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A 30-year-old male asked:

Respected doctor, what type/form of magnesium is effective in easing idiopathic rls symptoms and sleep issues? what would be the safe dosage?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Because Magnesium does not act alone, I would recommend a combination formula containing Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium. These formula's typically contain a standardized dosage such as 500/500/100. It may take several weeks before the full effect is noticed. Magnesium will cause a laxative effect, causing loose stools or more frequent stools.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Dr Kratzberg provides good advice regarding use of magnesium, but do NOT expect magnesium to help your RLS or sleep issues. It might help muscular cramping and indirectly assist relaxation, however.
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Last updated Aug 14, 2021

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