Swelling of the feet can occur for many reasons. This can happen when a person has diabetes, is pregnant, has a poor diet or is on drugs. Water begins to build up around the feet causing the swelling. It is important that any individual suffering from this symptom get treatment for the underlying cause from a doctor. In the meantime, there are some vitamins that can be taken orally to help with the symptom.
1. Take 800 IUs of vitamin E each day. This improves circulation to your feet and helps reduce the swelling. You must have approval from your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, as vitamin E can thin your blood.
2. Take a B complex vitamin. You can buy a bottle of B-50 or B-100. Take one dose of B-50 in the morning and one at night. Take half a dose of B-100 in the morning and another half at night. You will want to take it with food. This will not only help reduce the swelling, but it will also get rid of any itching or burning you feel as a result of the swelling.
3. Use 500 mg of L-carnitine per day. L-carnitine helps protect your liver and kidneys by helping them get rid of toxins. It also works like an antioxident. The more toxins your body fights off, the less swelling you will have in your feet.
4. Take 100 mg of Ginkgo per day. Ginkgo improves a person’s circulation and also reduces how much water he retains in his body, which makes it perfect to take if you suffer from swollen feet.