Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a condition involving abnormal, repetitive, uncontrollable movements that develop after long-term use of antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia and related psychiatric disorders. Symptoms of TD include repetitive and involuntary movements (tics), most often of the facial muscles and tongue (such as lip smacking), although any muscle in the body can be affected (e.g., moving legs back and forth). Symptoms may be mild or severe and can interfere with eating and walking.
High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain 400 IU of vitamin E to help suppress tardive dyskinesia and other nutrients important for normal nerve function (B-50 complex, magnesium, calcium, manganese etc).
Additional Supplement Considerations
800 mg, twice daily
15 mg per day
Additional Branched-chain amino acids
150-200 mg per 2.2 Lbs of body weight
10 mg, one hour before bedtime (this dosage requires physician monitoring)
Studies have shown that supplementation with vitamin E, manganese, branched-chain amino acids and/or melatonin, at the dosages noted above, have helped control the symptoms of tardive dyskinesia in many subjects.