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The Complete Guide to Relieving Constipation With Magnesium
Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone goes through it sooner or later.
The normal length of time between bowel movements varies widely from person to person. Some people have them three times a day. Others have them only once or twice a week.
Going longer than 3 or more days without one, though, is usually too long. After 3 days, the stool or feces become harder and more difficult to pass.
Signs and symptoms of constipation in adults may include:
- Few bowel movements
- Trouble having a bowel movement (straining to go)
- Hard or small stools
- A sense that everything didn’t come out
- Swollen belly or belly pain
- Throwing up
Signs and symptoms of constipation in children may include:
- Less than three bowel movements a week
- Bowel movements that are hard, dry and difficult to pass
- Large-diameter stools that may obstruct the toilet
- Pain while having a bowel movement
- Abdominal pain
- Traces of liquid or clay-like stool in your child's underwear — a sign that stool is backed up in the rectum
- Blood on the surface of hard stool
If your child fears that having a bowel movement will hurt, he or she may try to avoid it. You may notice your child crossing his or her legs, clenching his or her buttocks, twisting his or her body, or making faces when attempting to hold stool.
Magnesium for Constipation
Magnesium can be a natural method for relieving the symptoms of constipation for people of all ages.
Magnesium is an osmotic laxative, which means it relaxes your bowels and pulls water into your intestines. The water helps soften and bulk up your stool, which makes it easier to pass.
Magnesium is gentle. It shouldn’t cause urgency or emergency bathroom trips, unless you take too much of it.
The proper level of dosing for magnesium varies by age so it is important to know the right amount to take. Here is a handy chart to help dose OmniBlue Minerals Magnesium.
For Nursing Mothers and Babies
Add one or two drops to infant's formula or pumped milk for each feeding, the minerals will absorb perfectly into the formula and milk and at these levels will induce a natural rhythmic release of the bowels. Monitor the number of drops per feeding for your baby for the point where they regulate the bowels and then maintain that level.
Infants and Toddlers Ages 1–4
The full-spectrum, pure-balanced OmniBlue magnesium and related trace elements are totally safe for infants to take for inducing regular bowel movements, unlike magnesium citrate which is not recommended for children under 4.
Start with 2–3 drops each feeding of soft infant foods, purees, SOUPS and drinks regularly throughout the day until the point a bowel movement is induced, take note of the dosage and maintain the dosage. Not only are you creating healthy bowel movements but full-spectrum minerals are necessary every day for everybody as the fundamental fuel and cell activation for the body to function at its highest levels.
Children Ages 5-8
¼ teaspoon distributed throughout their daily meals. The minerals at smaller regular doses will mix in with food flavors perfectly and you can also cook with these minerals! Add to salad dressings, soups, and any sauces, very low sodium.
½ teaspoon distributed throughout their daily meals taking note where the dose stimulates their natural bowel movement. This may vary more or less from 1/2 teaspoon depending on body weight and metabolism. This is totally safe and these doses should be maintained anyway not only to regulate the bowels naturally but also because they are essential daily for everyone's health.
Younger Adults 14–18
Between ½ and 1 teaspoon daily distributed with foods and drinks.
Make the Healthy Habit and Keep on Your Counter. Minerals are essential for health, take them daily as you would a food, your health will definitely improve.
From 1–1½ teaspoons daily with drinks, in cooking preparations, and any foods.
Take daily to promote your health.
OmniBlue Ocean Minerals are packed with amazing minerals so they do feature a mineral taste that some might find strong. Though it is most certainly not as strong a flavor as cough syrup or other kinds of medicine. It blends very easily into other flavored liquids and foods. The flavor is very easily masked when it is diluted.
OmniBlue Ocean Minerals
While there are many options out there for over the counter magnesium. Almost all forms of magnesium come bonded with other salts or minerals. The most common of these is Magnesium Citrate which is a cheap to produce compound, which is produced after a long list of chemical processes to make it fit for human consumption. The body is most able to quickly absorb and utilize magnesium when it is in it's pure and natural form.
We use a proprietary, 100% solar process to create our minerals, unique in the world and with zero carbon footprint. We let nature create the raw minerals that are the most highly concentrated, low-sodium and full-spectrum minerals on the planet, in the most immediately digestible 100% bionic synergistic form. This allows it to be absorbed and used in the body quicker and more effectively than any other magnesium supplement.
We take our commitment to purity seriously here at OmniBlue. We have our QC/GMP Laboratories and Chromadex test each and every batch of OmniBlue. Each batch is assigned a lot number, signed, dated, and logged to be certified as true ocean-mineral analysis, and completely free of any contaminants and biohazards. We have been harvesting minerals for over 30 years and to this date, our third-party lab testing has never found any contaminants of any kind to this day, and we plan to keep it that way!
This is because of our beautiful source. The reef has been protected for hundreds of years by the Australian Government with no shipping or agriculture allowed on or near the reef and is a National Treasure. OmniBlue Ocean Minerals, along with our manufacturer, has direct permission from the Australian Government each year to procure live ocean water for purposes of making the minerals, with absolutely no negative impact whatsoever on the reef. The reef waters are pure and have maintained their untouched, natural beauty for many millenniums.
OmniBlue minerals are full-spectrum macro and trace elements fundamental for the function of the entire body as much as air, fire, and water. Each element must be in its natural proportions and full-compliment to function properly and nourish your system.
These natural, inorganic nutrients serve as the fundamental matrix in our bodies, interfacing with and supporting every aspect of your physiology. Macro and trace elements are the bodies' metabolic agents: they must be present to extract the nutrients from our foods, herbs, and supplements, and they are also responsible for the distribution of all these nutrients with high effectiveness to nourish all of your 3 trillion cells through providing electrical-electrolyte fluid currents.
This is the most fundamental, necessary, and essential nutritional food on your shelf. Replenishing with OmniBlue consistently assures a broad spectrum of mineral coverage for your exercise and stresses, and replaces the lack of minerals in our food supplies and drinking water.