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Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original 16 oz (453 g)

 
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Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (9)
  • Easy on stomach (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good value (6)
  • Simple to take (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (9)
    • Women (7)
    • Men (5)
    • Older people (4)
    • Chronic illness/pain (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Health conscious (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great product

    Before anyone decides against this product based on Dr. Holly's review and Consumer Labs, they should investigate into the claims (like I did). Look up the assessment of the company Consumer Labs...Read complete review

    Before anyone decides against this product based on Dr. Holly's review and Consumer Labs, they should investigate into the claims (like I did). Look up the assessment of the company Consumer Labs on a website called Health Wyze (dot) org. I'm so glad I did. I don't work for Natural Vitality or have any connection to them. I am only a consumer looking for a good and reliable product and the truth.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Contains lead

    I'm a medical professional who at first was pleased to find a nice-tasting magnesium supplement which I was taking to help with osteoporosis and electrolyte imbalances.

    Normally I recommend everyone check out...Read complete review

    I'm a medical professional who at first was pleased to find a nice-tasting magnesium supplement which I was taking to help with osteoporosis and electrolyte imbalances.

    Normally I recommend everyone check out supplements first at consumerlab, which independently tests products for contamination and to see if they really contain what the label contains (since supplements are not regulated in the USA)

    I didn't follow my own advice, and was dismayed to find that although most magnesium supplements passed their testing, this one failed, as well as a brand called Total Nutrition.

    I'm tossing this in the trash, sad to say. Here is what consumerlab has to say:

    * Peter Gillham's Natural Vitality® Natural Calm, a powder, was found to contain 0.295 mcg of lead per teaspoon. It suggested a daily dose ranging from 1/2 teaspoon to 3 teaspoons per day which, at the higher end of the range, would exceed the State of California's limit of 0.5 mcg of lead – above which a warning label is required. Such lead exposure can be easily avoided when taking magnesium, as evidenced by the many other products that did not exceed this limit.
    * Total Nutrition Natural Amino Acid Chelated Magnesium provided only 28.8 mg of magnesium per tablet rather than the expected 100 mg.
    * Tropical Oasis™ Liquid Calcium Magnesium Orange Flavor contained only 45.4% of its labeled amount of magnesium. Instead of one tablespoon providing the promised 115 mg of magnesium, it provided only 52 mg. CL found the same problem with this product in 2007, when it was found to contain only 46.4% of the magnesium claimed. Ironically, at both times the product has boasted a "GMP" seal (suggesting that it was made under Good Manufacturing Practices) around which was written "Certified by an independent laboratory." The back label on this product noted, "Tropical Oasis believes in giving the consumer the most accurate information to allow the consumer to make informed choices."

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    4.0

    Consumer Lab updated review 7/23/14

    By J

    from Alaska

    Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

    Consumerlab has updated their review - Natural Vitality Calm passed their tests without any unacceptable levels of lead. The previously cited study was from 2008. I am not connected to any supplement company sales or service industry, but I do read ConsumerLab regularly.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome stuff!

    By Soccer Mommy

    from New Jersey

    describe yourself Busy Mom

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Healthy Alternative
    • Relieves Stress

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anxiety
      • Chronic Illness/Pain
      • Stressful Day Relief

      Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

      I had done research about magnesium supplements after a friend told me about someone who was prescribed magnesium to relieve a migraine. I have migraine headaches from time to time and deal with daily stresses that make me feel worn out. I work out 2-3 times a week and was always feeling drained. This product really does help me remain focused and calm when under stress or when my body is worn down. I sleep very well and the heart palpitations I experience at night have diminished. I am pleased with the results so far and would recommend this to everyone! If most Americans are as magnesium deficient as the info on the web indicates, then most of us can beniefit from this product. The orignial formula has a pleasant lemony flavor and when first mixed (with water) is slightly fizzy. If left for a while, then it just tastes like water with a few drops of lemon added. Mixing it with juice is nice too - kind of like a fruity spritzer. There is no aftertaste.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Love this product

      By Laura

      from Georgia

      describe yourself Hard Working, High Strung, Out of Shape, Prone to Irritation/Distress

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast-Acting
      • Healthy Alternative
      • Relieves Stress

      Cons

      • Has Side Effects

      Best Uses

      • Anxiety
      • Chronic Illness/Pain
      • Stressful Day Relief

      Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

      I have been using for a while and I love the results.Regualar magnesiunm in pill for my body does not absorb. I had been having severe leg cramps at nigh and this has taken care of that proble. You sleep better if you take before bed. If you take too much is will cause loose stools first thing in the morning. Cherry taste best.

       
      5.0

      works for me, approved by consumerlab

      By informed consumer

      from PA

      describe yourself Fit, Hard Working, Usually Calm

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast-Acting
      • Healthy Alternative
      • Relieves Stress

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

          Tastes okay, works for me. I use it to augment the magnesium in my daily multiple which has too little. I take before bedtime, with some taurine (based on recommendation from my nutritionist) and I sleep soundly. It's unfortunate about the 1-star review here stating this product had unacceptable levels of lead. I cannot find the quote he posted on the consumerlab site. In fact they 'approve' of this product and state that its 'free of unacceptable levels of lead.' Go figure. I suggest you look for yourself before believing either that guy, or me.

           
          5.0

          So far so good

          By Patty_cakes47

          from Parkersburg,wv

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Healthy Alternative

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Chronic Illness/Pain

            Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

            This is week 3 and I haven't had a headache. I usually have headaches weekly. Taking too much may leave you running to the bathroom. On week two I added vitamin d3 and it helps with the bathroom trips. So far so good. For anyone that suffers from headaches you know how important it is to find something that works. This has been working for me.

             
            5.0

            Good-bye to leg cramps!

            By vickym

            from Independence, MO

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weekly Use

              Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

              This is totally effective for relieving leg cramps, especially during the night.

               
              5.0

              great stuff

              By Sam

              from Huntington Beach, CA

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

                  So many things I like about this product:
                  1. It's powder form, better absorption than tablets in my opinion.
                  2. It helps with constipation. I started out with 1/2 tsp for first 2 weeks to get my body use to it. Now, 5 mos later, I'm up to 1.5 tsp. It does NOT give me diarrhea, just makes me regular without any discomfort.
                  3. It also helps with my migraines. The effect sometimes is instantaneous
                  4. I take it before my workout to give me energy. I no longer need to buy energy drinks!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very Effective

                  By Meema

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Tastes good
                  • Works quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Men
                    • Women

                    Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

                    I love this product! I have had muscle spasms for years and this product stops them almost immediately. I take 1 TBS daily now to prevent the spasms. Works whether you make it in hot or cold water. I keep a cup of it by my bed as the spasms happen at night. It also helps to keep your bowels regular but if you take too much you will know as they will be loose. That's why it's good to start out with 1 tsp. and gradually add more until you meet the max recommended of 1 TBS/day.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes
                     
                    5.0

                    Outstanding

                    By Weezie

                    from Santa Ana, CA

                    describe yourself Health Conscious

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • The Best

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Restore Good Health

                    Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

                    Take this product at bedtime in hot water. It relaxes you and allows one to sleep well...in addition to restoring your magnesium levels to normal.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not happy

                    By crazycatlady

                    from MI

                    describe yourself First Time User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Taste
                      • Upsets Stomach

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Natural Vitality Natural Calm Magnesium, Powder, Original, 16 oz:

                      Was not really happy about the taste. I disolved it in hot tap water first then added whatever I wanted to drink to it. It tainted the flavor and made it hard to drink it down. Even 1/2 the dosage upset my stomach with nausea most of the day. I am currently trying to get a refund from the manufacturer as I could not return it to drugstore.com.

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