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Easy-to-dissolve effervescent magnesium powder in delicious flavours.
Soothe is an easy breezy fizzy way to get your daily magnesium needs. Add it to water for a deliciously refreshing drink packed with premium ionic magnesium, the hardest-working mineral out there, responsible for hundreds of body functions. Soothe yourself. Your body will thank you.
Need some help in the relaxation department? Magnesium might help you stress about it less! Check out “The Science” below to learn more!
250g, 100 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 Soothe provides magnesium as magnesium citrate. With magnesium 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. These salts attract water, bringing fluid to a backed up or unresponsive colon. This is super beneficial for relieving constipation and can be taken daily without dependance. This format allows Soothe to soothe all parts of the body, mind and colon!
MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS – EACH SERVING CONTAINS:
Magnesium (Magnesium carbonate) 205 mg
NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Citric acid; Purified stevia leaf extract
RECOMMENDED DOSE – (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY: 1 serving (2.5 g or ~1.5 teaspoons of powder) per day.
DIRECTIONS OF USE:
Place 1 serving (2.5 g or ~1.5 teaspoons of powder) in a mug and add 75 ml of hot beverage. Let it fizz and stir until dissolved. Fill the rest of the mug with your favourite beverage to make a full cup.
Q: How much magnesium do I need?
A: The Canadian RDA (recommended daily allowance) of magnesium for adult males is 400-420 mg/day, and 310-320 mg/day for adult females. 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. Bone loss, dental caries, kidney stones or other excess calcium symptoms can be contributed to due to low magnesium.
Q: What does ‘ionic magnesium’ mean?
A: An ion is an atom or molecule with a net electrical charge, either positive or negative. Magnesium as an ion is Mg2+, meaning it has two more protons that it does electrons. This is known to be an easily absorbable form, ensuring you get more of it into your body. The fizzing that happens when you mix Soothe with water is the releasing of the magnesium into its free, ionic state.
Q: The bottle says Organika’s Soothe contains magnesium carbonate. I thought this was magnesium citrate?
A: When dissolved together in water, magnesium carbonate and citric acid reacts to form ionic magnesium citrate. Be sure to let Soothe fully dissolve to ensure this magic of chemistry happens!
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.