Restless Leg Relief
Calm The Symptoms of Restless Legs
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder characterized by an uncontrollable need to move your legs, usually in response to an unpleasant sensation in your legs. It usually happens in the evening or at night, when you are seated or lying down for long periods.
This unpleasant nervous system disorder characterized by leg pain, aches or crawling sensations in the legs, and is also a major cause of insomnia due to the compelling need to move the legs. There's strong evidence that magnesium deficiencies can contribute to RLS.
Transdermal (or ‘topical’) magnesium is an easily absorbed form of this mineral (magnesium chloride) that quickly increases body stores and provides fast symptomatic relief. This is beneficial for RLS as it can be applied as close to the affected area as possible and bypasses (slower) gastrointestinal absorption. Studies have shown that the use of transdermal magnesium is extremely effective for increasing magnesium levels and has positive effects on muscle pain, soreness and fatigue associated with RLS. CBD has been shown to help to calm the more immediate symptoms of RLS
Large doses of transdermal magnesium are well tolerated, so you can use your restless leg spray as needed until symptoms improve.
Make sure to apply to clean, dry skin only for maximum absorption.
At minimum, I would recommend spraying the legs once in the morning, once in the afternoon and once more before bed. Massage in. Keep the bottle next to the bed in case you need another application during the night.
Be aware that you may also experience a tingling, itching or mild stinging sensation on the first few applications if you have low magnesium levels. If the stinging is incredibly uncomfortable, does not lessen over time, or you have very sensitive skin, then you could also dilute your magnesium oil spray 50/50 with more spring water.
Peppermint essential oil is a natural pain reliever and muscle relaxant and doubles as a cooling agent. These properties are effective for reducing muscle aches and pains.
Rosemary essential oil is useful for muscle aches, pains, and spasms and it possesses analgesic, antispasmodic, and warming qualities. Gently massaging your legs with rosemary essential oil also helps soothe the nerves.
Marjoram essential oil has analgesic, antispasmodic and nervine sedative properties, which makes it useful for relieving muscle aches, pains and spasms.
Ginger essential oil has neuralgia, analgesic and antispasmodic properties and is useful for relieving muscle aches and pains. Furthermore, ginger is a natural warming oil and stimulates blood flow.
Clove essential oil is an anti-neuralgic which makes it a good for muscle aches and pains and stimulates blood flow.
Magnesium treatments provided relief as an alternative therapy for patients with RLS. Getting more magnesium is an extremely effective treatment for RLS when magnesium deficiency is a contributing factor to the condition. There is no guarantee that Magnesium deficiency is the root cause of your R L S, BUT studies show that more than 2/3rds of Americans are Magnesium deficient, a leading cause for R L S .