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Tardive Dyskinesia Stack

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Involuntary muscle tics may be a consequence of long-term antipsychotic medication use. Tardive dyskinesia, an involuntary neurological movement, is caused by the use of dopamine receptor blocking drugs such as those of the antipsychotics and gastrointestinal medications. These drugs may produce biochemical abnormalities in the striatum of the brain thus, resulting in tardive dyskinesia. Symptoms of which include facial grimacing, finger movement, jaw swinging, repetitive chewing, and tongue thrusting. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

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In some studies, taking vitamin C along with other nutrients appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia
0Vitamin B-Complex
In some studies, taking vitamin B-complex along with other nutrients appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia.
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In some studies, taking vitamin B6 along with other nutrients appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia.
0Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
In some studies, taking vitamin B3 as niacin or niacinamide, along with other nutrients, appeared to prevent the development of tardive dyskinesia.
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Animal research and preliminary human reports suggest that L-tryptophan may help reduce the severity of symptoms.
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Several people have experienced improvement while taking evening primrose oil.
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Taking dimethylaminoethanol may help reduce symptoms.
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Supplementing with branched-chain amino acids may reduce excess phenylalanine in people with tardive dyskinesia.
10mg
Take under medical supervision: 10 mg daily at bedtime. Taking melatonin may help reduce abnormal movements.
15mgManganese
For prevention: 15 mg dailywhile taking anti-psychotic medication; treat under a doctors supervision: 60 mg daily. Supplementing with manganese may prevent onset or help reverse the condition.
240mg
240 mg daily. Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 improved symptoms of tardive dyskinesia by about 30% in schizophrenic patients.
1600iu
1,600 IU daily. Vitamin E has been shown to reduce the severity of tardive dyskinesia.

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Other nutrients are needed by the body, along with EPO, to make PGE1. Consequently, some experts suggest that magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, niacin, and vitamin B6 should be taken along with EPO.
Refrences
  • Horrobin DF. The importance of gamma-linolenic acid and prostaglandin E1 in human nutrition and medicine. J Holistic Med 1981;3:118-39.
Other nutrients are needed by the body, along with EPO, to make PGE1. Consequently, some experts suggest that magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, niacin, and vitamin B6 should be taken along with EPO.
Refrences
  • Horrobin DF. The importance of gamma-linolenic acid and prostaglandin E1 in human nutrition and medicine. J Holistic Med 1981;3:118-39.
Supplementing with polyunsaturated fatty acids (which are present in evening primrose oil) increases vitamin E requirements. Therefore, people taking evening primrose oil may need additional vitamin E.
Refrences
  • Horwitt MK. Status of human requirements for vitamin E. Am J Clin Nutr 1974;27:1182-93.
Studies in animals and humans suggest that supplementation with large amounts of either vitamin C or vitamin E increases the requirement for the other nutrient.
Refrences
  • Chen LH. An increase in vitamin E requirement induced by high supplementation of vitamin C in rats. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1981 Jun;34(6):1036-41
  • Brown KM,Morrice PC,Duthie GG. Erythrocyte vitamin E and plasma ascorbate concentrations in relation to erythrocyte peroxidation in smokers and nonsmokers: dose response to vitamin E supplementation. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 1997 Feb;65(2):496-502



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