Refined foods, stress, and a lack of green veggies add up to a lot of people being deficient in a key mineral - magnesium. We may not even know we're low in it, but the feeling of being stressed and anxious may point to the problem.
If magnesium is low, our body cannot function optimally. In fact, according to Dr. Mark Hyman, "This critical mineral is actually responsible for over 300 enzyme reactions and is found in all of your tissues -- but mainly in your bones, muscles, and brain. You must have it for your cells to make energy, for many different chemical pumps to work, to stabilize membranes, and to help muscles relax. That is why the list of conditions that are found related to magnesium deficiency is so long. In fact, there are over 3,500 medical references on magnesium deficiency!" (Magnesium: The Most Powerful Relaxation Mineral Available, Dr. Mark Hyman, Posted 1/15/10, Huffington Post.)
With magnesium affecting so many reactions in the body, is it any wonder why we can feel stressed when we are deficient in this essential mineral? To make sure people could absorb their needed magnesium, Dr. Peter Gillham of Natural Vitality, developed an ionic magnesium citrate powdered drink mix called Natural Calm that people are finding is meeting their magnesium needs in a big way. This is the only water soluble magnesium that has maximum absorption. It comes in flavored powders that easily mix in a glass of water and taste great. If you need more Calcium, Dr. Gillham has a balanced Magnesium Plus Calcium product in the same Natural Calm line that has D, Boron, and C to aid assimilation.
I use this product and love it. It has a refreshing taste and helps me stay hydrated while getting my minerals. And don’t forget the kids! Do you have a kid who could use a little natural calming? A lot of kids don’t eat right and, like us adults, are low on magnesium too. Oh, and it’s great for rebalancing minerals after exercise. My teen son liked to use it after a basketball game so he wouldn’t cramp up in the night after sweating out his minerals in a game. As a 2011 Best of Supplements Award Winner in the Better Nutrition competition, this is a great go-to product for stress or just keeping your magnesium (and calcium) levels where they should be. Ellen