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Natural Calm Magnesium Supplements
May Help Tinnitus Treatment and Relief

Mind that Noise!

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.

Tinnitus is a condition of temporary or continuous noises like buzzing or humming in the ears or ‘in the head’ of a person, with no external source. The pitch of the noise can vary; there may be a single type of noise or a mix of two different components. The noise may come and go and in some cases it may be impossible to pinpoint the exact origin of the sound, causing great distress to the sufferer. There is not much in the way of tinnitus treatment or tinnitus relief.

To know what Tinnitus sounds like click here.

Tolerance of Tinnitus varies from person to person. Some accept Tinnitus without much distress, and for some the noise is almost intolerable. But for all who have to cope with it on a daily basis, Tinnitus is very disturbing and impacts even simple things like getting a restful sleep, managing work and other small tasks of life.

The precise cause of Tinnitus is still not fully understood but it is established that it is a symptom generated within a person’s own auditory pathways as a result of hearing defects including infection, a blocked ear canal or eustachian tube, otosclerosis (overgrowth of bone in the middle ear), labyrinthitis and Meniere’s disease. Exposure to loud noise such as blasts and urban noise, adverse side effects from some drugs, stress, deficiency of certain minerals, etc have also been known to cause tinnitus.

Tinnitus treatment may be achieved when an underlying problem is successfully treated. However, Tinnitus relief can be assuaged by a variety of therapies and lifestyle changes even it there is no specific treatment for the underlying problem.

Lifestyle Changes as a Tinnitus Treatment:

  1. Avoid Triggers: Tinnitus in some people can be aggravated by loud noises, nicotine, caffeine, tonic water, alcohol and excessive doses of aspirin. Try to find your trigger and avoid exposure as far as possible to obtain a measure of tinnitus relief.
  2. White Noise or Cover Up Noise: Soft music can help mask the noise of tinnitus and bring tinnitus relief. Tinnitus maskers look like hearing aids, but they produce a pleasant sound. Listening to recordings of soothing music or sounds such as ocean waves can help bring tinnitus relief while sleeping.
  3. Use a Hearing Aid: If Tinnitus is accompanied by a loss of hearing, a hearing aid can amplify outside sounds and possibly make Tinnitus noise less noticeable.
  4. Reduce Stress: Stress makes Tinnitus worse. Learn how to relax when the noise in your ears is frustrating. Practicing stress management (relaxation therapy, biofeedback or exercise) may provide some relief. Engaging in regular exercise may also provide relief by increasing blood circulation to the head. Taking diet supplements like Natural Calm Magnesium at night also helps calm nerves resulting in a restful sleep. This may help in receiving tinnitus relief and a good night's sleep.

Nutritional Supplements that Reduce Symptoms

If you have had difficulty obtaining Tinnitus relief using traditional treatment, you might benefit from variations in diet, vitamin supplements and herbal medicine. Some patients with Tinnitus feel that altering their diet and taking certain supplements reduces their symptoms.

Magnesium

People in large cities are exposed to potentially damaging loud noises everyday. In 2001, Mocci1 et al. established that noise exposure causes magnesium to be excreted from the body. Supplementing your diet with a magnesium supplement 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 could be the cause of tinnitus. Explains Dr. Michael Seidman, Tinnitus Center in Bloomfield, Michigan2 in his article, ‘Medicines to Treat the Inner Ear’: “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. Through a complex chain of events, this damage can then cause a release and accumulation of glutamate, which in high concentration is extremely destructive to the body.” Glutamate antagonists have a protective effect on the inner ear and are being investigated for treatment of peripheral tinnitus.

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 Attias3 et al that studied 300 young healthy male military recruits undergoing two months of basic training, documents that magnesium relieves Tinnitus symptoms. The trainees were repeatedly exposed to high levels of impulse noises. Each recruit received either 167 mg of magnesium daily or a placebo. Permanent hearing loss was significantly more frequent and more severe in the placebo group than in the magnesium group.

A report4 published online in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine states that a combination of antioxidant vitamins and magnesium may help prevent noise-induced hearing loss. 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 Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement.

What is Natural Calm?

Developed by leading nutritional researcher Peter Gillham, Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement features a proprietary process that provides the most absorbable, effective, fast-acting magnesium available anywhere. Natural Calm Magnesium is a 100 percent natural water-soluble magnesium citrate powder of the highest quality.

If you have benefited from Natural Calm and would like to share your experience, please email us at tinnitus@calmnatural.com. We are especially interested in your experience with tinnitus relief.

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Zinc

Zinc is a trace element—it is required in minute quantities but plays an important role in body metabolism. It is essential for proper functioning of the immune system and its deficiency can impair specific and non-specific immune responses increasing a person’s susceptibility to bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Zinc is widely distributed in the central nervous system. Zinc is also present in the synapses of the auditory system.

Studies have shown that there is a high content of zinc in the inner ear. In 1997 Ochi et al5 demonstrated that patients with Tinnitus had significantly decreased zinc levels and that supplementation with doses of 34-68 mg of zinc for more than 2 weeks 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. Excellent results were also achieved by combining niacin with 25 mg zinc gluconate twice daily.

B Vitamins

According to Michael Seidman, deficiencies in the B vitamins can result in tinnitus. The B vitamin complex stabilizes nerves and appears to have 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)7 showed that there was a high prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with chronic tinnitus. This deficiency was more widespread and severe in the Tinnitus group that was associated with noise exposure, suggesting a relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and dysfunction of the auditory pathway.

Melatonin

In 1998 Rosenberg8 et al evaluated a treatment for subjective Tinnitus at the Ear Research Foundation in Florida. Patients were given 3 mg of melatonin every night for 30 days. In patients facing difficulty sleeping due to the symptoms of tinnitus, a much higher percentage of overall improvement was seen. 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. The European Union has disallowed melatonin sales in member countries.

Ginkgo Biloba

A plant extract of ginkgo biloba has positive results in the treatment of Tinnitus and dizziness. The therapeutic effect of ginkgo biloba9 is attributed to several active constituents with vasoactive and free-radical-scavenging properties.

References
  1. Mocci F, Canalis P, Tomasi PA, Casu F, Pettinato S. The effect of noise on serum and urinary magnesium and catecholamines in humans.
  2. Seidman M, Medicines to treat the inner ear, Tinnitus Today; March 2001:16-19
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Rosenberg SI. Effect of melatonin on Tinnitus. Laryngoscope - 01-MAR-1998; 108(3): 305-10 (From NIH/NLM MEDLINE)
  9. 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.

Useful links
American Tinnitus Association
American Academy of Audiology
American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Inc.
American Auditory Society
America's Hearing Healthcare Team
Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)
Better Hearing Institute
The Citizens Coalition Against Noise Pollution
Deafness Research Foundation
EAR Foundation-Meniere's Network
Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers (HEAR)
Hearing Health Magazine
Hearing Loss Association of America
League for the Hard of Hearing
National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology (NAFDA)
National Hearing Conservation Association

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