magnesium and tinnitus
The International Tinnitus Journal reports that a study done in 2008
by the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, showed that tinnitus symptoms were significantly decreased by patients
with a daily dose of 532 mg of magnesium over a three month period.
The American Journal of Otolaryngology published a report stating that magnesium reduces permanent hearing loss induced by noise exposure.
And the Journal of The American College of Nutrition states that tinnitus might also be a consequence of
the magnesium deficiency syndrome.
'It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears. Roughly 10 percent of the adult population of the United States has experienced tinnitus lasting at least five minutes in the past year. This amounts to nearly 25 million Americans.'
The term tinnitus is derived from the Latin word tinnire, meaning 'to ring'.
what causes tinnitus?
exposure to loud noise
ear wax buildup
head or neck injuries
diseases of the ear
high blood pressure
age related hearing loss
long term nsaids use
middle ear problems
tinnitus can also be a cause of depression, anxiety and stress.
what is magnesium?
Anything stiff or cranky in your body or emotions is a good sign you need
While calcium helps our muscles to contract, magnesium helps our muscles to relax. Our heart is a good example of why we need both.
It's so powerful that it can stop labor pains dead in their tracks, and is usually the first thing given to a heart attack patient in the hospital.
Magnesium is the master mineral in our bodies, necessary for over 800 functions.
It is literally life to our cells; every organ in our bodies need it, yet most of us are deficient in this essential mineral.
Our foods don't provide enough, and every day our bodies are robbed of it through stress, antibiotics, certain medications, table salt, diuretics and even sweating.
the vitamin d council suggests 500 - 700 mg
of magnesium a day.
what is magnesium oil?
There are nine common forms of magnesium, with epsom salts being the most familiar.
Magnesium oil is made from a superior magnesium called 'magnesium chloride hexahydrate', most notably found in the Dead Sea.
Although magnesium is found in other seas, the Dead Sea has magnesium up to 15 times the amount found in any other body of water on earth.
The oil is made from the magnesium crystals suspended in distilled water, forming a super concentrated form of magnesium to rub on
this method is the fastest way to transport magnesium straight to your cells, completely bypassing the digestive system which is where other forms of magnesium are destroyed.
Of the 26 minerals found in the Dead Sea, there are 12 minerals that are found in no other sea in the world.
magnesium for tinnitus
magnesium is also known as the calming mineral, which can help with the stress and anxiety some tinnitus sufferers experience.
The National Institutes of Health concluded after their 2008 trial
that 'permanent and temporary changes in auditory function
have been linked to nutritional deficiencies of magnesium.'
And in a 2011 clinical trial by
the Mayo Clinic, their conclusion was that 'magnesium improved hearing recovery and lessened tinnitus in patients with idiopathic sudden hearing loss.'
The activity of sound waves on the inner ear's hair cells is generated by a neurotransmitter called glutamate; magnesium not only helps to protect the nerves in the inner ear, but also powerfully regulates glutamate.