Foot and leg cramps may be due to a deficiency in vitamin D, according to MedlinePlus. In such cases, vitamin D supplements may help alleviate symptoms but should only be taken under a doctor's supervision. More »

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Vitamins can help to prevent and treat leg cramps, especially within individuals who have a calcium, magnesium or potassium deficiency which can cause muscle spasms and cramps in the leg, according to WebMD. A daily mult... More »

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Creatine, licorice, magnesium, peony and zinc are herbs and supplements that are used to prevent or treat muscle cramps, says WebMD. However, there is not enough medical evidence to support user claims, as of 2015. More »

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According to MedlinePlus, the three ways in which a person can get vitamin D is through his skin, diet or supplements. The body naturally forms vitamin D when the skin is exposed to sunlight, but because too much sun can... More »

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Avoiding direct sunlight and eating a diet containing insufficient amounts of vitamin D can lead to vitamin D deficiency, according to WebMD. Illnesses that damage the ability of the intestine to absorb vitamin D, such a... More »

Potassium helps control muscle function in the body and can have a direct impact on leg cramps, according to Everyday Health and MedlinePlus. Potassium is an electrolyte, and too little can result in muscle cramps or mor... More »

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Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can occur when the level of vitamin D in the body drops below the range of 30 to 74 nanograms per milliliter, according to MedlinePlus. The side effects are normally subtle, according to ... More »

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