Do you consume the necessary amount of magnesium (Mg) throughout the day? Not everyone has time to measure their food and calculate whether they have eaten a certain amount of vitamins.
Supplements can be the answer to ensure you are receiving the daily nutrients you need. For example, the average male requires 400 to 420 milligrams of magnesium a day, while women require 310 to 320 milligrams of magnesium. You can meet your daily quota by eating a lot of spinach. A half-cup is only 20 percent of your daily requirement. Eating one banana is only 8 percent of what your body needs.
You would have to eat several bananas to get the amount of magnesium you need or consume 5 cups of spinach. Unless you are a monkey or Popeye, I am not sure how excited you would feel with either of these diets. Instead of spinach or bananas, you can always eat 12 ounces of Halibut or 3.5 cups of black beans. Even that for most people is a stretch.
Organically consuming your daily dosage of the mineral is definitely achievable. However, a trip to your local vitamin store for assistance is not a bad route to take, either. Pay attention to these signs of magnesium deficiency.
10 Key Signs Of Mg Deficiency
4. Insomnia & Difficulty Staying Asleep
6. Low Blood Pressure
7. Muscle Twitching & Muscle Spasms
Further Conditions Associated With Mg Deficiency
|Coronary artery disease|
Chest pain (angina)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Type II diabetes
2 Ways To Take Mg
There are two main types of supplements: Pills and effervescent drink. There is also an oil that can be absorbed through the skin. But my favorite by far is drinking magnesium at night. Taking an oral supplement in pill form has a different effect than drinks.
The 5 Types of Mg:
1. Chelate: An amino acid that is easily absorbed and helps to re-establish correct magnesium levels.
2. Chloride Oil: Oil form and commonly used for the skin.
3. Citrate: Natural Calm is Magnesium Citrate, which helps to relax the bowels and has a laxative effect.
4. Glycinate: No laxative effects and prescribed for those who are deficient.
5. Threonate: Helps to improve cognitive and brain function, specifically improving memory.
Natural Calm & Mg Cost
The best magnesium drink by far on the market today is Natural Calm Magnesium. The downfall is the price. You have to shell out $28 on average for a 16 oz. bottle, which is essentially a one-month supply. There are smaller sizes (8 oz.) as well and different flavors that are less expensive. At first, I thought that it was one of those expenses that I could do without. However, I’ve been now drinking Natural Calm nightly, and I swear by it. This drink helps to relax me and also helps reduce swelling. Magnesium citrate has laxative effects and is a natural detox agent contributing to clean out your digestive system and colon.
One of the benefits is that it also helps with muscle cramps you might experience post-workout. While I was pregnant with my daughter, I drank this magnesium nightly and never experienced any swelling or Braxton Hicks contractions. Magnesium is great for gastrointestinal issues as well as reducing inflammation.
Drinking Mg: How Does It Taste?
I tried another magnesium drink, and it did not taste as good as Natural Calm (My favorite is the Raspberry Lemon flavor.) I often drink it with flavored water, which contains zero calories and no sugar.
Stir 2 teaspoons of Natural Calm into one ounce of water and microwave for 10 seconds. After the magnesium water stops efflorescing (fizzing), mix with cold liquid. You can drink it with plain water or a juice of your choice. It tastes good with orange juice as magnesium has a citrus or a tart taste to it. But, it’s definitely not for everyone.
310 Detox Tea & Mg
Can you drink 310 Detox Tea in the afternoon and the magnesium drink at night? It is up to you and your body, 310 Detox Tea does not have any strong laxative properties. However, the ingredient Yerba Mate in our tea does help to soften stool and has a very mild laxative effect. To be on the safe side, try alternating days when you drink 310 Detox Tea and when you drink magnesium.
Consult A Nutritionist If You Have Questions
Always consult a nutritionist or your physician if you have any further questions.