Magnesium and Restless Leg Syndrome..

by Priscilla

I was told that 500mg of magnesium and 500 mg of calcium with vitamin d would help my problem of restless leg syndrome. Is this true or do you have a better solution?



Hi Priscilla,

The 'solution' that you were given is EXTREMELY simplistic and may or may not work for you.

First of all, everyone has individualized needs for magnesium, and many people with Restless Leg Syndrome may have much higher needs for magnesium than the average person. So, I encourage you to read the Magnesium Dosage page in order to individualize your magnesium needs.

The amount of calcium is fine. Just make sure that it is NOT calcium carbonate.

And for the vitamin d, that is EXTREMELY vague saying 'Calcium with vitamin D'. How MUCH vitamin d?

Again, everyone is very different in their vitamin d needs and most people are EXTREMELY vitamin d deficient- especially if they have a chronic health problem (yes, RLS IS a chronic health problem). So, I encourage you to take a look at my Normal Vitamin D Level page and my Vitamin D Requirements page and you'll see that there is virtually NO 'Calcium with Vitamin D' product out there that would even START to meet your Vitamin D needs - and THOSE dosages are not even what is needed for Vitamin D Deficiency Treatment.

So, if you are not on high dose Vitamin D right now, then you need to assume that you are Vitamin D Deficient- and the first place to start is to get a vitamin d level and go from there.

If you are really serious about overcoming RLS, it's possible, but its not as simple as taking one little pill a day.

And even if you do all of these, RLS is a complex issue. Yours MAY be simply due to a vitamin d and magnesium deficiency, but VERY often there is an element of neurotransmitter dysfunction as well as detoxification problems.

But starting with the vitamin d, magnesium and calcium is a good start. If that doesn't help, then come back and we can brainstorm some more.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

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Magnesium for Restless Leg Syndrome

I have Restless Leg Syndrome. It is recommended that I take 250 mg a day. Is that enough or should I be taking more.



I've covered this several times, so you can read those threads here:

Restless Leg Syndrome, Depression, Diabetes and Magnesium


Vitamin D and Restless Leg Syndrome

RLS is a complicated problem and it's EXTREMELY unlikely that just taking a magnesium pill is going to get rid of your problem. You need to follow the instructions on the Magnesium Dosage page to get the optimal amount of magnesium- and the right TYPE of magnesium as well.

Then, you'll want to follow the instructions on the Vitamin D Therapy page.

You are likely to have at least some element of Leaky Gut Syndrome and Gluten Sensitivity that is damaging your intestines and causing you to not make neurotransmitters the way that you should.'

Let me know if you have any questions...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System


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Restless Leg Syndrome, Depression, Diabetes and Magnesium

by dash

My daughter has had open heart surgery for correction of a Marfan's aortic anuerysm and also a PFO valve closure.

She has type 2 diabetes, restless leg syndrome, depression, back pain from leaking disc, irritable bowel syndrome, and much more. She had a stroke this past year. She is in her late 40's and this just kills me to see her like this.

She is on about 15 drugs and I am afraid to mess with her and her meds or anything. But do you think I maybe should mention magnesium to her doctor? I will be going to her next appointment with her to her neurologist who is the most approachable of her doctors.

Based on the above information, do you think it could be magnesium that is the missing info for her?

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Magnesium Gave Me Immediate Relief From RLS

by terese

Was at the utter end of my rope with restless leg syndrome. Not only is the condition painful but is exhausting secondary to the need to move. Relief/release from the pain comes only with movement/repositioning. I failed one medication and my appt. with neuro MD is pending.

At my wits end i did research and found low iron and magnesium levels were 'obvious' things that should have been ruled out. My iron was low norm. WITH NATURAL CALM A MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENT I GO IMMEDIATE RELIEF!!!!!! I TAKE @350 MG EACH NITE. i am afraid to stop taking this supplement at "RLS" is an exhausting, debilitating nightmare.

I do have concerns as to how long i can take magnesium and will neurologist take me seriously when i indicate this form of mag gave me relief!

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