This tea I speak of might already be well known to some of you. It is actually a supplement magnesium powder from Natural Vitality called Calm Magnesium. Sipped as a warm beverage in the evening, it literally provides a sense of calm and well being to both the mind and body. This is due to the fact that magnesium helps our nerves and muscles function properly. It is one of the best stress relief remedies I have found, (in addition to deep breathing techniques) to help unwind at the end of the day. In addition, for anyone who suffers from constipation, magnesium may also help relax the walls of the colon. In fact, Mark Hyman, M.D., talks about the many benefits here, calling magnesium the relaxation mineral. He mentions "anything that is tight, irritable, crampy, and stiff -- whether it is a body part or an even a mood -- is a sign of magnesium deficiency."
I also recommend you check out the multi-vitamin as well, which comes in liquid form, perfect for those with gastroparesis who cannot tolerate supplements in pill form.
I'm so excited because NV has generously offered a giveaway this month for a $30 gift certificate! While I am not affiliated with Natural Vitality in any way, I am a big fan of their products and the philosophies behind them. If you are interested in a chance to win this certificate, leave a comment below about what supplement (any kind) that has benefited you most on your journey. The winner will be announced January 20th both on the blog and Facebook. Make sure you are signed up for the newsletter to receive an email with notification.
***Congratulations to Kelly N. on winning the January giveaway! Look for an email with more details.
Thanks everyone for your comments and sharing what supplements work for you. It's always helpful to hear what works for you so we can continue to support each other on this journey :)
Some more about the philosophy behind Natural Vitality:
Natural Vitality is a purpose-driven company committed to one belief: The nutrient content of the American diet has declined over the last sixty years and this makes well-chosen supplements necessary for a healthy, sustainable. To that end, we have developed a line of premium-quality supplements based on research and formulated to produce a noticeable result. In addition, we believe that you
can’t be totally healthy in a toxic world and that real health also requires creating a sustainable environment and food system.
To achieve these objectives, Natural Vitality operates in two ways: First, we produce high-quality award-winning dietary supplements to assist individuals in achieving optimum health. And second, a percentage of product sales funds our Natural Revitalization environmental action initiative, a program that supports organic farming and environmental stewardship.
As part of this program, Natural Vitality works with groups such as Remineralize the Earth, the Center for Food Safety, and the Bionutrient Food Association, a nonprofit research, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting and implementing natural ways to restore health and vitality to our soil and our food. Natural Vitality also helps educate consumers with a free award-winning online magazine, Organic Connections (www.organicconnectmag.com<http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.organicconnectmag.com&h=lAQGWOFRo&s=1>).
Natural Vitality believes that agriculture focused on quality, rather than quantity, is critical to our health. For our dietary supplements, we seek out organic whole-food ingredients wherever possible. All the fruits and vegetables we use are organically grown. The agave, stevia, and fruit flavorings are organic as well. This not only assures customers of no pesticide residues and no GMO ingredients but also provides financial support to organic farming.
Additionally, Natural Vitality products often contain patented forms of supplement ingredients. These are standardized for consistent potency and many are backed by clinical research. In every product, ingredients—including ones that play an auxiliary role—are incorporated in amounts that provide an optimum, noticeable benefit
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