1. Does Natural Calm cause any side affects?
Generally, the only side affects a person experiences are positive as the symptoms caused by magnesium deficiencies are cleared up. If you take too much magnesium you will almost certainly experience diarrhea. You just have to cut the amount you are taking down if this should happen. If you notice an exacerberation of the magnesium symptoms once you take the the Natural Calm magnesium then you are probably also Calcium deficient and the Natural Calm with Calcium might be a better fit.
2. What is Natural Calm Raspberry-Lemon flavored with?
The raspberry-lemon flavor is flavored with all-natural raspberry and lemon flavoring and stevia. Stevia is an herbal sweetener.
3. How quickly does the Natural Calm work?
Some people can see results almost immediately, others need to build up the level of magnesium in their systems and may take up to a week to see significant results. We have had many people notice a significant calming affect while they were drinking the tea.
4. How do I prepare the Natural Calm?
Measure the amount of Natural Calm into a coffee mug. Heat water to boiling and pour the hot water over the Natural Calm. The Natural Calm will fizz up; this is the magnesium going into solution. Stir until the liquid is clear. You can put some juice or cool water into the cup and then enjoy!
5. Is it safe to order online?
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6. Will this really work for me?
Nothing works for 100% of the population, 100% of the time. Anyone who says they have something that does is probably being untruthful. However, our success rate with our customers is greater than 98%. The comment we hear most is how much people "love this product" and how amazed they are at how quickly it worked for them. There is a more than excellent chance that you will see the same results.
7. What does Natural Calm do?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that relaxes nerves and muscles. Natural Calm is a unique formula that absorbs instantly and is properly pH balanced so it doesn't cause your body to be overly acidic. Millions suffer daily from symptoms that can be relieved ir significantly improved by restoring sufficient amounts of magnesium.
8. How does it work?
Water reacts with Natural Calm and causes it to go into solution. The water then acts as a carrier for the magnesium so it can reach all parts of the body. Natural Calm is a highly bioavailable ionic form of magnesium.
The Natural Calm formula is very specific and goes through rigorous testing to ensure that it is not too acidic - just enough to help the magnesium go into solution. This is an important point. Without the proper amount of acidity, magnesium will not dissolve properly and will not be avaiable for use by the body. Too much acidity will cause the body other problems. This is why Natural Calm is carefully pH balanced and gets better results.
9. How much Natural Calm should I take?
Individual needs may vary. Start with 1/2 teaspoon daily adn gradually increase to 3 tsp (or more, as needed). When bowels are comfortable loose, this is the optimal amount. The total quantity of Natural Calm you are taking may be broken down into 1-3 portions per day, with or without food.
10. Are there any side affects?
Natural Calm can be taken safely without side affects. As with Vitamin C, the body will use what it needs and eliminate any excess. The only temporary discomfort that may result is, if you take too much at one time and your body is not accustomed to the magnesium, you may get dairrhea. See Number 9.
11. Why can't I just take magnesium pills or capsules?
According to doctors, patients, natural product retailers and thousands of customers, magnesium compressed into pills and capsules does not absorb as well as when it is dissolved in water.
12. What is the difference between Natural Calm and other magnesium powders?
The first difference is quality. Natural Calm is a premium supplement using the finest (and more costly) ingredients. Another key difference is in the acid-to-mineral ratio. Natural Calm is continually tested to ensure that it is proportioned correctly with the correct pH balance. Products that use too much acid in order to get the mineral to dissolve are potentially harming the body. Those without enough acidic content fail the bioavailability test.
13. How does Natural Calm related to Calcium?
Calcium and magnesium are two different sides of the same coin. Calcium excites nerves, while magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract. Magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting, but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely. It is vital to keep these minerals in balance. Too little magnesium to balance calcium can be both uncomfortable and unhealthy. Today we have diets dangerously low in magnesium. In America, we take three to five times (that's 300-500 percent) the calcium we need and only half or less of the amount of required magnesium.
14. What is Natural Calm plus Calcium?
If you need to take supplemental calcium, we recommend Natural Calm Plus Calcium. It is the only calcium-magnesium formula containing Natural Calm. It is balanced in favor of magnesium (3 parts magnesium to 2 parts calcium), allowing for calcium content in the diet. It avoids problems associated with a high-calcium diet by restoring calcium-magnesium balance and attaining healthy magnesium levels. Natural Calm Plus Calcium is a premium supplement. We use calcium gluconate, a better absorbed form of calcium that the commonly used calcium carbonate (blackboard chalk).
Natural Calm Plus Calcium also contains vitamin C, vitamin D and boron - all of which assist in the assimilation, utilization and distribution of calcium within the body, resulting in the creation of strong bones, joints, and connective tissue. Additionally, Natural Calm Plus Calcium includes potassium, which is vital to a healthy heart and for muscle and nerve cell function.
15. What is the source of Natural Calm?
Our magnesium comes from the sea. Natural Calm is a highly absorbable proprietary formulation of a pH-balanced magnesium citrate in ionic form. It contains no salt.
16. Can I give Natural Calm to my child?
Yes, and you should. Children need magnesium every day just like adults. Natural Calm contains no sugar or artificial sweeteners. The formula will relax the nerves and help a child to grow, concentrate and stay healthy. It helps to add some juice to the magnesium to cool it down a bit and make it even more pleasant tasting.
Scientific studies suggest that some children with ADHD have lowered levels of magnesium. In a preliminary controlled trial, children with ADHD and low magnesium status were given 200 mg of magnesium per day for 6 months. Compared with 25 other ADHD children with depleted magnesium levels, those given magnesium supplementation had a significant reduction in hyperactive behavior. *
* (Starobat-Hermilin, B., and T. Kozielec. The effects of magnesium physiological supplementation on hyperactivity in children with attention deficit disorder (ADHD). Positive response to magnesium oral loading test. Magnesium Research, 1997; 10:149-56.)
17.What does Magnesium do for me? Why is it so important?
Magnesium is an essential nutrient for all living things. Along with calcium and phosphorus, magnesium is considered to be a major element in human nutrition. It influences numerous bodily processes, including digestion, energy production, muscle function, bone formation, creation of new cells, activation of B vitamins, relaxation of muscles, as well as assisting in the functions of the heart, adrenals, kidneys, brain and nervous system. It even helps to regulate body temperature. Lack of sufficient available magnesium in the body can interfere with any or all of these processes.
Magnesium is very vital to the body function. According to: The World's Healthiest Foods.
"Magnesium is used in the physical structure of the bones. Magnesium must be present to assimilate calcium into the bone structure. It is also very important for your nerves; magnesium regulates heart function and muscle tone. If you are deficient in magnesium, you may notice an impact on your heart in the form of heart palpitations and in the muscle in the form of muscle spasms, twitches and cramps. Magnesium is also a critical cofactor in around 300 enzyme reactions in the body; without magnesium these enzymes will just not work."
Having a magnesium deficiency may contribute to any of the symptoms listed above because of the way that it regulates muscle and nervous function. A muscle twitch here and there is not a big deal; but, over time, if there continues to be a deficit in magnesium, these muscle twitches may develop into muscle cramps and muscle pain. People with Fibromyalgia (a condition that involves a lot of muscle pain) are almost always deficient in magnesium.
18. What is a healthy magnesium level?
The odds are against you, I am afraid. A significant percentage of the population have below healthy magnesium levels, including many who already use magnesium. Why? First, the amount of magnesium required by the body is greater than people think. Second, most magnesium capsules and tablets are not completely absorbed by the body. Third, people over-supplement with calcium. Calcium requires magnesium to assimilate into the system. If you take a calcium supplement alone, it will pull magnesium out of the system to make up for the magnesium it needs for assimilation. If you find that your muscles tense or lock up when taking calcium, it is almost certainly because you need magnesium.
Magnesium depletion can be caused by such things as mental stress, caffeine, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, high perspiration, low thryroid function, diabetes, chronic pain, diuretics, and a high-carbohydrate, high sodium or high-calcium diet. If you are trying to get help from your doctor, it may be tough! Most health professionals have been taught that magnesium deficiency is rare and that most diets provide enough magnesium. Scientific research, however, does not support this widespread view of magnesium deficiency being uncommon. Our diet, with its processed foods and use of refined sugar and flour, is usually quite low in magnesium.
Over our lifetimes, the dairy industry has spent a lot of money and effort convincing us that calcium is very important for our bones. They have done an exceptional job and many, many people get their 3 dairy servings daily or take calcium supplements. And they are right, calcium is a very important mineral with which to supplement. However, we also are commonly deficient in magnesium. Currently, the recommended daily allowance for magnesium is only 350 mg of elemental magnesium per day, but there is speculation that this amount is too low. According to an article from the 1996 FDA Science Forum Abstract posted on www.mgwater.com the estimated intake of magnesium in the US is only 300 mg; so, most people are not even getting the recommended amount of magnesium. And studies show that we may really need much then the stipulated 350 mg per day. Some studies show that we may actually require up to 900 mg of elemental magnesium per day! Wow!
Another article at: www.hoptechno.com also states that most people are low in their magnesium intake in regards to the RDA recommendation. According to this report, women from 19-50 years of age only get about 74% of the RDA, men get about 94%. However, if the RDA is low, then we should really measure against the actual amount of magnesium needed in a day. If you measure against 900 mg per day of magnesium, then women are only getting about 35% of their requirements and men are receiving about 44%. That is a significant deficit in magnesium right there.
19. How does Magnesium impact different conditions?
Calcium, Magnesium and Stress: Calcium and Magnesium are two different sides of a coin. Calcium excites nerves while magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract. Magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely. It is easy to see that it is vital to keep these minerals in balance and that too little magnesium to balance calcium could be both uncomfortable and unhealthy. To ward off the negative effects of a prolonged stressful period, a person needs to balance calcium with adequate amounts of magnesium.
Energy and Fatigue: Magnesium is essential for the maintenance of adequate energy reserves. When insufficient magnesium is available, cellular energy production is inhibited, and the eventual outcome is fatigue and weakness. Magnesium also helps regulate potassium levels and the functioning of the adrenal glands - both of these are important for maintaining high energy levels.
Sleep and Muscle Disorders: Inability to sleep and feeling uncomfortable upon rising are caused by a lack of minerals - particularly magnesium. Muscle soreness, tension, spasms, and cramps are likewise caused by a lack of magnesium. Take sufficient magnesium and they will disappear.
PMS and Weakening Bones: PMS and hormonal imbalances are greatly exaggerated and worsened by a low magnesium level. Too much calcium will worsen PMS considerably because it throws off the mineral balance. Women taking calcium supplements to ward off osteoporosis - without adequate magnesium - can actually lower the bone mineralization process. Magnesium is crucial to increasing bone mass.
Kids and Magnesium: Kids need magnesium, too! If your child is having trouble sleeping or struggling with muscle cramps or constipation Natural Calm Magnesium may make a tremendous difference for them!