The Anti-Stress Drink
Remember how much you loved high school chem? The multi-colored minerals and the periodic table of elements that still brings tears of nostalgia to your eyes…
Okay, so you hated chem, and you’re cursing us right now for even reminding you of the “periodic table.” Well, fact is, you need to know about some of those minerals, specifically, magnesium.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that can only be obtained through diet. In fact, most people don’t get enough magnesium.
But this essential mineral is required for hundreds of chemical reactions in the body, and deficiency can result in a wide variety of symptoms, such as:
PMS and hormonal imbalances
Inability to sleep
Muscle tension, spasms and cramps
Abnormal heart rhythms
Magnesium and calcium are fundamental nutrients that need to be in balance with each other in order for you to fully experience good health. Women are told to take calcium for their bone health but little, if any, mention is made of magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are like opposite 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.
Magnesium helps your muscles and nerves function properly; it keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and also assists in keeping your bones strong. This essential mineral helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure and is required for producing and storing energy.
Magnesium deficiency can be caused by a number of stresses on the body, including—but not limited to—lack of adequate dietary magnesium, emotional stress, some drugs (diuretics, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, insulin, cortisone), heavy exercise, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and also by too much calcium in the diet.
The Anti-Stress Drink
Natural Vitality’s Natural Calm is a powder that you can mix with water to get your daily dose of magnesium. It comes in three organic flavors (raspberry-lemon, orange, and sweet lemon) and it’s sweetened with organic stevia (there’s also an unflavored version if you prefer that).
Best of all, Natural Vitality is giving away five 8oz bottles of Natural Calm. To enter to win, just leave a comment below, telling us why you’d like to try Natural Calm!
Vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, Natural Calm is available at all leading natural products stores in either individual or sports/travel packs. Natural Calm is in its fifth year as the best-selling magnesium supplement in the natural products market and won the Best of Supplements Award from Better Nutrition magazine for three years in a row. It has been showcased in national media and is recommended by celebrity dietitian Ashley Koff, RD, Mommy MD and many healthcare professionals.