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Magnesium bisglycinate combined with vitamin D in easy-to-drink powder form
When magnesium bisglycinate and vitamin D3 pair up, what do you get? An easy-to-absorb, gentle magnesium and a double whammy of benefits, for the maintenance of health without any worries. Who knew Serenity was this easy to find?
Thinking you need a little Serenity to make your day more manageable? Read more in “The Science” below to confirm that it’s just what you need!
250g, 178 day supply
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Magnesium is a mineral which is essential for the functioning of your body. It is found in muscles and soft tissues like the heart and brain, and extra is stored in bones and teeth (which also keeps them strong, and keeps calcium in proper balance). Magnesium is involved in hundreds of roles, including energy production, nutrient metabolism, producing DNA, regulating blood sugar, balancing mood, relaxing the body and mind, controlling electrical charges across muscles and nerves and over six hundred enzyme reactions. It also acts as an electrolyte, keeping pH levels balanced and water flowing across cell membranes. Sounds pretty important, indeed!
Like mentioned, magnesium is essential which means we don’t make it, but need to intake it from our diet or supplements. Magnesium is rich in plant foods, especially those high in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll, the substance that gives plants their green-ness, is essentially ‘plant blood’ and is high in magnesium. Seaweeds, dark leafy vegetables, fruits and veg, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains are all great sources. But magnesium is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies – over 35% of Canadians aren’t getting the estimated average requirement of magnesium from their diet. This is due to a lack of whole, fresh foods in the diet, along with other factors like poor digestion, taking certain medications, the intake of caffeine, alcohol, sugar and cigarettes, and a lack of magnesium in the soil due to nutrient-depleting farming practices. This leaves our body low in the mineral that is involved in so many vital jobs. No wonder we’re not feeling optimal!
Many of the functions listed above involve magnesium’s role in relaxing various systems in the body. Think of something stressful – everything gets tense, right? Well it’s magnesium that allows all those cells and tissues to relax. This goes for your muscles and heart, as well as digestive tract and nervous system. These areas are supposed to get tense when you are in danger, to allow you to run away or fight. But because we’ve added so many more stresses to the plate, and get stressed over so many things that are less than life-threatening, modern-day humans are staying in their fight/flight/freeze mode of their nervous system more often. This leads to a higher overall need for magnesium. Less going in, more required. We might be in trouble!
Supplementation can help to make up for this imbalance. Organika’s Serenity provides magnesium bound to glycine amino acids, allowing for easier to transport across the digestive tract lining and into your tissues. As glycine also has calming effects, this formula does double duty in promoting relaxation of the body and mind. It is also much less likely to cause side effects like upset stomach or loose stools, which can occur with some other forms of magnesium.
One of our other common nutrient deficiencies is vitamin D. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin, as it is made in our skin when exposed to UVB radiation. You can also get it in the diet through foods like grass-fed butter, free-range eggs and mushrooms. Due to our specific geography, modern living conditions and factory diet, we can easily be deficient in vitamin D. It plays important roles in our immune, mood and brain health. It is also important in bone health for the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc to keep bones and teeth strong and prevent bone loss. Because this nutrient is also key and yet lacking, we’ve added it to Serenity to give you a one-two punch towards nutrient balance!
MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS – EACH HEAPING ¼ TEASPOON CONTAINS:
Magnesium (Magnesium Bisglycinate) 150 mg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 25 mcg (Equivalent to 1000 IU Vitamin D)
NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Xylitol; Citric acid
RECOMMENDED DOSE – (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY: Mix 1 heaping ¼ teaspoon (approximately 1.5 g of lavender mint) of powder with a glass of liquid.
Q: How much magnesium do I need?
A: The Canadian RDA (recommended daily allowance) of magnesium for adult females is 310-320 mg/day, and 400-420 mg/day for adult males. This can be from a combination of diet and supplements. Remember though, you may not absorb magnesium well or have higher requirements due to chronic stress. As long as your kidneys are functioning optimally, you will excrete any extra that you don’t need.
Q: What symptoms might I have that show I need to supplement with magnesium?
A: Think of tension – of the nervous system, mood, heart, muscles, digestion, head, uterus, etc. Low levels of magnesium have been linked to stress, anxiety and related symptoms, as well as symptoms such as muscle cramps, fatigue and irregular heartbeat. Low magnesium can also contribute to bone loss, dental cavities, kidney stones or other excess calcium symptoms.
Q: What does ‘chelated magnesium’ mean and why is it good for me?
A: Chelation is a process that binds a mineral to an amino acid to create a complex that is easier to absorb across the digestive tract lining, but less likely to be broken apart in the stomach before it gets there. In this case, magnesium is bound to the amino acid glycine, increasing the amount of magnesium absorbed and available to fill deficiency roles in your body.
Q: Is Organika’s Serenity acceptable for a vegan or vegetarian diet?
A: Vitamin D3, otherwise known as cholecalciferol, is made by the skin with UVB light exposure. That’s how we make it when we go out into the sun in the summer. For supplementation purposes, it is extracted from lanolin, the grease found in sheep’s wool. (The sheep are not harmed in the shaving of wool.)This makes vitamin D3 supplementation something one may choose to avoid on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Q: Organika offers magnesium in bisglycinate, citrate, and L-threonate forms. I know I need magnesium – which one do I need when?
A: When magnesium is bound to salts (like citrate), about 30-40% of the magnesium is absorbed into the body and tissues, helping our muscles and nerves relax. The rest stays in the digestive tract, where it can help ensure proper regular bowel movements. This is super beneficial for relieving constipation and can be taken daily without dependance. Organika’s Soothe is your choice if you need any help with staying regular.
Magnesium bisglycinate has over twice the absorption rate into the body of magnesium citrate. The magnesium is bound to glycine amino acids, which makes it much easier to transport across the digestive tract lining. As glycine also has calming effects, this formula does great things for promoting relaxation of the body and mind. Organika’s Serenity is the choice for those whose bowels are pretty great but the rest of their body could use some serious support and relaxation.
Magnesium L-threonate has been studied for its ability to improve memory and brain function. It is highly absorbable, and can cross the blood brain barrier, having a greater effect on the brain cells and memory. It has been shown to increase short and long term memory. If the brain and central nervous system are your weak link, Organika’s Magnesium L-Threonate is the choice for you.