As I mentioned in my most recent blog post about magnesium, the most important way to work magnesium into your lifestyle is by eating magnesium-rich foods. But if you’re like many of us (myself included), a magnesium supplement can be extremely beneficial and even necessary!
The second best way to work magnesium into your everyday routine is by taking a magnesium supplement. Although there are many magnesium supplements a person can choose from, there are two I’d specifically like to recommend: Natural Calm powdered magnesium and ReMag.
Natural Calm is a magnesium citrate powder and is most commonly mixed into warm water and taken at bedtime. However, it can be taken in the morning or even throughout the day.
As I mentioned in my first post about magnesium (4 Reasons Why Your Body Loves Magnesium), both calcium and magnesium are necessary for proper muscle function. While calcium causes our muscles to contract, magnesium causes our muscles to relax. It’s the contracting and relaxing together that causes our muscles to work properly!
At least for me, when I think of muscles, I usually just think of my legs and arms. However, magnesium is good for more than just these primary muscles! Magnesium (and specifically the supplement Natural Calm) is also very beneficial for our bowel. Magnesium relaxes the bowel, increasing the chances for good bowel movements.
Natural Calm is beneficial in relaxing the bowel because it is not 100% absorbed at the cellular level. Although this might sound like a bad thing, what this actually means is some of the magnesium will make its way to the bowel, aiding the bowel in “releasing” waste from the colon. Because 96-99% of the population suffers from digestive issues (i.e. the inability to properly rid the body of waste), I highly recommend Natural Calm for the vast majority of people.
In addition to Natural Calm, there are other very effective magnesium supplements out there. Another magnesium supplement I recommend is ReMag.
ReMag is a liquid form of magnesium and while Natural Calm has a laxative affect, ReMag does not. This is because ReMag is 100% absorbed at the cellular level and never makes its way to the bowel. Both forms of magnesium are very beneficial and can be used in conjunction when necessary. However, as I mentioned above, for the vast majority of people, Natural Calm is the magnesium supplement I would recommend.
Both of these supplements can be purchased on Amazon as well as at a local health food store.
Although it may seem like work now, it won’t take long until you’re enjoying magnesium-rich foods and reaping the benefits of a magnesium supplement. Personally, magnesium is a very important part of my healthcare protocol – a nutrient I never want to go without.
In case you missed my recent blog posts about the vital importance of magnesium, click here to get that information! It’s definitely information you don’t want to miss out on!
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Elizabeth Shepard, BS
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