4+ who need extra support staying calm and focused can try Calm Balance. Formulated with two types of highly-absorbable magnesium, Calm Balance also includes the relaxing amino acid, L-theanine, plus choline to help support brain development, antioxidant vitamin C, and vitamins D and B for mood and cognitive support.
Added bonus: there’s evidence that L-theanine may help improve sleep quality in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Sweetened with organic stevia and organic natural berry flavour, Calm Balance powder dissolves easily in hot water for a calming, delicious drink. It’s perfect for adults, too – simply adjust the dosing by age.
Natural Calm Magnesium Products for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
We always recommend a pure magnesium supplement for women who are pregnant, could become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder
Original Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder is a great-tasting, fast-absorbing magnesium option for pregnancy and nursing – and it can be used by the whole family, ages 1+. The formulation is exactly the same as Natural Calm Kids but Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder comes in larger bottle sizes and a wider range of natural, sugar-free flavours.
Natural Calm Gummies
Natural Calm Gummies are another pure magnesium option for pregnancy and nursing. These chewable, raspberry-lemon flavoured magnesium supplements are vegan, gluten-free and have less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. Dosing for kids and adults is on the label.
Natural Calm Calm Balance
Calm Balance was initially formulated as a calm and focus-promoting supplement for kids, but it’s perfect for adults and includes ingredients safe during pregnancy. Calm Balance includes two types of highly-absorbable magnesium, the relaxing amino acid, L-theanine, plus choline to help support brain development, antioxidant vitamin C, and vitamins D and B for mood and cognitive support.
Sweetened with organic stevia and organic natural berry flavour, Calm Balance powder dissolves easily in hot water for a calming, delicious drink. Before choosing Calm Balance, check the ingredients in any other supplements you may be taking to make sure you’re not exceeding your recommended daily intake.
Take Care With Sleep Products
While the ingredients in Natural Calm’s Calmful Sleep may be safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, we don’t have enough evidence from clinical trials to recommend this sleep product during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Natural Calm Plus Calcium
This combination magnesium supplement is for those who are not getting calcium from other dietary and supplement sources. Natural Calm Plus Calcium includes magnesium with the right balance of calcium and other bone-building nutrients.
Selecting the Right Natural Calm for Stress, Anxiety and Mood Support
Everyday life takes a toll on our mood and stress levels – which is why so many people love Natural Calm for the calming, mood balancing effects of our highly-absorbable, fast-acting magnesium.
If your main priority is to address stress, anxiety and support a balanced mood, you have a few options: a pure magnesium supplement or a combination product. Both options are safe for general use, ages 1+ and during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Natural Calm Powder or Gummies
Taking a pure magnesium supplement daily calms your nervous system and replaces magnesium that is depleted when we cope with day-to-day stress.
Natural Calm original – a great-tasting, highly-absorbable form that comes in a range of sugar-free flavours (or unflavoured). Natural Calm powder dissolves in hot water – take it as a calming warm ‘tea’.
Or, try delicious (vegan and gluten-free) Natural Calm Magnesium Gummies.
Natural Calm Calm Balance
Calm Balance combines two forms of highly-absorbable magnesium with other supplements that specifically support mental calm and healthy, balanced energy. Together with magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate, Calm Balance includes a patented form of the relaxing amino acid, L-theanine, plus choline to help support brain development, antioxidant vitamin C, and vitamins D and B for mood and cognitive support.
Sweetened with organic stevia and organic natural berry flavour, Calm Balance powder dissolves easily in hot water for a calming, delicious drink. It’s ideal for adults and kids 4+ – simply adjust the dosing by age.
Choosing the Right Natural Calm for Sleep Issues
Magnesium may be the safest and most effective natural sleep aid you can choose. It’s a mineral our bodies need for total health – but magnesium helps with sleep, specifically. It relaxes the nervous system and muscles, while promoting our bodies’ natural production of the sleep hormone, melatonin.
Simply increasing your magnesium intake can improve your sleep. Whether you have occasional sleep problems or chronic sleep complications, including restless leg syndrome and insomnia, you can often see a dramatic improvement when you take magnesium daily.
However, you can also try a supplement that combines magnesium with other sleep-supportive ingredients.
Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate
Natural Calm’s original formula is a pure magnesium supplement that’s highly-absorbable and safe for ages 1+. Simply dissolve in hot water and sip it as a great-tasting, fruit-flavoured drink. Take Natural Calm during the day or at night for sleep support. Magnesium alone is not a sedative and will not make you sleepy if you’re already rested, but it will help you sleep when you need it.
Adults who need extra sleep support can try Calmful Sleep. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, though, we recommend you stick with Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate.
Calmful Sleep is formulated with two types of magnesium together with calming GABA, l-theanine and melatonin, Calmful Sleep makes it easier to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Like Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate, Calmful Sleep is vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free and naturally-flavoured. Dissolve it in hot water and enjoy the wildberry flavour before bed. Often, half a teaspoon is all it takes to enjoy a deep, restorative sleep.
Natural Calm for Bone Strength (there’s a product for this, too!)
Generally, our bone density declines with age. If you’re concerned about bone health, you need the right balance of minerals and nutrients. Especially if your diet does not include sufficient calcium. This is relatively rare, given the consumption of dairy in Canada and fortified foods, however, some individuals don’t consume either. That’s why there’s Natural Calm Plus Calcium.
Natural Calm Magnesium Plus Calcium
It’s an idea for anyone who may not be getting enough calcium through diet. If you’re not eating dairy, calcium-fortified foods or other calcium supplements, Natural Calm Plus Calcium could be right for you.
Natural Calm Plus Calcium comes as a powder that you dissolve in hot water. Choose great-tasting raspberry-lemon for a fruity, naturally sweetened, sugar-free mineral drink. Or, choose plain (unflavoured) Natural Calm Plus Calcium. (Note that the vitamin D in Natural Calm Plus Calcium is vegetarian but not vegan.)
If you think you might be getting enough calcium through other sources but need more magnesium for strong bones, consider taking our pure magnesium supplement, Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate Powder or delicious (vegan and gluten-free) Natural Calm Gummies
Whatever Natural Calm supplement you choose, know you’re getting a formulation that’s highly-absorbable – it’s proven.
Whatever Natural Calm You Choose, Here’s Why Magnesium Matters
And modern lifestyles deplete magnesium levels rapidly. Everyday stress uses up our magnesium stores. Caffeine, sugar, alcohol and even animal proteins increase the body’s demand for this mineral.
We need magnesium every day to cope with stress, for sleep and the health of systems across the body. Magnesium is vital for the functioning of our nervous system, cardiovascular health, muscle functioning, reproductive wellness, bone strength, metabolic health and more.
Symptoms of low magnesium include insomnia, anxiety, irritability, restless leg syndrome, constipation, headaches and migraines, cramps and muscle pain or tension and even irregular heart rhythms.
Natural Calm’s line of magnesium products help you meet your daily needs for magnesium.
Try Natural Calm & Learn More About Magnesium
Whether or not you experience the conditions mentioned above, magnesium supplementation is a great choice for almost everyone. If you or your family are unique in your needs, it’s very likely that Natural Calm can help.
Of course, keep in mind that children under 4 should stay away from gummies because they, like all small objects, can be a choking hazard. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should be careful with Calmful Sleep because of its melatonin content and the lack of research on how it affects them.
If you’re not sure which Natural Calm product you’ll love best, visit our online shop for travel sachets.
These single-serving packets are perfect when you want to try different flavours and formulations – and then decide.