FAQ: Smidge Morning Magnesium

Why a magnesium supplement?

Because your body likely needs more, as magnesium is not manufactured in the body and therefore the retention is extremely low. Studies suggest that about 48% of the U.S. population get less than the recommended daily amount of magnesium. Also, low magnesium intake is linked to chronic inflammation, one of the drivers of premature aging, being overweight and ongoing health conditions.* Nuts, leafy greens, beans, seeds, avocado (and, yes, unprocessed dark chocolate!) are all high in this mineral. But even when we eat these magnesium-rich foods, because of a depletion of soil minerals, they still can provide us with less than we need. So supplementation has become key to restoring magnesium levels.

Why are healthy magnesium levels difficult to retain?

Magnesium is not manufactured in the body, but we need it for virtually every system in the body to work smoothly. So many opt to get it from food or clean supplements. Each person burns magnesium at different rates. Factors that contribute to low magnesium retention include: age (the older you are, the less you retain), stress, exposure to aluminum and the body excreting magnesium through urine and sweat glands.

Should I take Morning Magnesium with or without food?

Generally speaking, it’s best to take Morning Magnesium with food. You may want to avoid taking it at the same time as other mineral supplements, as they may compete for absorption.

Can I take Morning Magnesium with other supplements?

Smidge® Morning Magnesium should not interfere with most supplements. You may want to avoid taking it with other mineral supplements back-to-back, as they may compete for absorption. Always check with a qualified medical professional before starting any new supplement, especially if you’re taking medication.

Can I take Smidge® Morning Magnesium and Evening Magnesium together?

Definitely! Morning Magnesium and Evening Magnesium are designed to work together, so they complement each other beautifully. That’s why many of our customers take one upon waking and one before their sweet dreams. This way, you can enjoy five different types of magnesium that work in synergy to supply your body throughout your precious 24-hour cycles — the optimal way to manage your magnesium levels and experience the full benefits.

Where is this magnesium sourced and created?

Smidge® Morning Magnesium is sourced and produced in the U.S.!

Why take a magnesium blend supplement rather than one form of magnesium?

Once you start looking into magnesium supplementation, you'll discover there are nearly a dozen different forms. An ion, magnesium binds with a variety of other minerals and molecules to create salts or chelates. Many people take only one kind of magnesium. But when they try to take larger amounts, it can cause digestive discomfort, like loose bowels.

That's why we created Morning Magnesium. Our customers had been asking for a magnesium supplement that gave them different forms of magnesium, and that didn't come with any downsides. Each form of magnesium in this blend has distinct benefits. And when used in combination with Smidge® Evening Magnesium, you get five types of premium magnesium to fuel your body throughout your day.

How does magnesium malate work in its role of soothing muscles?

It's pretty well known that magnesium helps with routine muscle cramps.* Epsom salts, rich in magnesium, are a tried-and-true solution for aching limbs.

But what's lesser known is how malic acid can help with generally sore muscles. Here's why:

Like magnesium, malic acid helps the body produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – both when there's oxygen around and when there isn't. 

But malic acid levels also seem to trigger when the body switches over to anaerobic (without oxygen) energy production. When malic acid levels are low, the body switches over to anaerobic energy production much sooner. And during the anaerobic phase, the body tends to experience cramping and soreness. 

So simply by getting more magnesium and malic acid, you can help your muscles relax and stay energized instead of crampy and tired.

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