Constant exposure to loud noise can deplete your body of magnesium and can also be a leading cause of Tinnitus. Turn down that volume now and supplement your diet with minerals like magnesium and zinc
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The noise may be buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing in the ears. Some people hear more complex sounds that come and go or remain consistent for a long duration of time. The pitch of the noise can vary and in most cases it is impossible to locate the exact origin of the Tinnitus.
If you have had difficulty addressing Tinnitus using traditional treatment, you might benefit from vitamin supplementation and herbal medicines.
In a report published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine,  highlights that included a combination of antioxidant vitamins and magnesium in one’s nutritional regimen can help prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
Zinc has also been found useful in patients with Tinnitus.
In 2001, Mocci  et al. established that noise exposure causes magnesium to be excreted from the body. Supplementing with magnesium 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 can cause Tinnitus. According to Dr Michael Seidman, Tinnitus Center in Bloomfield, Michigan : “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”. Studies also show that glutamate antagonists can have a protective effect on the inner ear and could be key in the treatment for peripheral Tinnitus, that which is generated by the inner ear. Three glutamate antagonists, including magnesium, are currently under investigation at the Henry Ford Health System.
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 Attias  et al exposed 300 young healthy male military recruits to high levels of impulse noises. Each recruit received either 167 mg of magnesium or a placebo daily. Permanent hearing loss was significantly more frequent and more severe in the placebo group than in the magnesium group.
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 Mag365.
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Zinc is required in minute quantities but plays a key role in body metabolism. It is essential for proper functioning of the immune system and its deficiency can increase a person’s susceptibility to bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Zinc is widely distributed in the central nervous system. There is a high content of zinc in the inner ear. It is also present in the synapses of the auditory system.
In 1997, Ochi et al  demonstrated that patients with Tinnitus had significantly decreased zinc levels and that supplementation with doses of zinc significantly improved their Tinnitus.
Another study undertaken by H. Nedim Arda  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.
A plant extract used to reduce the symptoms of cognitive deficits such as decreased memory function, poor concentration, and reduced alertness, ginkgo biloba also has positive results in the treatment of Tinnitus and dizziness. The therapeutic effect of ginkgo biloba  is attributed to active constituents with vasoactive and free-radical-scavenging properties.
In a study conducted in Denmark, Tinnitus and dizziness were reduced after a treatment of 4-6 weeks with ginkgo biloba. Researchers also noted that there were minimal side effects in patients who followed the recommended dosage (Soholm,1998) .
According to Michael Seidman, deficiencies in the B vitamins can also lead to Tinnitus. The B vitamin complex stabilizes nerves and has 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)  showed that there was a high prevalence (47%) of vitamin B12 deficiency in patients with chronic Tinnitus. This deficiency was more widespread and severe in Tinnitus associated with noise exposure, suggesting a relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and dysfunction of the auditory pathway.
In 1998 Rosenberg  et al (Ear Research Foundation in Florida) studied effect of melatonin on Tinnitus. Patients who had had difficulty in sleeping due to
the symptoms of Tinnitus saw an overall improvement. 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. Too bad melatonin is not allowed to be sold in the European Union.