If you aren’t familiar with Natural Calm, you probably should be. This fizzy magnesium citrate supplement became a staple in our household with its many life-altering properties: aids in relaxation, reduces anxiety, relieves constipation, promotes restful sleep. This list goes on.
The Lemon-Raspberry flavor has been our standard fare, though there are other flavors available including cherry and orange. There’s even non-flavored for those die-hard “I don’t even consume Stevia” peeps. (Yeah, I was one of you for awhile, but I traded in my no-Stevia-card. A girl’s gotta get her sweet fix somehow, right?).
However, now there’s a new Calm on the block. Meet Calm tea. I wish I could take the credit for this flavorful masterpiece. Alas, it’s my Calm-loving husband’s handiwork. I love this stress-reducing concoction. All you need is a flavorful herbal tea and some Calm.
Heat your water. Steep your tea. Add your spoonfuls (1.5 teaspoons is a serving) of Calm. Stir. Sip. Relax.
Any herbal tea will do. I like to use Tulsi Vanilla Cream. Tulsi tea uses Holy Basil, an adaptogenic herb from the mint family. Adaptogens help you adapt to life: your demanding boss, your food-throwing toddler, your puppy that just mistook that newly wrapped crimson present for a fire hydrant.
Don’t think it’s just for bedtime, either. I like to take it preemptively for those times I know I can be easily aggravated. And if herbal tea isn’t exactly your cup-o-tea, you can always use it the standard way. Just add it to water (hot or cold). Some people add it to a post-workout shake to aid in recovery.
Take a deep breath. Grab your tea cup. Sip away the tension.