For a bit of sleeping aid and calm down before bed.
Been taking Magnesium Glycinate for a few years but often see recommendations for Natural Calm.
Which is preferable and anyone tried both?
Also your opinions on Melatonin and which dose/form works best? Heard about time released, would that do one good who wakes up at night and I would want to sleep a bit longer.
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on September 19, 2012
at 10:43 AM
I personally have a strong preference for magnesium glycinate. Many people do quite well with Natural Calm, but I frequently felt really strange on that stuff. I was never able to work my way above the initial small dose and felt it sometimes gave me heart palpitations, aggravated pre-existing breathing problems, and caused me to pee a lot in the middle of the night (even though the amount of fluid I consumed it with was actually less than I use to try and get down my big magnesium glycinate tablets). And it didn't really do anything for my mood. My husband had the same issue with getting up in the middle of the night to pee while using Natural Calm. I was disappointed because so many people said such good things about magnesium supplementation, but I gave up on it for some time. I am SO SO SO glad I gave it another try with the magnesium glycinate. I only take 50 percent of the daily value and notice huge improvements in sleep, stress management, and overall happiness. It is now one of my favorite supplements. I feel like I finally "get" all the hype about magnesium. I don't doubt that many people do really well with Natural Calm, but I was certainly not one of them.
on July 09, 2012
at 12:35 PM
I have source naturals melatonin. I only use this when I travel. For the first 3,4 nights at my destination I'll take one half tablet before bed.
I used natural calm, working up the dose as per the instructions on the label, for over a year. Guess it worked yeah. Drank it twice per day.
After listening to Kresser I switched to Magnesium Bis-glycine the. Source naturals I believe. I take 4 tabs per day which is 800 mg. does nothing to digestion and I still sleep well. Maybe better but who really knows. I find the tabs more convenient.
on March 09, 2013
at 06:30 PM
I think Jigsaw Health's Magnesium (dimagnesium malate) is the best. Natural Calm gives me the runs, and I avoid calcium supplements. Topical magnesium is good too, great for sore muscles, but it can burn so I dilute it and then rub coconut oil on my skin.
on October 03, 2012
at 12:32 PM
Yep ive tried both, i much prefer glycinate or malate tablets. I'll finish the natural calm that i have, it tastes quite nice but i dont think the bowel loosening is a good long term idea! I assume less of the citrate is absorbed also.
on July 09, 2012
at 02:03 PM
I like Magnesium Citrate (ingredient in Natural Calm) for its slight laxative effects, since I eat fairly low carb.