Natural Remedies for Essential Tremors: Effective Top Supplements

Magnesium L-Threonate, Theanine, MSM

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Posted by John (Suffolk, England) on 11/25/2015
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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.

Replied by Sissys
(Coral Springs, Fl)
12/10/2015

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

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by Roma
(Minnesota)
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.

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by Roma
(Osseo, Mn)
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.

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by Roma
(Minnesota)
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!

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by Romaine
(Minnesota)
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.

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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!

Replied by Soazburrolady
(Southern Az)
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!

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by Steven
(Long Beach, Ny Usa)
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?

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee)
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~

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by Soazburrolady
(Arizona)
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.

John
(Suffolk)
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!

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
06/25/2016

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

Replied by Steven
(Long Beach, New York, Usa)
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.

Steve

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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?

Replied by Pamg
(South Dakota, Usa)
07/31/2017

John,

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.

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by Soazburrolady
(Southern Az)
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.

Replied by Roma
(Osseo, Mn)
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?

Soazburrolady
(Southern Az)
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.

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
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.

Replied by John
(Suffolk, England)
07/27/2018

Have been trying sourdough bread for a while, as well as the supplements. It's been difficult. Although some control of my hands has returned, the tendency towards tremor has remained. 'Normal' use of hands, no real problem, but, if I try anything delicate, like drawing, writing, painting, the tremor persists. I have been unable to make as regular use of the Magtein, etc, as I would like. This is simply because there is no recognition that the tremor is a problem to be taken that seriously by the DWP. Basically, it appears, if you run out, then you run out. Why aren't you getting work? Because I don't want to tell clients I can handle work in the field of illustration, when, obviously I can't complete a project because of the tremor. Your hands aren't shaking. ( demonstrates) Oh, they are shaking! At this point, I am tempted to start swearing. All I can do is build up a back supply until the damn things get under control.

This second attempt at complete control is that harder and probably because of the break in supplementation. I hope your husband still has maintained control. Recently diagnosed as Aspergers. My assessor has said that, obviously, because of the Aspergers' trait of the need of structure, my art being the structure of my life, it is vital to my mental health that it be reestablished. He has written to my doctor to that effect. However, I know full well that the option to be offered on the NHS would be Beta-blockers! Certainly not supplements.

Replied by John S.
(Suffolk, England)
09/27/2018

Hi Soazburrolady:

Just a quick update. The hands, although the strength, pre-tremors, has not returned yet, probably through lack of normal use, the control has mostly returned. I have not tried brush drawing again yet, however, I am able to complete pencil sketches, which is something I have not been able to accomplish in a long while.

All I can say is many, many heartfelt thanks for your posts on the maintenance regimen, which, has paid off, for myself, for the second, and now third time. That seems to be the clincher! Although I am now taking the Acetyl-L-Carnitine as part of a broader multi-supplement, with Arginine, etc, ( Good Guru's Memory and Focus ) with the Theanine Serene with Relora and Magnesium Threonate, the first and latter supplied by British companies, the latter being Phoenix, my initial tryouts with the Source Naturals recommendation were equally successful. Being UK based informed my decision, it being helpful that only one of the supplements be imported. Hopefully I can now continue taking these and nothing else stupid will happen to prevent me taking up my career again!

Replied by Soazburrolady
(Az)
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!

John S.
(Suffolk)
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.


Magnesium, CoQ10, Botox

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Posted by Bev (Ft. Wayne, In) on 07/06/2014
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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!

Replied by Sharron
(Sydney, AU)
10/24/2014
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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

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
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"...

Replied by Roma
(Minnesota)
01/04/2016

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


Magnesium, Flaxseed Oil, Essential Oils

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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!

Replied by Gary
(Kitchener 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


Magtein, Theanine

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Posted by Roma (Osseo, Mn) on 03/27/2017
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Update:

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.

Replied by Roma
(Mn)
10/04/2018
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It's been a little more than a year since my last post and I'm still striving towards eliminating ET. I'm following recommended supplements - Theanine Serene & Magtein. Theanine Serene is so potent, I can only take half a pill before bedtime which knocks me out for the night.

Magtein, I only take 1 capsule during the day, it makes me really tired.

I'm now going to order Acetyl L Carnitine - I've been hesitant due to some of the reviews and concerned about possible jittery reaction. Henceforth, I'm hoping for positive results to share in my next post.


Mucuna Pruriens (Velvet Bean)

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Posted by Susan (Los Angeles) on 10/15/2015
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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.

Replied by Rathna
(Toronto)
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

Replied by Roma
(Osseo, Mn)
01/02/2016
★☆☆☆☆

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.


Multiple Remedies

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Posted by Aliups (Atlanta, Ga) on 07/01/2012
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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.


Remove Electrical Devices Near Bed

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Posted by Jim (Atlanta, Ga) on 05/25/2014
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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.


Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

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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.


Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Posted by Howard (Westminster, Md. Usa) on 05/03/2015
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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!

http://www.google.com/patents/US7838526


Sea Salt

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Posted by Me (Pennsylvania, US) on 03/02/2015
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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.


Supplements

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

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

Replied by Denise
(Crescent City, Ca)
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

Replied by Denise
(Crescent City, Ca)
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



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?


Taurine

Posted by Hank (Tuscaloosa, Al) on 01/19/2011

For tremors try taurine, an amino acid.

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)
01/19/2011

I have also heard that if you eat something with a lot of MSG in it that taurine is good for helping those awful symptoms as well. Worth trying anyway!


Taurine, L-Theanine, Magnesium

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Posted by Kellie (Oklahoma) on 03/26/2019
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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.

Replied by Denise
(United States)
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:)

Replied by Denise
(Northern Ca)
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.

Replied by Pacific Coast Lady
(Crescent City, CA)
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!

MTCO
(Brisbane, Australia)
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

Replied by Pacific Coast Lady
(Crescent City, CA)
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 ;)

Replied by Ruby
(Tennessee)
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

Art
(California)
10/01/2022
2089 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

Replied by Graham
(United Kingdom)
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.


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?

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
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.

Replied by Jamslore
(Oregon)
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.

Denise
(Crescent City, Ca)
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.


Replied by Dina
(Texas)
02/10/2016

Deb,

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.

Replied by KT
(Usa)
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

Replied by MTCO
(Brisbane, Australia)
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



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