Besides the continuous consumption of particular anti-inflammatory medications, problems with your auditory system can be aggravated by certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Even if the deficiencies are not the sole cause that triggers the ear condition, consuming foods that contain enough vitamins and minerals vital to your ear health is very helpful as a tinnitus treatment. When you are diagnosed with tinnitus, consider including these substances in your daily meals:
Sufficient amounts of this mineral reduce tinnitus symptoms, especially ones that are triggered by infections. Zinc has a natural property that boosts your immune system as well as combating infections that tend to cause ear ringing. Consume a zinc supplement seven days in a row to treat tinnitus; men can take up to 60 mg per day, while women should limit consumption to 45 mg of zinc daily. Also, boost zinc intake by eating zinc-rich foods such as green beans, mushrooms, legumes, spinach, sunflower seeds, peanuts, lima beans and miso. Zinc can also be found in seafood (e.g. oysters and clams) and animal products (e.g. king crab, poultry, beef and pork). Soybean products contain phytic acid, which interferes with zinc absorption, so to maximize zinc assimilation, avoid unfermented soybean foods like tofu, soymilk and soy flour.
According to a study performed by research scientist Paul Yanick, PhD in Milford, Pa., magnesium deficiency also has a connection with ear ringing. Including magnesium-rich foods in your daily meals helps prevent tinnitus. Magnesium inhibits the glutamate production, a neurotransmitter that is responsible for ear ringing. Magnesium is also helpful in preventing hearing loss in people whose family has the history of this ear dysfunction. Leafy greens, seeds, unprocessed grains, legumes and nuts are the main source for this mineral.
3. Vitamin B complex
The American Journal Otolaryngology published a study that revealed that deficiencies in vitamin B12 are common in people with tinnitus. Vitamin B12 is mostly found in clams, trout, salmon and liver. However, besides vitamin B12, other types of B complex,vitamins are also helpful in treating ear ringing. Vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B9 (folic acid) stabilize our nervous system which includes the Sonus Complete auditory nerves in the inner ear; vitamin B3 (niacin) improves blood circulation and decreases altered blood flow and turbulence in the ear; and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is known as a helpful supplement that treats tinnitus, nausea, and depression. All of these B complex vitamins can be found in sea vegetables such as seaweed and kelp. Additionally, consuming a lot of seaweed imparts many other benefits to your health, as this food is also high in antioxidants, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E.