Will octanoic acid help my essential tremor?

Scientists are currently conducting clinical trials to research the use of octanoic acid, to treat the symptoms of essential tremor.  A substance called 1-octanol has been found to help with the symptoms of essential tremor. Octanol, a substance similar to alcohol, is converted to octanoic acid in the body.  Alcohol can affect the severity of essential tremors, but its use carries the risk of substance abuse and addiction.

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