In what has come as a welcome discovery for millions of sufferers worldwide, a supplement originally designed to treat Migraine headaches has shown great promise in treating Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps, and the scientific background behind its use for restless leg makes perfect sense once revealed.
Restless Leg Syndrome affects 30 million people in the USA alone, and hundreds of millions around the world, leading to sleep deprivation and symptoms of anxiety and stress.
Magnesium is a mineral that affects over 300 biological functions in the body and has been clinically proven to dramatically lessen symptoms of restless leg syndrome, yet many consumers who suffer the disease will attest to trying Magnesium with little success. And the reason for that is that Magnesium taken orally is poorly absorbed into the body, and so while it has been touted globally as the cure for all ills, including migraine, cardiovascular disease, RLS, leg cramps and much more, in reality it has performed poorly as a cure-all, until now.
So in 2015 a New Zealand based company capitalised on some breakthrough technology in oral supplementation of Magnesium for Migraine headaches. They found that combining Magnesium with what they call co-factors (mainly B group vitamins and Zinc) improves the absorption of the Magnesium by 4 times. They also used 3 different forms of Magnesium for more rapid absorption.
So the product, marketed as Migraine Stop, has become a runaway success globally and in 2 years has become the number one natural oral supplement for Migraine prevention sold online, but what is most interesting for RLS sufferers is that the improved absorption rate of the Magnesium has opened up a whole new world of possibilities, with thousands of people who originally took the product for Migraine reporting back to the company about better sleep due to no leg cramps and relief from RLS, in cases where they had been suffering both Migraine and leg cramps.
Ironically the company has always had a simple two-line statement on the back panel of their label advising the product is indicated for “Relief from muscle aches, cramps & spasm, including leg cramps”, but little did they know that this humble natural supplement may very well become bigger for muscle cramps and RLS than it is for Migraine.