Symptoms, conditions and causes

What causes tremors?

Tremor is when your body parts have rhythmic shakes. It can cause great difficulties with activities like writing. Usually tremors are caused by inefficient work of the brain or nervous system. Let’s look at potential nutritional causes of tremor.


  • Uncontrollable shaking of head

  • Uncontrollable shaking of hands

  • Uncontrollable shaking of legs

Cause #1: Deficiency of B and E vitamins

There are several types of vitamins that have to do with normal functioning of the brain, muscles and your nervous system. These are B vitamins as well as E. Having a deficiency of these can cause tremors.


  • Take B vitamins:

  • B12 in larger amounts (specifically methylcobalamin)

  • B1 (specifically in nutritional yeast and benfotiamine)

  • B3, B6 (in nutritional yeast)

  • Take vitamin E:

    • make sure it’s not synthetic

    • make sure it’s food-based

    • take the vitamin E combination of tocopherol and tocotrienol

  • Take caprylic acid for tremors as well

Cause #2: Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. A high-carb diet will cause your blood sugar to spike after eating. As a result, your body will produce high amounts of insulin, which will lower the blood sugar too much. One of the symptoms of too-low blood sugar is tremors.


  • Avoid refined carbs and sugar

  • Avoid snacking

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

Other causes:

  • Brain damage

  • Parkinson’s disease

Last updated: Feb 02, 2024 20:10 PM