TrüMag Magnesium Supplements
May Help Tinnitus Treatment and Relief
Tune out Tinnitus
Are you looking for a Tinnitus Treatment that will bring relief from lingering ringing, roaring, buzzing, humming, and hissing sounds in your ears? Your body may be deficient in key minerals such as Zinc and Magnesium which could be preventing you from Tinnitis relief.
Constant exposure to loud noise can deplete your body of magnesium and can also be a leading cause of Tinnitus. Turn down that volume now and supplement your diet with minerals like magnesium and zinc
To know what Tinnitus sounds like click here.
The noise maybe buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing in the ears. Some people hear more complex sounds that come and go or remain consistent for a long duration of time. The pitch of the noise can vary and in most cases it is impossible to locate the exact origin of the Tinnitus.
Lifestyle Changes as a Tinnitus Treatment:
- Loud noise: Exposure to sudden or long-term noise can damage your hearing and cause Tinnitus. High-risk groups include industrial workers, farmers and transport workers. If you cannot reduce exposure to the noise source, protect your ears with earplugs or ear muffs. Leisure noise can also be a hazard if it is loud—example rock concerts, boom boxes in cars and misuse of a Walkman/discman/or MP3 player.
- Stress: Stress is a big trigger for Tinnitus. That Tinnitus may also keep you awake may add to your stress. Keep busy and try to focus your energies away from the Tinnitus. Relaxation therapy, yoga and Tai chi can also help calm you down. Or try nutritional supplements like TrüMag that have proven capability of soothing your nerves helping you to sleep.
- Medicines: Some common medications can cause Tinnitus as a side effect, or can worsen existing Tinnitus. Take special care when taking medications for arthritis, rheumatic diseases, some families of antibiotics and anti-depressants.
- Caffeine and Alcohol: These along with Nicotine and marijuana are some of the known triggers of Tinnitus. Also avoid quinine (used in tonic water).
Managing Tinnitus with Minerals
If you have had difficulty addressing Tinnitus using traditional treatment, you might benefit from vitamin supplementation and herbal medicines. In a report published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine,(1) highlights that including a combination of antioxidant vitamins and magnesium in one’s nutritional regimen can help prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Zinc has also been found useful in patients with Tinnitus.
In 2001, Mocci(2) et al. established that noise exposure causes magnesium to be excreted from the body. Supplementing with magnesium can reduce noise-induced ear damage and thus reduce the likelihood of new-onset Tinnitus.
Magnesium also protects the nerves in the inner ear and is a powerful glutamate inhibitor. Glutamate is a neurotransmitter, produced by the action of sound waves on the hair cells of the inner ear. Unregulated production of glutamate at sound frequencies for which there is no external stimulation can cause Tinnitus. According to Dr Michael Seidman, Tinnitus Center in Bloomfield, Michigan(3): “Decreased blood supply causes significant stress to the nerve tissue (of the inner ear) by causing the production of free radicals. The accumulation of free radicals severely damages the inner ear and other tissues”. Studies also show that glutamate antagonists can have a protective effect on the inner ear and could be key in the treatment for peripheral Tinnitus, that which is generated by the inner ear. Three glutamate antagonists, including magnesium, are currently under investigation at the Henry Ford Health System.
The protective effect of magnesium in preventing noise-induced hearing loss has been studied since magnesium in inner ear fluid decreases significantly after intense noise exposure. A 1994 study by Attias(4) et al exposed 300 young healthy male military recruits to high levels of impulse noises. Each recruit received daily either 167 mg of magnesium or a placebo. Permanent hearing loss was significantly more frequent and more severe in the placebo group than in the magnesium group.
Josef M. Miller MD, professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Medical School, along with Colleen G. Le Prell, and Larry F. Hughes treated guinea pigs with one of the following—vitamins A, C and E; magnesium; A, C and E plus magnesium, or a placebo one hour before and five days after a five-hour exposure to 120 decibel sound pressure level noise (comparable to a jet engine at take-off). It was found that animals that received antioxidants and magnesium combo had significantly less hearing loss and sensory cell death than the other groups.
Could you be Magnesium-deficient?
The Daily Value for magnesium is 400 milligrams from food and supplements. Stress, restrictions on diet or too much sugar deplete the magnesium level in your body. You can increase magnesium content in your diet by consuming green vegetables and whole grains. Click here to see a chart showing the amount of magnesium in some select food sources. A magnesium-rich diet will work as an insomnia remedy, quell the symptoms of RLS and PLMS, and also lower your cardiovascular disease risk.
Even if you are particular about eating a well-balanced diet comprising seafood, nuts and whole grains, chances are that you might still need to fortify your daily requirement with supplements like TrüMag.
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Zinc is required in minute quantities but plays a key role in body metabolism. It is essential for proper functioning of the immune system and its deficiency can increase a person’s susceptibility to bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Zinc is widely distributed in the central nervous system. There is a high content of zinc in the inner ear. It is also present in the synapses of the auditory system.
In 1997, Ochi et al(5) demonstrated that patients with Tinnitus had significantly decreased zinc levels and that supplementation with doses of zinc significantly improved their Tinnitus.
Another study undertaken by H. Nedim Arda6 and colleagues (Dept. of Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery, Ankara Human Research and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey) corroborated that patients with Tinnitus may have low blood zinc levels and improvement can be achieved by oral zinc medication.
A plant extract used to reduce the symptoms of cognitive deficits such as decreased memory function, poor concentration, and reduced alertness, ginkgo biloba also has positive results in the treatment of Tinnitus and dizziness. The therapeutic effect of ginkgo biloba (7) is attributed to active constituents with vasoactive and free-radical-scavenging properties.
In a study conducted in Denmark, Tinnitus and dizziness were reduced after a treatment of 4-6 weeks with ginkgo biloba. Researchers also noted that there were minimal side effects in patients who followed the recommended dosage (Soholm,1998)(8).
According to Michael Seidman, deficiencies in the B vitamins can also lead to Tinnitus. The B vitamin complex stabilizes nerves and has a beneficial effect on some Tinnitus patients. There may also be some correlation between the decline in vitamin B12 levels and the increasing prevalence of Tinnitus in the elderly. A study by Shemesh et al. (1993) (10) showed that there was a high prevalence (47%) of vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with chronic Tinnitus. This deficiency was more widespread and severe in Tinnitus associated with noise exposure, suggesting a relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and dysfunction of the auditory pathway.
In 1998 Rosenberg(9) et al (Ear Research Foundation in Florida) studied effect of melatonin on Tinnitus. Patients who had had difficulty in sleeping due to the symptoms of Tinnitus saw an overall improvement. The researchers also concluded that patients with bilateral (two-sided) Tinnitus showed significant improvement over those with unilateral (one-sided) Tinnitus. Because of the minimal side effects associated with melatonin, it is considered a safe alternative treatment for chronic Tinnitus.
- Le Prell CG, Hughes LF, Miller JM. Free radical scavengers vitamins A, C, and E plus magnesium reduce noise trauma. Free Radic Biol Med. 2007; 42(9):1454-1463.
- Mocci F, Canalis P, Tomasi PA, Casu F, Pettinato S. The effect of noise on serum and urinary magnesium and catecholamines in humans.
- Seidman M, Medicines to treat the inner ear, Tinnitus Today; March 2001:16-19
- Attias J, Weisa G, Almog S, et al. Oral Magnesium Intake Reduced Permanent Hearing Loss Induced by Noise Exposure. Am J Otolaryngology 1994; 15-26-32.
- Ochi K, Ohashi T, Kinoshita H. Serum Zinc Levels in Patients with Tinnitus and the Effect of Zinc Treatment. J of Oto Rhinol Laryngol Japan 1997; 100 (9): 915-9.
- H. Nedim Arda, Umit Tuncel, Ozgur Akdogin and Levant Ozluoglu. The Role of Zinc in the Treatment of Tinnitus. American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology (Otol Neurotol); Vol. 24 Issue 1 Pg. 86-9 (Jan 2003) ISSN: 1531-7129 United States
- Morgenstern C. Biermann E. The efficacy of Ginkgo special extract EGb 761 in patients with Tinnitus. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 40(5):188-97, 2002 May.
- Soholm B., 1998. Clinical improvement of memory and other cognitive functions by Ginkgo biloba: review of relevant literature.
- Rosenberg SI. Effect of melatonin on Tinnitus. Laryngoscope - 01-MAR-1998; 108(3): 305-10 (From NIH/NLM MEDLINE)
- Shemesh Z, Attias J, Orman M: Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Patients with Chronic Tinnitus and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. American Journal of Otolaryngology 1993; 14: 94-99
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