17 March 2016

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Do you suffer from tinnitus or noise-induced hearing loss? Magnesium may be able to help. 

Researchers have found magnesium treatment may reduce your sensitivity to noise and reduce symptoms of tinnitus, although they aren't yet sure exactly how this happens.

What they do suspect is that an overabundance of the neurotransmitter glutamate may cause tinnitus, but magnesium seems to work as a glutamate inhibitor, which may help to explain its effectiveness in treating tinnitus.

Although magnesium is found in a variety of natural foods such as spinach, beans, nuts, leafy greens, avocados and fish, most of us don't get enough of this mineral, so it might be wise to supplement. 

The recommended dietary allowances for magnesium are 400 milligrams (for males 19–30), 310 milligrams (for females 19–30), 420 milligrams (for males over 30), and 320 milligrams (for females over 30).

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