How annoying it is to find that as you lay yourself down to sleep your legs decide to twitch and jump and generally carry on as if being bitten by stinging ants.
Reasons other than poor circulation such as high histamine levels or calcium/magnesium imbalance can cause the legs to have a life of their own.
What is histamine?
Histamine is an inflammatory chemical that the body produces as part of the immune response to substances it thinks are dangerous (like cat spit or pollen for instance). It causes itching and heat, and is more likely to be present if you have a lot of allergies or your digestion isn’t good.
Examine your diet and consider removing common triggers such as caffeine and MSG. Take herbal bitters to promote better digestion and drink plenty of water and nettle tea. Stinging Nettle extract and vitamin C are natural antihistamines and can be used to calm things down.
Lack of minerals
Many people lack sufficient magnesium to allow the proper tensing and relaxing of muscles, making tics and jumpy nerves and muscles more likely. Try a magnesium supplement, preferably as a fast-acting liquid or spray. This often helps relax muscles so that there is less tension and fewer twitches.
Because acids need to be neutralized by alkaline minerals, when your body is too acid, it depletes your storage of minerals. In order to do so, you need to reduce acid-producing foods such as refined sugars, refined flours, vinegar, red meat, alcohol, coffee, and juices…
Taking A.Vogel Stinging Nettle will also help you here to eliminate more acids and brings in alkaline minerals. Stinging Nettle, often compared to spinach, is a good source of minerals, vitamins, chlorophyll and nutrients.
A.Vogel Calcium Absorber – Urticalcin® can be of great assistance. Urticalcin helps your body assimilate alkaline minerals and can be taken alongside any medication.
Poor blood circulation
To help improving poor blood circulation, Horse Chestnut is an interesting option. Venaforce from A.Vogel, made from Horse Chestnut, increases the venous circulation, reducing the pressure on the veins. It could be that pressure that gives you restless legs. Venaforce also makes the veins in your legs stronger, helping in cases of varicose veins, swelling, and pain.
Unfortunately, Venaforce is not for everyone: you should avoid it if you are pregnant, nursing or if you are taking anticoagulants or blood-thinning medication such as Coumadin®.
If you have poor blood circulation, make sure your bowels are regular. Constipation puts pressure on the veins of the legs, increasing circulatory problems. In case of constipation, take Molkosan from A.Vogel, it is product that helps the general health of your bowels and intestinal flora.