Natural Calm is one of the world’s most popular sleep supplements, and you can read about why it’s one of my favorites here. And while I spend a lot of time testing new sleep supplements for this site — which means I’m testing them for awhile individually and not using other sleep supplements in order to get an accurate take — Natural Calm is one I turn to quite often in my normal life. But how often do I take it, and is taking Natural Calm regularly okay?
The most frequently I take this supplement is around four times per week (but I’ve done more). I’ve never experienced any side effects from Natural Calm, though for some people — especially when starting magnesium supplementation for the first time — it can cause loose bowels and frequent bowel movements. This will often pass as the body adapts to magnesium intake (when it might have been experiencing a magnesium deficiency beforehand), and it might be a plus for those experiencing constipation. Start with half or even a third of the recommended dose to begin, then gradually up your intake to give your body time to adapt; some people might not need a full dose to get the full, calming effect that I really like.
I’ll often take Natural Calm on consecutive weekdays — maybe four or five in a row — in order to help relax and rest better. This is especially true if I’m working out during the week and keeping a busy pace at work, in the gym, and at home (magnesium is important for athletes because it plays a crucial role in muscle function). I’m not a fan of taking any sleep supplement every night for more than a week, so I often take the weekends off of Natural Calm.
Overall, this is the sleep supplement I tend to use most often and most consistently, and I haven’t had any problems taking it very regularly. I also know several other people who take Natural Calm multiple nights in a week and multiple nights in a row with no problems. Everyone is different, though, so talk to your healthcare professional if you experience any symptoms or side effects with regular use.