Erin Stokes, Naturopathic Doctor, MegaFood Medical Director | July 2020
When we think about supplements that promote calm and relaxation, our minds likely go to botanicals or sleep-support products, but it is important we also consider minerals - specifically, magnesium. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our body,Footnote 1 and is involved in the workings of more than 300 enzyme systems. 60% of our magnesium stores can be found in our skeleton, with 30% in our muscles and soft tissues.Footnote 1 It’s no wonder, then, that it plays a role in cardiovascular health, bone health, and muscle relaxation and calm.*
Magnesium + Stress
Unfortunately, dietary surveys of people in the United States consistently show that many people consume less than recommended amounts of magnesium. In fact, 48% of Americans of all ages ingest less magnesium from food and beverages than their respective recommended intake.Footnote 2 What’s more, 75% of U.S. adults (approx. 190M) reported experiencing stress within the last month.Footnote 3
Fortunately, supplementing with magnesium can offer support to help you relax and feel your best. Our new Relax and Calm* Magnesium powders and soft chews not only provide a meaningful potency of this amazing mineral, but you get to take a moment for yourself with a delicious drink or fun and flavorful soft chew - win-win!
One concern with magnesium supplements is that they can be harsh on the digestive system. These powders were designed to be gentle and effective, with a highly absorbable combination of magnesium citrate, malate and glycinate.*
- Support muscle relaxation and may help ease muscle tension*
- Support a sense of calm and relaxation*
These powders come in two flavors - Raspberry Lemonade and Blackberry Hibiscus Oasis. Just one scoop provides 300mg of magnesium, and stirs into 4-6 oz of water effortlessly! Plus - no added sugar! These formulas are sweetened with monkfruit.
If mixing up a drink isn’t your thing, we crafted another option to help you get your daily dose of magnesium - Relax + Calm* Magnesium Soft Chews. Yes, now you can chews to chill! Just like the powders, these chews were formulated to be gentle and effective*, and deliver 250mg of a blend of magnesium citrate and malate in two delicious-flavored grape chews.
At MegaFood, we’re all about options, because we believe the most effective supplement for you is the one you take consistently. Chews and Powders are great for those that have difficulty swallowing tablets, or are looking for a fun way to get the nutrition they need throughout the day. If you’re a tablet purist, however, we’ve got you covered! Our Magnesium tablets deliver 50mg of fermented magnesium bisglycinate that can be taken any time of day, even on an empty stomach!
Whether you’re team tablet, powder, or chew, we’ve worked hard to ensure you can meet your daily magnesium needs in the way that works best for you. After all, what’s the point of supporting stress if remembering to take your magnesium is stressful itself.
1 Low Dog, Tieraona. (2016) Fortify your Life, Washington DC: National Geographic Partners. p.176-183 2National Institutes of Health. Magnesium Fact Sheet. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/ 3 Johns Hopkins Medicine; American Psychological Association, Stress in America 2019