Is Magnesium Chamomile Safe for Children?
It is always best to consult a medical practitioner when treating children with existing medical conditions. Caution if your child has allergies to ragweed as it is a plant related to Chamomile and can cause allergic reaction. Stop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs
When is the best time to take Magnesium + Chamomile ?
It is suggested to take Magnesium + Chamomile 30 minutes before bed to help promote a restful night sleep. It can also be taken during the day if your child is feeling restless. In cases of bedwetting, it is recommended to take Magnesium + Chamomile 1-2 hours before bedtime.
Why does my child need Magnesium?
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for our health. Magnesium plays an essential role in the body and is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions. It is needed for muscle relaxation, facilitates calming effects on the nervous system and is important for strong bones. A common nutrient deficiency in adults, children are also at risk for low Magnesium levels due in part to diets lacking Magnesium rich foods such as whole grains, nuts and green vegetables. By supplementing with Magnesium + Chamomile you are helping to ensure your child’s adequate Magnesium intake as well as benefitting from its calming properties.
Why is there zinc and B6 in Magnesium + Chamomile?
Zinc enables your body to absorb Magnesium more efficiently while Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5’-phophate) facilitates Magnesium’s uptake into cells. This allows for better absorption and utilization of Magnesium in your body
What is Magnesium Carbonate?
Once the powder is added to water, the ingredients of Magnesium Carbonate and Citric Acid will have a chemical reaction to form active ionic Magnesium Citrate. Magnesium Citrate is a popular form of Magnesium with very high absorption.
What is the difference in types of Magnesium?
Once added to water, the ingredients of Magnesium Carbonate and Citric Acid will have a chemical reaction to form active ionic Magnesium Citrate
Magnesium bound to citric acid. Magnesium Citrate is one of the most popular and easily absorbed forms of Magnesium. Citric acid is a large molecule so there is less elemental Magnesium per capsule/dose. Citric acid can act as a mild osmotic laxative, pulling water into the intestines providing additional benefits for those suffering from constipation.
Magnesium bound to the amino acid glycine. This is a very gentle form of Magnesium for those who have sensitive stomachs or a tendency to diarrhea. Glycine is a non-essential amino acid that can potentiate Magnesium’s calming effects. Magnesium Bisglycinate is a great form to promote sleep and relaxation. However, because glycine is a larger molecule, there is often less elemental Magnesium per capsule.
Although Magnesium oxide is one of the least absorbed forms of Magnesium, it is a small molecule that allows for high percentages of elemental Magnesium per capsule. It is often mixed with other forms of Magnesium to allow for higher elemental Magnesium amounts per capsule.
My child is picky – can I add the Magnesium + Chamomile to Juice?
You can add Magnesium + Chamomile to cold beverages such as juice. Just be sure to wait 15 minutes for the chemical reaction to take place and the Magnesium to become ionic. When liquids are hot it speeds up the reaction.
Are there any side effects?
Magnesium is generally well tolerated when used in appropriate doses. The reacted Magnesium Citrate acts as a mild osmotic laxative pulling water into your intestines which softens and bulks your stool. This is beneficial to those suffering from constipation. At higher doses there is the potential to cause diarrhea. Chamomile (matricaria recutita) is a plant from the Asteracea family and is related to Ragweed. If you have hypersensitivity to plants in these families, it can lead to allergic reactions.