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Has Anyone Used Natural Calm (Original)? If so, what do you think?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Has anyone used Natural Calm, the original version without flavoring?

If you have, could you please describe your experience with it?

Do you have any concerns related to the product?

Would you recommend the product to others for use?

15dfddb2195385569014b970890b12ad

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on May 02, 2013
at 04:09 AM

I keep hearing/reading people say this "start small!" in regards to dosing with the natural calm. I just bought my first bottle and have yet to experience loose bowels and I'm up to 4tsp. per day. It says to keep upping your dose until bowels are comfortably loose, but I don't know, is my body really absorbing all that magnesium? Could I be THAT deficient?? (Sorry to hijack here...)

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

(1533)

on April 17, 2013
at 02:14 PM

also recently read an article(sorry I forgot to bookmark it!) that talked about the difference between mag citrate(natural calm) and mag glycinate. that mag citrate was less absorbed, and that is why you tend to get the runs from it, because more is present in the stool to absorb water, and that mag glycinate is more absorbed and less likely to cause water stools. so it depends on what issues you have, if you are going for a quick laxative effect=mag citrate, if you are wanting to restore a mag deficiency=mag glycinate.

Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

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on February 04, 2013
at 06:42 PM

For whatever it's worth, I used a rather large dose at night for a year and had no problems with my teeth. Still, "they say" that a chelated form of Mg is probably better, so I just take a pill around or after dinnertime. It helps me control my dose better.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on February 04, 2013
at 05:47 PM

Justin, what if I just immediately swallowed rather than allowing the fluid to rest in my mouth? Would there still be such a risk of enamal erosion?

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on February 04, 2013
at 04:46 PM

My use would be for some constipation, muscle cramping, and irritable sleep. I was advised to take it at night to aid those issues.

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E1c6e8005795364ef33867073e5d4ec1

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on February 04, 2013
at 04:33 PM

I have used it off and on, most when I was VLC and experienced some leg/muscle cramps. It definitely helped relieve the cramps. Have to be careful though as it can give you diarrhea. Although have also used it once or twice to clear up some constipation as well.

Don't really use much anymore as once I increased my carbs some and added more veggies, the muscle cramping has for the most part gone away.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

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on February 04, 2013
at 04:46 PM

My use would be for some constipation, muscle cramping, and irritable sleep. I was advised to take it at night to aid those issues.

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2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

on April 16, 2013
at 03:35 PM

gives me the poops, recommend mag glycinate if anyone else has these issues.

2006ccb2b60f9cc5ba5e8eff8a7abc46

(1533)

on April 17, 2013
at 02:14 PM

also recently read an article(sorry I forgot to bookmark it!) that talked about the difference between mag citrate(natural calm) and mag glycinate. that mag citrate was less absorbed, and that is why you tend to get the runs from it, because more is present in the stool to absorb water, and that mag glycinate is more absorbed and less likely to cause water stools. so it depends on what issues you have, if you are going for a quick laxative effect=mag citrate, if you are wanting to restore a mag deficiency=mag glycinate.

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on April 16, 2013
at 08:49 PM

start small and work your way up, I used to have bad back pain from muscle knots and things like that and the magnesium helped relieve symptoms. Where fixing my posture took care of the problem. I wouldnt buy the flavored kinds because the flavors are neurotoxins, the orginal calm is the best and the purest. Magnesium oil is also another great way to get more magnesium.

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on April 16, 2013
at 04:11 PM

I take it for constipation, but I find it VERY potent. Too much will cause the runs and cramping. I take the most miniscule amount. So start small!

15dfddb2195385569014b970890b12ad

(120)

on May 02, 2013
at 04:09 AM

I keep hearing/reading people say this "start small!" in regards to dosing with the natural calm. I just bought my first bottle and have yet to experience loose bowels and I'm up to 4tsp. per day. It says to keep upping your dose until bowels are comfortably loose, but I don't know, is my body really absorbing all that magnesium? Could I be THAT deficient?? (Sorry to hijack here...)

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on March 05, 2013
at 12:45 PM

I use the original flavor. I mix it with cool fizzy mineral water ... it dissolves better, and the mineral water works with the taste of it. I only use it when I need to move the digestive tract along. I alternate my magnesium source each day:

(1) magnesium gel if I take a shower (and rub it on before I towel off)

(2) epsom salts if I take a bath

(3) natural calm if I feel backed up

(4) chelated magnesium tablet if I didn't get it any other way that day

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on February 19, 2013
at 12:10 PM

I used the flavored version for a while and just bought the original version a few months ago. I have to say, a good part of the "addictiveness" of the nightly ritual of drinking this must have been in the sweetener, because I haven't been nearly as consistent with the original flavor. But the taste is not a problem. And I do think there is something great about this form of magnesium, but I don't know how to evaluate their claims that whatever happens during the fizzing process makes the magnesium more absorbable.

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on February 04, 2013
at 08:52 PM

I use natural calm without incidence. Also, I use phour salts from phmiracleliving.com which gives us magnesium, calcium, bicarbonate sodium and potassium. I drink about three liters a day with a scoop in each. I also drink puriphy drops with chlorophyll (5 drops per liter with one dropper of chlorophyll) in another 1-3 bottles a day. This gives me the minerals all day long for my blood cells instead of just a one time dose.

Very soothing for the gut. Very alkaline.

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/p-221-phour-salts.aspx

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/p-390-puriphy.aspx

http://www.phmiracleliving.com/p-306-liquid-chloropheal.aspx

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:08 PM

Here's a concern: could the magnesium citrate sitting on your teeth erode the enamel?

"There is a risk of Natural Calm - if you drink it hot like I did (I love the taste), make sure you rinse with hydrogen peroxide or baking soda afterwards. I dissolved the outer layers of my enamel by letting the mag citrate sit on my teeth. "

Edit: It's a concern but no idea if it's valid concern. I haven't been able to find any real good explanations of why it would happen.

97d98cdf2f18fa2c0bd8567ea1159609

(1047)

on February 04, 2013
at 05:47 PM

Justin, what if I just immediately swallowed rather than allowing the fluid to rest in my mouth? Would there still be such a risk of enamal erosion?

Dc6407193ba441d1438f6f0c06af872b

(4400)

on February 04, 2013
at 06:42 PM

For whatever it's worth, I used a rather large dose at night for a year and had no problems with my teeth. Still, "they say" that a chelated form of Mg is probably better, so I just take a pill around or after dinnertime. It helps me control my dose better.

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