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Magnesium Tea: Peachy, Minty, Refreshing

Most readers know that magnesium supplementation is important, especially on low-carb diets. Magnesium deficiency is common, and low-carb diets require more magnesium--a mineral that's important for heart, muscle and digestive function and helps regulate blood sugar. 

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The magnesium powder in this recipe is the best form I've found--I had a lot of trouble with magnesium supplements during the pandemic not working, or giving me diarrhea, or (in the case of all the milk of magnesia) being contaminated with bleach. This magnesium powder doesn't require a carbonation machine, unlike some other powders. The peach flavor is only mildly sweet. 

Note--limit servings to two per day, preferably spaced out several hours apart. Too much magnesium at once can have a laxative effect. 

  • 4-5 mint tea bags
  • filtered water (enough for 1 medium pitcher)
  • Doctor's Best magnesium powder, peach flavor

Boil a cup of the water and add tea bags. Let steep for five minutes. Add the tea and water to the pitcher; chill in refrigerator.

Pour a glass of the tea and add one scoop of magnesium powder; stir well. 

Comments

valerie said…
Hello,

I have tried a few different magnesium supplements to reduce my (very high) blood pressure. I have not noticed any impact from any supplement I have tried. I don't know if it is because magnesium doesn't work for me, or if it is because the specific magnesium supplements I have tried were ineffective (not absorbed, maybe).

You say this magnesium supplement is the best you have tried. How do you know this supplement is "working"? Have you experienced direct benefits? Or do you know of any tell-tale signs that a magnesium supplement "works" so I could better gauge if my supplements are working?

Thank you,

Valerie
Lori Miller said…
Magnesium is like plumbing: you only notice it when it's not working. I had terrible palpitations and digestive problems when I wasn't getting enough magnesium, or not absorbing it well. The problems immediately stopped with better supplements. Bad magnesium supplements (especially magnesium oxide) are basically laxatives.

A low-carb diet (<50g net carb per day) typically reduces blood pressure. If you're on blood pressure medication, you'll have to wean yourself off of it if you go that route (and you'll need to supplement magnesium, potassium and salt).
valerie said…
Thank you, Lori, for the rapid answer.

I have certainly noticed the laxative effect of some magnesium supplements, but have never seen any other effect. :/

I have tried low-carb for extended periods of time (even went zero-carb for a couple of months at some point). It didn't touch my blood pressure at all. Hence the attempts to find something else that might help. Ah well.

Thanks again,


Valerie

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