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.
I have had tremors since I was a kid (30 yrs), they started to get really bad a few years ago and that's when I was diagnosed with ET. After months of trying different meds that didn't work or I could take because of the side effects, and also dealing with doctors and their "you just have to deal with it" attitudes. I took back control of my health. I spoke with a naturalist and an allergist. After some tests, a lot of research and some prayer this is what I changed.
I went gluten free, caffeine free, aspartame free (any sugar substitute) I take Lecithin 1200mg, Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg, L-Lysine 500mg, GABA 1500mg, Calcium 1000mg, Magnesium 800mg, Norwegian Salmon Oil 2200mg plus a multivitamin.
I have been doing this for almost three months and I am mostly tremor free. The tremors will start up if I get upset or angry, but very mild. Definitely something I can live with. The diet was difficult at first, but when I realized the difference it was making... It isn't so hard any more.
I have had shaky hands for the past 2 years. I made dietary changes like cutting out caffeine, sugar and artificial sweeteners, but that didn't help. A few weeks ago I saw a naturopath who asked me if I slept with a clock radio next to my bed as EMF exposure was showing up in his scans as the cause of the shaky hands. I don't have a clock radio next to my bed, but I do have a white noise machine that I sleep with. He suggested that I remove the device from my bedside table and place it at least 5 feet away. I did and 3 days later my tremors stopped and haven't returned.
Anyone experiencing tremors should remove all electrical devices from the bedside and see if it makes a difference. I can't believe how easy the cure was.
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.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
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!
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.
My Experience after 9 days of taking Theanine Serene with Relora, Acetyl L-Carnitine and Magtein for my tremors. I've been very consistent with my new supplements, and am still, very hopeful as it just hasn't been that long since I started them on the 8th of this month (Oct. 2018). I haven't noticed a continuous, steady difference in my tremor yet, but yes, some improvement. I am still reading as much as I can on deficiencies. One thing that is most noticeable in improvement, is that I feel more calm, but not knocked out or sleepy.
Some reading may remember that I have several issues going on, and trying to take something for each. Some sups as you know, work on several areas, so I am so glad for that as money doesn't grow on trees;)
My daily dosages:
Theanine Serene (source naturals ) 2 x per day
Acetyl L-Carnitine (same brand @ 250mg) 1-2 per day (label says 4 per day)
Magtein (just started this one which I received on 10/16/2018) 1 X per day
other supplements I take for other issues (but some help w/tremors I hear):
B50, D3, Alpha Lipoic Acid (tinnitus/ringing in the ears), Blackstrap Molasses (spleen), Coconut Oil (for iodine, and other benefits of EVCO)
For those out there like me, that are working hard to replace what our bodies are lacking in nutrition, I wanted to add a "post" I found here that was very helpful to me in understanding how supplements work, or this person's opinion on it. I am believing on it because I know that it takes a long time to get into bad shape, so I figure it isn't going to happen overnight, getting some healthy balance and working-order, back into my organs:
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 05/13/2016
(Crescent City, Ca)
(Crescent City, Ca)
Does anyone suspect a link to systemic candida and essential tremor?
For tremors try taurine, an amino acid.
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)
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.
(Crescent City, CA)
(Crescent City, CA)
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?
(Crescent City, Ca)