Health from A-Z – R for Restless Leg Syndrome

magnesium tablets

Many people have restless leg syndrome and don’t realize why or what or how to resolve it. Western medicine claims there is no known cause; that it could be any of the following:

  • Family history – it is believed to be hereditary
  • Abnormalities in the brain can lead to this condition
  • Neurotransmitters (chemicals that help to transmit signal to the brain) abnormalities can cause this problem
  • The conditions which are likely to cause restless leg syndrome include:
    • The iron deficiency anemia
    • Peripheral neuropathy – damage to the nerves of limbs due to underlying conditions such as diabetes
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Varicose veins
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Hyper- or hypothyroidism (over- or underactive thyroid glands)
    • Severe kidney disease and uremia (kidney failure causing build up of toxins within the body)
    • Amyloidosis (build-up of a starch-like substance in the body’s tissues and organs)
    • Lyme disease
    • Damage to spinal nerves
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Sjögren syndrome
    • Pregnancy

While that may be the case, we can usually resolve it by giving a multiple magnesium protocol. Its that easy. Now while it may not the solve the problem for everyone, it is a safe, simple protocol that has a great probability, so why not.

Another possibility that isn’t listed with Western medicine and is an easy solution, is a deficiency in GABA. The major inhibitory neurotransmitter. You can buy GABA, like magnesium, from a health food store. Again, no negative side effects, and it is cheap and easy to do.

Additionally, good healthy gut microbiota can also make GABA for you…Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) such as the Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and streptococcus can all produce GABA from GABA enriched fermented foods.

So you can utilize a few different protocols that are simple, cheap and easy.