Scientific research confirms that there are nutrients in foods that can help provide support for ear health.
Complete Ear Health contains the following Foods:
Acerola cherry, Malphighia glabra, “is one of the riches sources of vitamin C in the world…Acerola also contains flavonoids, other vitamins, such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, panto…and beta carotene, and minerals, such as magnesium and potassium”. Vitamin C with bioflavonoids has been advised “to aid in the preventing of ear infections”.
Bovine Thymus. It has been reported that “thymus extract giving orally has been shown to decrease children’s food allergies, improve immune function, and may be of particular benefit in otis media”. It naturally contains nutrients such as manganese, potassium, and zinc, which have sometimes been recommended for better hearing.
Chinese Thoroughwax, also called Chai-Hu or Bupleurum chinense, has traditionally been used in China for problems including deafness. It contains various saikosaponins, including saikosaponin 1, which has been found to reduce ear edema in a mouse study.
Co-Enzyme Q10 may prevent hearing loss according to animal and human studies. It also might be able to reverse some loss of inner ear hair cells. One human study found that it may delay the progression of hearing loss. Also, “it has been reported that CoQ10 is effective in promoting recovery from acute sudden deafness”. CoQ10 and vitamin B-6 together seem to improve immune response.
Folate One study found“supplementation slowed the decline in hearing of the speech frequencies associated with aging in a population from a country without folic acid fortification of food”.
Gingko Biloba “Ginkgo biloba is commonly used in the treatment of…tinnitus of vascular origin”. A French randomized, placebo-controlled trial of 103 patients showed 50 percent of patients with new-onset tinnitus had improvement or disappearance of symptoms in 70 days compared with 119 days to improvement in those receiving placebo.study, yet other research has not duplicated these results, though those positive ones have tended to have higher dosages like 120-160 mg per day.
Goat Inner Ear Tissue supplies peptides, enzymes, and other components found in the inner ear such as the inner ear hair cells. “Sensorineural hearing loss may result…from damage to tiny cells called hair cells in the inner ear. The hair cells are responsible for translating sound waves into nerve impulses for transmission to the brain”. Proponents of glandular therapies believe that ingestion helps the corresponding organ in humans.
N-Aceytl-L-Cysteine Dr. K. Data recommends the use of n-aceytl cysteine to remove fluid associated with chronic otis media. One study reported, “It has been shown that antioxidants such as N-L-acetylcysteine (NAC) can protect the inner ear from oxidative damage”. It has been recommended to “remove excess fluids from the ear canal”.
Rice is a natural Food source of B vitamins. Specifically, rice naturally contains vitamins B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, B-6, and B-8, plus minerals. B complex vitamins are sometimes recommended for ear health.
Tillandsia is an epiphytic plant which is a member of the bromeliaceous family. Although it grows on other plants, it is not a parasite. It derives its nutrients from the air, sunlight, and rain. It has strong absorbtive properties. It seems to have an affinity for ear canals as well as the ability to remove some unwanted substances from that area. Since sometime in the 20th century, the combination of tillandsia and B vitamins have been used for hearing related issues.
Vitamin B6 is associated with nerves. Deficiency of vitamin B6 apparently can reduce the ability to respond to sounds. Vitamin B6, along with vitamins C and B12 and other substances, have been used together to reverse “sudden deafness”.
Vitamin B12 A human study suggested “a relationship between vitamin B12 deficiency and dysfunction of the auditory pathway. Some improvement in tinnitus and associated complaints were observed in 12 patients following vitamin B12 replacement therapy”. Vitamin B12 deficiency appears to be correlated to noise-related hearing loss. Another study concluded that B12 “levels may reduce the risk of hearing dysfunction resulting from noise exposure in healthy, young subjects”. Elderly people often have low B12 levels.
Zinc is located in the inner ear as the cochlea has the body's greatest concentration of it. An animal study found that a zinc injection prevented salicylate-induced hearing loss. A human study concluded, “that patients with tinnitus may have low blood zinc levels (31%) and clinical and subjective improvement can be achieved by oral zinc medication”. Another human study concluded, “zinc is involved in the generation of tinnitus, especially in patients whose hearing is relatively normal”.
Your hearing is important. Complete Ear Health is the only mineral containing 100% Food supplement we are aware of intended to nutritionally support the ears.
Serving Size 1 capsule
Servings per container 90
|Amount per serving:||RDI|
|Vitamin C (in 48 mg food)||2.4 mg||4%|
|Zinc (in 15 mg food)||750 mcg.||5%|
|Acerola Cherry Malphighia glabra||48 mg||*|
|Bovine Thymus Cytotrophin||10 mg||*|
|Chinese Thoroughwax Bupleurum chinense||20 mg||*|
|Co-Enzyme Q10 (plant source)||250 mcg||*|
|Gingko Bark Gingko Biloba||30 mg||*|
|Goat Inner Ear Cytotrophin||166 mcg||*|
|N-Aceytl-L-Cysteine (plant source)||10 mg||*|
|Tillandsia (Spanish moss) ||161 mg||*|
* Recommended Daily Intake has not been established
Other ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 31 January, 2010.