Carnosine Can Cure Tinnitus?

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    1. Stink

      Stink Member

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      I'm trying L-Carnosine soon. i would like to read more. has someone tried this supplement?

      someone was cured by carnosine:
      from: http://www.mindandmuscle.net/forum/43600-profound-reaction-l-histidine

      wikipedia
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnosine

      can buy from many places, search carnosine
      http://www.amazon.com/Foods-L-carnosine-500mg-Vegetarian-Capsules/dp/B0013OSND8/
       
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    2. Sharpfire
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      Here we go again...

      May still give it a try tho, never know what it could lead to
       
    3. erik
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      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

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      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      The guy who was cured only had 1 post ....hmmmm.

      L-carnosine has not really been tested on humans for all the benefits it reports. Almost all studies are on animals and fruit flies.

      Seems safe to take as it has been around for a long time, so no harm in trying. Just don't expect miracles.

      I will add that I did try this for around 3-4 months and didn't notice anything with my T, though people say I look young for my age....:), so maybe it did!
       
    4. ruben ruiz

      ruben ruiz Member

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      I believe it was meds and stress
      Erik, you dont look old enough for age related T/H
       
    5. Manuel Tissm
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      Manuel Tissm Member

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      Acoustic trauma
      Hi
      Another forum talking about l-carnosine :
      http://www.mombu.com/medicine/medic...-tinnitus-anxiety-isolation-7263008-last.html

      "I obtained L-Carnosine, and took a 500mg pill quite skeptical that anything
      would happen at all, after all its regularly used as a life extension
      supplement. Thirty minutes later the quality of the music on the stereo
      changes, it got much softer and crisper"
      "There reaction was often the same as mine, some noticing it in 30-40 minutes,
      the change in hearing being most noticeable. Others noticing it gradually
      after a week of taking it. "

      @Sharpfire are you taking?
       
    6. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      So this can help with hearing? That's quite fascinating. Won't cure tinnitus though, as nothing cures this devil.
       
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    7. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      eh, this could certainly be the placebo effect. If you start paying extra attention to your hearing, your experience changes.
       
    8. Golly
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      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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      I too am curious about L-Carnosine. But please know that it may not be risk free. This from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (http://www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/Holistic-Health/Herbs-and-Supplements.aspx?ChunkID=40019):

      The use of carnosine has not been associated with any significant side effects. However, the body deploys a range of enzymes, called carnosinases, to break down carnosine. There may be a reason for the presence of these enzymes, and overcoming them by providing large amounts of supplemental carnosine could conceivably cause harm in some as-yet unrecognized way. Maximum safe doses in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or people with severe liver or kidney disease have not been established.

      -Golly
       
    9. Manuel Tissm
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      unfortunately some people said they would try but said nothing.
      Imma try it out
       
    10. sanjay doodani
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      sanjay doodani Member Benefactor

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Suspect vit d deffeiciency stress high bp ,prediabetic, high stress
      DEAR TT MEMBERS ME AND ATUL ANOTHER MEMBER OF TT TRIED L CARNOSINE AND REALISED HUGE IMPROVEMENT IN REACTIVNESS OVERALL REDUCTION IN TT
      Earlier horn TV noise even eating caused discomfort and increase in t . After a bottle of L carnosine this has improves a great deal.
      Along with it I am taking clonazepam 1mg in night and cal mag zinc vipocetene and ocasionaly NAC and LAC so far I would say L carnosine has given best improvement and lasting one.
      Others which help is combiflame avoiding peanuts only using potato chicken and rice avoid wheat and sugar. Keeping BP and cholesterol low70 110 I have almost normal life now.
       
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    11. Golly
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      I am happy for you, @sanjay doodani. One question that I have to ask, however, is that given the array of supplements and medications you are using, how are you able to parse out the effects of the L-Carnosine, and isolate its efficacy relative to Clonazepam, Vinpocetine, and other items you list?
      -Golly
       
    12. sanjay doodani
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      sanjay doodani Member Benefactor

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      Suspect vit d deffeiciency stress high bp ,prediabetic, high stress
      The effect of L carnosine is very quick u feel the change in t and t does not spike on a nap or loud sounds
       
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    13. Golly
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      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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      Interesting. What dosage are you taking, @sanjay doodani?

      -G
       
    14. ASD

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      Hi guys!!!! i agree with sanjay...Effect was immediate ...L carnosine has shown effect within few days if not hours...as far as i am concern....i took 2 tabs s day one in night and one in morning...sorta 12 hrs 1 tab...Besides L- Carnosine i am taking NAC and 0.125Mg of Clonozepam (Rivotril)
       
    15. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

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      ASD,

      thanks for posting.

      would you mind being a bit more specific about how you feel the L carnosine has helped you?

      do you have hearing loss with your t?

      Which brand of L carnosine are you using and what strength are the capsules?

      Were you taking the Nac (dose?) and clonaz prior to trialling the carnosine?

      From memory, L carnosine is a precursor to Acetylcholine ( I think james kaltenbach is currently undergoing research into AcH precursors as a way of suppressing the t signal?)

      I have been off this forum for a good while, as I no longer cared about my t till a couple of days ago. Now I care. Back to researching cures that don't exist.
       
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    16. Atlantis

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      Carnosine breaks down in the digestive tract, and is absorbed into the bloodstream poorly.

      A person has to take at least 2-3 grams of carnosine at a time to get enough in the blood.
       
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    17. ASD

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      HI debin,
      since i have started taking L carnosine ....reactivness and hyperacusis have almost disappeared..( well prior to that i must say it had substantially decreased...this sorta pushed the pace)
      Secondly i noticed it stated changing tones few times a day.....(like teeee would become tahhhhhhh sothing like that)
      And all in all T noise reduced and gone more into background and more bearable.

      To sum it all ...I think it helped the healing faster!!!( i am not doctor..but that's what i feel)

      NAC ( 1 tab a day for last 9 months) and Clonozepam ( 1/4th tab a day for last 6 months) i have been taking
       
    18. ASD

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      yeah and hardly had any spikes after taking L carnosine!!
       
    19. Mark662
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      @ASD dosage in mg of L - carnosine please
       
    20. ruben ruiz

      ruben ruiz Member

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      Tucson, AZ
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      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I believe it was meds and stress
      Is that l-carnosine or carnitine?
       
    21. Golly
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      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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      Carnosine. -G
       
    22. ruben ruiz

      ruben ruiz Member

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      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I believe it was meds and stress
      Ill try it. It cant kill you...if you take it correctly.
       
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    23. mrdude1234

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      Dosage anyone?
       
    24. Atlantis

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      02/2014
      3 grams (3,000 mg) per day, divided in two doses. Or more, but this is the minimum.
       
    25. ASD

      ASD Member

      i am taking Jarrows L-carnosine...500mg tab twice a day
       
    26. ASD

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      Deb...i do have hearing loss...it was mild-to moderate when t started..now its mild hearing loss....( but all this improvement happened prior to L carnosine...i haven checked afterwards but i feel hearing improvement...in terms of clarity...my good ear and bad ear hearing capacity is slowly matching up...!)
       
    27. Rudy

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      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Post ear lavage tinnitus.
      Is this safe to take with NAC and GABA?
       
    28. ASD

      ASD Member

      been taking it for almost 6 + months no probs.
       
    29. Rube
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      Rube Member Benefactor

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      @sanjay doodani @ASD
      How can you be certain the improvements are not due to the clonazepam?
       
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    30. RaZaH
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      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

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      Benzo + loud noise
      Man....stay well away from clonazepam. Satans pill.
       
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