I am so glad I found out that magnesium is beneficial for sleep. The older I get, the more often I struggle to get a restful night’s sleep. There are times when I am stressed but other times it is just hard for me to stay asleep.
A lack of magnesium can cause insomnia. That’s why I love making these gummies and having them on hand. They also help manage my stress levels and are calming to my nervous system. The recipe includes some salt and natural sugar, which is helpful for hormone balancing and regulating my sleep cycle. I am so glad I have something natural that I can turn to instead of using over-the-counter sleep aids that could come with major side effects. These gummies take a little time to make — but trust me, they are so worth the effort.
Magnesium Gummies Ingredients
- 3/4 cup natural juice (pick something you really like to flavor the gummies)
- 3 tbsp gelatin powder
- 5 tbsp magnesium citrate powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Mini molds (or a small baking dish)
1. Gather all ingredients and measure them out.
2. In a medium mixing bowl, pour the cold juice and the first tablespoon of the magnesium citrate. Whisk them together. This will make a lot of foam, so wait a few minutes in between adding four more tablespoons of magnesium nitrate.
3. Pour the juice and magnesium mix into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin powder over the mix and let sit for a few minutes. Do not turn burner on yet. This step is very important in order for the gelatin to start to process. If it doesn’t start processing, the gummies will not setup properly.
4. Once the mix starts to gel and form a wrinkled mass, it is time to whisk it all together.
5. Turn the burner on to low-medium heat. The mixture will start to liquify when it heats up.
6. Add honey and salt to dissolve.
7. Once all is mixed, carefully pour into molds or small baking dish.
8. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes or until fully set. Using a knife, cut into approximately 30 pieces.
9. Carefully pop them out of the mold or baking dish.
10. Eat a couple of the squares at bedtime or when you are feeling stressed. Now go catch up on some zzz’s!
— Leilani Hampton