Restless Legs - The Syndrome, Supplements To Help And Treatments To Try
Getting a good night's sleep is so important. It's a bit like your health, energy or money - you really miss it when you don't have it!
Restless legs syndrome (RLS), is said to affect between 4% and 29% of adults in the western world. It has a huge impact on insufficient sleep - which is bad news for your mind, body and soul.
The causes of RLS have been researched for years and there are a number of solutions.
We are all different so what works for one person may not be the answer for another. But the commonalities:
Inflammation - this underpins all ill health including depression, acute and chronic diseases. Do what it takes to reduce your inflammation starting right now. The answers are in the links at the foot of this page, in using the right supplements and adopting the right diet. "Diet" means what you eat all the time, not just a fad!
Immune system - crucial that this is functioning as well as possible for you. Premium amino acid supplements are known to be beneficial. We recommend AminoBoosters and AminoPure with genuine Norwegian YTE® at the right dose.
Unhappy mind - anxiety, worry, stress are all reasons for your body to malfunction. Practicing meditation and mindfulness is proven to make a huge difference. A Meditation Wristband can be a help.
It's crucial you get enough sleep - most people are chronically sleep-deprived and "running on a low battery".
It's less about whether the "glass is half full or half empty" and more about whether you ever "put the glass down"! Try holding even a lightweight object in your hand with your arm outstretched - after a while it becomes unbearable! Don't do the same thing to your poor mind! The symptoms of RLS are linked to impaired dopamine function in the brain so make the lifestyle changes to help your dopamine and serotonin levels. More information in the links at the foot of this article.
Unhappy tummy - imagine your mouth to your anus is one long pipe for processing nutrients and liquid. Well, that's exactly what it is. If you try to run your body on the wrong fuel and lubrication, you're going to have problems. You wouldn't do it to your car so don't expect your body - the most complex piece of engineering on the planet - to be able to function when you pollute and let it run dry.
Vitamin D deficiency - hugely common. Take a premium Vitamin D3 supplement at the right dose and also use magnesium salts in a bath or footbath daily till you see results.
Iron deficiency - again very common and linked to RLS. There's a big difference between "folic acid" which costs supplement manufacturers $312/kilo and 5-MTHF which costs $14,000/kilo! The reason we recommend 5-MTHF is that it's much better absorbed. Make sure your Folate is from the right source.
Useful sources of information: click on these links and learn how to help yourself if you have RLS:
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