Natural remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome & Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Use LegCalm To:
- Treat Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and reduce Periodic Limb Movement (PLM)
- Eliminate the crawling and uncomfortable sensations experienced in RLS
- Prevent night-time twitching, restlessness and muscle spasms
- Promote more restful and uninterrupted sleep
- Improve circulation
- Aid absorption of minerals from the diet, preventing deficiencies and anemia
What are Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement?
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a common condition which causes pain and discomfort and prevents healthy sleeping patterns in sufferers. If you often feel an urge to move your legs when sitting or lying still for a long time, experience a “funny,” uncomfortable, creepy or itchy sensation in your legs when at rest or have ever woken yourself or your partner up during the night with jerking movements of your legs you may very well have Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS.
These symptoms are usually most troublesome at night though they can also occur during long stretches of inactivity, such as car trips, airline travel, in meetings, or when watching movies. Voluntarily moving the legs usually brings temporary relief from the unpleasant sensations. RLS is often detrimental to normal sleeping patterns, leading to insomnia and subsequent fatigue during the day - a problem that is inconvenient and debilitating for many people. Restless leg syndrome often has an insidious onset and worsens slowly over time. As the condition deteriorates the arms may also become involved.
Periodic Limb Movement of Sleep (PLMS or PLM) is a similar condition, but occurs during sleep. People suffering from PLM are not always aware of their problem although it does sometimes wake them up. Often the problem is reported by their sleeping partner who is kept awake by the involuntary movements during sleep. While not all people with RLS experience PLM, many people will have both conditions, although RLS remains the most troublesome to the sufferer.
What causes RLS and PLM?
Although a single cause for Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement has not been identified, these sleep disorders have been associated with several other conditions including pregnancy, obesity, neurological conditions, diabetes, ADHD, nutritional deficiency and kidney disease. People with these conditions are far more prone to RLS and PLM, though the symptoms often resolve when the underlying condition is properly treated or comes to a natural end.
Deficiencies of minerals, notably magnesium deficiency and iron deficiency anemia are also implicated in causing RLS and PLM. Environmental and other toxins including alcohol, cigarette smoke, caffeine and certain drugs like antihistamines, anti-nausea drugs, blood pressure medications and certain prescription antidepressants can also cause or worsen symptoms.
Because these conditions sometime run in families, researchers are currently investigating a genetic link as well.
If there is a known underlying condition causing RLS or PLM, treatment will be based on correcting the underlying disease. If no causative condition is known there are several drugs currently used to treat the symptoms of RLS and these are generally sedatives, anti-convulsants, pain-killers or dopaminergic drugs. All of these prescription drugs have the potential to cause adverse side-effects and some are also addictive. For this reason, people who suffer from PLM without RLS are often advised against medication due to the fact that PLM causes fewer problems and less sleep disturbance than RLS.
LegCalm contains the following herbal and homeopathic ingredients:
Astragalus membranaceous is a well-known revitalizing herb used for centuries in traditional Chinese Medicine. Astragalus balances and improves functioning of all the body’s organ systems through its adaptogenic and tonic properties. This herb also boosts circulation and assists absorption of iron from food. This is important for sufferers of RLS as iron-deficiency anemia has been implicated in this condition.
Ruscus acluteatus is also known as Butcher’s Broom and is used extensively in Europe to improve circulation and relieve the pain and discomfort associated with restless leg syndrome. Also useful in treatment of constipation and water retention, circulatory disorders including hemorrhoids and varicose veins and as a bladder and kidney tonic.
Aesculus hippocastum (Horse Chestnut) helps promote healthy blood circulation throughout the body, including the legs and can relieve Periodic Limb Movement and RLS by keeping the blood flowing smoothly even during rest and sleep.
Rhus tox. (30c) is a homeopathic remedy for restless leg syndrome and is very effective in relieving the overwhelming desire to constantly move, change position or even get up and walk around at night. Rhus tox. is also useful for treating stiffness, snoring and night-time anxiety.
Zinc met. (30C) is another homeopathic treatment for RLS and is used effectively for improving immune system functioning and aiding absorption of minerals to prevent deficiencies. Zinc met.also acts as a calming and psychologically soothing ingredient for people whose anxiety and excess energy manifest as periodic limb movement and night-time restlessness.
Mag. phos. (6C) is one of the 12 Biochemic Tissue Salts and is very useful in the treatment of spasms, muscle contractions and twitching and is an excellent aid in preventing involuntary limb movement. Mag. phos. also addresses deficiency of Magnesium which is known to be associated with Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement.
"My husband has had PLM for years and although it doesn’t always bother him much, his jerking wakes me up a LOT. In the last several months his symptoms have deteriorated and he began having trouble sitting still even when watching TV for a short time. He felt uncomfortable and had difficulty relaxing. I found your natural remedy for restless legs on the web and suggested he give it a try. After just three days I slept through the night for the first time in ages and now, two weeks later, he has absolutely no trouble with restless legs. If I had known the solution to his problem would be so simple, safe and effective I would have bought LegCalm years ago!" -Lilian
"Your LegCalm Formula has really been a miracle for me - no more hideous, crawling feeling in my legs every time I lie down to go to sleep at night!!! I really didn’t know what to do with myself at night and I would twist and turn in bed and kick and shake my legs trying to get comfortable and relax enough to fall asleep. I was always tired in the mornings and often felt I couldn’t function 100% at work due to my sleep being so interrupted every night. LegCalm has changed all that and now I barely know myself - I sleep peacefully without restlessness at all and can sit still through an entire dinner party without having to get up constantly to relieve the funny feeling in my legs. I introduced people I know through an online RLS support group to your remedy and have had great feedback from those who have tried it! Thank you for a great product." -Victoria, UK.
LegCalm comes in a bottle of 60, 100% gelatin-free, vege-capsules.
Directions: Take two capsules three times daily for 10 - 14 days. Thereafter take one capsule two to three times daily to prevent a recurrence of the condition.
Caution: Please consult your medical practitioner should symptoms persist. Safety during pregnancy and nursing is not yet established.
How long until I see results?
In stubborn cases, treatment may have to be continued for a few weeks before significant improvement is noticed. However, most people will see results within the first few days of taking LegCalm.
How long does one bottle last?
One bottle of 60 LegCalm capsules will last between 10 days and one month depending on the stage of treatment and dosage required.
A 30-60 day supply is offered at a discount (see the Buy 2 Get 1 FREE special below).
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