Our powder formulations that contain magnesium citrate are created with a proprietary blend of magnesium carbonate and citric acid. Magnesium carbonate and citric acid, when combined with water, create a solution of magnesium citrate.
Some of our powders such as Natural Vitality CALM® Sleep, Natural Vitality CALM® for Kids and Natural Vitality CALM® with Probiotics also contain a blend of magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate.
The powder form of Natural Vitality CALM® is comprised of magnesium carbonate and citric acid. Adding water triggers a chemical reaction, binding the two together to create magnesium citrate. If you add hot water, this reaction will occur immediately and you will know the product is fully converted into magnesium citrate when the fizzing has settled. If you add cold water, the reaction can take up to 15 minutes before it is fully converted. Neither method yields more or less of a benefit; it is mainly a matter of how promptly you’d like to consume Natural Vitality CALM® after preparing it.
Natural Vitality CALM® may be taken any time of day. Some prefer taking the product in the morning while others prefer taking it later in the day. Consistent intake of Natural Vitality CALM® on a daily or regular basis is the best way to experience the benefits and achieve an optimum magnesium intake.
For those with sensitive digestive systems, or for those who are just starting to use the product, begin with half a teaspoon daily, and increase to recommendations as stated on the product label. Always consult your health care professional if you have any health concerns before using this product.
While magnesium is a mineral and does not degrade, there are ingredients in the product (citric acid and flavoring agents) that have the potential to spoil beyond the expiration date. We recommend consuming the product prior to the expiration date on the package.
Yes. We recommend you first activate the product in 2-3 oz. of hot water. Once the fizzing has stopped and the blend has settled, you can add it to a juice, smoothie, or herbal tea. You can also add to cold water (water bottle or iced drink). In cold drinks Natural Vitality CALM® will take longer to dissolve but, once dissolved, it functions the same as in warm or tea beverages.
When the powder is bottled, it is extremely fluffy from the mixing that occurs in the production process. Due to this fluffiness, the bottles start out extremely full; so full in fact that a giant auger has to press the product down in order to apply a cap. Over time, the product settles and may appear to be less, although the net weight has not changed.
Each bottle of Natural Vitality CALM® is sealed with a rip-tab seal on the outside of the lid or a foil seal over the top of it. The rip-tab is designed to not allow the lid to be taken off without having to remove or break it.