We would also suggest the following vitamins and supplements:
Vit B12: Helps relax tense muscles, coat the nerve endings – protecting them from damage, aids in cellular repair and healing and enhances your immune system. It will help lessen the effects of dystonia and help you walk, write, speak and swallow. *Injection form *Supplement form *Food sources: sardines, lamb, turkey, corned beef, and eggs, ready to eat cereals, ground beef and hard cheese.
Vit D: Helps with nerve communication, boosts the immune system, relaxes tense muscles and carries blood and oxygen to your nerves and muscles. Good for muscles spasms, pain and discomfort. Repairs nerve and muscle damage reduces inflammation, assists in cellular production, improves muscle tone, speech, posture; thereby helping the symptoms of dystonia. *Food sources: cod liver, catfish, mollusc, shrimp, margarine, soy milk, eggs, Swiss cheese, and liver. *Best form is sunshine, 20 minutes a day in full sun, with as little clothing on as possible and no sunscreen*.
Vit E: An antioxidant that strengthens your immune system and protects your body from viral infections, pollutants and toxins that can trigger dystonia. Repairs nerve and cellular damage and decreases inflammation. It transports oxygen to nerves and muscles. It, therefore, helps with slurred speech and muscle spasms. *Food sources: pine nuts, spinach, almonds, sunflower seeds, broccoli and tomatoes*.
Magnesium: An important mineral that works with muscle spasms, contractions and toning. And improves and repairs the nervous system. Food sources: wheat bran, oat bran, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, dark chocolate, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, brazil nuts and molasses.
– Listed by Sharon Olivier, February 2021