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Benefits of Magnesium

By Adam Galuszka
November 5, 2015

Editor's note: This was written by Megan and Katie from Prescribe Nutrition. Megan and Katie are two nutritionists who each had their own journey to better health. Both Megan and Katie know first hand what the diet roller coaster, chronic health problems, and the confusing world of nutrition can look like. Prescribe Nutrition runs online interactive nutrition programs. designed to help people get off the roller coaster, clear out the clutter and let whole foods do their magic. To learn more, visit http://prescribe-nutrition.com/ or check out their favorite products at The Feed.

Natural Vitality Natural Calm:

Dear Natural CALM: you had us at “calm." There is just something about the word calm. Simply saying it or thinking it can slow your breath. Your shoulders may even  momentarily drop an inch, and maybe you’ll be reminded that all of those little stressors in your life are playing a more prominent role than they need to be. Calm is the antidote of stress and anxiety - the seemingly elusive state we strive for in meditation, mindfulness, and in the ongoing search for more balance. So what is Natural CALM and why is Prescribe Nutrition OBSESSED with it? Natural CALM is a magnesium supplement that calls itself “The Anti-Stress Drink.” We know - we could just stop there, right? But there is so much more goodness to share. If you know us well, you know that we are not crazy about taking a ton of supplements. There is just no "one size fits all” that works for everyone, and we believe in aiming to get the most of what you need from what you eat on a daily basis. However, magnesium is a nutrient that many people are deficient in because our soils are now so depleted of minerals - magnesium included. Adding fuel to the fire: alcohol, caffeine, stress, salt and sugar all lower your levels of magnesium. In fact, it’s estimated that approximately 80% men and 70% of women are magnesium deficient. So what does this mean exactly? Well, magnesium plays a powerful role in keeping our bodies functioning properly. It’s found in all of our tissues, but mostly in our brains, bones and muscles. Here is a glimpse into a few benefits and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Magnesium helps improve:
  • Sleep
  • PMS
  • Irritability
  • Muscle cramps, spasms, and twitches
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Palpitations
  • Migraines
  • Asthma
I mean, who needs wine? Kidding... (sort of). This is a product we recommend again and again to people with very little worry of a poor reaction. Natural CALM may be the addition to your routine you've been looking for, and at the very least, it can help you get a good night sleep. Cheers! - Megan and Katie, Prescribe Nutrition