Vitamins can help relieve tinnitus, but normally you’re just masking the problem. We recommend focusing on solving the root cause of the problem as this is the only sure way to give permanent relief. We recommend a program called “Tinnitus Miracle”, you can check it out here: www.tinnitusmiracle.com
Although currently there is no cure for tinnitus, promising research is now showing that some supplements and vitamins for tinnitus may be helpful in relieving the symptoms, with the 3 most frequently recommended being Zinc, Vitamin B12 and Ginkgo Biloba.
Zinc Therapy For Tinnitus
Zinc is a mineral that is essential to the body’s well being and must be consumed on a regular basis. Research has shown that zinc deficiency is common among tinnitus sufferers.
Further research is being carried out on the effects of zinc supplements on tinnitus. To date this research has been inconclusive. It did however show that in some cases there was an improvement in the patient’s tinnitus after a course of zinc.
It is very important to speak with your medical practitioner about taking zinc supplements before you embark on a course of treatment.
Foods high in zinc:
Lamb & Mutton
Oysters, Lobster, Crab
Nuts including peanuts
Seeds such as pumpkin
Vitamin B12 Therapy For Tinnitus
Vitamin B12 is essential to your body’s well being and is one of the better known vitamins for tinnitus. Research has again shown that Vitamin B12 deficiency is common among tinnitus sufferers. Again the research to date is inconclusive, however a number of patients have experienced an improvement in the noise level after B12 treatment.
It is vital that you consult with your Medical Practitioner before embarking upon a course of B12 treatment.
Foods high in vitamin B12:
Oysters, Lobster, Crab
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Ginkgo Treatment For Tinnitus
The Chinese have been using Ginkgo Biloba for centuries in the treatment of improving blood flow in patients and to prevent free radicals from damaging cells. This herbal supplement is readily available and has been used in the relief of tinnitus. The Ginkgo Biloba tree supplies the leaves and seeds from which the supplements are derived.
To date no conclusive trials have been conducted on the positive effects of Ginkgo Biloba, however small trials have shown marked improvement for some tinnitus sufferers.
Before you embark on Ginkgo Biloba treatment consult your Medical Practitioner as the taking of Ginkgo Biloba will increase blood flow throughout the body. It is not recommended if you are pregnant, already taking blood thinning medication or if there is a possibility of surgery in the near future.
A WORD OF CAUTION – Ginkgo Biloba seeds, unless prepared correctly, can poison the user and, although rare, have been known to result in death.
Other Vitamins For Tinnitus
Vitamin A is stored in the inner ear; its purpose is to make it possible for the ears to interpret sounds correctly. Fruits and vegetables are good natural sources of Vitamin A. No conclusive research on the affect of Vitamin A on tinnitus is available.
Vitamin E increases blood flow to the body including the ears. The resultant increased oxygen supply to the ears may reduce the tinnitus. No conclusive research on the affect of Vitamin E on tinnitus is available.
Magnesium is important to the proper functioning of the nervous system and heart. Some tinnitus sufferers have found relief by taking Magnesium supplements under the control of a Medical Practitioner.
Research to date has not been able to prove that any herbal remedies will help tinnitus sufferers.
Whatever alternate treatment you consider, e.g., the taking of vitamins for tinnitus relief, it is very important that you consult with your medical practitioner first and be guided by him or her. Many alternative treatments can be dangerous to the patient because of underlying existing medical conditions.
Ginkgo Biloba – NLM: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/333.html
Zinc deficiency – Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_deficiency