Natural Remedies for Essential Tremor

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Posted by Jo (Texas) on 12/24/2017
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Essential Tremors:

My husband can tell when he runs out of Riboflavin in his supplement container. I've been giving him 400mg daily in 2 divided doses as suggested by a member of a FB group on ET. This is the only thing so far that he has been able to notice an improvement.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Roma (Minnesota) on 11/25/2017

Arlene B., sorry for delayed response. I did not experience any reduction in tremors from acupuncture. However, it was very relaxing.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Denise (California) on 11/25/2017 157 posts

Is anyone still discussing on this thread? I am so desperate to talk with people who either experience some of the same issues, but are finding help through dietary, or home remedy. I just can't go with conventional medicine on the things I'm dealing with, especially these, two things:

Essential Tremor

Cervical Dystonia

oh, and not to forget the Acid Reflus/Silent Reflux (LPR) which is now almost 100% better just from leaving out some foods (at least I suspect that is why it's better, plus the fact I don't eat after 7pm.

I'm around if anyone wants to wants to talk, Denise

Dietary Changes
Posted by Dave (Lubbock) on 11/08/2017

I have bouts of gout and haven't noticed any worsening of gout from eating a strict keto diet.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Soazburrolady (Arizona) on 10/28/2017

Hi Marc,

I just saw your post and wanted to chime in. For my husband, it took a few weeks to really notice a lessening of the tremors, and possibly a little longer for them to resolve completely. He also takes Acetyl-L-Carnitine for same. On a side note, I started experiencing some peripheral neuropathy recently and added Alpha Lipoic Acid to my rather extensive (and expensive! ) handful of supplements. Since it is known for its beneficial effects on all things nerve related, he's been taking that too.

My husband had only presented with the symptoms of essential tremor a few months prior to instituting the supplements, so perhaps it takes a bit longer for them to take effect when the condition has existed for a good deal longer? Wishing you all the best.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by M (Boston ) on 10/27/2017
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My name is Marc and I have had essential tremors for about 20 yrs I'm now 46 . It started with my right hand and now recently my left. I cannot write anymore or even hold a glass of water. So yes its very challenging at times. I'm hopeful it find relief with magtein and theanine serene w relora. Been taking 2 capsules of each per day. Been about a week and have seen no improvement yet. My question how long should it take to see a difference? Thanks

Dietary Changes
Posted by Ted M. (Lubbock, Tx) on 10/22/2017

!! WARNING!! Low Carb diets are known to help reduce weight, and according to this post, Tremors, BUT DO NOT USE THIS DIET IF YOU HAVE GOUT!!!

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Christi (Newkirk, Oklahoma) on 09/21/2017

Please consider that flour has BROMINE in it which most of the wheat products don't tell you about. There is a flour product that doesn't have bromine in it if you want to make your own food.

Posted by Lou Ann (Summerville, Sc ) on 09/20/2017

I know this is a older post, but I have same thing is it still working?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Lauren (Reno) on 09/02/2017

Thank you! I am well aware of the brain-gut relationship and have made huge strides in the direction of cleaning up my dietary act (gave up sugar and all processed flours and lost 60 pounds! ) but never thought about going the extra distance into Keto land for tremor health. It is SO annoying and embarrassing and has gone from "how do I ignore this?" To "how the heck do I get rid of this?"

Has anyone here tried CBD oil?

Dietary Changes
Posted by Arlene B (California) on 08/20/2017

Roma, have you had any reduction in tremors while using acupuncture? Anyone else try this?

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 08/17/2017

Interesting to read that Acetyl-L-Carnitine, or ALCAR, "improves the neural network by strengthening nerves and signal receptors": Quote from site, 'Braintropic' on the subject.

and that it also improves memory and learning function. Could explain the mass of writing I undertook and completed whilst on the supplement in 2006! That was well before the tremors took hold and I have not had Acetyl-L-Carnitine as a regular supplement since. Hmm. Will investigate further. Thanks for the boost in that direction. That's why these discussions are so valuable.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 08/02/2017

Hi Roma,

Yes, it is Acetyl-L-Carnitine. He's been using it now about 3 years - along with the other supplements I mentioned. All the best to you.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Roma (Osseo, Mn) on 08/01/2017

Acetyl-L-Carnitine develops a high level of energy which would aggravate ES symptoms. Are you sure this is the correct name of supplement?

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 08/01/2017

Hi Pamg,

I noticed your post to John and just wanted to add that that it is Acetyl-L-Carnitine and not L-Carnitine that my husband has been using. Not sure of the exact chemical difference, but I know that the Aceytl-L-Carnitine is apparently able to cross the blood/brain barrier (as is magtein), and that is the key to its effectiveness. Those supplements - plus the Theanine Serene, continue to work for him (thankfully). Indeed, they are expensive, but the alternative stinks too! All the best.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 08/01/2017

Pamg. Sorry; I am not aware of ALA. You may be aware that MSM - methylsulfonylmethane - is a nutritional sulphur and maybe you should check with a physician to make sure. MSM is said to increase respiration in the body's cells to allow the better passage of nutrients in and waste out.

This increased efficiency sounds as though, although my information is theoretical without further checks, that if it facilitates the absorbtion of ANY 'nutrients', it may also increase also the efficacy of any medications you may be on. If that is the case, it may be wise to double check. A lady on YouTube states that she took MSM and then went for a night out, drinking her usual tolerance level, but ending up being carted to hospital blind drunk and stayed that way for another day. My advice would be wary until the necessary questions have been answered. That said, I do take MSM on a regular basis, a sensible balanced diet and avoid alcohol.

Also the other supplements I stated. I had Carnitine some years ago and had considered taking it again, but seem to have got away without as far as tremors are concerned. I am not under any doctor's medication, so none of those interactions are my concern, however, not knowing any further as to your regimen, reiterate caution until your research is complete.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Pamg (South Dakota, Usa) on 07/31/2017


I noticed you mentioned the use of MSM in an early post -I'm wondering if you're STILL taking it or not. I am 61 years young and my tremors are increasing. I already take ALA but not with L-carnitine (will switch to a product that combines both) and taking Magtein as well - tried taking it later in the day and my sleep was horrible! So will continue to take it first thing in the morning.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carol (Grants Pass, Oregon) on 07/13/2017

I am 74 have had ETs for about 5 or 6 yrs now. Started in my hand then left and went to my head. Wasn't too bad to start but has gotten worse over time. Had a MRI of my brain when this first started Dr said it was ETs nothing else wrong. I think my mom may have had this too but not absolutely sure. Have taken Tremadone for about 3 years but not regularly 2 per day and not every day, so can't give a response for it's benefits but will try to take as told and stay away from coffee and other caffeine which really makes it worse

Dietary Changes
Posted by Roma (Minnesota) on 06/14/2017

My acupuncturist just recommended this diet to me this week. Thanks for sharing!

General Feedback
Posted by Christine (Sicamous, Bc) on 05/24/2017 5 posts

Tremadone did not work for me at all. I tried it for 6 months.

General Feedback
Posted by Cindy (Pennsylvania) on 05/20/2017

Thanks. I will look into it.

General Feedback
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Usa) on 05/11/2017

You might like John Bergman you tube videos on neck alignment that can cause tremors if it is pinching off the nerve supply. Love the guy.... learned so much!

General Feedback
Posted by Clickrs (Warminster) on 05/11/2017

Unfortunately, Theanine Serene with Relora and Magtein have not helped with my head tremors. I have been taking them since August 2016. So I am going to try the high doses of Riboflavin/B2. Hope that helps, my doctor keeps pushing inderol, but when I did use that many years ago after 6 months I had to increase it so decided to find a natural way. Wish me luck I am also looking at CBD Oils, will try the Riboflavin 1st.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 05/11/2017

Have just managed to purchase some more of the theanine. Hopefully, now, I can return to the full supplementation that worked before and I can re-establish twitchless fingers. DWP seem too stupid to realize that reducing payments DOES NOT HELP but actually hinders recovery or alleviation of troublesome symptoms and that such things need constant maintenance. They need to know why I haven't found work in my chosen field and seem oblivious to cause and effect in such matters. The tremor needs to be sorted out first! Common sense would seem to indicate that alone. How ludicrous can you get?

Magtein, Theanine
Posted by Roma (Osseo, Mn) on 03/27/2017
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The combination of Magtein and Theanine seemed to be working for me, then per suggestion of dr., I put them aside to try UNDA homeopath drops instead. After a relapse, I'm back to taking Magtein and pinch of Theanine bulk powder. At night I take Neuro-Mag, a lemon flavored powder containing vit d3, calcium, and magnesium threonate. Progression has been slow but steady.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Demetri (Arizona) on 01/10/2017

How long did it take into the diet to notice any significant changes to your tremor? I have been on the Ketogenic diet for only 2 weeks so I don't expect a change so early but I'm curious to when I might see some change.

Posted by Jeanette (Hope Mills, North Carolina) on 01/08/2017

Does this really work. I am so frustrated with the head and vocal tremors. They are embarrassing and annoying. Tried botox for years didn't last and so uncomfortable. What is best magnesium to try. Desperate for help but on a fixed income. Please respond.

Dietary Changes
Posted by John (Arizona) on 12/09/2016

I have seen Ketogenic diets for individuals who have seizures, another neurological problem. Sounds like this diet can apply to those with other nero problems like tremor. Thx for posting your success. Amazing.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Queb (California) on 12/08/2016
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Had shaky hands and a slight voice tremor from essential tremor. Tried everything under the sun!

Gluten-Free... that did not help. High B2 doses, nope! Every vitamin combo you can name. No help.

As you all know this ailment is so frustrating and its a long road that just gets worse! I came across some research regarding brain using Ketones for energy through a ketogenic diet. A very low carb, high fat diet where your body/brain runs off fat. The brain runs much more efficient on fat. I've been on the ketogenic diet for 3 months and my tremors are down 90%!!!!!! I've been on earth clinic many times looking for the next advancement in tremor control. THIS IS IT!!!!!! DITCH THE CARBS!!!!! I CANT TELL YOU HOW HAPPY I AM TO RELAY SUCH POSITIVE NEWS!!!

Some days I do miss the chips, ice cream, sweets, but to be able to control my hands is so much better than a bag of potato chips. I'm not going to go into the details of the keto diet, but a simple google search will lead you to how to get started. I'll check back on here if you have any questions about my journey.

I went from having difficulty writing to having such steady hands! You would never know I had ET! MIND BLOWN!!!!! If you are looking for a solution, this is it guys. So Excited to share the news.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lise (Fredericton) on 12/08/2016

Does acv alone would provide the same benefit? Does it have to be in OJ?

General Feedback
Posted by Mar (Australia) on 11/19/2016

I can't get Tramadon to be sent to australia. Any suggestions please?

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Pointvet (Texas Usa) on 10/18/2016
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The theanine serene with relora and the magtein is causing digestive distress, or some factions of the combination. And I don't need more excuses to be a recluse with the tremors and such effects. But I will never give up seeking natural improvements and as well I will expire before ever going back to neurological drugs again. A sentiment not for everyone, as many can do those without ill effects...presumably. For me, I have a good mind and I wish to keep it; I am energetic and wish to remain so; I have a good sense of humor, which I need for sharing with my off springs. Next I will be trying some new to me combo essential oils with frankincense. Cheers to all.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Pointvet (Texas Usa) on 10/15/2016
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I will write too long. I had a head injury in 1966 and a 7 day comma, when I woke -- right off I tremored and said to myself, "the girls will never be interested in me now". I lost from 174 lbs down to 109 lbs. Numerous doctors told me I would not live to see age 30...or much less. Over the years I did much research, being I was smart enough yet, even if I tremored badly, to the extent I could not write my name, play the guitar, do art, hold a book in my hands to read it etc. I used many naturals and some with benefits, usually for a short term. I was for a while addicted to tranquilizers, to the extent now I truly am opposed to them for myself. The tremors gradually got worse over the decades, yet I never got angry at or resented the problems. I got this honorably, in a small teams parachute jump in VN, doing what I felt true to liberty assistance....I was fortunate to have an excuse for quirkiness.

Thanks for this site! I have been reading and have been taking the theanine serene with relora 2 per day and one magtein, now for about 8 days. I can carry a dinner plate and can touch two fingers of each hand to each other. How long will this last...I have no idea. But over the years I have done hospital stints, done scans, seen numerous neurologists, taken k's of dollars of naturals, took medical drugs I soon quit with side effects, exercise everyday, had years of giving up all caffeine, food coloring, salt, sugar, suggested bad foods, avoided chemicals, withdrew from social gatherings, still losing the abilities of most things I enjoyed. So far I have good results with this and many thanks. Others should do their own research and discussions with their health care opinions are useless in a professional way.

Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 07/29/2016

Hi Ralph. Living in a rural area as I do, I don't have ready access to well stocked natural food stores. I buy almost all my supplements online. The Magnesium L Threonate is available on sites such as Amazon, I-Herbs, and Lucky Vitamins. There are different brands, but if I am allowed to mention a brand name, the one I buy is called Magtein (by Source Naturals). If you check out the section on "Essential Tremor", here on Earth Clinic, you will find suggestions for other supplements that may help you. All the best.

Posted by Ralph (Wichita Kansas ) on 07/28/2016

Where do I obtain the faster form from? My tremors stop me from going places. I'm ashamed of it because people notice and some laugh. that hurts.

General Feedback
Posted by Clickrs (Warminster) on 07/06/2016

Hi, I am just ordered from Source Naturals, just wondering do you take the Theanine in the morning or evening and how many? Thanks.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 07/01/2016

Hi Cindy. Yes, those are the supplements we added specifically for my husband's tremor. (The Theanine Serene does contain Relora which I know some posters prefer to go without.) He takes other supplements also, but, had been prior to the onset of the tremor, so I don't think they enter into the equation. I surely hope this helps you, as it is such a frustrating and even debilitating problem. All the best.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Cindy (Pa) on 06/30/2016

Hello, thank you for sharing your husband's info, I just want to reiterate what I believe you said he takes. I have had severe head tremors for years and when the Inderal stopped working I started some supplements with a little improvement. But want to try yours. Theanine Serene, Magtein and Aceytl-L-Carnitine.

Please let me know if this is correct. I want to order them and start right away. Thanks for sharing. Cindy

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Steven (Long Beach, New York, Usa) on 06/28/2016

John: There may be hope for all ET sufferers outside of all the costly supplements and/or beta blockers, etc. There is a new device still in experimental stages coming to the market. They will not give me a "freebee" which they are now offering to those willing to be be guinea pigs. The reason that I do not qualify to be a guinea pig is that I do not live near London where they are (I am in the USA). But you, John, are in the UK, hence you may qualify. The device is called the Gyroglove. Check it out, It looks unique, and is something you simply wear on your affected wrist. By September, the experiment will end, and it will come to market for $600. I may purchase it then. I just pray that I do not have Parkinsons. My older brother has Parkinsons and his daughter (my niece) has ET and treats it successfully with Propanolol.


Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 06/25/2016

Of course, what's the alternative offered by the orthodoxy? Beta blockers.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Soazburrolady (Arizona) on 06/24/2016
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John, so sorry to hear of your new difficulties. I just thought I might add a note of encouragement to all of you suffering from ET. My husband has been continously on the same supplements since before my first post - and continues tremor free. We are truly thankful. It is, without a doubt expensive, but works, and he has had no ill effects. I will say that the remedy worked fairly quickly (within a few weeks he noted improvement). So, it is possible that other causes of tremor will not respond as well. We have been too chicken to discontinue to see what might happen! My best to you all.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 06/24/2016

If I take the combination, as I have posted, then, yes, there is a difference and a noticeable deterioration if I stop. Unfortunately for me, I am now on Employment Support (?) Allowance, which means that I now find it difficult to afford to take the supplements regularly. They want me to find work and my best means to that is by working from home at illustration - other options for very good reasons are limited in the extreme - however, by the very meagreness of the allowance, even that is going to prove more difficult. Personally, I think that they wish me to decrease the surplus population. The combination, personally, does not make me feel tired. The Nutrasleep, I take before bed anyway, for the GABA, but some nights, as always, I remain awake and some I fall asleep. I am however taking a maintenance dose for the tremor as opposed to a sleep aid. I don't feel drowsy the next day. One has to note that your tremor sounds worse at the outset of treatment than my own, concomitantly of course, your results, and I sincerely hope they should be positive, may be longer in coming. My very best of wishes. I do understand the importance for your soul's sake of continuing that which you love and the destruction of spirit that tremors can have. Please take care and I hope it works.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 06/23/2016

Dear Steven,

My daughter studies piano and organ, so your post struck a chord (sorry, can't help that pun) with me. From watching her, I know that it is painful to not be able to play the instrument you love as you like (and you need it for your livelihood as well! )

Have you tried any magnesium supplementation yet? Also, have you eliminated all artificial sweeteners yet (and MSG, another neurotoxin.)

I am very hopeful that natural remedies will cure you of this and allow you to continue with your music for pleasure and for your work.

~Mama to Many~

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Steven (Long Beach, Ny Usa) on 06/23/2016

John: I am a concert-level pianist as well as a church organist/pianist and high school music teacher. Music is my passion as well as my profession! I am 63 but my wife is 20 years younger and we have 2 small boys ages 9 & 5. I am right hand dominant and have had increasingly severe tremors on that side (hand, arm, leg and foot) for approx. 2 years now. It is really affecting my writing, drinking, eating and of course, my keyboard playing! Our very livelihood is threatened.

Has your regime continued to help you? Do you feel tired during the day as a result of your regime?

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 05/07/2016
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I have found that I can get away with little supplementation at present. I have been on a minimalist diet, mostly raw and have not had wheat based products for, at least, four or five months. Hands have remained quite steady and did not return to full supplementation.

Events. My mother passed away two months ago and an extensive period of stress lifted as I had had to take care of her, initiating a long period of years of self neglect, before she was finally persuaded to go into care. I do occasionally have a session of biting my lip when I am eating and the nerves twitch under the skin of my hand - more noticeably the right - but events having taken the turn they have, it is as if years - of the tremor - have been removed. Having said all this, I will keep the Magtein and the Theanine and the Nutrasleep on standby. Drawing stable, still have not mustered courage for painting or inking yet. I don't think cursive writing is going to be something that I will ever master, but I may tentatively try it. My brain refuses to link the technicality of writing with imparting information to a page at speed using such a device as a pen although writing, lettering style, with a pencil seems to work adequately - adequately enough for a fellow artist to remark that I have "beautiful writing" and a councillor I have been seeing to remark upon it. They see scattered sentences. If I had to produce a page at length they may see different results. I still avoid attempting that. The worst I get is filling in the forms that I have had to. Bureaucracy always stresses me out.

General Feedback
Posted by Christine (British Columbia) on 04/03/2016


I used Tremadone for 6 months, as well, abided by their suggested diet, all to no avail. I believe that I gave it a fair chance to make a difference. When you take a look at the ingredients, there really is no sufficient dosage to make any effect.

I too have tried Propranolol, after which I experience increasing fatigue. So much so that the fatigue created a much lesser quality of life than the tremors do.

Currently, I am trying Theanine Serene with Relora and Magtein, both from Source Naturals. After only 2 days, I have regained my energy and feel a good calmness. Hopefully, the tremors will decrease. So far, I do see a slight improvement while writing in the evening after a full day's work.

Good luck to us all with this challenging neuro movement disorder!

Many, many thanks for this wonderful website!

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Christine (British Columbia) on 02/22/2016

Oh, how grateful I am to have read your comments on Essential tremors!!!

I will order right away, as per your suggestions. I am now 61, desperately trying to control my hand tremors. They have been progressively getting worse since I was 54, inherited from my mom. It is of most importance to me to treat this disorder through alternative health as I am a health care provider, caring for the elderly, mostly who suffer with dementia. I see the side effects of alopathic medicine and don't want any part of that.

Thank you so very much for your insight!

General Feedback
Posted by Jim (Stockton, Ca) on 02/17/2016

A person near and dear to me drinks about 4 Diet Cokes (with aspartame) per day. She says she has "essential tremors" as did her mother. Her mother never drank Diet Coke and died at 76 of complications supposedly from Lupus. Maybe just get off the Diet Soda, and the body can heal itself.

Her tremors are so bad that she can no longer write legibly, and she says that they are beginning to affect her driving. Start with the easiest solution, I say, STOP THE DIET COKE. She, like Michael J. Fox, is addicted to the diet soda.

Vitamin Deficiency and Tremors
Posted by Dina (Texas) on 02/10/2016


You likely have a magnesium deficiency that is being exacerbated by the large amount of Vitamin D that you are taking. The same thing happened to me. Vitamin D needs magnesium to convert it into a usable form. The large amount you are taking is sucking up all your magnesium. Trembling and hand tremors are a result. Please research how to take Vitamin D with magnesium.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 02/02/2016

Hi John. I agree that the combination of supplements that relieve tremor are really costly. You could try Aceytl-L-Carnitine in place of the theanine. I just purchased them (500mg) for 12 cents apiece. My husband continues to take the whole "shebang" every day, but has not had any return of symptoms. We also both take several other supplements to keep us upright and taking sustenance! It is quite expensive, but better than the alternative - I think!

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 02/02/2016

Interesting. I will go back to my original for a spell to regain the improvement, and if that works, try again with an increase to the full 3 capsules of Magtein. Of course it may all just point to subtle, yet important differences in the reasons behind the individual tremors. If only we were born with an individually tailored manual. Of course we are, but only our bodies can read it and they think that tremors are normal everyday operation. The fact that it's something we don't want is new information to them and frankly why don't we want them? Here am I, applying sentience to a 'selfish' gene!

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Romaine (Minnesota) on 02/01/2016

Hi John, like you, I've dropped the Theanine and Nutra Sleep as well and have continued with the Magtein (48mg 2x's a day). I've continued to notice a slight improvement as long as I take the Mag. My ultimate goal is to be able to write legibly again.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 02/01/2016

Right. I have to say that, after removing the Nutrasleep for a few weeks, and dropped the Theanine as well - time not tracked, but estimating a fortnight - the fingers have started to twitch again. Have continued with the Magnesium Threonate, but it seems that alone does not do it. Will return to my original dosages. Had a problem with costs and thought that I would see if the mag would do the trick by itself. Apparently not in my case. It does seem that a continued supply of it all puts the tremor into submission. With a return to full supplementation, hopefully it will all work peaceably again.

Vitamin Deficiency and Tremors
Posted by Jamslore (Oregon) on 01/24/2016

I noticed two posts with vitamin D levels below 20, your vitamin D level needs to be between 40-60 ng/ml, you are deficient. To determine your correct D level the formula is 35 IU times your body weight. And it is essential you get a baseline test of your D level, its called a 25(OH)D test then from those results you can determine how much D you need to take.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 01/11/2016

That is extremely wonderful news! I feel that, when I operate a mouse, my fingers want to twitch still; and the nerves do a little, but the drawing feels smoother than it has done in years. I maintain the dosage at Magtein 667mg x 2, one in the morning and one in the evening; and two Theanine, two capsules @ 100mg in the morning.

I have dropped the Nutrasleep for a short while, just to see if the improvement maintains - the valerian was giving me a thick headed feeling, and since I don't suffer from headaches at all, I've put it to a side effect from that. Will try the Nutrasleep again perhaps as an experiment for a few days shortly. Again, wonderful news, upon which I hope you find continual improvement.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Roma (Minnesota) on 01/10/2016
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John, just wanted to post that I'm finding gradual relief from the Magtein and Theanine capsules. I'm still experimenting with dosage levels but head bobbing and hand tremor are decreasing. Hoping progress continues towards noticeable improvements. Thanks for the posts, feedback, and helpful information. All the best!

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 01/08/2016

Hello Roma:

Apologies for the delay. Let me first say, that I had always suffered from nervous problems and wasn't aware of any family history of ETs, so that what I thought was merely shaking to my anxiety, was probably the start if the tremors. Considering that I am fifty three now, I would say that the problem had been steadily building during the last decade. I can certainly say I did not have them in 1999 when I did my last painting. The strain of one to one caring did me no good whatsoever, going on far too long for my own good and led to a complete physical and mental breakdown. It is because of this that I cannot be more accurate. I'm sorry. However, no supplement did me any good until I started on MSM. That I can say was a turning point. Two tablets of 500mg made a subtle, though immediate overnight improvement. Enough for me to take notice! I was also on the track of other means of supplementation to control or eliminate the tremors and various ideas as to what to aim for.

I would say that, after starting the regimen that I am on now, subtle benefits took a week, building to a revelatory improvement inside three weeks. At two months, I see a twitch in the nerves which happens occasionally, but not with such regularity as to upset my drawing. I still have a difficulty with cursive writing but that is a very chronic problem and probably because I have avoiding it for many years, so that will be the last to settle, if at all. Sorry to be so long winded, but I thought it best to be, as opposed to giving non informative sound bytes. I hope that you find a significant difference very soon. All my very best wishes.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Roma (Osseo, Mn) on 01/06/2016
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Hi John, thanks for your reply. I'm actually being treated for a hypothyroid but not on any meds. I have continued taking Magtein and have experienced minute improvements. Perhaps over time they will increase. I'm also going to try the L-Theanine capsules (minus Gaba and Relora).

Question....when did you start seeing promising improvements and how long have you been dealing with ET's.

Magnesium, CoQ10, Botox
Posted by Roma (Minnesota) on 01/04/2016

Sharon, how long after taking Mega Mag did you start seeing any results? Also, what's your dosage intake?

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 01/03/2016

I am extremely saddened that this has not worked for you. I am aware of Thyroid problems within my own family, unfortunately no awareness of where they are. I take it that it is hyperthyroidism of which you speak? I note from one who claims to be an expert that Vitamin C deficiency can encourage more of the thyroid hormone. I must note that I have only read this and from one source. Of course, unlike many mammals, we cannot biosynthesize this ourselves and usually within the body's functions, most everything we do requires it in the equation one way or another and among the vitamins it is also the most easily lost in storing, preparation and even digestion, then having an extremely short life in the body and being water soluble also easily lost in the urine. Unfortunately it seems that causes of tremors are of a multitude, but C is the most common deficiency along with magnesium, selenium and nutritional sulphur (MSM). However care must be taken regarding supplementation and MSM can increase the effect of various things like alcohol and possibly other things, thinking if you are taking medication so if you go that particular route, research and ask your doctor. I am not on medication and can say that, for my own problems, MSM has done me good. There are no guarantees as you must be well aware that it will likewise for you. I really hope you can find you answers soon. For the meantime, I take it that you will discontinue the mag, the threonate and the nutrasleep. Go easy and I wish you all the luck in the world in finding a remedy that suits you.

Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)
Posted by Roma (Osseo, Mn) on 01/02/2016
1 out of 5 stars

Hello. After taking 1 Mucuna Dopa capsule (Source Naturals) I felt like I had drunk a cup of coffee. Had terrible jitters throughout the day. Had no positive effect on my ET's.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Roma (Minnesota) on 01/01/2016

Hello, I really enjoy reading all the encouraging posts on this site. I started the Theanine capsules, Nutrasleep and Magnesium Threonate regimen 1 week ago and am perplexed on why they've been stimulating my ET condition instead of calming my nerves and provide no relief. Also, my eyes have started twitching throughout the day. The tremors are in my dominant left hand (I can no longer write/eat with it) along with a bobbing head.

After I take the Theanine Serene with Relora (1 tablet) or the Magtein (1 capsule), I become more jittery and fatigue. The Nutrasleep (1 tablet) helps me sleep soundly but has had no effect on tremors during day. All supplements are from Source Naturals.

I'm a gluten & lactose free eater, take no prescription drugs, coffee, or artificial sweetners. I'm taking iodine for my thyroid, along with a multi-vitamin, calcium, and vitamins D3 & B12. I'm perplexed as to why Theanine, Magtein, or Nutrasleep has had an opposite effect on my nervous system. Any suggestions or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

General Feedback
Posted by Jill (Iowa) on 12/11/2015

I started using tremadone 2 months ago. I have ET in my head. They get so bad I had to sit or lay down to keep my head still. I tried propanolol, topamax, primadone, inderol, all without success and horrible side effects. The dr started me on botox shots in the neck every 3 months. 4000.00 a pop, could not afford it even after insurance. Tremadone has taken the tremors away apporoximately 95%. I only take one at night. unbelievable. Reading all your posts, I am going to try the gluten free route. Good luck.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 12/11/2015

Hello Sissys:

If you are referring to the 'combo' med used by Soazburrolady's husband, then she is referring to Theanine Serene.

I, myself have found equally satisfying results from using Theanine capsules, Nutrasleep and Magnesium Threonate. taking two Theanine at 100mg and one of Magtein at 667mg and two Nutrasleep and a further Magtein late afternoon/early evening. basically I found the alternative because I wasn't sure if I wanted to take the Magnolia Officianalis in the Theanine Serene which contains the Relora.

However, here's a possible in case you feel the same way. there have been reports I've read of side effects associated with the Relora by some people who have tried it. However not all have had the reported problems.

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by Sissys (Coral Springs, Fl) on 12/10/2015

Please can you give the name of the combo med? Thank you

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 11/25/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Hello again!

Have to report that I'm much better. My drawing is pretty much back to form with only a minor twitch in the arm and base of thumb occasionally. Small improvements every day. I have been gluten free for two weeks and I also take Magnesium L-Threonate - two Source Naturals capsules @ 667mg - and two capsules of Theanine @100mg in the morning with a glass of spring water and a quarter spoon of Methylsufonylmethane (MSM). A multi-nutrient for my skin at midday - will provide details of this nutrient if needed, but I was taking this for a long time with no effect on the tremors whatever - and in the late afternoon I take two Nutrasleep again from Source Naturals. very positive about the result.

Will update, if or if not the result is consistent.

Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)
Posted by Rathna (Toronto) on 11/01/2015

I am having tremor of my hands and I was tested for Parkinson and the neurologist said it is not but could be essential tremor. He suggested some medicine but I refused as I already take medicine for Diabetes cholesterol HBP and I didn't want to damage my Liver and Kidneys.

After coming across this website I started on ACV and BSM. I also saw Mucuna on the introduction page and saw Susan's comment. Just went and bought Mucuna Powder according to their website we can use one tea spoon in warm water or in some juice etc.

My question to Susan-- Are you using any other supplements with it? Any answer will be greatly appreciated

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 10/25/2015

Many, many thanks for your response. I am relieved to hear your husband's tremors are under control. I understand the plight regarding the need for fine motor control and wish him well for continued success. I hope that what I am doing may result in success similarly. I may tentatively try the Theanine Serene should this attempt fail and will report back, just in case other people have had a problem with the Relora. The problem seems to have been handed down along with the X-linked Ichthyosis that I have, this also my Uncle had and also various dyspraxic traits. The tremor is relatively recent. I am 53 and had been a one-to-one carer for many years. When my caring came to a natural conclusion I was exhausted, but thought that finally I could pursue my life's centre which is art. Then along came the tremor. As you can see, the frustration is untenable. You can gather that this page and your posting of your husband's results is so very important to me. I hope we can benefit from his experience. We are such complicated beings and if only there was not so much trial and error when these things hamper us. My very best wishes.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 10/23/2015

Hi John.

So sorry to hear of your trials regarding essential tremor. I am very happy to report that indeed, my husband's tremor has not returned even in the slightest, and he continues to take the Magtein, Theanine Serene, and also Acetyl L-carnitine every morning. Just as an aside, he has not noted any side effects (vivid dreams) from the Relora. All the best.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by John (Suffolk, England.) on 10/22/2015

Soazburrolady: I have just started taking Magtein and Nutrasleep, the latter as it contains GABA, Taurine Magnesium etc, ( as close as I can to the Theanine Serene ) and L-Theanine. I was a little wary of the Magnolia Officinalis as I had read reports of vivid nightmares accompanying the Relora in the Theanine Serene. I was just wondering, a few months on, how is your husband coping and have the tremors remained under controls or have they gone? I, myself, would really like to get back to work, but my tremors have knocked my confidence in being able to continue. I can draw, but my speed is well down as if I attempt to speed up or apply pressure the tremors start up and control lost. It also wears me down trying to maintain the control needed for the fine work and am continually on the brink of depression at the thought that I may have to give up the work that is the centre of my life. My uncle also had very bad tremor.

Posted by Earthling (Usa) on 10/17/2015

While I'd never heard of Jogging In A Jug, the recipe was easy to find via Google.

I checked several sites and with only one exception, all had the same ingredients, but in different amounts. (That one exception was a recipe that included honey. The other recipes did not include honey.)

Here are the basics:

-1 quart red grape juice

-2 quarts apple juice

-3/4 cup ACV (Only one site specified Bragg's brand. The others just mentioned regular, old ACV.)

-3/4 cup honey, optional

Mix it all up, keep it refrigerated and drink 1/2 to 1 cup per day.

I, personally, wouldn't add the honey. Between the juices *and* the honey, that's a whole lot of sugar.

Good luck!

Posted by Maureen (Reno, Nv) on 10/17/2015

I've had the essential tremors off and on for years. Recently, it has gotten worse in my right hand (mainly because I use it more) to the point that it exhausts me. I'd be interested in the proportions of the Jogging in the Jug. I think this may work for me. Thanks.

Posted by Edna (Hayward, Ca) on 10/14/2015

Essential Tremors are sign of Magnesium Deficiency. Google Tremors, Dr Dean. Google Magnesium Deficiency.

Magnesium Glycinate is one of the best absorbed forms of Magnesium. Most everyone is low in Magnesium. Dosing 5x Elemental mg body weight in lbs. It will take time to restore Mg, so give it time, months. Other health issues would also be corrected along the way.

You could also add Mag L Threonate 2 caps a day, one at daytime and one before bed. 48 mg elemental Mg per cap. In combo with Mg Glycinate. Mag L T is the only form that would cross the blood brain barrier so this form of Mg could help the tremors in a shorter time.

Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)
Posted by Susan (Los Angeles) on 10/15/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Mucuna Pruriens has almost eliminated the very noticeable shaking of my neck/head and hands for 15 years. Doctor said he thought it was "essential tremors", not Parkinson's but I'm not so sure. I suspect he was influenced by my otherwise excellent health. Even if I have ET, MP may help this symptom for those with Parkinson's.

After one brand of MP (Herbs Forever) had no effect after months of use, I persevered and ended up finding two excellent products online. I tried both for comparison and found them to be equally effective: Barlowe's Elixirs and Keter Wellness. With each, improvement was noticeable in less than a week; I followed the dosage on the bottle - two capsules per day. If I don't take the MP for several days, some shaking returns.

I was so embarrassed for so long and now people don't stare at me any more. There is just a little trembling left in one hand and a little flair up under situational stress.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Beth (Ga) on 06/22/2015

Rhode Island Jim,

If the book you are missing from your homeopathy kit is from Hylands, then call them and they can send you another booklet. I did.

Bless you for wanting to help your friend.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 06/14/2015

How nice of you to show such concern for your friend. These tremors can be so very debilitating and frustrating. The supplements we used for my husband (and he remains tremor free to this day) are: Magtein and Theanine Serene with Relora - both from a company named "Source Naturals". I forgot to include acetyl-L-carnitine (which he also takes) in my last post. It is available from many companies. I use Amazon, Lucky Vitamins, or I- Herbs to buy most of my supplements - and it is definitely worth the time to comparison shop. The best to you both.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Jim (Barefoot Bay, Micco, Florida) on 06/14/2015

Hi - this is about where to find the products you mentioned, that help to eliminate uncontrollable hand-shaking. I just started working (donating my time) at a local Thrift Shop where things are taken in and then sold for next to nothing and one of the older guys who I'm working with - his hands shake so uncontrollable - just writing a price on a ticket is a major accomplishment. Because I have been a Homeopathic subscriber for many years, - Homeopathy immediately came to my mind - but sadly, my three manuals got lost in my many moves and transmissions, plus my small homeopathic travel kit with 30 assorted remedies but several remedies that came to mind were Mag Phos or Mag Sulph but I don't have my books any longer to tell me their characteristics. Could you possibly provide what you have as what to get and where to get it / them? I really wanna help the old guy. He's a very intelligent, former Disney mechanical engineer and he's 80, but a great guy and never complains - he just lives with it and I'm sure homeopathy will help! Thanks for your time and insight.

Rhode Island Jim

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Posted by Howard (Westminster, Md. Usa) on 05/03/2015
5 out of 5 stars

If you suffer from essential tremors, you might consider riboflavin. Riboflavin alone seems to mitigate this condition as I was seemingly going into full blown Parkinsons before I took this and only this. The b-complex was not therapeutic btw. I hope this post helps someone!

Sea Salt
Posted by Me (Pennsylvania, US) on 03/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I had had some shakiness in the past few years, most notably when I was hungry, nervous, or angry. I'm now 9 weeks pregnant and it had gotten much worse. I was very frightened that perhaps I had a neurological problem. I tried to isolate possible problem, and decided it could be one of the following: Thyroid, neurological damage, blood sugar, blood pressure, vitamin or mineral deficiency, or an anxiety disorder.

My husband and I have been doing Dr. Batman's "Water Cure" for nearly a year with spectacular results. That is simply drinking half your body weight in ounces of water, and dissolving a few pinches of sea salt on your tongue daily.

Well, I realized perhaps it was really due to drops in my slightly low blood pressure, and I read up on how to raise it. Salt. I realized since I got pregnant, I'd reduced my salt intake because I wasn't sure if it was good for my baby.

So I started taking the pinches of salt again, and that awful daily shaking is GONE GONE GONE. I am so happy. My hands are steady again, that horrible shaking has ceased. I only take a few pinches a day.

For the record, the shaking was like an intentional tremor, so if I was drinking from a glass, or trying to lay a sheet of paper on a pile, it would really tremble. If I was trying to do something, like say, plug a charger into my cell phone, or put the key in the ignition of my car, it would tremble and make it hard to do. I am a 40 year old woman in overall excellent health.

I think you have nothing to lose, and quite possibly everything to gain, by trying sea salt. It's cheap and if it works, you'll be happy. I don't have any definite reason WHY I was shaking but I do know it has STOPPED since the very day I began the salt again. I don't know if it will help everyone, or anyone but if it does help anyone, that would be wonderful.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 02/26/2015
5 out of 5 stars

The supplements are by Source Naturals (I have found their products to be of good quality) -

1) Theanine Serene, which contains magnesium chelate, GABA, taurine, L-Theanine, Relora, and holy basil extract, and

2) Magtein which is magnesium L-threonate.

He takes one of each every morning and has been tremor free for several months. Hope this information is helpful.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Lorian (Baton Rouge) on 02/23/2015

Can you email me the name of the pill that is helping your husband, I have a friend that has tremors of the hand and it is really bad she had to withdraw from her college courses.

Magnesium L-Threonate
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az., US) on 02/23/2015
5 out of 5 stars

A few years back, my husband developed an essential (or intention) tremor in his hands. At first it bothered him only when upset or tired, but gradually started to affect him full time. As my husband makes his living as an OR nurse and needs to have fine motor skills for his job performance, it became imperative to find a treatment or cure. After researching the problem, we decided to hit him with the whole shebang of potential treatments. The most important seemed to be Magnesium L-threonate, GABA, Taurine, and L-theanine. Fortunately, as some have mentioned, the Magnesium L-threonate does not cause or aggravate diarrhea. I am really happy to report that my husband's tremor has basically disappeared. He takes other supplements also, but was taking them prior to the onset of the tremors. We have also eliminated any aspartame and eat only very small amounts of gluten. I am not sure if I am allowed to mention a specific product, but there is a tablet available from a reputable "Source" that contains the combo of GABA, Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium chelate, and some herbal extracts that simplifies the process. He adds a Magnesium L-Threonate product from the same "Source" to that tablet. All the best and hope this works for you as well.

Posted by Steve (Columbus, Oh) on 02/21/2015

I have tried Primidone with slight improvements, but stomach aches and fatigue. Also tried a barbituate which worked well, but I was exhausted (plus it's addictive). Dropped diet coke and my ET improved dramatically for months, but returned. I'm 61 and have had this for 5 years. My handwriting sucks. I'll try anything. I'm going gluten-free starting tomorrow to see if that works.

Posted by Debby G. (Angleton, Tx.) on 12/09/2014

I have colon problems, 1 1/2 ft removed, so I have constipation problems as well as essential tremors. Currently I am taking 250 mg of Primidone and 75 mg of Topiramate a day and I still have bad shaking spells. I do not drink sodas but I do have 1 cup of coffee each morning but it is 1/2 decaf. I use an artificial sweetener which I will discontinue after reading this board. I am wondering which MG product would be best for my situation and would appreciate a reply. I really need some help here. Desperate I am..

Magnesium, CoQ10, Botox
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 10/25/2014

Hello Sharon;

I'd add on AEP....(Calcium AEP)...membrane integrity factor. I can't stop recommending it...

Read about it on line...Google "nutrition review calcium AEP"

I take six a day and it is a vital part of what I've developed as my "Longevity Program"...

Magnesium, CoQ10, Botox
Posted by Sharron (Sydney, AU) on 10/24/2014
4 out of 5 stars

Hello everyone, The tremour in my hands has become more difficult as I got older, I can't do cursive writing and have trouble with holding spoons. However, I have started taking Mega Magnesium complex tablets and this seems to have helped. Tremours have slowed considerably and I don't feel as though I'm shaking all the time. Hope this information helps. Regards Sharron from Australia

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Jon (New South Wales) on 10/24/2014

Hi guys, here's another person who became tremor-free after eating a gluten-free diet... Linda Lapeer, Mi said...My daughter, is an active college student attending college and playing college volleyball. Last Sept, 2010 she was at a volleyball tournament and she developed a severe tremor in her legs...

...Long story short, I read the book and was given hope that there might be a cure for her tremors. I told my daughter that we needed to make an appointment with an environmental physician as well as start on an elimination diet, adding one food to her diet per day to see if different foods affected her.

On the diet, she ate only fruit the first day, then vegeys and finally meat. She was tremor free for a few days, then on day 4 she ate some whole wheat toast before volleyball practice and her tremors started immediately. We researched wheat and suspected gluten was the cause of her tremors. We experimented with other wheat products; pasta, bread, cake and they all caused her tremors to return.

It has now been 3 weeks, she has eliminated all foods containing gluten from her diet and her tremors are non-existent. We have an appointment with an environmental physician (basically an advanced allergist) in a month but I feel we have already found the cure.

I urge anyone that has tremors, tics, etc. To investigate their diet and environment before they decide that their condition is hopeless and there is no cure. Gluten has been linked to MS, tics, tremors, tourette's syndrome, cancer, autism, RA, ADD as well as depression.

Gluten-Free Diet
Posted by Jon (New South Wales) on 10/19/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Tremors are 100% gone after eliminating Gluten from diet. Woohoo

I reckon Gluten-intolerance is the root cause of many essential tremors. I have read Gluten may is indeed be a very common cause of essential tremors.

Even without any gastrointestinal symptoms you can have Gluten-intolerance/Celiac disease. I am very grateful I found out about Gluten causing tremors, very happy.

Posted by Chazzer (Nantes, France) on 09/24/2014

Magnesuim oxide is laxative, but magnesium chloride is not. It's sold in Japanese shops as nigari, and used in making tofu.

Posted by Prioris (Fl, US) on 09/24/2014

Magnesium glycinate is a form that doesn't cause diarrhea. Also it can be taken with or without food.

Transdermal magnesium can irritate the skin in some people.

Posted by Thomas (Dublin, Ireland) on 09/23/2014

The best way to get magnesium is transdermal . That way there is no problem with stomach or diarrhea.

Ancient Minerals is a pure form and can be sprayed on skin or added to footbath.

General Feedback
Posted by Gary (Wa, US) on 09/07/2014

We have a friend who we were surprised had what she called intentional tremors. She's probably in or near her 70's. I've been looking on the Internet and came across a product that apparently is working well for some people. It's called Tremadone. You might do an Internet search on this natural remedies product. Won't hurt to check it out. It's manufactured in the U.S. in California. Hope this helps.

Vitamin Deficiency and Tremors
Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/27/2014

Deb, I don't know about Essential Tremors but I do know that I increased my Vitamin D from 8, by making sure to be out in the sun for at least 10-15 minutes every day. And since it can get very hot here, I would break it up into 5 minutes or less at a time.

Vitamin Deficiency and Tremors
Posted by Deb (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) on 08/26/2014

Essential tremors and vitamin D:

I have a vitamin d deficiency, my level was 15 after 3 months of 50,000 IU once weekly prescribed by doctor about 2 months later I had my D rechecked and it was 14, my Dr. has me on another round of vitamin D and then will recheck he said if not better I'm going to see endocrinologist. My boss mentioned my tremors have gotten worse. Can this be attributed to vitamin D deficiency?

Magnesium, CoQ10, Botox
Posted by Bev (Ft. Wayne, In) on 07/06/2014

Thank you to everyone for your contributions to this site. It has been so helpful knowing that I'm not alone & that there are solutions to help (other than all the meds that seem to make my symptoms worse)

  • magnesium (250 mg every am)
  • coQ10 with lunch
  • Botox injections every 3 months

This combination has relieved my symptoms to the point of being able to resume my life! NO caffeine trying to eliminate all chocolate :( Life is good!

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