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Natural Calm Dependency

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 02, 2011 at 7:30 AM

I truly love my magnesium citrate goodness before bed, deep sleep, and the impeccable timing of my morning trips to the "think tank", BUT

Has anyone stopped taking Natural Calm after a long period of using it? Did you have a hard time sleeping? Did you get constipated all of a sudden?

I don't like the thought of becoming dependent upon taking a supplement for optimal living; needing two tablespoons of a chemical compound before bed doesn't seem 'Paleo' to me.

Has anyone deliberately decided against Magnesium supplementation? I'd love to hear your rationalle.

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on April 03, 2012
at 11:21 PM

Yeah, I noticed this too. Then I just stopped, and made sure I was still eating whole foods.

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on February 10, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Good point. My body has proved this so many times : if I quit a supplement I get issues, but if I replace the supplement with food with practically the same amount of it, everything's fine again.

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on February 07, 2011
at 08:07 AM

Definitely would have liked you to disclose your affiliation Linda. Also, it seems you may have missed the Paleolithic Lifestyle context of my question?

4f61f7c4a8bb1adeb9cf45aa9e3f9e7d

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on February 07, 2011
at 08:06 AM

Definitely would have liked you to disclose your affiliate Linda. Also, it seems you may have missed the Paleolithic Lifestyle context of my question?

4f61f7c4a8bb1adeb9cf45aa9e3f9e7d

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on February 02, 2011
at 11:18 PM

@Linda: Ooof. I find it dishonest to not disclose your affiliation if you're going to give that type of shining review of your own product! That aside, I think you missed my point: Natural Calm is a supplement. Despite it's name, it's not "natural". I strive to make my lifestyle as close to our Paleolithic ancestors. Taking supplements is not helping on that front.

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on February 02, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Not that there's anything wrong with Natural Calm...I hope you guys sell many units!

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 02, 2011
at 07:46 PM

You should probably mention that you own Natural Calm Canada. That is important information for someone posting about stopping regular Natural Calm consumption :)

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22212e9ba2a041e6da6c963d4d41615a

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on February 02, 2011
at 12:05 PM

I went on a work trip for a week and forgot it. My first thought was panic because I thought I would be constipated the next day, however, I wasnt. My movement was as smooth but I got the job done. I didn't notice a huge change in my sleep either.

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

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on April 03, 2012
at 11:21 PM

Yeah, I noticed this too. Then I just stopped, and made sure I was still eating whole foods.

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D45cc530d4f7bddd3bafe722d6673ea9

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on April 21, 2011
at 09:40 PM

Would you say "I don't want to take a calcium supplement everyday and make my body dependent on it." LOL Your body already depends on magnesium, whether you supp or not. If you don't supp and you become constipated, you likely are not getting enough magnesium in your diet. If you don't want to supp, eat more foods with magnesium. :)

No affiliation with the company. I don't even use Natural Calm daily (just on occasion) but I do use magnesium daily, and recommend Natural Calm to people as a starting point b/c it's easy to use/take/give.

PS Pumpkin Seeds are high in magnesium. Have a handful before bed if you don't want the supplement!

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on February 10, 2012
at 06:55 PM

Good point. My body has proved this so many times : if I quit a supplement I get issues, but if I replace the supplement with food with practically the same amount of it, everything's fine again.

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on February 02, 2011
at 07:36 PM

Why would anyone want to stop taking it??? We need magnesium every day as it is depleted from our body every twelve hours. Natural Calm magnesium dramatically helped my sister with severe migraine headaches and myself for sleep and fibromyalgia. I wouldn't be without it twice a day everyday for the rest of my life. I am so thankful for this product and all the profits after expenses through Natural Calm Canada go to help the extreme poor in Africa through Organics 4 Orphans .org so it is a win win situation for everyone.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on February 02, 2011
at 07:47 PM

Not that there's anything wrong with Natural Calm...I hope you guys sell many units!

4f61f7c4a8bb1adeb9cf45aa9e3f9e7d

(281)

on February 02, 2011
at 11:18 PM

@Linda: Ooof. I find it dishonest to not disclose your affiliation if you're going to give that type of shining review of your own product! That aside, I think you missed my point: Natural Calm is a supplement. Despite it's name, it's not "natural". I strive to make my lifestyle as close to our Paleolithic ancestors. Taking supplements is not helping on that front.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on February 02, 2011
at 07:46 PM

You should probably mention that you own Natural Calm Canada. That is important information for someone posting about stopping regular Natural Calm consumption :)

4f61f7c4a8bb1adeb9cf45aa9e3f9e7d

(281)

on February 07, 2011
at 08:06 AM

Definitely would have liked you to disclose your affiliate Linda. Also, it seems you may have missed the Paleolithic Lifestyle context of my question?

4f61f7c4a8bb1adeb9cf45aa9e3f9e7d

(281)

on February 07, 2011
at 08:07 AM

Definitely would have liked you to disclose your affiliation Linda. Also, it seems you may have missed the Paleolithic Lifestyle context of my question?

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