We bring you SaltWrap Mag R&R Review – a muscle recovery and sleep support supplement.
Working hard takes its toll on the body. No matter whether you are a working mom who spends all day in the office, or a pro athlete who takes his body to the limit each day, one thing is common.
For optimal function and best results, we all need proper rest. And in this day and age, we often neglect it. More emphasis is put on working hard than on resting. This not only increases the risk of injury but also affects us emotionally.
A busy lifestyle and fast pace don’t allow us to give our body what it needs. An 8-hour sleep already became a thing of luxury. Not to mention the proper diet.
Luckily. there are various dietary supplements that can help us get back on track and improve our well-being.
In the search for the best stuff, we stumbled upon SaltWrap Mag R&R. So, we decided to check it out.
Keep reading and find out how good Mag R&R really is, does it work, and if we would recommend it.
If you are in a hurry, you can check key points and a short summary below.
- Contains some great ingredients
- Natural formula for reducing stress, and improving sleep
- The ingredients that work come in good dosages
- A large part of the formula is ineffective
- Contains some potentially dangerous ingredients
- Not effective for muscle cramps
SaltWrap Mag R&R Analysis Summary
SaltWrap Mag R&R is a decent supplement for improving sleep and recovery.
It contains some great ingredients in good dosages. The ones we would highlight are Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, and Melatonin. As such, it seems like a decent choice for sleep support. It is not a bad source of magnesium too.
However, the rest of the formula is underwhelming. The ingredients are ineffective and some compounds (5-HTP) are even potentially dangerous.
Although it is not a bad supplement, this makes us disappointed with the whole Mag R&R’s performance.
Unfortunately, it is far from the leading products on the market, so we would recommend checking them first.
About SaltWrap Mag R&R
SaltWrap Mag R&R is a natural dietary supplement that claims to relax your muscles, prevent occasional night cramps, tension, aches, and muscle spasms.
As such, it helps you relax, fall asleep more easily, and get proper rest to tackle your daily tasks and challenges.
Mag R&R is rich in a bioavailable form of magnesium, beneficial for normal muscle and nerve function. It also contains super-herbs Rhodiola and Ashwagandha, which bring stress levels to a healthy level and help you boost endurance and mental performance.
To amplify its formula and efficiency, Mag R&R comes in addition with Vitamin B6, 5-HTP, GABA, Passion Flower Extract, and Melatonin.
- Supports healthy sleep with natural herbs, minerals, and adaptogens
- Relieves tension and helps you fall asleep faster
- Soothes muscle cramps, aches, and pains
Who Makes SaltWrap Mag R&R?
SaltWrap is a company run by Scott Hogan. Scott has a history as a Personal Trainer, Orthopedic Exercise Specialist, and formulator of various dietary supplements.
He spent most of his life dealing with injuries, and joint pain. This motivated him to make a change and help others. So, he started SaltWrap.
Nowadays SaltWrap acts as a resource for sports nutrition, fitness and has numerous health products in its assortment.
Ingredients in SaltWrap Mag R&R
This is the Mag R&R’s formula.
The main ingredients are:
- Magnesium Glycinate (162mg)
- Rhodiola Rosea (120mg)
- Organic Ashwagandha Root (120mg),
- Vitamin B6 (1.7mg)
- 5-HTP (100mg)
- GABA (100mg),
- Passion Flower Extract (40mg)
- Melatonin (4mg)
Was this enough for Mag R&R to provide us with the efficient formula for recovery and joint & muscle health? We decided to check for ourselves.
We took a thorough look at its ingredients and dosages. As always, we based our opinion strictly on the available scientific data and evidence.
That said, let’s see how well this supplement performs.
Magnesium Glycinate (162mg)
There is a popular belief is that magnesium supplementation helps with muscle cramps. However, the current scientific evidence doesn’t support these claims.
Nonetheless, magnesium is a vital nutrient and an essential mineral for normal body function.
Unfortunately, due to an insufficient diet, magnesium deficiency is pretty common in the western world.
A lack of magnesium negatively affects blood pressure and reduces insulin sensitivity. Therefore, magnesium supplementation is not a bad choice.
The standard supplementation dose for treating deficiency is usually around 200-400mg. This makes 162mg in Mag R&R look slightly underdosed. However, SaltWrap Mag R&R doesn’t market itself as a supplement for treating magnesium deficiency. So this dose is not too bad.
But if you suffer from magnesium deficiency and you are looking for an effective magnesium supplement, you might need a higher dose. But for everyone else, this seems like a good dose.
Rhodiola Rosea (120mg)
Rhodiola Rosea is an herb that has proven positive influence on reducing stress levels, feeling of exhaustion, and fatigue. As such, it seems to have an effect on improving mood as well.
Due to modern life’s fast pace, it seems like an ingredient that might benefit many of us.
As a preventative against fatigue, Rhodiola is effective in doses as low as 50mg. This makes 120mg of Rhodiola in SaltWrap Mag R&R a great dose.
Ashwagandha is yet another herb known for its anxiolytic effect. It is well researched, and the current studies show it is beneficial for lowering cortisol levels and reducing stress levels and anxiety.
As alone, the most commonly recommended dose is between 300-500mg. However, even low doses (50–100 mg) have shown to be helpful.
And since Ashwagandha in SaltWrap Mag R&R comes in combination with Rhodiola (which also has a calming effect), this dosage seems ok.
That said, although the dose could have been slightly higher, 120mg of Ashwagandha doesn’t seem too bad and should serve its purpose.
5-HTP is the precursor to serotonin. Serotonin is the “feel-good” neurotransmitter that affects not only our mood but our overall well-being.
A typical dose of 5-HTP is between 300-500 mg. Lower doses may also be effective, but only in combination with other substances.
However, what concerns us the most is that its use is not entirely safe. 5-HTP is known to cause side effects, especially in high doses. As such, we are not too excited to see 5-HTP on the ingredient list.
Luckily, SaltWrap Mag R&R contains a low dose (100mg) and is most likely safe.
However, because FDA approves only food and drugs, not supplements, Mag R&R is not FDA approved. That said, we would recommend caution.
As for the side effects goes, according to Examine.com, 5-GTP shouldn’t be taken in combination with any neurological drugs.
This includes medications prescribed for depression or other cognitive purposes, especially SSRI meds (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). The use of 5-HTP is potentially dangerous and even lethal.
GABA is the neurotransmitter that acts as a ‘downer’ and has a major role in relaxation.
However, the oral use of GABA seems to be ineffective due to the difficulty to cross the blood-brain barrier. As such, it is a useless ingredient in the SaltWrap Mag R&R.
Passion Flower Extract (40mg)
Nowadays, Passionflower is often promoted for reducing anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and so on.
However, it is not thoroughly studied, and as such, there is not enough evidence to confirm its benefits.
According to that, we don’t think it is a good choice in SaltWrap Mag R&R.
Even if the benefits of passionflower were the possibility, the limited research so far was done with doses up to 800mg per day. So the 40mg in Mag R&R is way too small.
Melatonin is a hormone that regulates sleep. Oral use of melatonin shows to be effective as a sleep aid. Melatonin helps you fall asleep faster.
Important to note, melatonin supplementation is not associated with negative feedback. This means that your body will not produce less hormone if you take melatonin. As such, it is safe and is not addictive. (source: Examine.com)
The dosages from 0.5mg to 5mg seem to work for regulating sleep. The most common dosages are from 3mg to 5mg, so the dose in Mag R&R seems good.
Side Effects – Is SaltWrap Mag R&R Safe?
As we already stated, the most problematic ingredient in SaltWrap Mag R&R is 5-HTP.
It has reported dangerous side effects, especially with other prescribed medications. As such, it raises our concerns whether the SaltWrap Mag R&R is entirely safe.
Other ingredients should be safe. Only minor side effects are possible. For example, excessive intake of magnesium can cause gastrointestinal distress and diarrhea.
How to Use SaltWrap Mag R&R
The serving size for adults is 3 capsules before going to sleep.
However, to test the tolerance, it is recommended to start with 1-2 capsules. The full serving might not be necessary.
Pricing & Value?
Mag R&R is available for purchase on the official SaltWrap website.
It sells for $39.95 per bottle. There is also a subscription option that gives you a 15% discount. So you can get a Mag R&R package for $33.96.
SaltWram Mag R&R is also available on Amazon and eBay, but for a much higher price.
Final Thoughts on SaltWrap Mag R&R
SaltWrap Mag R&R started ambitiously. At first, we were impressed with its formula.
It contains a good dose of magnesium and has some great ingredients such as Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Rosea. It had great potential.
However, what spoiled the impression is it contains 5-HTP. It is a very risky choice due to its potentially dangerous side effects. As such we would rather see the formula without it.
But if we look at a formula as a whole, it seems pretty decent. The combination of Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and Melatonin has a calming effect and can improve sleep quality.
However, as far as muscle cramps go, magnesium and the rest of the ingredients seem ineffective. Therefore, Mag R&R’s initial promises are only partially true.
Mag R&R is a decent supplement for relaxation, recovery, and sleep. But only thanks to a few ingredients. The rest of its formula is ineffective, and some ingredients are even potentially dangerous.
As such, our opinions on SaltWrap Mag R&R are mixed.
It is far from a bad supplement. However, due to the risky formula, we don’t think it is the best choice.
There are safer products on the market, with equally effective or even better formulas – no doubt about it.