3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Magnesium Supplement
Down in the doldrums of winter? It may not be the short, dark days causing fatigue, anxiety, poor sleep or depression. Magnesium matters too.
Your body needs magnesium to keep your heart, bones, muscles and nerves healthy. According to Dietitians of Canada, adults need 310–420 milligrams of magnesium per day, depending on age, sex and life stage. The mineral is found in significant quantities only in seeds, nuts, legumes and leafy greens. And many of us don’t eat enough of these foods to meet our magnesium requirements.
Health Canada confirmed that many Canadians aren’t getting enough from our diet. Believe it or not, up to 65 percent of us suffer from magnesium deficiency. Symptoms include muscle cramps and tics, depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, sleep issues and much more. A magnesium supplement can help you get the magnesium you need and alleviate symptoms. Here’s what to consider when choosing yours.
1. Drink or tablet?
Liquid magnesium supplements, such as Natural Calm, are the best absorbed. Your body only uses a fraction of the magnesium in a tablet.
2. Ionic or non-ionic?
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.
3. Which form?
Studies have found that magnesium in the citrate, aspartate, lactate, and chloride forms is absorbed in the gut more completely than the oxide and sulfate forms.
Canada’s better magnesium drink
Natural Calm is the better-tasting, better-absorbing, best-loved magnesium drink. The magnesium citrate formula is fast-acting and one of the most absorbable forms of magnesium available.
Two teaspoons provide 100 percent of the daily magnesium requirement for most men and women. Enjoy Natural Calm as a delicious hot tea or add it to cold drinks. During the day, magnesium can help you feel a steady, calm energy to meet the challenges of work and play. In the evening, it helps activate melatonin so you can get a deep, restful sleep.
Natural Calm is backed by thousands of five-star reviews, multiple awards (including 2018 Alive Retail & Consumer Choice Award Gold) and a groundbreaking clinical study. Better still, profits from their sales go to THRIVE, helping to end poverty and grow health in the world’s poorest communities.
Discover more about Canada’s better magnesium at NaturalCalm.ca