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Restless Legs Syndrome and the Magnesium Benefits

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a periodic limb movement disorder of the nervous system that causes discomfort in your lower limbs and the overwhelming urge to move your legs. It’s often accompanied by pain, throbbing, leg cramps, sleep disturbance, excessive daytime drowsiness, or other unpleasant sensations in the legs. Symptoms often heighten when you’re inactive, like when you’re sitting or lying down. Due to this, Individuals affected by restless legs syndrome often have difficulty falling asleep, experiencing more severe symptoms at night.


Magnesium: The Perfect Remedy for Restless Legs

Magnesium is a natural mineral that our bodies need to function properly. It plays a role in regulating different biochemical reactions in the body. This includes nerve and muscle function and a healthy immune system. Magnesium deficiency can cause problems with nerve impulse conduction, muscle contractions, and muscle cramps. 


Certain cases of restless leg syndrome may be caused by a magnesium deficiency, hence magnesium supplements can be highly beneficial in reducing mild or moderate RLS symptoms. Magnesium is sometimes used as a natural or alternative remedy for RLS, especially when a deficiency is thought to contribute to the condition.


Researchers have found that magnesium provides temporary relief to help ease muscles to relax, relieve symptoms, and improve poor sleep quality, and overall daytime function (including daytime sleepiness.


This may be because of its calcium-blocking abilities, which help regulate the nerves and muscles instead of letting calcium “activate” the nerves. If magnesium is low, calcium isn’t blocked and nerves become agitated, triggering muscle contractions


Additional magnesium supplements are an extremely effective treatment for RLS when magnesium deficiency is a contributing factor to the condition. It is an effective treatment for reducing the intensity of restless leg syndrome (RLS) symptoms, promoting better sleep, and improving daytime functioning. Magnesium supplements are often recommended to be taken before bed to reduce symptoms late at night and enhance good sleep hygiene. However, treating RLS symptoms whilst doing gentle leg stretches throughout the day also assists the unwanted tingling sensation.


Wild Kiwihearts Topical Magnesium Products

Another way of gently supplementing your system is with topical magnesium products, such as magnesium creams and sprays. Using these methods, the magnesium is absorbed into the bloodstream bypassing the digestive system and this eliminates possible side effects that some people get from oral magnesium. 

The great thing about topical magnesium is that it can be applied directly where it is needed for immediate relief and can decrease symptom severity.

The Wild Kiwihearts has a number of pleasurable and easy-to-use topical magnesium products. Magnesium Chloride is used which is a highly beneficial source of magnesium for skin absorption.

Looking for something extra?

Combine your magnesium product with our new Wild Kiwihearts Magnesium, Kawakawa & Lavender Cream to further assist with sleep disruption, anxiety disorders, and movement throughout the night, ensuring that you get the beauty sleep you deserve.

Please note that whilst our products provide temporary relief, if your symptoms persist, and you find yourself experiencing leg discomfort for long periods of time, please reach out to your doctor for medical magnesium therapy.


Magnesium Kawakawa Body Cream. 150ml and 50ml Quick Soothe 

This product is not just magnesium to relieve RSL but it is also full of a number of other anti-inflammatory ingredients; Kawakawa, hemp seed oil aloe vera, shea butter, and coconut oil. This combination makes this product a highly effective luxurious cream for relieving restless legs. And no need to take tablets which you need to remember in advance and are often hard to swallow. 


Magnesium Spray 100ml Quick relief 

This is a strong solution of magnesium that can be applied directly to the area of RLS for quick relief or it is also particularly good when applied on top of the Magnesium and Kawakawa Body Creams for the ultimate relief and magnesium top-up and relief. This combination is also particularly good for helping relieve other muscle or joint pain such as arthritis. 


Magnesium Chloride Flakes 500g and 1 kg Perfect “Me Time”

This is the ultimate relaxing way to top up magnesium levels, by enjoying a relaxing warm bath once a week, knowing you will get a good restful sleep afterward as well

Perfect “Me Time”!


Magnesium side effects 

Like most medications and topical creams, there may be a few risks to consider when applying the product.

Although an upset stomach is the most common side effect of magnesium, other common side effects include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal cramping

These side effects may be lessened by reducing the dose of magnesium, certain medications, or using topical magnesium where required.

If you have any of the following, we recommend you speak with your doctor before taking excess magnesium to reduce risk factors:

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure

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