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Restless Legs Syndrome and the Magnesium Benefits

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

 A diagram of magnesium benefits, mapped around the 50ml tub of Magnesium & Kawakawa Cream

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?

Try 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 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. 

 Magnesium Spray 100ml Spray Bottle

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”!

 500g bag of Magnesium Chloride Flakes

Magnesium side effects 

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

Please note, Wild Kiwihearts Topical Magnesium products are for External Use only. It is important to patch test a small area of skin before use and if irritation occurs rinse off the area and discontinue use

Please note that some people experience a tingling sensation when applying topical Magnesium. This should only last for a few seconds. Please discontinue use if this persists. 

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