Ingredient Spotlight: Magnesium

All about magnesium! Explore the role and benefits of this vital mineral.

Magnesium is finally having its time in the sun. From its various benefits to its growing popularity in modern wellness routines, magnesium is getting attention like never before. Here’s what you need to know about this trending, hardworking mineral.

What is magnesium?

Magnesium is a mineral that is naturally found throughout the body and is necessary for your body to function correctly. One of its main roles is as a cofactor (a helper molecule), as it is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions. It helps regulate fundamental functions like muscle contraction and blood flow, along with playing a crucial role in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) metabolism.* Magnesium is also required for DNA and RNA synthesis.*

Can you get magnesium from your diet?

Yes! Nuts and seeds contain high amounts of magnesium; for example, one ounce of chia seeds contains roughly 111 mg of magnesium. Fiber-rich whole grains such as quinoa and dark leafy greens like spinach are also great sources of magnesium. The recommended daily amount of magnesium for women is around 310-320 mg, and for men it is around 400-420 mg. Magnesium is naturally present in many different foods.

What’s the deal with magnesium and sleep?

If you’ve scrolled through TikTok lately, you may have seen users giving magnesium some well-deserved time in the spotlight. The viral “sleepy girl mocktail” is commonly concocted with sparkling water, magnesium powder, and tart cherry juice concentrate, which is a dietary source of melatonin.* Oddly enough, some users are also spraying magnesium oil on their feet before bedtime.

Magnesium’s role in quality sleep support hasn’t been fully substantiated, but it can help support a cozy bedtime routine.* Here’s why you may want to take a magnesium supplement:

  • Magnesium promotes muscle relaxation.*
  • Magnesium can help promote a sense of calm, something we all crave.*
  • Magnesium helps manage stress.*


Nature’s Way Magnesium Gummy is a delicious way to enjoy the benefits of magnesium. Take one gummy to support muscle relaxation and heart and nerve function or take three gummies to help promote a sense of calm, support a balanced outlook, and manage stress.* Our Magnesium Gummy is formulated with high absorption magnesium citrate, which can help replenish stress-depleted magnesium levels.* Add this product to your wellness routine and hop on the magnesium train!

Want to try a Nature’s Way twist on a non-alcoholic nightcap for yourself? Here’s our recipe:

  • 2 tbsp. of tart cherry juice concentrate
  • Sparkling water from your favorite brand
  • Mix and enjoy

Add one 15-calorie Nature’s Way Magnesium Gummy as the cherry on top, making sure to check our product label recommendations beforehand. Our high-absorption form of magnesium citrate supports muscle relaxation, while concentrated tart cherry juice adds a dietary source of melatonin.* See the drink in action here.


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