Why you need cg naturals in your life
So many products claim to be healthy for our skin and good for us. It can certainly be hard to sort through all the hype. However, what if there was a product that aided in muscle recovery, alleviating depression, calming anxiety, had natural anti-inflammatory properties and helped with migraines? Well this week we sat down with Carolyn Adams founder of CG Naturals one of our most beloved vendors to talk about the magic of magnesium and so much more. We just love her products and know you will too.
What inspired you to create your products?
I have always been fascinated with the ingredients in different products — what are they? Where do they come from? Are they good for you? Are they good for the environment? How do they work together with the other ingredients? Pair that with my fascination with essential oils and herbs and you can see what inspires me.
Who are the products for?
In a word, everyone. These products were created with no specific group in mind; rather, they were intended to be used by anyone who might find them helpful. For example, Daily Fresh Deodorant was developed as an alternative to aluminum-based products. And it works! It really gets the stink out! Restore Muscle Rub was originally developed for athletes with post-workout soreness and we found it very helpful for anyone with aching knees and sore shoulders.
What’s all the hype about magnesium and how are your products different?
There’s a lot of research these days about how the majority of people are deficient in this vital mineral. Traditionally, we obtained it from our food but soils are largely depleted which, in turn, means we are not getting enough. This cannot be adequately detected through a blood test. Many people who take a multi-vitamin daily think this is sufficient but there are two problems with this: one, the amount is minimal at best; two, the typical compound in a vitamin is magnesium oxide which is poorly absorbed (estimates are 7-20% absorption rate, which means most is wasted).
According to Medline.gov (US National Library of Medicine) “Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, and helps bones remain strong.”
Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, which is why Epsom Salt baths (Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate) are so effective. CG Natural products Calm Magnesium Lotion and Daily Fresh Deodorant are both based on magnesium.
Finally, CG Naturals imports magnesium directly from the source in Holland to be sure we are using the highest concentration and quality of magnesium possible. The majority of magnesium on the market is dissolved magnesium chloride. While good, there is no control over the concentration of magnesium salt in it.
What product is your favorite personally?
Hard question but I would have to say Calm Magnesium Lotion. I’m prone to leg and foot cramps at night and this helps tremendously both relaxing the muscle and also preventing leg cramps when I use the lotion before going to bed.
What are your credentials? (I know you do not like to brag)
I was pre-med in college but spent most of my career as a computer programmer. During that time I completed a Master of Divinity program at Drew University which I loved because it helped me understand the connection between our daily life and the spiritual or religious life. While I did not pursue ministry per se, I became a massage therapist, again with the understanding that we are physical beings who benefit from a healthy body. It was the same time that I started developing these products. It is an ongoing learning experience.
How are your products being marketed?
Most marketing is done via the internet. It is also becoming available at retailers. The Om Shoppe and Spa was the first to carry the line. It is a good fit because their philosophy closely aligns with ours.
Finding truly natural alternatives to chemical based self care products is a breeze with the work of CG Naturals. We recommend any of the products and have personally tested them all here at The OM Shoppe and we know they will work for you. Share what you have learned here with others.