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.
We suggest Benfotiamine as a form of B1 that will be used by the body and will be able to handle the deficiency.
There is evidence that B1 Deficiency causes Restless Leg Syndrome
“Nerve support has really helped me. Able to sleep at night instead of fighting the RLS. Thank u so much. Before nerve support tried just Benfotamine but was not enough.” – Laura N.
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