Ginkgo Biloba, Melatonin, Magnesium Citrate, B-100 Plus, Sam's Advanced Antioxidant Formula Plus D3
One in five people over 55 (mostly men) report tinnitus symptoms—a perceived ringing, scratching, whining, whistling, buzzing sound in the ears. Tinnitus-sufferers can "hear" sounds as wide-ranging as crickets, tree frogs, waves, and songs.
Most often tinnitus results from noise-induced hearing loss, though it can result from ear infections, wax build-up, allergies, hearing impairment, and a variety of other acute causes like whiplash and dental infections.Interestingly, in some forms of tinnitus, it's actually the sufferer's ability to hear his own body from the inside that causes the ruckus—blood rushing, heart pumping, lungs whooshing—the body is a never-ending bustling construction site!
For some, the symptoms are very mild, but for others, the constant array of sounds can be very disruptive to a normal life. In an effort to provide support for those with symptoms of tinnitus, we have put together a health kit with the following supplements that have been found to provide support in this arena.
Tinnitus Kit Includes:
- Gingko Biloba: While most widely-known for boosting cognitive function, gingko has been shown to provide positive support tinnitus and dizziness, too.
- Melatonin: A major challenge for tinnitus sufferers is sleep deprivation and Melatonin supports healthy sleep cycles.
- B Vitamins: Interestingly, B vitamin deficiencies have been shown to result in tinnitus, possibly because of B vitamin influence on nerve function. B12 levels in particular seem to be low for tinnitus sufferers, therefore maintiaining proper Vitiman B levels can support proper inner ear health.
- Zinc: Turns out zinc is highly concentrated in the inner ear, and further, and zinc therefore provides support for this situation.
- Magnesium: Odd factoid, but true, loud noises (found in all cities) actually cause magnesium to be excreted from the body. Supporting your body with magnesium can help replace a depleted supply.
Tips for Minimizing Tinnitus Symptoms:
- Avoid noise and other irritants. Loud noises, nicotine, caffeine, alcohol and too much aspirin can all aggravate tinnitus by forcing blood through the veins.
- Use white noise. Turning on a fan or some soft music can help tinnitus, as can a specialized "Tinnitus Masker." Specially designed for tinnitus ears, maskers play ambient sounds and soothing music to help with relaxation and sleep.
- Take is easy. Stress seems to make tinnitus worse. A bit of a vicious cycle, since ringing and scratching in your ears causes plenty stress in the first place. This means proactively de-stressing through exercise, meditation, and other techniques is especially important.
- Curb your salt intake. Who knew? Excess salt can increase buildup of fluid in the ear. Consider this another reason to keep the salt shaking to a minimum.