A Goblet of MagPop!


Business demands, children demands, husband demands, cleaning demands, cooking demands, laundry demands, social demands, personal demands, demands, demands, demands!!!


Sound familiar? I know I’m not alone.

I love my family and I love my job, without them my life would feel empty and without purpose, but somedays I feel like my head is going to explode!

It’s a pretty normal thought, and it is very common to hear women say “let’s crack open a bottle of wine” to unwind from a stressful day.

I felt this way for years and often poured myself a habitual glass of wine during the evening (pre-Nutritionist days). As I became more aware of my nutritional habits, I began to see and feel a clear pattern. I noticed that my cravings for carbs and sugar would be stronger the next day which would lead to more stress and impulse eating, which led to a feeling low energy. Feeling lethargic and stressed from eating unhealthy foods meant I was not able to deal with the day’s events as well, which, of course, lead me to want more wine and so on and so forth…

Sadly, wine can create greater stress levels when you consume it on a frequent basis (I know!), perpetuating an inflated sense of panic, anxiety and well mama freak-outs. Alcohol creates blood sugar instability, which often makes you crave sweetened beverages and foods the next day. Due to its depressive qualities it can also fuel emotional eating. It also depletes magnesium stores in the body.

Magnesium is an important mineral that is known for its calming impact on the body. It has over 350 uses in the body (it’s used by every cell to build proteins, repair DNA, and provide energy), but for the purpose of this post we’ll stick to its stress-reducing abilities.

Here’s the thing about magnesium it gets depleted when we are stressed, yet its the mineral we need most to bring about a sense of ease and calm our mind.

A deficiency of magnesium can also cause intense cravings for chocolate. Are you seeing how this all unfolds?! It’s a circle of stress-wine-cravings-stress-wine-cravings!

And that’s why I now pour myself a big gobblet of MagPop! on most days where I am ready to pack my suitcase and put myself on the next flight to anywhere but “Demand-Land”.

MagPop! is magnesium glycinate in the form of a fizzy orange flavoured beverage. The drink crystals are conveniently packaged in small packets so you can take it with you anywhere you go. The magnesium is paired with glycine for better absorption and is much easier on your digestive system. Some magnesium supplements can cause bloating and diarrhea. MagPop! also has vitamin C and electrolytes for an added boost.


I’ve been putting  a glass of MagPop! in my wine glass (without the wine) for a few weeks now and I’ve noticed some great benefits in addition to the mind-calming effects. Post-workout, my legs are not as sore, magnesium is helpful for relaxing muscles, preventing muscle cramps (including menstrual cramps) and is helpful for building muscle strength.

Now, this is not to say that I completely avoid wine – I don’t. I enjoy a glass of organic red during social gatherings and sometimes when I’m out for dinner, but I make a distinct separation of when I “need” it and when I “want” it.

Even if you don’t drink alcohol, magnesium can be depleted in many ways, here are a few to note:

Too much caffeine

Consumption of processed food

Not enough food sources of magnesium (dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, fish, beans)

Birth control pills, certain antibiotics & prescription drugs

MagPop! is just one of the many professionally designed products from Orange Naturals. My family is sampling some other great combinations ( I love how they have something for everyone in the family) I’ll have lots of more information to share soon.


Although this post has been generously sponsored by Orange Naturals, the opinions and language are my own.

Check out Miranda’s Instagram & Facebook page to Win a box of MagPop! 


  1. Carmi says:

    I like hearing about new products. And would love to try these.

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