Are There Any Supplements That One Should Not Take for Longer Than 6 Months?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bill Bauer, Aug 23, 2017.

    1. Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I have been taking NAC, Magnesium, Vinpocetine, ALCAR (N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine) for over 6 months now.

      Would anyone know whether any of the supplements commonly taken by tinnitus sufferers are unsafe to take long term (e.g., for longer than six months)?
       
    2. CaRd
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      Location:
      Bulgaria
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety/Stress/Lack of sleep/Headphones
      NAC and ALCAR should be cycled i think. Magnesium you can take, although it will be good to run some blood tests. Also a small amount of Omega 3 i nice too. All other supplements should not be taken for very long, unless you ran some tests and know that you are defficient in some(B12, D etc.).
       
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      Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Thank you!

      Just to be sure I understand you correctly - what did you mean when you wrote that NAC and ALCAR ought to be cycled? Did you mean that they should not be taken at the same time?
       
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    4. fishbone
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      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      cycling means, that you take something for maybe 4-8 weeks and then lay off the supplements for 4-8 weeks and then start again...
       
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    5. Pleasure_Paulie

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      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      I've taken all of those for over 12 months (except ALCAR) without any problems. Its possibly a good question you raise though, and it probably wouldn't hurt cycling a week off them (you would certainly know if they do anything then too!).
       
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    6. CaRd
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      Location:
      Bulgaria
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety/Stress/Lack of sleep/Headphones
      I mean 1(2) month on - 1 off. As far as i know, extended use of isolated amino acids can affect protein/amino acid synthesis in the body. So just to be on the safe side i prefer the 1:1 ratio. That is ofcourse if you are not taking it to treat a particular desiese. In that case, the dosage and period should be as prescibed by the doctor.

      That's what i know. But i am not an expert so ....
       
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