Trace Minerals

What can help with twitching and frequent blinking?

There are various conditions involving involuntary repetitive body motions like Tourettes, Tardive Dyskinesia, and Dystonia. Certain involuntary movements can even be caused by taking psych drugs or tranquilizers for a period of time.

Involuntary muscle jerks and other tics can also occur from having had damage to the extrapyramidal part of the brain.

The extrapyramidal is a certain part of the brain involved in suppressing these abnormal muscle movements. Interestingly, this part of the brain needs a lot of manganese to function.  There has been research done on taking 10mg of manganese 3 times a day and improving these symptoms. 

If you’re going to take manganese supplements, you should also take:

• Magnesium 

• Vitamin B3 (niacin) 

Last updated: Mar 19, 2023 22:05 PM