Health Supplements – A Natural Cure For Tinnitus?

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Some people believe that certain food choices and supplements can be considered as natural cure for tinnitus. But do they really work? Or do they just help improve the existing condition of ear tinnitus without providing any real relief to the sufferer? Let’s have a closer look at some of the most popular supplements related to treatment of ringing in left ear.

Health Supplements That Claim To Be A Natural Cure For Tinnitus

1. Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral which is exceptionally important for our health. It benefits all parts of the human immune system and activates around 100 enzymes in our body. The Numune Research and Education Hospital in Turkey carried out a study from 2003 and determined that zinc can be part of an effective ringing ear treatment.

Although some people think it’s an effective natural cure for tinnitus, it’s more realistic to expect to see an improvement – anything from mild to considerable – in your condition. But don’t think you’ll get cured just by taking extra zinc.

Zinc can be found in many different foods. The highest concentration is in oysters. Other common foods that contain high amounts of zinc are lobsters, red meats (especially beef, lamb and liver), king crab and mineral-fortified breakfast cereals. Traces of zinc can also be found in beans, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, nuts, almonds, blackcurrants and whole grains.

Zinc supplements work well too. You can buy them online from many stores, such as Amazon or Try to keep your total zinc dosage at/or below 50 mg (the ideal dosage is around 30mg). If you plan on taking a higher dosage, take a few milligrams of extra copper and manganese as well.

2. Vitamin B-12

Medical research shows that a high percentage of people suffering from ringing in left ear have a lack of vitamin B-12, the vitamin which is mainly responsible for keeping the brain and nervous system functioning properly. This deficiency seems to be common in people exposed to high levels of noise on a daily basis (perhaps as part of their job), who go on to develop inner ear tinnitus or hearing loss.

The common form of ringing ear treatment in this case involves intramuscular injections of vitamin B-12 (available only on prescription), which can help to reduce the severity of the noise in ear in some cases.

There are no scientific studies which show that taking vitamin B-12 orally can be an effective natural cure for tinnitus, but nutritionists recommend taking up to 6 mcg of vitamin B-12 daily as part of the supportive ringing ear treatment program.

Vitamin B-12 can be found in foods that come from animals. The highest concentration is in beef liver. Other common foods are fish and shellfish, meat (especially poultry), eggs, yeast, milk and milk products. You can also try vitamin supplements, especially if you are vegetarian, vegan or if you are on a special diet (a good ones are Source Naturals B-12 Sublingual or all-natural Deva Vegan B-12).

3. Ginkgo Biloba

Perhaps the most commonly used natural cure for tinnitus is Ginkgo biloba. It’s a tree native to China, and it’s widely cultivated and used in traditional medicine.

Unlike other forms of alternative tinnitus remedies, ginkgo has been tested scientifically – but the results are inconclusive. One explanation is that it doesn’t seem to be effective for all types of tinnitus conditions. If you have permanent damage to your inner ear, you can forget about ginkgo straight away as a potential form of natural remedy.

Ginkgo biloba is believed to improve circulation to the inner ear. If your condition is due to circulatory problems, Gingko is likely to help; otherwise it will merely improve your memory (not a bad thing for some of us!). Take 240 mg of standardized Gingko (in capsule form, e.g. Ginkgo Biloba Extract or Organic Vegan Gingko Capsules) daily, ideally in divided doses. Be careful, if you’re on the blood-thinner Coumadin or aspirin – do not take the standardized dosage, as bleeding may occur.

4. Lipoflavonoid

Lipoflavonoid is a proprietary nutrient formula, which is clinically proven to greatly improve circulation in the inner ear . This supplement is particularly effective for people with Meniere’s disease and consequent ringing in left ear. Take Lipo-Flavonoid Plus — 500 Caplets  in combination with vitamin B-12 and proper food diet to secure the desired effect.

Natural Cure For Tinnitus – Final Word

As you can see, finding a natural cure for tinnitus is really about altering your diet and taking different health supplements that can help to reduce the symptoms of ringing in left ear. Although there seems to be lack of evidence to show they can permanently eliminate constant ringing, they are an excellent, simple, and inexpensive supporting treatment of ringing in left ear. Complement it with other treatment methods and you’ll have a considerably higher chance to manage your condition naturally and regain your inner balance.

Further reading:

Can Food Diet Improve Noise In Ears?

How To Choose A Suitable Ringing Ear Treatment

Life With Tinnitus – 10 Principles 


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  1. treating tmj

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about natural cure for tinnitus.

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    • Hannah Brown

      Yes, sure. The site is dedicated to ringing in left ear, as it occurs to be a more frequent form of tinnitus than ringing in right ear, but it does not matter. What matters is the ringing sound you hear in either one or both ears.

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