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Tinnitus: Ring any bells?

Tinnitus: Ring any bells? | Mr Vitamins
There has been some recent research that suggests that the troublesome problem Tinnitus may, at least, partly involve excess levels of glutamate in the Auditory nerve.

Glutamate vs GABA

Glutamate is an excitory neurotransmitter in the nervous system. This may partly explain why the herb Ginkgo Biloba, a powerful glutamate inhibitor, is effective in reducing the severity of tinnitus, for some people. Glutamate’s calming counterpart, GABA, a major inhibitory neurotransmitter, is commonly deficient in people with conditions involving nerve irritability such as Tinnitus.

So how can you boost GABA

Vitamin B6, along with the minerals magnesium and zinc and the amino acids taurine and glutamine, when taken together, can increase the calming effects of GABA on the nerves. These nutrients can therefore be useful in reducing the excessively stimulating effects that can arise in the presence of excess glutamate and deficient GABA and can be potentially useful in helping to reduce the severity of tinnitus. Want to know more? Talk to naturopath Peter Radi…

Peter Radi – Naturopath and Nutritionist

Peter Radi is a naturopath, nutritionist and herbalist and has been in clinical practice since 2000. He is available for private consultations at the Mr Vitamins Clinic where he can provide you with more information to help you with Tinnitus as well as personalised health improvement programs. Learn more about Peter here 

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