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Magnesium: Natural Calm vs Glycinate

Asked on July 26, 2016
Created July 09, 2012 at 8:31 AM

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 March 10, 2013
at 03:32 AM

The soils used to grow conventional and even organic produce have been leached of magnesium over the years, so we're not getting as much as we should from our food.

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on March 09, 2013
at 06:18 PM

You keep linking to what I assume is your ebay store. Please discontinue this practice.

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

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on July 09, 2012
at 11:34 PM

ben61820 - do you remember the difference between glycinate and bis-glycinate?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on July 09, 2012
at 05:41 PM

I have FODMAPS intolerance, so many fruits/veggies/nuts are a no-go for me while I heal my gut. In any case, I would still supplement with Magnesium, as I'd need to eat waaaay too much dark chocolate to get enough Mag as a cofactor for D3.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 09, 2012
at 02:32 PM

Not to pick on you but honestly questioning: doesn't that seem to you to be a band aid use of magnesium? I mean, that you require a side effect of a certain kind of supplement to facilitate an otherwise natural process, does that not make you think that perhaps your current eating strategy is less then ideal? I like your posts and we've exchanged in the past. Just have to ask.

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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.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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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.

1133603ea602c6824da56e8b596c9754

(614)

on July 09, 2012
at 11:34 PM

ben61820 - do you remember the difference between glycinate and bis-glycinate?

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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.

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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.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

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.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 09, 2012
at 02:32 PM

Not to pick on you but honestly questioning: doesn't that seem to you to be a band aid use of magnesium? I mean, that you require a side effect of a certain kind of supplement to facilitate an otherwise natural process, does that not make you think that perhaps your current eating strategy is less then ideal? I like your posts and we've exchanged in the past. Just have to ask.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on July 09, 2012
at 05:41 PM

I have FODMAPS intolerance, so many fruits/veggies/nuts are a no-go for me while I heal my gut. In any case, I would still supplement with Magnesium, as I'd need to eat waaaay too much dark chocolate to get enough Mag as a cofactor for D3.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on March 10, 2013
at 03:32 AM

The soils used to grow conventional and even organic produce have been leached of magnesium over the years, so we're not getting as much as we should from our food.

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C0ddf5f88d3d0cfab0c5d875b0eae9ec

on March 09, 2013
at 05:34 PM

I take Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder. It has high natural Magnesium, Zinc, and Tryptophan content. One of the best there are. Check it out.

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on March 09, 2013
at 06:18 PM

You keep linking to what I assume is your ebay store. Please discontinue this practice.

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