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What I Drink To Wind Down At Night

by jenny sansouci on January 5, 2016

Hey snugglies,

It’s too cold to function today in New York City. This morning I was walking around in my Brooklyn neighborhood (Boerum Hill) and I had the hugest urge to dip into a coffee shop and book a plane ticket to somewhere warm. I even texted my friend Nicole who’s currently in Antigua and told her to stay put, because it’s too cold to even consider coming here. The good news, though, is that it was cold enough for me to (finally) take the AC unit out of my window today. So, that’s an accomplishment.

I’m not going anywhere for the rest of the night as a matter of pure defiance towards the cold, so I figured I’d share with you guys the drink I drink almost every night before bedtime, to wind down and relax. I’m about to make some in a few minutes. Yesss..

Interestingly enough, whenever I speak to health coaching patients at Dr. Lipman’s office about developing healthier habits, one of the most common things people say is they can’t give up is their glass of wine at night. Now, I’m not telling you to give yours up, do whatever makes you feel good. BUT…if you’re having that glass of wine every night mainly to help you relax and wind down, and you are up for a little experiment, you could try something else…something super relaxing and great for your body, and arguably just as fun as wine. :) Something called….

 

MAGNESIUM TEA!

natural calm

I mix about 2 teaspoons of Natural Calm magnesium powder into hot water, and I drink it as my pre-bedtime drink.

I love to drink this magnesium tea while I’m reading at night. I just finished reading The Girl On The Train, WTF WAS UP WITH THAT BOOK! Everyone in that story was completely and utterly nutso. But now I can’t wait for the movie to come out in October. Side note: I do not recommend reading that book at night. Anything even mildly creepy makes me lay awake for hours bugging out, therefore negating the benefits of the magnesium tea. #life

Anyway, back to the magnesium. The cool thing is, it also comes in packets which are perfect for traveling with – ESPECIALLY if you have trouble falling asleep in new places or you get constipated when traveling (it helps with that too).

I usually use the plain flavor of Natural Calm, but recently my sister really got me liking the lemon flavor (which is sweetened with stevia). She came home for Thanksgiving and she didn’t even know I was all about the Natural Calm. She was like, “hey, have you heard of this magnesium powder? I’ve been drinking it every night and I’m sleeping so well!” I was like…”wait, what? shut up. shut UP!!

By the way, BE CAREFUL when you pour the hot water in, the magnesium is fizzy and may overflow! I suggest pouring the water in slowly. :)

A few benefits of drinking magnesium tea:

  • Calming and relaxing
  • Lowers stress and anxiety
  • Relieves constipation and helps with regularity
  • Boosts magnesium levels (which most people are deficient in)
  • Eases muscle cramping

Check out this Wellness Mama article about more benefits of magnesium & signs of magnesium deficiency.

Have you ever tried Natural Calm? It’s the bomb diggity.

If you’re having trouble relaxing in the evening or you’re constipated, GIVE IT A TRY!!! *Spoiler alert: this tea is recommended as part of your evening routine in my Rapid Reset Cleanse!*

Order yourself some Natural Calm today (they also sell it in most health food stores).

I’m gonna go make my cup of magnesium tea now. So dreamy. Especially when I have my essential oil diffuser going. Who needs a spa when you have essential oils and magnesium tea in your own home? Yeah, try and get me cold weather!! I’m staying HERE!

Love and snuggles.
Stay warm out there my friends…

Jenny

 

 




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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Simone Turner January 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm

I absolutely LOVE diffusing EO’s in the evening. Actually I like to diffuse different scents ALL DAY LONG! LOL! I am getting into the habit of a few times a week, not being on my laptop late, but I find my mind is still alert. I am def going to try this one. I used to use a really good mag product from another company that worked great, but I did not like the fact that I had to order it every month when I really did not need that much, so I stopped the autoship. But I think they sell the product you recommended here in health food stores. Thanks for sharing! Mag-Tea – LOVE IT! :)

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jenny sansouci January 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm

Hey Simone! I like to diffuse all day long too! It feels like something is missing now if I don’t have a scent being diffused. :) I really love lemon during the day, or peppermint. At night I’ve been loving lavender and frankincense. I hope you like the Natural Calm!! :)

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Elke January 6, 2016 at 10:49 am

HI Jenny
me again, love love love to get a notification and it says Jenny posted a new article.
Still going strong on the Charcoal, will try the bullet proof coffee and am intrigued about he Magnesium. Problem is I hate tea, unless its tasteless, lol. So my question can I put this magnesium powder into anything else?

Thanks girlie, say warm in NY !!!!!

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jenny sansouci January 6, 2016 at 10:57 am

Hi!! Thank you so much. :) So glad you like the charcoal!! Yes, you can mix the magnesium into cold water as well. I just prefer mixing it into hot water. But give it a try and let me know what you think!

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Amie January 7, 2016 at 10:17 pm

Hi Jenny! Thank you for the blog! I recently heard that natural calm mimics and/or has the components of MSG. Do you know anything about this?

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jenny sansouci January 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm

I haven’t heard that! Can you post a link? Thanks!

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Maria January 8, 2016 at 12:42 am

Hi Jenny I love calm but when I drink it close to bedtime I get nightmares. I never measure maybe I’m overdosing on it. Do you know anything about this?

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jenny sansouci January 12, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Hey Maria! Oh my gosh, no, I’ve never heard of this but I will absolutely look into it.

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