Consuming refined sugar builds up large quantities of lactic acid. Lactic acid makes people restless because it lowers oxygen in the tissues. This is behind restless leg syndrome and hyperactivity in children. Various B vitamins can also get depleted when refined sugars and refined grains are eaten.
RLS also appears to be related to the following factors or conditions:
- Chronic diseases such as kidney failure, diabetes, and peripheral neuropathy. Treating the underlying condition often provides relief from RLS symptoms.
- Certain medications that may aggravate symptoms. These medications include anti-nausea drugs (prochlorperazine or metoclopramide), antipsychotic drugs (haloperidol or phenothiazine derivatives), antidepressants that increase serotonin, and some cold and allergy medications-that contain sedating antihistamines.
- Pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. In most cases, symptoms usually disappear within 4 weeks after delivery.
Alcohol and sleep deprivation also may aggravate or trigger symptoms in some individuals. Reducing or completely eliminating these factors may relieve symptoms, but it is unclear if this can prevent RLS symptoms from occurring at all.
Dr. Eric Berg talks about B1 Deficiency and how it causes Restless Leg Syndrome
You can see his video here B1 Deficiency
You may find you have other symptoms beside Restless Leg Syndrome, check out the video.
We suggest Benfotiamine as a form of B1 that will be used by the body and will be able to handle the deficiency.
See our article on the B1 formula we suggest.
Listen to this educational video by Dr. Berg Restless Leg
For Joint Discomfort – go to Joint Relief Formula
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