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Leg Health Supplements: Yes or No?

Leg Health Supplements: Yes or No?

As a person with Chronic Vein Disease, I have been on a lifelong search for relief from my leg health & leg pain issues. I’ve had surgeries, radio frequency treatments, and sclerotherapy injections.  I've worn compression garments and taken up swimming… I have done nearly everything my doctor has recommended throughout the years, and I will continue to do whatever it takes to manage my condition and prevent it from worsening.

Like you, I am attracted to those "healthy legs" supplements I see advertised everywhere. I am intrigued by the possibility that a supplement can improve my condition by correcting a simple nutrient deficiency.  And, since I've tried everything else, what's the risk in popping a harmless vitamin pill that might be able to keep my legs healthy & beautiful long term?

The first thing is to take a look at the label of the "healthy legs" supplement you're interested in and check the ingredient list.  Are you allergic to anything listed on there?  Will any of the ingredients interact with medications or other supplements you are taking?   Speak with your doctor or pharmacist to find out.  If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then you should NOT take the supplement.

I recently examined the labels of many of the most popular herbal supplements for leg health currently available in Canada.  Many of the brands feature ingredients such as horse chestnut, butcher’s broom, grape seed, cayenne, dandelion, prickly ash, and vitamin C.

If you get the go-ahead from your medical health care professional that it is safe for you to try one of the leg health supplements you see advertised, you are in relatively good health, and you have the budget to experiment, I recommend you give it a 3-month trial and see how it works for you!  Keep a daily log of your symptoms to track and measure how the supplements are working.

Afterwards, please share your experience with us at Girdlelisicous Gam Wrappers!  Send us an email, telling us how leg supplements worked for you and we may include your experience in a future article on the topic!