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A doctor recommended this supplement to help with relaxing before bedtime. He said our body doesn't store magnesium as efficiently as we age and this helps with that problem. I use less than the label says and it really does the trick. Might be nice to keep with me when I am expecting a stressful day of travel, a pinch or two in a glass of water seems to do the trick.
This supplement is very effective at preventing and stopping muscle cramps. I'm 35 and drink a lot of coffee and work out a lot. I use this as a preventative tool to keep my muscles relaxed and prevent sleepless nights. This stuff in amazing!
I have anxiety, distressing mood swings. My dr wanted to try a low dose anti-depressant, but I am against meds. This product has been a true blessing! I feel so much better. It obviously has magical properties.
I love this stuff. I have tried damn near every herb, vitamin, supplement, drug on the planet at one time or another and this will stay 100 percent in my "arsenal" until the day I die. I have generalized anxiety and ADD/ADHD, insomonia + extreme difficulty waking when I DO finally get to sleep. I have noticed MUCH improvement since starting this supplement. Specifically, with my repetitive, ruminating thoughts/worry/fatigue associated with the anxiety... and my ADD has improved noticeably (perhaps the 2 have always been related). I seem to be able to focus and remain on task at work and have more energy. Also, my muscles stay really relaxed. I want to just stretch all the time because it just feels good.
My dose before bed DOESN'T make me sleepy, per se, but IT DOES definitely improve the quality of my sleep when I get there. There is scientific information out there regarding the brain waves during sleep following Mg supplementation in subjects that indicate the brains being able to get into the more refreshing stages of sleep for longer periods of time in many of the people that were studied. Melatonin but only one kind, DOES make me sleepy when combined with CALM. The brand is "Drug free" Natrol Melatonin Liquid 2.5mg w/ Ethyl Alcohol "as a preservative" lol...but, hey, it works just use the measuring cup and don't chug out of the bottle). The Calm + this brand of melatonin at bedtime is a winning combination for me.
I have worked myself up to 3 doses a day. At night, and afternoon/evening, I just take the regular version...why, is explained next. In the morning I take the version with the Mg/Ca/Vit D combination.....Vitamin D + Calcium should always be taken when you get up, not before bed. Vitamin D, the "sunshine vitamin" in addition to promoting Ca absorbtion, sort of tells the body to wake up (makes sense). You might say, hey, but, Vitamin D milk makes me sleepy! Well, that is probably because of the Tryptophan in milk counteracting the effects, plus there is probably less D/Ca in milk than what is in many supplements. So, anyway...I'll just say I've taken probably 15 or so different formulations of Mg and none work as well as this one. If they could only fix that inital laxative effect LOL, it would be 100 percent perfect.
This works great for digestive issues once you find the appropriate dose for yourself. Doesn't taste bad either. I take almost 2 tsps most nights, keeps me regular and it might actually help calm me down for bed, can't say for sure though.
This product has changed my life!!! I've had constipation all of my life... it had even gotten so bad I had abdominal pains every day. One of my friends gave me this and I use it daily. She too had had this problem for many years. And when traveling I take it at night before going to bed and again around lunch... works like a charm... again, it has improved my quality of life beyond all expectations ;)
My husband has terrible lower and middle back pain, as well as sciatica. He has had two discectomies(sp?) on the same disc with no relief. He is now going to have the disc completely removed, with rods and screws being put in. Calm helps his pain a lot! I think it helps his muscles to relax mostly. Just be careful not to take too much or you will be in the bathroom a lot.
I have been breaking up my dose of 2 tsp to 1/2 a tsp, 4 times a day. That seemed to help. I get muscle twitches all over and heart pounding/skipped beats. Annoying and scary! This Mg supplement helps. If you exercise more one day or have more stress, take another 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. Any kind of stress makes your body dump minerals, especially magnesium! Plus, our crops aren't rotated enough to produce rich soil, which is depleting magnesium in our foods. Adjust your dosing based on your bowels. If you are running to the bathroom, ease up a bit. It's nearly impossible to OD on magnesium if you are ingesting it because it will cause diarrhea if you take too much. Start out slow. Transdermal lotion is a different story, which I refuse to use because there is no way to tell what your personal dose is. Good luck!