Spices Of Life From Your Kitchen Shelf

Monday, April 8, 2013

"How treating your heart can stop
tinnitus and other hearing problems!"

If you have ringing in your ears or your hearing isn't what it used to be, researchers are finding a common heart nutrient might provide the relief you're looking for.

Researchers have conducted several clinical trials to find out if CoQ10 can help people with tinnitus. In 2007, the Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery reported on one of these studies. They found that CoQ10 can indeed help certain people.

 It can help reduce ringing in your ears from tinnitus in certain cases.
study on CoQ10 and hearing problems. The same publication published another study several months later and found that low CoQ10 levels, along with high cholesterol, can lead to hearing loss.

And another study, this one in December 2010, actually tested CoQ10 and its ability to treat hearing loss. The results were impressive. Researchers from the University of Ulsan College of Medicine in Korea followed 60 patients with age-related hearing loss. They gave one group conventional steroid therapy.

And they gave a second group the same steroid therapy along with 100 mg of CoQ10. Those taking the CoQ10 had greater improvements in their speech discrimination score than the group taking just the steroid therapy.

Clinically, one chiropractor – Dr. James Fettig – says he recommends his patients take CoQ10 to stop tinnitus symptoms. He says, "Boosting your blood levels of CoQ10 can lower the volume of the ringing. It's not a cure, but it provides some relief for the majority of people who try it...." He says the increased blood flow that CoQ10 provides for better heart health also helps overall blood flow to the ears, which can reduce ringing in the ears.
So if you're suffering from age-related hearing loss, start by taking 100 mg of CoQ10. The better-absorbed Ubiquinol may show better results at a lower dose.