Natural Vitality CALM

Natural Vitality CALM

Dietary Needs: None

CALM is a blend of both magnesium and calcium,  both fundamental nutrients that need to be in balance with each other in order for one to fully experience good health. Magnesium participates in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and nourishes the muscles and nerves while keeping heart rhythm steady. It also supports a healthy immune system, a positive mood, and sound sleep. The active ingredient in Natural Vitality CALM is magnesium citrate, however the two ingredients listed are magnesium carbonate and citric acid. Magnesium citrate is produced when Natural Calm's two ingredients are combined with hot water. The addition of hot water causes the carbonate in the magnesium carbonate to "fizz away" and the magnesium to combine with the citric acid producing magnesium citrate making it highly bioavailbale. While we think it's smart to supplement magnesium when deficient, we typically recommend magnesium glycinate because it is made up of magnesium and glycine, a non-essential amino acid. It is easily absorbed by your body, likely because it gets carried to your cells bound to the amino acid. This form of magnesium is also more desirable because it's less likely to cause a laxative effect. It's important to remember that taking magnesium long-term for its laxative effect is an inappropriate use of magnesium.

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Company: Natural Vitality

Category: Nutritional and Herbal Supplements

Posted: June 11, 2012

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