Restless Legs and Vitamin Deficiency


“When I'm in bed after a long day, I'm tired and I want to sleep. Unfortunately my legs don't seem to want that: it tickles, it itches inside, I can't keep them still''. I have the urge to get up, to walk, to move. Anything possible to suppress this feeling so that I can go back to sleep."

Does this sound familiar to you? Then you probably suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome. This syndrome, abbreviated as RLS, gives you a restless feeling in your legs. The complaints are especially noticeable when your legs are at rest.

Many RLS patients are looking for relief from their symptoms. Many tools are known, but a definitive solution has not yet been found.

Relegs aims to give as many people as possible the opportunity to deal with their RLS. This by offering our stimulator, with which you can directly attenuate the RLS stimuli in your legs.

Also other solutions against RLS can help reduce your symptoms. In this blog we focus on the influence of vitamins on RLS: does it make sense to take vitamin supplements for restless legs?

Restless legs: does taking vitamins help?

It's one of the many suggested solutions and tools against RLS: taking vitamins. In addition to using medication, changing your lifestyle or diet, taking vitamins can also help to reduce your symptoms. A vitamin supplement that is particularly mentioned in relation to RLS is vitamin B12 and folic acid.

Vitamin B12 and folic acid

Vitamin B12 and folic acid are, among other things, necessary for the production of red blood cells and the proper functioning of the brain and all nerves. A deficiency of these vitamins can cause a multitude of complaints, including fatigue, lack of feeling in hands and feet, tingling, balance disorders and difficulty moving.

If you have a (too) low folic acid and/or vitamin B12 value, taking supplements can offer a solution. It has not been proven that your RLS symptoms disappear with this, but it is possible that a positive effect exists.

Many people do not need to take a supplement for vitamin B12 and folic acid: Vitamin B12 is abundantly present in animal products such as meat, meat products, milk and milk products. Folic acid is mainly found in (leaf) vegetables, such as lettuce, spinach, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. So you can check whether your daily menu contains enough nutritional values that contain vitamin B12 and folic acid. If not, a supplement may be able to help you.

Solution that really works

Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid can therefore have a positive effect on your RLS symptoms. However, it is not proven and difficult to substantiate.

If you are looking for a solution that will reduce your restless legs, we would be happy to show you what the Relegs technique can do for you. With 1 push of a button you can dampen the restless feeling and your complaints are immediately reduced.

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