I’m so excited to share a special giveaway with you today!
Back in January I began taking Natural Calm, which is a powered magnesium supplement that mixes with water to create a sweet, bubbly drink. I was so excited about the difference that this supplement has made for my health that I wanted to share it with all of you here. Perhaps you remember my Blood Orange Spritzer and Calm-Marita recipes that include magnesium? I seriously love this stuff.
Prior to this year I had no idea how important magnesium is or the effects of magnesium deficiency. It’s amazing to me how many symptoms and physical ailments can be a result of not getting enough magnesium:
- Stress, anxiety and panic attacks
- Constipation and IBS symptoms
- Heart disease
- Headaches and migraines
- Musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, cramps, etc)
- PMS symptoms
- and a host of others (read more here)
If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you know that I’m a big believer in eating real, whole foods because this is a big factor in determining our health. I like the idea of getting as much nutrition from food as possible and not relying on supplementation unless absolutely necessary. Since magnesium is a natural mineral, you can find in sea vegetables, dark leafy greens and green vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and cacao. However, due to mineral depletion in our soil and cooking/heating our food, most of the magnesium in our food supply is minimal by the time it reaches our bodies. And, if you consume coffee, sugar, or high amounts of protein, this can also deplete magnesium levels in the body.
I’ve personally noticed a big difference in my stress levels, sleep, and PMS symptoms since taking Natural Calm. I’ve also heard from a lot of folks with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) that magnesium supplementation really helps with constipation since magnesium relaxes smooth muscle in the body (which includes the colon). If you suffer from any of the issues listed above, I think it’s definitely worth experimenting and seeing if magnesium helps.
(Please keep in mind that while I am a certified holistic health coach, I am not a medical doctor and this post is not intended as medical advice. This is simply my own research and my personal experience so please consult your naturopath or doctor if you have medical questions or concerns.)
The thing that I love about Natural Calm is that it tastes so good it gives me plenty of incentive to drink it! Each flavor is sweetened with stevia and I personally really like the Raspberry-Lemon flavor. (They also make a plain flavor that does not include stevia.) It’s always my perfect after-dinner treat when I’m craving something a little sweet! They also make a Calm Sports Bath, which is magnesium you can add to your bath! How cool is that? I love using this after a hard workout because it relaxes my muscles and magnesium also helps prevent muscle cramps and tension.
I’m really excited today because the kind folks at Natural Vitality are letting me giveaway a $60 gift card to Natural Vitality’s Online Store! If you’ve been curious about trying a magnesium supplement, then this is your chance!
And, I’m sorry to say that at this time Natural Vitality is only accepting orders from the US so this giveaway is only available to US residents (so sorry to my international readers!)
Please use the rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway and you can get a BONUS entry by pinning this on Pinterest (just be sure to leave a comment and let me know you did so!)
Best of luck!