Restless Legs also know as RLS, is a disorder of a part of the nervous system that affects movements of the legs. For most, it occurs most at nighttime, so RLS is considered a sleep disorder.
RLS sufferers can get strange sensations in their legs, trouble sitting still with an irresistible urge to move their legs to relieve the sensations. RLS sufferers describe “jumpy” “twitchy” or “creepy crawly” feeling deep in the legs or felling like their is pressure.
The severity of these symptoms can range from mild to intolerable. At its extreme, RLS makes it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. For about 60% of people with RLS, both the frequency and the intensity can worsen over time.
Research has shown that magnesium helps RLS.
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. Researchers think that magnesium makes it easier for muscles to relax. 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 overactive and trigger muscle contractions.
The magnesium we use is high quality magnesium chloride from the Dead Sea and doesn’t have any preservatives. We add Coconut oil and Shea butter, both all-star natural moisturizers with anti-inflammatory and anti-aging components that massage right into the skin. They are both naturally SPF of 4-5.
It can also be stored in the fridge for a thicker and cooling lotion that is great to use after sun exposure to help the body absorb Vitamin D.