Taking Natural Calm Magnesium in Pregnancy

by Silvia

I am trying to find the best magnesium supplement to take during pregnancy. I have been taking Natural Calm and I just found that magnesium carbonate (the one used in calm) is the least recommended in pregnancy.

I also saw it has stevia so now I am worried first for knowing that for the first 4 months of my pregnancy I've been taking a supplement that could harm my baby.

Second, I want to know what to buy since magnesium really helps me to avoid restless leg syndrome. Thank you for your help.


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I'm confused.
by: Kerri Knox, RN, The Immune Queen

Natural Calm contains magnesium citrate as it's primary form of magnesium. Yes it contains a small amount of magnesium carbonate, but I don't know why you are concerned about that. Magnesium carbonate is less absorbable, and is not recommended for your PRIMARY form of magnesium simply because it's not very absorbable, but it's not HARMFUL.

And Stevia is a natural plant extract that's been used for thousands of years safely. It's not an 'artificial sweetener'. So, I'm confused. If Natural Calm is working for you, there is no reason to stop.

Maybe you are referring to one old study that gave rats MASSIVE doses and concluded that they were less fertile? Well, this article called a href="http://natural-fertility-info.com/does-stevia-cause-infertility.html" target="_blank">Does Stevia Cause Infertility debunks that study, plus there are many new studies showing otherwise.

It seems that the 'powers that be' have determined that Splenda is OK to use during pregnancy, but not stevia. Well, I'd certainly be MORE willing to use a substance that has been used safely for 1000 years, over Splenda, a chemical sweetener that has few human studies and has had many reports of harm reported to the FDA.

Even conventional health sources, such as Brigham and Women's Hospital state that Stevia is Safe in Pregnancy.

Also, they have an Unflavored Natural Calm version, so if you think that stevia is somehow a problem when it's not, then you can certainly go with the unflavored version that does not have stevia.

There are TONS of other things that you can be worried about in your diet, like sugar, white flour, vegetable oils, trans fats, getting enough DHA, your Vitamin D Level, and more. Taking Natural Calm is not something that I'd be worried about as a NEGATIVE. In fact, I highly recommend Magnesium in Pregnancy.

If you are truly concerned about the health of your baby, I'd highly suggest reading The Better Baby Book to see what your doctor is not going to tell you about how to have a healthy baby.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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by: Priya Nath Mehta

Dear Kerri!

As always your advice is invaluable, thoroughly researched and very helpful to people all over the world. Thank you again!

Your admirer,
Priya Nath Mehta

thank you
by: Silvia

Thank you SO Much for your advice! I've been stressing out about it so much but at the same time don't want to stop bc it is super helpful against restless legs and I've read a lot of articles about how nowadays the veggies are not as rich in magnesium bc the soil is depleted of it... I will use your site for your next purchase. Thank you So SO much!

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