My blog today is a slight departure from the health tips I have been sharing, only because it has to do with RLS again. I ran across a website or blog that was called essential oils blog the URL came up as http://www.essentialoilsonline.wordpress.com. What got my attention was the mention of Vitamin E as a help for RLS. I have never tried this but I am always looking for new treatments to recommend. I did some further research and found another site www.talkaboutsleep.com that mentions it again and what the dose should be.
One stated dosage was 400 units 2 times a day. It quoted another medical writer, Dr. Robert M. Giller of New York, who cited a possible higher dosage for relief of patients suffering from RLS.
“In one study of l25 patients,” he says, “all but two had complete or nearly complete relief from their symptoms when they took Vitamin E supplements. In most cases, the symptoms returned when the supplements were discontinued.” In his book, “Natural Prescriptions,” Dr. Giller, a specialist in preventive medicine, also recommended that Vitamin E be taken in supplements of 400 international units (IU) twice a day after meals for two weeks. If symptoms recur, he said, “increase the dosage until symptoms are relieved but never take more than l,200 IU daily.”
I love finding naturals ways to prevent disease and pain. It is great to know that by taking the simple supplement of Vitamin E, relief from RLS could occur. Besides finding relief from symptoms of RLS , Vitamin E is a great antioxidant and protects your cells from oxidation. It can neutralize free radicals. I’ve read it is great in preventing degenerative diseases and blood clots from forming. It promotes fertility, reduces hot flushes in menopause and increases stamina and endurance. The list goes on but the one I am most familiar with is its benefits for the skin. If used topically it can help your skin to look younger and promote healing and cut down on the risk of scar tissue forming. I also read it can have an effect on eczema, cold sores and shingles.
Wow! I didn’t know it had so many benefits.
Here’s to enjoying all the benefits of Vitamin E.