Natural Remedies for Essential Tremors: Effective Top Supplements

| Modified on Jan 24, 2024
Magnesium
Posted by Rbwalton (Chico, Ca) on 02/05/2010
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I have had muscle weakness and essential tremor for the last few years. Doctors finally saw the tremor and prescribed beta blockers to control it. They found no cause for the tremor and did not know why I was so weak- other than I was either exercising too little or too much.

On my own, I started 600 mg daily of magnesium oxide since I had heard it might help with muscle weakness. While I was taking that, I ran out of beta blockers and tremor did not return. I figured it must be the magnesium that had been keeping my tremor under control all along. Since then I have been off of the beta blockers completely. My tremor is better as long as I keep taking the magnesium. And my strength is also improving.


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Sharon (VIC Australia) on 01/14/2024

Would like to know the source please?


Magnesium, Flaxseed Oil, Essential Oils
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 06/25/2023

Hi Bernadette

I read that Vitamin D3 is for your nervous system. Adults should take 6-10,000 ius weekdays only. Stop all supplements on weekends. Start back on Mondays, stopping all supplements will give your body time to use up all supplements, so you do not over-dose.

Best wishes

Gary


Magnesium, Flaxseed Oil, Essential Oils
Posted by Bernadette (IL) on 06/24/2023
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I did research about my son's issue with "Essential Tremors". Based upon the recommendations I found, he is taking High Absorption Magnesium (Lysinate Glycinate 100% Chelated) and 700 mg Omega-3 Flaxseed Oil about an hour before bedtime. He works remotely and has to be on the computer. To address the tremors in his hands, I make up a combination of 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel with 10 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil, 10 drops of Helichrysum Essential Oil, and 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a small container and he uses a Q-tip to apply this salve onto his wrists to address his anxiety and hand tremors. He tells me that he gets a lot of relief from doing these things. I personally am all about holistic remedies rather than pharmaceuticals that have all sorts of side effects. God has provided natural remedies that work great without all of the side effects!

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John S. (Suffolk) on 05/30/2023

To Soazburrolady.

Hi again. I am saddened to hear of your husband's increasing difficulties. Very worrying. I looked to contact you in case you had heard of sucrosomial magnesium? The first I heard about it is today. First thing I shall do is see if it is reliable whilst I am on an extended self-recharge! So, of course, lots of research, sitting in my library and dosing up on both info and music from my collection that I've not heard in a very long time. It really has taken a long time to get things into places in the 'new' house. At the old one, my friends, the renovators had to call in the archeologists to have a dig around and uncovered some medieval residents.

Tremors are somewhat of a nuisance, but they still haven't got worse. I'm on Benfotiamine, an occasional dose of ALA, Vitamin D3 and K2 and lipospheric C. along with Magtein. I am wondering if the sucrosomial may be more effective. It's a question of research and observation. Seeing what ticks and what doesn't. Thankfully I can isolate and do quiet observations, something I could never do when I was a carer. I didn't realize just how much stress I was under until I was released from it all. It's a killer and I just wish that it was more publicly known how much general physical health is drastically deteriorated by it, especially the vital organs. I suppose I am actually quite lucky to get through it alive! I'll call back in a while to see if you've got back to me. Many thanks for your original posts on the subject of tremors. I sincerely hope and wish well for your husband.

John.


Vitamin Deficiency and Tremors
Posted by MTCO (Brisbane, Australia) on 05/21/2023

Pays to learn about your vitamin D receptors - if they are not active then all the pills willnot help at all

check out Dr Trevor Marshall

https://youtu.be/60-VAun2R6Q

https://mpkb.org/home/patients/protocol_overview


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by MTCO (Brisbane, Australia) on 05/21/2023

hi PC Lady - maybe you should let your hand throw the coffee away? I did that several years ago, and so happy I did. heaps of better things to drink to lift your energy smoothly. have you tried deep diaphragmatic breathing? that will calm your body and flip your autonomic nervous system over to the deep healing mode rather than the panic - emergency mode that coffee induces. lie on your back with hands by sides, and feet flat on floor with knees up. take 20 deep breaths into your stomach thru your nose, then out the mouth with a slight groan / rumbling of the chest. It will loosen your blood and make it flow smoothly and help it flow to all your extremities, as opposed to coffee stopping it from getting to the extremities. Good luck with it.

https://archive.org/details/shutyourmouthan00catlgoog/page/n26/mode/2up


Avoid Poultry
Posted by Karen (Tn) on 05/15/2023
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This is not true, at least in this family, I have had essential tremor all my life and am a complete vegetarian, have never eaten meat, so too is my older brother, who is 65, has had essential tremor for 1 year, or father whom we got it from was 75 when he got his ET, he had a head shake, also complete vegetarian.


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Soazburrolady (Az) on 04/30/2023
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Hi John,

So lovely to hear from you! I haven't posted in a few years (personal reasons), but "lurk" here occasionally. Just couldn't ignore your message.

My husband continues tremor free with the use of the Theanine Serene, magtein, and sporadically, acetyl L carnitine. He has accumulated other health issues, but that's a story for a different day.
Moving is such a stressor, I'm not surprised you may have some increase in symptoms.

Hopefully, a new financial position will allow for consistent use of the supplements that are so essential (no pun intended).
As an aside, there is something comforting about living in older abodes. I lived in a 200 year old house in my earlier life - lots of history, and noises!

Again, all the best to you. Cheers!


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk) on 04/27/2023

Hi Soazburrolady:

Just wondered whether you're still around and how is everything?

Myself, I'm still on-and-off with the Magtein and the Theanine because I've only just recently stabilized income. Yes, it's taken that long! I'm able to concentrate more on trying to regain some of my health - and, good grief! It's been a struggle to get everything to settle down and cooperate. I had to move 110 years worth of family history to a new property - I say 'new', it's 1930s, but that's a hundred years newer than the old one! Profited financially for the move fortunately and now we'll have to see if the health benefits. Of course, the tremor came back. Will have to see if sustained concentration on REMOVING IT for good - you should be able to 'hear' the frustration - will bear results. I hope that you have all survived the plague. For crying out loud, as if we don't have enough to put up with, the viruses have to upgrade their attack! I'll come back to this page in a bit, just to see if you've been able to respond. All the best!


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Art (California) on 02/26/2023 2139 posts

Denise,

Actually, this is a quote from the study :

' The dose was 2ml twice daily (equivalent to 400mg /daily) taken orally. '

So I take that to mean 400 mg per day, but admittedly, that is the lowest daily dose I have seen for Citicoline in studies. Generally 500 mg to 2000 mg is what I have seen used in studies.

Generally, Citicoline has shown benefit in neurodegenerative diseases such as PD and AD, but ET is also considered to be a potential neurodegenerative disease with generally slow progression. Citicoline has many uses such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) or glaucoma. Also has shown some benefit in stroke recovery.

Art


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Art (California) on 02/26/2023 2139 posts

Denise,

Most of the slow release magnesium products I have seen are magnesium citrate or magnesium citrate with magnesium oxide. You were already taking higher dose magnesium citrate with little if any effect???

I would expect the rice extract content to be very low and likely not a problem and even if it were the magnesium should offset any negative effect as magnesium is useful for helping maintain glucose control as I wrote about here :

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/magnesium-for-diabetes-art-solbrig.html

Art


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Denise E (Crescent City, CA) on 02/26/2023

After reading the study Art, and googling other info as well on it, I am going to try it. I see it is on Amazon so I will try to pick the best I can afford, as well as the 400mg total, but 2 x per day. Pretty sure that is what the study used. They said 2 ml twice a day which equaled 400mg. Thanks and I will let you and anyone following my progress how it works for the ET. It has a ton of possible benefits as well, and also a few side-effects so we'll see. Can't thank you enough for the help though Art, Denise E


Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Denise E (Crescent City, CA) on 02/26/2023

Hello Ronald, I see your reply on the Essential Tremors and the Boiron company. I see they don't cost a lot but I don't know how long each would last me. I will check it out, and Amazon has the Ignatia so I will also see it if has the other two. Thank you so much for the info, Denise


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Denise E (Crescent City, CA) on 02/26/2023

Sorry Art, forgot to ask something of you. Can you tell me if slow-release Magnesium might be better for my tremors? I'm looking right now to find Mag Glycinate because I don't want to wait to try it even though I've bought the Citrate already. Maybe a silly question, but since I'm diabetic (T2) would the rice extract be harmful for my blood-glucose in this brand on Amazon..Innate Vitality..?


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Denise E (Crescent City, CA) on 02/26/2023

hello Art and thank you so much! I'll look at all your info. I had some Taurine at one point but didn't really give it a chance.

I'll come back and let you know what I'm up to with adding some supps. I did just re-order my mag citrate so kinda stuck with that for now. It gives me no side-effects even at 1000mg per day but also, no real improvement, possibly a little bit, hardly noticeable. I'll look at the glycinate. I'm sure I read, at one time long ago that the citrate was the most bioavailable but I'd still be willing to try it instead ;)


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Art (California) on 02/25/2023 2139 posts

Denise,

I notice you are using magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate may be a better form for increased bioavailability. You didn't mention if you are taking taurine and that may be helpful for tremors.

I also wanted you to take a look at this small study for ET that used Citicoline to some benefit :

http://rmsjournal.org/Articles/635925245011741851.pdf

Here is a relevant study quote :

' Seven subjects showed marked improvement on Clinical Rating Scale for Tremor. Seven subjects showed moderate improvements, and 2 subjects showed mild improvement, and two subjects showed no change. '

The downside to this study is the small size and clearly it did not help two of the participants, but it did help the others.

Lastly, there was a fairly recent post on EC of a person who used a three ingredient homeopathic remedy to good effect. Here is a link to that post :

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/essential-tremor2.html#hr

Good luck and keep us updated on your experience!

Art


Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Denise1952 (Crescent City, CA) on 02/25/2023
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Has anyone found new help for Essential Tremor?

I have some improvement since going on a basic Ketogenic Diet and stuck with it especially because it brought my HbA1c, as well as daily Type 2 Diabetes testing. 2 years and one month into all that, including regular walking & weight-training. I also lost 30 lbs and am at a normal weight now. I still have the tremor which seems to be related heavily on my anxiety issues, so I have to work on not just diet/exercise but the anxiety. The meds they gave me many years ago make me feel calmer but really I'm addicted to it, Clonazepam. Luckily I've never gone over 1mg per day and am now down a 1/4 tablet each day, and trying to go for just .5 mg this next months dose.

Since I was very young, maybe even before I started school, it progressed. If I had to get in front of a class or got angry I would get the shakes. Now I feel my anxiety is worse with difficult people to be around so I am beginning to isolate which is also related to depression I've had off and on for years as well.

Anything supplement-wise, or herbal, I am willing to try but all the info here I don't see any newer info, 2020 or newer lets say. My symptoms all show in my head that jerks left-right and my left hand is the worst, but have it in both hands. I notice it the most when stopped in traffic and feel everyone can see me so naturally, it shakes the worst. Also trying to do things like video-chat with family, putting on make-up is out of the question, and drinking or eating. Also, if I have to sign my name, or write anything, rather than type it, it's just scribble. Embarrassment makes it worse.

Please help if you can as I will be waiting and hoping for feedback,

Denise in Crescent City, CA

PS Supps I take now:

Magnesium Citrate 500mg 2 x day

Turmeric (for all they say it's good for)

Starting D-3 again now

PS I notice as I sit here typing calmly I'm hardly shaking at all, but as the day goes by, it can get worse for the reasons I mentioned above. I've been to neurologists but they gave me Topomax which did nothing for me at all. I don't want another drug, and won't take anything since finding I couldn't just get off the clonazepam.

Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Ronald H. (PA) on 02/11/2023

Boiron sells all 3 in the states.


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by Graham (United Kingdom ) on 02/02/2023
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Hi,

I too have found this combination very helpful, it's early days but my tremors have reduced.
I've only been taking the combo for a week, do you have any further updates?
Thank you.


General Feedback
Posted by dr. Fred (Netherlands) on 12/19/2022

Vitamins do not seem to work against essential tremor but most people feel well with this dosage. For sensitive people B 50 is too much.


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by Art (California) on 10/01/2022 2139 posts

Ruby,

If those three supplements don't pan out for you or they help, but not enough, you might consider the addition of Citicoline for Essential Tremor (ET) as described in the study link below, which was beneficial for people with ET :

http://rmsjournal.org/Articles/635925245011741851.pdf

Here is a relevant quote from the study:

' Citicoline significantly improved essential tremor in this small group of subjects. '

Two caveats that I see to this study is the small size group and the fact that the equivalent oral dose used(400 mg/day), is significantly lower than other studies that have used Citicoline at 1000 mg or more per day for other health issues.

Art


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by Ruby (Tennessee ) on 10/01/2022

Thank you, I've got the tremor in my right arm and hand and I'm extremely nervous.... I've tried many supplements, with no luck, Thank you!!! I'm going to try the taurine combination... I'll let you know if it works ... thanks again


Magnesium
Posted by Diana (Iowa) on 08/20/2022

What is the name of the product of slow release magnesium on Amazon and thank you.


Coffee
Posted by Josh (Grass Valley, CA) on 06/30/2022
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I have essential tremor and my mother had it. I found that one cup of coffee in the am helped. I will need more time to see if any other factors are involved.


Magnesium
Posted by Sonja (Wilmington, N. C. ) on 06/11/2022

Can you be a little more specific about the magnesium you take? Thanks


Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Phyllis (FL) on 06/03/2022

Please post more information on this supplement for essential tremor.

I have had it for about 15 years and it is getting worse. I cannot write or use my right hand for eating very good. Is this an herb? I would like to try it.

Thank you for the information. Phyllis


Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Sandy (Il) on 06/01/2022

If you have any Indian friends you can ask them to bring the medicine. Or you can contact some homeopathy doctor in India. They can courier the meds. Try thru some reliable sites. I visit India at least twice a year, if you are in USA, I can bring them for you. It hardly costs anything. Maybe 20-25$ for your one year meds


Avoid Poultry
Posted by Sabita (Florida ) on 04/08/2022

https://youtu.be/30khOXUP2Qk

Here is a link to Dr. Berg's video on Youtube about essential tremors that I found helpful.

I do aerobic exercises every day along with B12 5000 mcg which greatly helps with my slight tremors. I probably have to add to this regime so I will be doing some more research into neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Berg also has other suggestions in his Parkinson's videos which I will look into as well because of tremors associated with Parkinson's.

Hope this helps your husband.


Avoid Poultry
Posted by Julie (Oregon) on 04/02/2022

My husband has been a vegetarian for 50 years and he has tremors. He does not eat meat or poultry. He does not take medication. We have serious concerns about side effects from medications used for tremors. One neurologist had him try two of the medications used for essential tremor however he could not tolerate either of them. One of them lowers blood pressure and his blood pressure is already fairly low.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Art (California) on 03/25/2022 2139 posts

PCL,

I've been keeping you in mind regarding ET and just recently came across this study that may interest you. I have written about Citicoline for other issues, but this study made me think of you and the results seemed to be noticeable and relatively quick at just 8 weeks!

http://rmsjournal.org/Articles/635925245011741851.pdf

Sadly for a health issue that really has limited options, there have not been more studies using Citicoline for essential tremors.

Here is a quote from the study :

>>> ' Citicoline significantly improved essential tremor in this small group of subjects. ' >>>

Art


Dietary Changes
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 03/25/2022

Sorry to say that Keto has not effected my tremors. I've been on the ketogenic diet, religiously, for 14 months and no change, it's even progressed a bit so something is missing. I'm trying B12, B1, Magnesium, D3 and Vit E with both the tocopherals and tocotrienols. Been on all of that for about a month only, but will try and make it back to tell of any progress or lack thereof. Suggestions welcome, and I have the tremors in my head, and both hands. Can't sign my name at times, and definitely have a lot of trouble eating, and things like makeup, which I gave up on the latter.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Bob (Chicago, IL) on 03/24/2022

Tart Cherry will rid the gout easily.


Acupuncture
Posted by Brian (FLORIDA) on 03/09/2022

Just wondering if you ever got the name of the acupuncturist to possibly acquire "the maps" for the needles? I am currently seeing an acupuncturist but would love to get those maps to pass on to her for consideration. Thank you.

Brian


Magnesium
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 03/02/2022

I chipped a disc in my neck and the fragment got stuck between two disc and within a couple weeks my upper left quadrant was becoming paralyzed. I was in so much pain, I could hardly get to the bathroom, until I went into shock, then I packed my hospital bags for surgery and made some extra meals for my kids to eat while I recovered. Shock is so strange.

Anyway, I love John Bergman on youtube teaches on the spine and I learned a lot from him. Once he taught that a tight spot on the spine could cause tremors in a limb. Well, I hope I shared some light. Not saying you have a disease he explains how adjustments correct shaking issues.

Solutions for Parkinson's Disease - YouTube


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Art (California) on 03/01/2022 2139 posts

PCL,

ET is a tough one and generally, it comes down to trial and error to see which supplements might help you. Many supplements that are thought to help often have antianxiety effects that are thought to help reduce tremors.

There are many supplements in this class. GABA, Taurine, Magnesium in highly absorbable forms, L-Theanine, Mucuna, Lecithin, CBD oil, and B vitamins would be some common ones often used for ET and anxiety with varying degrees of success. Another consideration is trying one of the supplement multis of which there are many, but even these are essentially by trial and error and do not have high percentages of good recommendations. The main advantage of these is that you are able to test multiple supplements with one pill.

Here are many that you can consider, but read some of the reviews to get an idea of what benefits people have gotten from them.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=essential+tremor+supplements&ref=nb_sb_noss

There are also prescription meds, but these do not seem to be very effective and have side effects. These fall into the class of drugs known as beta-blockers with Propanol having one of the longest amounts of usage for ET. The improvement rate is said to vary from patient to patient and is only helpful for 50 to 60% of patients and again, to varying degrees.

Lastly, there is Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) which is very invasive brain surgery to try to stop essential tremors where they implant electrodes in your brain and a battery pack in the general area of the clavicle which is all controlled by a handheld remote. This is generally reserved for the most severe cases.

So as you can see, there is nothing easy about ET. I think that starting with the supplements is best because even though they can have side effects, they are usually not as bad as medications. The good quality absorbable forms of magnesium have other health benefits also.

Art


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 03/01/2022

Hi again Art, I've been on B12 @ 1000mcg and B1 @300mg for 10 days now with no improvement, maybe not long enough to see something. I'm wondering if I should up my dose of either or both. What do you think? I'm 116 lbs, but I just read where B1 is recommended up to 4 times a day? I think the B12 is safe up to 2000mcg a day.


Magnesium
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 02/24/2022

Hi Jan,

I've been taking Mag Citrate, 500mg morning and night, for months, but tremors are not better. What type of Magnesium do you take and how many mg? Maybe I need a different sort. I am not taking B12, last 2 days since I received them. B12 is highest on the list of Bs, for helping ET, but that's just info I found here and there online. I'll try almost anything within reason, as sometimes, I literally cannot write out my own name.

Also wondering how bad your tremors were to start with, like keeping food on the fork and then not missing your mouth. That's truly happening to me :(


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 02/20/2022

Took a lot of notes here Art, and I did decide to take one GABA capsule, 500mg, and one B1 Benfotamine. I had those 2 supplements so thought I would start them, sooner the better, but my B12 isn't here yet. I also made a list of the other things that might help, but again, I need to start slow. I really like the look of the Magnesium multi, but wondering about the mg's for me to start with? It evidently is used a lot for sleep, so I don't want to take too much, as this is to help my shakes during the day. I don't shake at night when asleep, I'm pretty sure because when I first wake, and am falling asleep, there is no tremor, but once I am up and fully away, it starts.

Any feedback welcome Art, so appreciate you and the many ways you've helped me on EC :)


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 02/20/2022

This is wonderful and so generous Art!! I'm glad to say I have B1, in the Benfotamine type. My short-term memory, I mean in a second I can forget what I was going to type :( I am just grateful for all the info and links. I will study them today, and have a B12 on the way as well. I wanted more mcg's for the B12 but did find 1000 mcg bottle. I tolerate B12 very well so I'm hoping that might help as well. Big hugs for your reply, I'm going to go get busy. Maybe something I am doing will improve my memory loss as well :)

Oh, I want to wait for the B12 so I can just do one thing at a time to know what's working and what's not, but maybe I'll see a combo of things in your info, replies welcome Art ;)


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Art (California) on 02/19/2022 2139 posts

PCL,

Two things that come to mind for ET are Thiamine HCL(vitamin B1) and a specific magnesium blend.

B1 was tested by Dr. Costantini in a few clinical cases to good effect and he used high dose injections, but did further unpublished testing that indicated that oral dosing may have benefit similar to the injections. I wrote a little bit about thiamine HCL as an effective inhibitor of the inflammatory cytokine IL-17 here :

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/il-seventeen.html

This is significant because increased IL-17 can cause increased inflammatory chemokine IL-8 and inflammatory cytokine IL-6. Both of these inflammatory mediators are elevated in ET and are positively correlated with tremor, so lowering IL-8 is an important point in ET as mentioned here :

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33345671/

Here is a list of supplements that not only lower IL-8, but also cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) as might be needed for a neurological disorder such as ET.

1. Niacin (B3) as Nicotinic Acid (NA)- The type of Niacin that causes flushing.

2. Carnosine

3. Curcumin

4. L-Theanine- Also Considered to be calming.

5. EGCG- An active component from tea

6. Boswellia Serrata- Sometimes referred to as Frankincense and sometimes found in glucosamine multis for arthritis.

7. Hesperidin- Derived from the white layer below the orange peel of oranges.

8. Fisetin

9. Selenium

10. Baicalin- Sometimes referred to as Skullcap and sometimes found in glucosamine/chondroitin multis for arthritis.

The specific magnesium blend I am thinking of is three types of magnesium that are not only bioavailable, but able to cross the BBB and reduce, IL-8. It has also showed improved sleep benefit in some people. They are presented as one supplement and here is a typical one but there are others:

https://www.amazon.com/MagEnhance-Supplement-Magnesium-L-Threonate-Fibromyalgia-Magnesium/dp/B073WZ9SM3/

All of the above are likely to have other health benefits as opposed to side effects of standard prescription meds for ET, such as Propranolol and Primidone. Good luck!

Art


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 02/19/2022

Ok Betty, thank you for your reply!! I was so surprised I had a reply already ;)

I have been using a few vitamin Bs, but I stopped everything because I just seemed to get tired of trying. I did that for several months, now I want to start some supps again, even though I eat very good.

I have B6, and B1, but I will look at what you listed. Whenever I just tried a B-complex blend, something in it just didn't set right with me. So I bought a bunch of the b's separate. I will start one of those, tomorrow, not at night in case they give me any issues. Again, I am really thankful for your reply. I will get back to you, and anyone else following the thread, after I see how it goes.


Acupuncture
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 02/19/2022

I'm so happy for you Jean, and I am hoping to find something that will work for me as well! I have a hard time drinking out of a cup in the a.m. No caffeine, just a decaf I mix up with some cinnamon and unsweetened Almond Milk :) Denise


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 02/19/2022

Hello John, I would love to know how you are doing these days with your ET? I am back again looking for help as mine has gotten very bad. Hard to even sign my name, but a drink of water to my mouth, and mine is in my head, and hands. I have such trouble with both, and am making a list of the supps you listed in your 2018 post.

My stomach seems pretty sensitive to anything but my Low-carb, keto diet. Everything about my health is improving, except the ET. That's a lot of supplements to take, so I will just try one at a time. I do not caffeine, gluten, and I do take 500mg of Mag Citrate a day, for about 13 months now, since I started Keto, and beat my T2 Diabetes. I'm so hoping I might at least improve my ET. That would be a blessing, even to get less shaking :) Denise


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Betty (CA) on 02/19/2022

I'm sure you are so frustrated.

Have you tried B vitamins and such?

There is one off the top of my head, Triptobel. It includes B vitamin balance and others.

I know someone with the "shakes" and "ticks", no official dx but they take this and aloe vera caps. So, worth researching.


Magnesium
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 02/19/2022

Are you still around Kristen? I hope I haven't asked you before here, but I have ET bad enough that I cannot write at times, and my head shakes, and jerks so bad I have to be careful brushing my teeth. I have a post I'll share with you after they put it up here on EC, to tell you more about my ET.

I now do Magnesium Citrate 500 mg morning and night. I do feel it relaxes me but it is not doing anything after several months, for my ET in hands and head.

Thanks for any help, feedback, from anyone here. I am trying to put together a reasonable plan without taking a bunch of things at the same time.


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 02/19/2022

My Essential Tremor has been with me since 1988. It was noticeable, but nothing compared to what it is today. Anxiety, getting upset about things in life, and trying to be still for any reason, make the ET worse. I'm living with it, but every once in awhile, I look for anyone that might have an answer for me, help me overcome the ET. That's why I'm posting today in hopes someone has had as bad a tremor as mine, but found help.

For 69 years old, I am amazingly healthy. I am a Keto gal, and my foods are the healthiest I've ever eaten, every day, with walking, and some body-weight training. I've lost the extra weight I could never get off, good muscle tone, 5'2" at 116 lbs. Lost 4 inches, and down 3 sizes from 9 to a 6. I was up to around 146, then managed to get down to 116 on keto. Losing fat was not at the fore-front of my Keto but to beat T2 Diabetes was my goal. Losing the weight was a bonus, and I eat lots of meat, fats, including saturated, and carbs at about 30 or lower. Mostly green vegies like broccoli, spinach and brussels. I do eat avocados whenever I can find good ones. I also enjoy my dairy products like real, grass fed butter, yogurt, and my fave mozzarella cheese.

So there's a bit of history, and doing keto for 13 months today. But now, the ET is something I want to beat. My head shakes so bad I cannot put any makeup on and somehow manage still apple a little lipstick. Being a woman that always loved a light bit of makeup, I really guess I'm vain, but when I see calm-looking people, I long to have that look. My hands sometimes shake so bad I cannot write, and have a hard time eating without missing my mouth, spilling liquids, and baking/cooking.

I can feel totally confident, and calm in my Spirit, but still be shaking, or, I can get upset and the ET goes so nuts I don't like looking like a spastic.

I have read a lot of EC, but I just wanted to talk, and hope for some helpful replies, maybe some success stories. There used to be an Artist here, I think his name is John from UK, maybe? But the last I read, he was actually able to paint again, but I don't know if I will find him, or his replies, but I'll try today. There are many things I cannot do, so just to let you know ahead of time. I cannot see an acupuncture doc because they are not covered by my insurance, and honestly I will not got to any conventional doctors either, except my MD that gives my my labs every so often for T2 to make sure that keeps going well. My T2 HbA1c's are below 5.8 mgdl's which is even below the pre-diabetic numbers. All because of Keto, and never ever took a Metformin or anything else prescription-wise.

Is anyone out there in cyber-space to help me figure out a plan? I would forever appreciate it :) PS, wonderful, I see you can now add images on EC!! Good to be back!

EC: Hi Denise,

Your post has been added to the thread with John's replies on it, so if he is signed up for email alerts on this thread, he will hopefully see it.


Magnesium
Posted by Jan (Colorado) on 02/15/2022
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I've had good success with ET taking slow-release magnesium, one morning and one at night. If I skip a dose the negative results are dramatic. Sold on Amazon.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Terry (Florida) on 10/21/2021

Question. What time and how many mgs of each does he take? I was glad to find your thread. Appreciate. Hoping you still are monitoring this page🙏🏼❤️


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Terry (Florida) on 10/16/2021

HI John,

I've truly enjoyed reading your info & comments. Might I ask the dosages companies and possibly an update? If you are still on here👌Appreciate
Terry


Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Thomasina (Brookeville, MD) on 10/07/2021

Thanks for posting this. I'm going to consider trying the combo for my tremors. I know I can buy homeopathic remedies in the strengths 30c. Although they won't be mixed I would consider taking one tablet of each at the same time.


Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Sandy (Chicago) on 09/14/2021

Try Fruitful Yield, or whole foods for your homeopathic medicine


Dietary Changes
Posted by Christine (British Columbia) on 08/10/2021 5 posts

I had used EO for a few years...no decrease in ET. CBD has been the most helpful but also am taking Omega, Magnesium, Magtein, B12.. feeling it's a combination of supplementation added to a healthy non processed diet and lifestyle.

Good luck to us all as we keep trying to stay healthy.


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 06/18/2021
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I feel very hopeful after trying Taurine last night before bed. I have already been on Magnesium Citrate as I tolerate it well, and feel it is absorbing better into my system. I also want to mention that I follow the Keto Diet, and will post in the Type 2 Diabetes board here at EC.

I ordered Life Extension Taurine, and they had a good buy on 1000mg capsules so I bought those. I was afraid to take that dose, so I poured out half of the capsule. I took it with my 500mg capsule of Magnesium w/Mag. Oxide, citrate, succinate, Mag. lysyl glycinate chelate. I did not notice when I ordered the final content of the Magnesium. I thought I was ordering Citrate so I am not at all sure about the content but am checking today. I was warned against Oxide by Dr. Berg, but he didn't give a reason.

I slept more hours than I had in ages, one time up to go to the bathroom, but fell right back to sleep. Also, I noticed I had no grogginess, or hangover from the Taurine. Felt good and balanced in the a.m. ready to go. Oh, and I wasn't shaking when I woke up that one time, and not this morning either. I feel calm but not sleepy.

I plan to post again here to keep folks up to date that are interested. I took a Taurine full 1000mg 45 minutes ago, and want to see if it keeps me calmer (lessens tremors) w/o any sort of drowsiness during the day, very hopeful.

I also supplement with B vitamins, C, D, ALA, E, and Zinc but I have been on those, plus the Magnesium months now. Tolerate all very well. No drugs or herbals. Forgot to mention that I have lost 16 lbs since Jan. 2021. I should also tell you that my tremor is pretty bad, as I cannot begin to put makeup on for the last few years, and handwriting is almost impossible. Most of tremor is in my head, shakes side to side, and left-hand is worst, right hand only at times. I don't have Parkinson's, doctors don't know what it is, possibly hereditary but I'm going to break that "chain" if I can ;)


Co-Enzyme NADH
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 06/18/2021

If you are still on EC Nick, I would love to hear from you on your progress from 2019 until now, using the NADH? I was hoping to get to the bottom of why I have Essential Tremors, and so far only doing the magnesiums recommended. I do other supplements like Bs, Cs, E, and I do ALA. Just started Taurine after reading a good review on it helping, even curing ET. If you see this, maybe you could tell me how much of the NADH you take. I read it is also called C1, and then I saw Co q-10 in the same catagory so I'm not sure what to try. It's very expensive for me, so trying to gather more info. Especially if it still works for folks, thank you so much, Denise


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Tessa (Okanagan) on 06/17/2021

Thanks Charity - great Walter Last link. Very informative.

It's nice to see another book lover ... I've cut back on many things these past 16 months but not books.

However, you've beat me at 24 books so far this year - respect!

Tessa


Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 06/16/2021

I've dropped all grains, and carbs except for what I get in vegetables, no underground, nightshade, or starches. It's had no effect on my ET. I am a Type 2 diabetic, and that's what got me off all of the above in January 2021 so I have my diabetes well under control. But now the focus is on my Essential tremor which has gotten worse over the past 60 some years (I'm 68) and am seeking the help of the Magnesium "posts" here on EC. I also do the B Vitamins, E, C, D3, and have ordered Taurine. I also want to get the Mag. L-Threaonate. Eventually try all by those who have had success over years of use now.


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 06/16/2021

Tessa, you might like this link by Walter Last:

Health-Science-Spirit- Pyroluria & Candida


ET Research Discoveries
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 06/15/2021

I so wish there was more feedback on this one, because this seems to fit what I feel about my Essential Tremor. If I am understanding it correctly, the above info on ET, it's a "brain" thing, not so much a physical thing. I'm going to focus on the poisoning aspect for now. For example, I have a very stinky desk mat I am no longer using, and rolled it up to take it to the thriftstore. Now I don't want to pass it on to anyone else ;( I've had it for about 3 weeks, and the smell has never left it, thought it would. My ET has been worse for about that long so I'll see how it goes after getting it the heck out of my apartment. I eat organic, very healthy, and brought my Type 2 Diabetes into the proper range (according the the charts, 4.2 - 5.7 in U.S.) so I still could be getting toxicity in foods, how do we really know right ;( A label seems to be able to say anything it wants ;( Also, I supplement with the best brands I can afford, and do not overdo any of them. Things are going very well with me, except, now I am focused on these tremors. Feedback welcome, not a lot going on in the ET area, but hope someone is around, and chimes in ;)


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 06/15/2021

Does anyone have feedback on these brands for the Taurine, Magnesium and L-Theanine?

  • NOW
  • Life Extension
  • Source Naturals

These are the brands I gravitate to when buying, as long as I can afford the price. NOW is a "goto" for price, but it's always hard for me to know if something is really working, and "which" something. I'm pretty focused on my tremor as it seems to be getting worse. Been on magnesium for maybe 2 years steady, but not the other 2 as I dropped the ball on searching for an answer to my ET's.

Head shaking, maybe not when asleep, but every waking minute my head is shaking. My left hand shakes at times, like when too focused on carrying a cup of coffee for example. It's like as if my thoughts control the shaking, or high-anxiety or stress situations. I think of stress as emotional pressure, or mental. I shook so bad when in a Math class test, I couldn't begin to think or calculate answers but my homework was A's. The head-shaking feels like the same thing only it's much worse than the left hand.

Anyway, I'm going to order Taurine as I already have NOW brand of L-theanine. I'll start lower than the lady above did just to see how I tolerate it. I don't take drugs of any kind so seems like even supplements can give me weird side-effects if I'm not careful. I mean that I don't tolerate some things, and definitely turn down prescriptions for several years now.

Feedback appreciated, and very welcome!


Dietary Changes
Posted by Goldengirl52 (USA) on 06/14/2021

I'm a believer!! Keto is for me, and the rest of my life, at 68! Better late than never ;) First help was with Type 2 Diabetes, noticed no more blood sugar issues if I stayed off the sugar/carbs, at least down under 50 grams per day, usually less. No sugars though as they spike me bad. Don't want them anyway since going through the withdrawals is no cake-walk ;) Lost weight as a bonus, not pain from arthritis, crippled fingers are all but healed, bone spurs in neck disappeared (I had 2). I could go on forever on finding this alternative method of basically, saving my life.


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Denise (CA) on 06/14/2021

If anyone is around on this thread, I would love to hear some updated information on Essential Tremor. I have been on Vitamin Bs, and recently started Cs. I take what I believe to be an excellent B1, and most of the other Bs. I buy them separately as I feel the "complexes" do not have enough mg for me. My tremors are in my head, and my left hand. When I get anxiety or in any sort of confrontation, I shake like a leaf. I know I need something, non-drug, to help keep me calm, but so far, more than 40 years of my life, I have found nothing that didn't have odd side effects.

I am also taking Alpha Lipoic Acid, Magnesium 400mg to 800mg a day. I am Type 2 Diabetic and diagnosed Jan. 2021. Since then, through nutrition and probably the supplements/exercise, I have brought my numbers down into to safe zone (6.0 and lower, as low as 5.4) but I can't have any "remedy" that spikes my blood sugar ;)

Thanks for any help, and I am still hopeful the Bs, ALA, Magnesium will start calming my tremors. Been on all since Jan. 2021.


Acupuncture
Posted by AT (Florida) on 04/11/2021

I am happy that you had success with acupuncture.

Would it be possible to be in touch with your acupuncturist to learn about the "map" for the needles.

Thank you ...


Gaba
Posted by Tambra (Naples, Fl) on 01/02/2021

I had a blood sugar reaction to gaba/ inositol combo pill.


Homeopathic Remedies
Posted by Marcia (Usa) on 10/24/2020
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I've had essential tremors for many years. I didn't want to take medicines with side effects. A homeopathic doctor in Mexico recommended a mixture of ignatia/cuprum/hypericum all 30c. A lab in Mexico mixed them together in liquid form. It helped me immensely. However, I'm running out and can, t get this mixture in the USA. Unfortunately, travelling to Mexico isn't good in the time of COVID. I'm researching homeopathic remedies here in the USA.

ET Research Discoveries
Posted by Leo (Las Vegas, NV) on 10/16/2020
★★★★★

I am researching Essential Tremors (ET) and appreciate all the helpful information by posters here.

Here are two discoveries.

Researchers found postmortem exam of ET people discovered "abnormal connections among the neurons in their cerebellum" and ..... "over active brain neurons that tend to generate overactive brain waves, or too much electrical activity." ET is different than Parkinson's.

“We found loss of the brain protein GluRδ2, which is only expressed in human cerebellum, ” Kuo said. “That causes overgrowth of the cerebellar fibers, which leads to too much crosstalk and oscillations of cerebellar neurons. These neuronal oscillations cause tremors.”

Research is continuing.

https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/new-study-says-essential-tremor-is-caused-by-overactive-brain-waves.

Also Dr Helga Clark discovered that tremors are caused by on-going poisoning. She said she had much by having the person meticulously look for chemical ingestion such as new carpet and furniture odors, chemicals in foods, household cleaners and detergents and more.

Refer her book: Cure for All Diseases, 1995 edition, page 312, Chapter titled: Tremor

New Century Press. Also, Dr Clark.com and Dr Clark. net

Currently looking at everything carefully, and making some changes. I had an analysis of body chemistry that showed high mercury and low magnesium and protein.

Leo

Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by Denise (Northern Ca) on 08/17/2020

- Hello Kellie,

I don't know if you will get this or if you are on EC anymore but I so loved the info, and how thorough you were. I suffer with ET and haven't found anything that has helped. But I also have not stuck with anything very long because of side-effects I felt may be caused by some of the supplements that were suggested in other posts.

I would love to know how you are doing today if you do get this, and know that I am following your regime starting tomorrow a.m. as I've found taking any supplements is best for me in the a.m. I have Taurine and L-Theonine. I don't have the right dosages (your dosages) but I will try the ones I have. I have already used Magnesium Glycinate in I think it was 400 mg and that was twice a day. I tolerate it very well. I still take Magnesium Chelate at night and a.m. and notice I sleep really well from the nightime dose. So I'm not afraid to try your suggestion of more, or I should say your Doctors suggestion. I tolerate Magnesium very well but it alone has not effected my ET. I shake bad with my head, and my hands.

So I will try this, and stick to it even if I get some side effects that are not horrible as I may adapt if I hang in there ;) Thank you for your post and if anyone at all is reading this, please feel welcome to share any progress you may have made with your ET.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Sara (The Beaches) on 08/15/2020

Some people I know have had success with botox treatment for it. I don't know a lot about it but should not be too hard to enquire with your Dr.


Dietary Changes
Posted by Christine (Sicamous, Bc, Canada) on 08/15/2020 5 posts

I am 66 yrs old, having been battling noticeable ET since I was 60ish and yes, I have tried CBD oil. I find it to be most effective, compared to several other supplements and foods or elimination of same. I will try the KETO diet as anything is worth trying to at least, decrease these so annoying Essential Tremors.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Christine (Sicamous, Bc) on 08/15/2020 5 posts
★☆☆☆☆

I am 66 yrs old, have been taking at least 1 Tbsp/d of ACV with lemon, honey and baking soda in a ginger powder tea for decades. I believe that ACV is highly beneficial for many conditions but I don't believe that it has had an impact on my ET. I continue to ingest the suggested supplements and foods, avoiding those that are listed as not recommended, yet the ET continue to progress. I do believe that a combination of all/many are helpful but cannot claim that any one is better. For the last 3 yrs, I have taken increasing dosages of CBD oil, which I must admit has had a significant improvement to a general sense of calmness and wellbeing with regards to ET.


Acupuncture
Posted by Jean (Wheeling, IL) on 03/08/2020
★★★★☆

I have essential tremor that affected my jaw and hands. I was gritting my teeth in my sleep because of it, causing pain in the jaw joints. I have been doing acupuncture and my jaw is back to normal and the hands are greatly improved. I can eat soup with a spoon again. It's not totally gone but I can live with this


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by Denise (United States) on 05/12/2019

Hi Kellie,

my ET has improved some since starting Magnesium back in Oct. 2019. Due to finding info here on Earth Clinic. Mine gets worse under stress though, real bad. For example, I like playing games, video games, but only single-player puzzle types. I ran across one I really loved, but unfortunately, it had a small part that timed you. I didn't think much about it and started the timer, then I would try and get to this little door before it slammed shut. There's a "puzzle" piece behind the door. Anyway, I was trying so hard because you can't move on with the game til you do each part of it, no skipping. My hand on the mouse was shaking so bad I couldn't even click the button each time I tried again. I even tried holding it with the other hand. I was crying and frustrated so bad but I wouldn't give up, stupid of me I know. So much of mine is triggered by my brain. I'm learning some calming techniques, like just sitting in my chair with nothing on except a beautiful nature video and soft music playing. But I have recently read about Taurine again, and going to try it. The article said 3 grams a day, that I read, so I just took 1 gram to start out. I take the Mag. glyconate as well, have the L-theanine but don't take it at this time.

I have to be careful because although some things that have been a help to me with one issue, make another issue (like tinnitus) worse. Trial an error, and then try again:)


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium
Posted by Kellie (Oklahoma) on 03/26/2019
★★★★★

Taurine may be the key to essential tremors!

About a year ago I developed shaking of both hands (action tremor). This developed suddenly and I was experiencing some other symptoms as well that led my doctor to believe I could have Hyperthyroidism. Tests came back negative for Hyperthyroidism, but I do have antibodies against my thyroid, so the doctor started me on Selenium and a Gluten-free diet. I also had pretty severe iron-deficiency anemia, and mild B-12 & vitamin D deficiency. I felt better after those things were corrected, but the tremors continued as well as the foot/leg cramps and eyelid twitching I had been experiencing. This led the doctor to believe I could be Magnesium deficient. I began taking 460mg of a high quality Magnesium Glycinate supplement. The cramps & twitching resolved (other than occasional cramps), but the tremors only improved a little.

At this point, I was frustrated, upset & worried that I had developed Essential Tremor. I have no family history of ET & come from a very large family; I even knew my extended family & no one had ET. It's possible for it to develop in someone without a family history of course, but I'm in my 40's & wanted to be sure I tried to thoroughly get to the bottom of this before resigning myself to the ET diagnosis.

I started doing some research & came across information about l-theanine being helpful for tremors, so I began taking 200mg twice daily. This helped a lot, but the tremors weren't completely gone. The doctor suggested increasing my dosage of Magnesium, but I have trouble tolerating the higher doses (even of the glycinate).

During my research, I found the Earth Clinic website & was encouraged by the tremor-reducing suggestions. I added 500mg of Taurine once/day a few days ago & my tremor is 99% gone! In fact, if I wasn't so sensitive to it, I wouldn't know I had it at all. It's too early to assume that the Taurine, l-Theanine, Magnesium combo will continue to work, but I'm very encouraged!

Sorry for the long post, but if I can help anyone going through a similar situation, I want to be detailed as to what is working for me in case someone is going through the same thing.

*A positive side effect of taking the l-theanine & taurine is improved mood & less anxiety/stress.

Co-Enzyme NADH
Posted by Nick (NZ) on 06/01/2019
★★★★★

About eight years ago, my sister and husband noticed a slight head tremor, especially when I bent my head to read my mobile phone. My doctor did a couple of checks then said there was nothing he could do for it. So I went to my naturopath and after some months of magnesium and vitamin B the tremor slowly decreased then stopped. It came back a few years ago and I consulted a different naturopath who put me onto NADH which is a Co-Enzyme, antioxidant form of vitamin B3. The tremor stopped after several months taking one tablet a day. I use ENADA, NADH from iherb. I stopped it several months ago and the tremor started coming back so I started it and it stopped straight away. I will be on it for life. It's wonderful to have found a natural supplement that has stopped tremors when the doctor said there was nothing he could do so I wanted to share this and hope it helps someone else the same way it helped me.

Magnesium
Posted by Kristen Holmes (United States) on 04/06/2020
★★★★★

For Essential Tremors,

Dr. Carolyn Dean of The Magnesium Miracle 2nd Ed (a must-read for *anyone* with chronic health issues!) says in interviews that any magnesium that is well-absorbed will cross the blood-brain barrier; magnesium threonate had a single, questionably done study behind it, and the price is very marked up because of this. Ionic magnesium chloride is the true gold standard for absorption. Magnesium glycinate may be the next best option. Topical is great but you have to do lots of it every day, and it gets cost-prohibitive if that's your only method

Avoid Poultry
Posted by Jessica (USA) on 06/11/2020

Hi Nevin, Isn't that something? Seems they were on to something. I'm glad to help! Good luck with your tremors. I believe you can have some control about slowing the progress or even stopping it...MAYBE even hope for some reversal/healing when the toxic load is lessened :)


Avoid Poultry
Posted by Nevin (Atlanta) on 06/10/2020
★★★★★

This is very interesting because I've had an essential tremor for a long time and according to Eat Right For Your Type (blood type) I should not eat any poultry. I had a bioenergetic assessment done that indicated I should have no poultry. I had a Chinese body type assessment done and AGAIN it indicated that I should not have poultry. Thank you Jessica!


Avoid Poultry
Posted by Jessica (USA) on 06/10/2020
★★★★★

A naturally occurring chemical called harmane is associated with essential tremor. It is present in meat, but is in very high concentrations in chicken (and I assume other poultry). The theory is that people who develop essential tremor cannot clear harmane as well as those who don't. Anyway, it stands to reason that it might be best to avoid chicken and poultry if essential tremor is an issue for you or runs in your family. https://www.medscape.com/answers/1150290-61693/what-is-the-role-of-harmane-a-heterocyclic-amine-hca-in-the-etiology-of-essential-tremor

Acupuncture
Posted by Jean (Wheeling, IL) on 03/19/2020
★★★★☆

Acupuncture has helped tremendously. It's not totally gone but I can eat soup with a spoon again.

Systemic Candida and Essential Tremor Link
Posted by Laura (Juliette GA 31046) on 05/19/2019

Does anyone suspect a link to systemic candida and essential tremor?


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by John S. (Suffolk, England) on 12/31/2018

Hi; back again! Just to say that I hope everyone is coping, or even better, improving. The strength and steadiness in my hands is increasing, along with confidence and, hopefully, a beneficial move to somewhere more manageable. Still taking the supplements, and suspect that will continue. As long as I can draw and paint, that's the main thing. Let's see if we can make it a good new year. Take care everyone. Be 'seeing' you.


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Art (California ) on 11/20/2018 2139 posts

Phyllis,

Many people don't realize that the currently available meds for PD and most supplements do nothing to halt or even slow disease progression and they merely work to try and control symptoms while the underlying disease progresses unabated even though symptoms may be well controlled for now. Eventually the meds can lose effectiveness even with increased dosing until they may no longer control the symptoms that he is taking them for. What I am talking about is different in this respect. When you are relatively symptom free is the time to be as proactive as possible in order to preserve what you have before the disease progression level becomes too advanced and irreversible damage is done to the brain.

I understand what your husband is saying and so I will stop here.

Art


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Phyllis (Fl) on 11/20/2018

Hello Art. My husband said that he doesn't think that his Parkinson disease is not bad yet and does not want to add another supplement. I will be in touch if and when he decides that he needs more supplements for his condition. Thanks again.

Phyllis


General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 11/17/2018

I cannot take vegetarian capsules. Some may be able to tolerate them but I cannot.

KT


General Feedback
Posted by Dardenel (Us) on 11/16/2018 50 posts

Apologies on all the replies, but I figure things out late sometimes..I want to add that from today on, I am going to open the capsule of the mag. citrate, and pour it into a bit of unsweetened applesauce that I have on hand. I won't be using any capsules unless they are vegetarian type after reading about the Bovine/gelatin. I just want to test this info out. Also, I am shopping gluten free after reading a couple of posts below. thank you again Kt, Denise


General Feedback
Posted by Dardenel (Us) on 11/16/2018 50 posts

so sorry, I forgot to mention what is in the only gelatin capsule I have, which is the Mag. Citrate one. If I'm reading the label right, it says Other ingredients equals Gelatin (bovine) Croscarmellose, vegetable magnesium stearate. naturalist brand.


General Feedback
Posted by Dardenel (Us) on 11/16/2018 50 posts

Hi Kt, Denise here, and I mention in another post that hopefully will show up here, I had to change my account. Anyway, I am overwhelmed by that link. MSG is in everything pretty much, and the conclusion on the tests are horrific:( I'm not sure how to avoid msg, totally. But you can be sure I'll be studying how to. Since this is the tremor thread, I will just talk about that for now. My tremor seems to be almost absent at times. It isn't 24/7 like it was. Mine is mostly in my left hand, and head shakes side to side. It's not shaking now for example, and my hands are doing fine on the keyboard. The left is a bit jerky. It's weird because if I am not thinking about my head shaking, sometimes I realize it isn't shaking. Then when I think about it, it shakes. I am having a lot more energy now with all I am doing for my tremor, and other issues. The 3 main ones are in order of importance to me, spleen enlargement, tremor, tinnitus. I take these things every day now but recently read where Ted says that supps shouldn't be done every day. I think he said 4 - 5 days a week?? I'll try to find that post from Ted. So here is what I take now: Tbsp ACV, tbsp EVCO, tbsp blackstrap molasses, home-made ginger tea, 2 parts chicory coffee + 1 part regular coffee at 2 cups. 300 mg magnesium twice a day as Mag. citrate and Mag. Glycinate. Just 100 twice a day with citrate. 1 x B-50 Complex, 1 x extra B12 5000 mcg, chewable, 2 x Vitamin C at 1000 mg, 1 x zinc 50mg, 1 x D3 2000 IU. This regiment has changed some in the 39 days I've been working on all of it. I have copied the books you mention and will take a look at those for sure, thank you Kt. I'm not having any side effects from anything I know of right now. Next stop, Tinnitus thread. It's way bad last 2 days.


General Feedback
Posted by Dardenel (Us) on 11/16/2018 50 posts

Hi Kt, I will try to catch up here, this is Denise. I had to change my account as the site wouldn't let me login, or post. Not sure what the issue was. Anyway, I'll just say for now, when you had mentioned ingesting the capsules, I thought you meant the whole supplement, not the gel container capsule. I'll see if this will post, and then hopefully be back to add more;)


General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 11/15/2018

This is an update for my advising Denise/Art to eat a banana if one gets diarrhea. I have discovered that because bananas are cloned, they can cause problems with yeast infections. I have a short story about that but thought it best to give a "heads up" now. I was never a banana consumer but would eat them just because they were here when my hubs bought them. Before he got sick last Feb. we had stopped buying them because of the cloning news. Since he has been home, forgot about the news and started getting them again, I have only eaten three and now I am having a problem with yeast. Hindsight is 20/20...bananas were the cause in the past...when will I learn??

KT


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Art (California ) on 11/11/2018 2139 posts

Phyllis (Fl),

I have a lot of information for your husband when he is ready, just need to figure out a way to get it to you when that time comes.

Art


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Phyllis (Fl) on 11/10/2018

Thanks, Art, for the response concerning Parkinson disease for taking the supplements that you suggested for my husband.

I will have him read the recommendation and hopefully he will research the supplements recommended.


Avoid Gluten
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/30/2018

Dear Friends: I wanted to mention this earlier but just didn't. I was diagnosed with IBS several years ago and I noticed sourdough pretzels were really hard on my GI tract so I avoid sourdough anything.

I used to bake my own bread with unbleached naturally white flour. I could not use the typical "bread flour". I stopped because it seemed more of an expense and a waste of time for me and it was not that much better than what we can purchase for reasons below.

I strongly feel that infiltration of GMO's cannot be avoided just due to wind and bird droppings that has gone on for decades. Our entire food supply has been tainted. Now it would be a good time for a Bible lesson about this but not everyone wants to embrace that so I'll practice self-control.

The reason I got into the food issue was because I had traumatic brain injuries along with several head & neck traumas. My difficulties are called "Head injury Deficits". They are also ADHD characteristics. When I started seeing news briefs about the toxic effects of MSG and the onset of Alzheimer's along with other neurodegenerative diseases I felt there had to be a common denominator. There is...our food supply.

We get Nature's Own Butterbread and I can only eat one slice at a time, but not everyday. Oh, I know, it's got other bad stuff in it but taking magnesium and vit. C offer some protection and I am able to tolerate it. Sometimes I use a red skin potato as a bread exchange. Since I weeded various hidden sources of MSG out of my diet and started cooking differently, my mind became clearer and my fits of rage are nil.

I truly hope some of this will help you dear friends looking for answers.

Love,

KT


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Phyllis (Fl) on 10/30/2018

Thanks for the information of when you took both supplements. Right now I'll stay on one of each morning and evening to see if it helps the essential tremor and also better sleep,


Avoid Gluten
Posted by John S. (Suffolk, England) on 10/30/2018
★★★★★

All: There seem to be a number of articles on Noncoeliac Wheat Sensitivity. Also a TED talk.

Additionally; connections between this sensitivity and neurological damage, re: lesions and the occurrences of Schizophrenia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Essential Tremors. Time, maybe, to either deal with the inconvenience of maintaining a completely wheat-free diet or putting up with all the disorders that it seems to be creating. It begins to look as if going to sourdough may not be enough. I've tried what they call 'gluten-free'. It's disgusting and disproportionately expensive, as are any products under the 'special' diet label. People try the Paleo Diet. Need to investigate.

Avoid Gluten
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/29/2018

I thought I would mention to you that my husband gets violent when he eats whole wheat. I don't know what makes the difference, but we can eat bread made from wheat flour and Spelt without getting riled. The store ran out of the bread we usually get so I got the same brand in whole wheat. Oh my goodness, I had to throw more than half the loaf away. In addition, he cannot eat whole wheat crackers without getting grumpy. The same thing happened to me when I ate yogurt. I loved yogurt but our daughter observed how irritable I got when I ate yogurt...plain yogurt, so I just stopped. I am able to drink 2% milk but I get it in glass bottles, not plastic. Not everyone can tolerate the same thing so that's why I said it had been over a two decade piecemeal endeavor.

Here's one report: GLUTEN AND SCHIZOPHRENIA Fri, 05 Apr 13 08:22:39 -0500 04/04/2013: Lily from Kelowna, BC: "Dr. HOFFER did not only recommend vitamins and supplements. He also recommended a gluten, dairy & sugar free diet for most patients. It has been well known since the 1950's that wheat gluten can cause various schizo type behaviors. I heard Dr. Hoffer speak at a psych class at the U of S in 1964 also later at a public forum in Saskatoon.


General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/28/2018

In addition to separated B vitamins, broken amino acids can also cause problems when taken separately. They can offer temporary relief but long term...?? Glutamic acid is one that we recognize as MSG when it is a consequence of manufacture. An investigative reporter, formerly with CBN had been advised about that when he researched the toxic effects of aspartame and manufactured glutamic acid. They are chemically similar. "Excitotoxins, The Taste that Kills" is an informative book by Russell L. Blaylock, M.D. and another is "In Bad Taste, The MSG Syndrome" by George R. Schwartz, M.D. who wrote the Forward to Dr. Blaylock's book.

KT


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Dardenel (Us) on 10/28/2018

The Theanine Serene does help me sleep at night, and the dosage per day is 2 tablets so I feel pretty safe doing that. I take mine about an hour before bed as I do get a teeny bit drowsy. But in the a.m. when I take it I don't feel drug out, so it's probably sort of a mystery how that works, but it works;) I also take the magtein dose with that at night (I take 2 magtein a day) and with it in the a.m. too:)


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/28/2018

Dear John,

I think you confused Denise with me?? I am the one that reported to her as having had a spitfire temper. I am old now and under control just by avoiding things that I know can upset me, (i.e., capsules and hidden sources of MSG). My husband still flies off once in awhile but I know he eats things that affect him that way. I don't get upset and argue back anymore. I can stay away from him until he cools down.

Hindsight is 20/20. I was eating a lot of hidden MSG from a variety of sources in addition to whole wheat bread which has been reported directly linked to schizo behavior.

KT


Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Phyllis (Fl) on 10/27/2018

I started taking these supplements this morning. One of each like your husband did. I have a hard time sleeping during the night most nights. So do you think that it would be helpful if I also took another one of the theanine serene before bedtime to see if I would sleep better?

I read all of your posts concerning essential tremors and I am very hopeful that this will help me also. I would prefer to just take one of each per day (in the morning) but I read other testimonials on another site and they all seem to be helped by taking it before bedtime to sleep better. Thanks for all you informative posts about how it helps with essential tremor.


General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/27/2018

Just an amendment to dissolving capsule contents in water. I was only thinking of magnesium in a capsule. Other ingredients can be poured in unsweetened applesauce. I am adamant about the capsule and combinations of other "inactive" ingredients could be contributing to the jitters you report. I drink more than two cups of coffee (not weak).You'll never know until you stop ingesting the capsules and it will take awhile to get totally out of your system. If you take anything that contains a hidden source of MSG, even a minute amount of citric acid, that could activate the effects of the capsules. Broken amino acids can also cause problems.

Additionally, when my husband's spleen was enlarged I was looking for information to help him. This is what I found: http://www.jpabs.org/view_issue.php?title=Some-effects-of-monosodium-glutamate-administration-on-the-histo-architecture-of-the-spleen-and-pancreas-of-adult-Wistar-rats

KT


General Feedback
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, Ca) on 10/25/2018

Hey Art, and anyone following.

I wanted to give you an update since it's been 17 days of sticking with it all;)

The only issue I had that is negative is the shakey jitters and I have it pinned down to taking my supps without food. I've been taking them early in the a.m. when I get up, all of them, except the night dose which I have been doing for just a couple of days now, again, with no nightmares/vivid dreams. Yesterday I started SAMe for my depression which I've had since I was a child (a whole other story than my tremors). I now drink zero coffee, quit that 2 cups in the a.m. habit, and replaced it with Chicory coffee, I love it!! And yes, that could have had something to do with the jitters, although before I started supplementing, I never had jitters from those 2 cups, not that I remember anyway. Here is what I am taking each day now and I'll include the things I take that have to do with other issues: Theanine Serene w/Relora 2 per day Acetyl L-Carnitine 1 per day Magtein 1 per day B50 Complex 1 per day D3 2 per day Magnesium Citrate 1 per day (may not need this, not sure yet) Magnesium Glycinate 1 of 400 mg per day Alpha Lipoic Acid 1 of 200 mg per day Virgin coconut oil 1 tbsp plus (sometimes a bit more) Blackstrap Molasses 1 - 2 tbsp per day Ginger Root tea Home-made, 1-2 cups I think that's it, and like you say Art, I do want to stick with this for now, at least a month maybe longer.

I sleep wayyyyy better at night, amazing! More calm for the most part, tremor is sometimes so unoticeable but then it comes up when I am slightly agitated or stressed. Also, when I got that sicky feeling (kind of like hypoglycemic type) my tremor goes nuts. I do know all the things I'm taking are helping me feel more hopeful about my health. I still have my "full-feeling" in my spleen, and my tinnitus is bad most of the time. I still think all these things will eventually get better.


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Art (California ) on 10/22/2018 2139 posts

Phyllis (Fl),

What has shown benefit in Parkinson's Disease is thiamine / vitamin B-1. It has shown potential to significantly reduce many of the multiple symptoms associated with PD when used at high oral or intramuscular dosing.

Art


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Phyllis (Fl) on 10/20/2018

Does anyone know if the Theanine Serene and the Magtein would help Parkinson disease? I ordered this today for my essential tremor but my husband has the start of Parkinson disease and wondered if it might help him.


General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/19/2018

Denise,

For your reply to me on the 18th:

I agree with Art, if something is working for you keep doing what you're doing except taking the mag citrate. The magnesium that you ordered, is it 500 mg. capsule or tablet?

I only took 500 mg. tablet just before meals until my neck healed.

Make sure your hands are very dry. You can twist capsules to open them and pour contents in some water to dissolve or bite gel caps to remove contents then spit the capsule out. You can cut tablets in half. Now I have mag oxide powder I dissolve 1/4 rounded tsp. in no more than 1/2 C orange juice or water before breakfast then sometimes a 250 mg. tab before a meal.

Before I eat anything that contains oxalates I try to take more magnesium before I eat. You can Google a list of foods that contain oxalates.

I am not troubled with tremors but I will get arthritis pain, kidney stones or gallstones if I don't get adequate fat and magnesium. You really have to experiment. My concern for you was stopping the tremors first that I believe has been proven to be a magnesium deficiency. Then learning to adjust with making food your medicine.

KT


Vitamin Deficiency and Tremors
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/19/2018

Denise, I'll have to dig up my records to give you numbers but when I was below normal because I was not outside as much my PCP encouraged me to get the vitamin D supplements. I increased my D by sitting in the sun about 20 minutes a day plus after I read what the NA stated about vitamin D supplements. It reports the body's need for D can be met by exposure to sunlight 10-15 minutes a day several times a week. It also declares that Vitamin D supplement is the most toxic vitamin of all supplements and should be used with caution. Take something outside to read in the morning. I take my Bible. KT


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 10/19/2018

We get there in the end! But, aren't we complicated. I'm ordering some more of the Theanine Serene and the Magnesium Threonate the coming week. I am thinking of setting up an art website with a friend of mine. That's my confidence returning. Many thanks for the steering. Your post gave me a positive direction. Please, thank your husband as well for me.


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 10/19/2018

Denise,

What I am getting is the occasional twitch in the bicep. But, I am able to hold a line and trace over it with 99.9 percent accuracy. Fingers still feel weaker than they used to, but they are getting stronger. Time taken, this time round because I couldn't afford the supplements, but had to grab them as the opportunity arose, I would say the overall period was four months. That's stopping and starting annoyingly. So, although there was a build up, I couldn't continually take them without breaks in the regimen. On a daily basis, without fail, I've been on the full dose since 5th September. I've also been adding, with varying degrees, Magnesium Citrate, Good Guru Memory and Focus, 8 grams of Vitamin C daily and Spirulina. Spirulina is a semi-regular in my ordinary diet anyway. I also add to smoothies some Gotu Kola, Brahmi and as many green sources of Magnesium as possible with fruits using my Nutri Ninja. I blitz up the Mag Citrate in the smoothies. I'm not zinging like I used to, chronological damage I think! But, things are definitely getting better and I'm not using all my strength trying to control tremors and I'm sleeping more soundly. As Marshall Sam McCloud used to say, "There y' go! ".


Vitamin Deficiency and Tremors
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, Ca) on 10/19/2018

Thank you for this post, as I am researching the recommend I got from my PA (physicians assistant) on the bloodwork I had done. It showed D was low (see pic below if interested in the numbers). So she put me on 2000 IU once a day, which is not enough if I multiply my weight (138) by 35 iu as you mention. That would be close to 5000 per day. I'll do more reading today to see if I should take at least 2 per day if not 3 to get my D where it should be.

She also gave me D3 which I don't know what other D's there are at this point of my learning, so I'll check on that.



Supplements
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, Ca) on 10/19/2018

For anyone that might be following my progress, I wish I could just edit and add to my post, but by replying to it seems the only way so here I am again:)

I slept good lastnight, no nightmares, or waking up every, 2 hours. I didnt take anything of my supps before bed, and no ginger tea. I did everything earlier in the day, most of supplements in the a.m. I think I can put in a picture below of a list of what I am taking for Essential tremor so I will try to do that for those who dont know where and how I started this journey;) I have trouble navigating the site, but learning.

Yesterday I bought Magnesium Glycinate because I believe it will be easier to take larger doses of it for me. It was suggested I take 500mg of Magnesium before breakfast but I was afraid to do my citrate form do to possible diarrhea. But this a.m. at 5:30 I took my glycinate before anything to eat, as suggested. 400mg in 2 tabs, and I took the citrate, 1 cap to equal 500mg. I will let you know how that works for me.

Yesterday I took 2 of my new Mag-glyc. right away at 2:30 on an empty stomach, as I didnt want complications during the night, if there were to be any. No problems at all. I also did not have a headache in the night as I had the last couple of nights, and not sure which supplement, or something I ate may have caused that.

Anyway, lets see if I can plugin a pick of my list for folks to see what I am up to;) Denise



Supplements
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, Ca) on 10/18/2018

I wanted to just add that I did get my Magnesium Glycinate, 400mg (2 tablets equal 400mg) I took 2 early today at 2:18 pm. I figured if I was going to have a bad reaction (diarhea, etc.) I'd rather have it during the day. I had nothing at all except felt more calm after I took them. That could be my other supps kicking in that I took in the a.m. too though. I'm just glad to report no ill effects, and it looks like I'll be getting enough Magnesium now with what I get in this new glycinate, as well as what I get in my Theanine Serene. I plan to try it first thing in the a.m. before a meal and see how it goes. 500 mg was suggested but 2 of these are 400, and I also take Magtein, and the Serene.

I also wanted to mention I have ordered chicory root as an alternative to coffee. I only drink 2 cups in the a.m. but the lady at the Wild River market (health food store) says she knows a gal that comes in and 1 cup was bothering her and when she quit that, her tremors disappeared completely. Who knows what other sups she may take as well, but I figure it is worth a try and I truly don't enjoy the coffee that much anyway. I just hope the chicory tastes ok, good reviews from a few folks on Amazon, but many mix it with coffee which I'm not going to do.

I am hoping to "not" have that jittery, sickie stomach feeling tomorrow about 11 or Noon'ish. Not sure what is causing it, so will try elimination process to see if maybe the acetyl L-carnitine could be it. Trial and error right? Or, trial and success!!

Denise


General Feedback
Posted by Art (California ) on 10/18/2018 2139 posts

Denise,

It is better to stick to one regimen at a time and your current one has already shown itself to work in someone else and you are already starting to see benefit at a relatively early stage so I encourage you to stick with it for more time to give it a chance to work to the fullest!

Art


General Feedback
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, Ca) on 10/18/2018

I don't know how to take them another way Kt? I'm interested in finding out though? Also, I am having terrible nights, well, exaggerate on "terrible" but I'm waking up frequently and wondering if I'm even getting into full REM sleep now. I also am having weird, and sometimes nightmare ish dreams. Any advice on that? I am taking just the Serene (Theanine with Relora) Acetyl L Carnitine, and Magtein at night, nothing else.

My dinner was salmon, and roasted vegies. I did a tsp of Coconut oil with an English Muffin lastnight too. I did have Ginger tea (home-made) but before dinner around 3 pm. My book hasn't arrived yet from ebay, and they say between the 18 and like a week later (can't remember the date offhand). Thanks for your replies Kt, it's good not to feel alone in this.


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 10/18/2018

Dear John,

Woo-hoo!!! Can't tell you how happy it makes me to hear of your "tremor - free" status. Nothing makes me happier than people overcoming health challenges, especially through Earth Clinc. I recommend this site to people all the time, but, as you know, you can only lead a horse (or burro! ) to water.

I have a bit of an art background myself, 30 years ago it was painting, but I mostly enjoy metal working now. Creativity is good for the soul!

Continued good health and blessings for peace and happiness through your artwork.

Soazburrolady


General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/17/2018

Denise,

In my opinion you really need to stop ingesting the capsules.

KT


General Feedback
Posted by KT (Usa) on 10/17/2018

I would suggest you start low to see how you tolerate it.

KT


General Feedback
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, Ca) on 10/17/2018

Hey Art,

I doubt I can go the shots, not through my medical care (or lackthereof) but have you any info on Thiamine working (as you mention) as well? I'll do a google, etc., on it and see as I am just trying to find other things to be ready to try if over a month, 2, or 3 I don't see a good difference.

I read this today, and find it so interesting, and totally believeable. It makes sense because I know our bodies are no less than "amazingly created", imo;)

This should show a post by Cindy, let me know if it doesn't, anyone reading this;)

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/multiple_ailments6.html#tips_161481


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, Acetyl L-Carnitine
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, Ca) on 10/18/2018

WONDERFUL John!! How long did it take to notice a major difference as I've been on the same regime for 9 days only? I understand it can take a different amount of time for each "body" but I would love to know, Denise

PS Again, I am so happy for you and it is so reinforcing of my belief in a natural remedy can be out there for us;)



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