How Can I Get Rid Of My Restless Leg?

Sam Bock

What is restless leg

It usually strikes in the middle of the night or while you're watching TV and trying to relax.  It's an irresistible need to stretch or move your legs, and there's no relief from the feeling until you do.  After you kick or shake out your legs, they are okay for a minute or two, and then the sensation strikes again.  Trying to get a proper night sleep with restless legs is next to impossible.

There are often drugs prescribed that try to control restless leg syndrome, but there are effective and natural ways to manage or help eliminate it altogether.

Why does it happen to me

It is often caused by overwork of some kind...leading to potential deficiencies of iron (ferritin), vitamin B6, magnesium, and/or tyrosine, which can lead to over contraction of muscles and erratic nervous system function. 

Restless legs are very common for pregnant women and people who exercise a lot. It is often made worse by tight thigh muscles that need additional stretching (and magnesium and B6 to allow them to relax). Both regular exercise and growing a baby consume a lot of energy and nutrients, thereby consuming higher amounts of magnesium, iron, B6 & the other B vitamins, and often, tyrosine - necessary to support normal nervous system function and muscle firing. 

How can I eliminate restless leg, naturally

 Paragon has been successfully helping doctors and our elite athletes address restless leg for years with our metabolic testing. 

The premium nutrients in our Restless Leg Boost Pack helps address potential deficiencies by providing the most bio-available and active nutrients of: carbonyl iron, vitamin B6, magnesium (as aspartate, malate, orotate and oxide), and tyrosine (which along with B6) supports dopamine synthesis and nervous system function.

If you don't supplement magnesium, you may benefit by:

  • Reducing calcium-rich foods which can lead to calcium / magnesium imbalances and cause over-contraction and muscle spasms
  • Decreasing refined sugars and alcohol, because they deplete the magnesium needed to prevent restless legs
  • Stretching that focuses on the legs: quads, glutes, hamstrings and calves 
  • Managing stress levels through moderate exercise, and end-of-workout relaxation of muscles, and/or meditation.
All of these are designed to help relax, release muscles, and calm the nervous system which should also help eliminate those restless legs and actually let you get some rest!

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