Ginkgo Biloba

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Piper, Jun 25, 2013.

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If you have taken Ginkgo Biloba, did it help your tinnitus?

  1. I noticed an improvement in my tinnitus

    36 vote(s)
    9.4%
  2. I did not notice any improvement

    198 vote(s)
    51.7%
  3. I do not know if it helped (e.g. took other supplements at the same time)

    112 vote(s)
    29.2%
  4. I think my tinnitus got worse due to taking it

    37 vote(s)
    9.7%
    1. Canador

      Canador Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Do you have any theories as to why?
       
    2. Ludvik

      Ludvik Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      23/11/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection + Noise Induced
      I've been trying Gingko off and on now, like @ RaZah everytime I do there's a pretty significant spike which makes me hesitant to continue.
       
    3. hedge

      hedge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably Rush 2112, Styx, and Lynyrd Skynyrd
      120g per day seems to keep it under control - most days.
       
    4. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I read a study about Ginkgo improving hearing or blood circulation in the ear a while back. I can't find it now. It was a specific kind of Ginkgo that you had to buy. Does anyone have a link to this study? Or a link to the best Ginkgo that you are supposed to buy? Thanks
       
    5. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      Buy EGB761 ginkgo. Again, it makes my T worse but your results may vary.
       
    6. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Gingko Biloba increases blood circulation to the extremities of the body: feet, hands and head, including the auditory pathways. I cannot say for certain whether it has helped lower my tinnitus but I believe it has improved my hearing and for this reason I continue taking it. Taken as a tincture (liquid) is considered to be the best as it enters the blood stream quicker. Some call it the memory tree as studies have suggested that it may help Alzheimer disease and improve thinking and learning.

      The Gingko Biloba that I take is made by Avogel which is considered one of the best.Dosage: 15 drops in a little water 3x a day.
      Michael
       
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    7. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      I have been taking the Tebonin Egb761 for over a week and I think it does help indeed, T seems a bit quieter, hearing is better. Definitely worth taking it along the other supplements that may help like vitaminb12, Q10, NAC , L-Carnitine , minerals, metals etc..

      I take one pill per day, its not cheap at 40 USD for 30 but its a medical grade compound so I know exctly how much to take and what is too much.
       
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    8. leledany

      leledany Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-11-02
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Maybe it is only a coincidence but I took Tebonin (ginkgo biloba) yesterday morning with empty stomach and after one hr and half (i suppose after digestion time) my left eye vision started to blink. Fortunately it lasted only for ten minutes. Anyone else had my symptoms?
       
    9. RaZaH
      Dancing

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I get this eye twitch from lipoflavonoids, every time , tried a few times now
       
    10. Kelvin

      Kelvin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Work
      @Michael Leigh.
      I really rate A.Vogel products. A bit pricey but always seem good quality.
      I see their Ginko Tincture is 50ml.
      Could I ask how many days that lasts at 15 drops x 3 per day ?
      Many thanks in advance.
       
    11. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Hi @Kelvin.
      I have only bought the 50mls whenever 100mls is not available and that was many years ago so I'm unable to help. I buy 100mls Avogel GB from Amazon as it's cheaper than in the shops. This lasts me quite a while but never worked out how long it lasts. I buy 2 x 100mls whenever needed.
      Michael
      https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00365K1HI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
       
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    12. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      1
      Tinnitus Since:
      1900
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      have you had your magnesium levels checked?
       
    13. Kelvin

      Kelvin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Work
      @Michael Leigh

      The great font of all modern knowledge 'Google' tells me a drop from a standard dropper is 0.05ml. This means 100ml would provide 2000 drops. At 15 drops x 3 times day this means 45 days supply for £16.
      Not so bad.
      Thanks for the heads up on the Amazon 100ml.
      Worth a drop or Two.o_O
       
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    14. RaZaH
      Dancing

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      No, not specifically , but i did have a number of Magnesium IV's in the early days .
      Is that an indication of magnesium shortage ? I get this allllll the time , just gets much worse with Lipoflavonoids.
       
    15. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Thank you also for the information @Kelvin it's much appreciated.
      Good luck with the Gingko Biloba.
      Michael
       
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    16. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      1
      Tinnitus Since:
      1900
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      for me it's usually a sign of tinkering with magnesium levels.
      http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/31/health/magnesium-deficiency-health/
      note that I personally tend to get everything on that list. The eye thing is annoying; cramping can be downright painful. Epsom salt baths help, probably eating a lot of locally sourced leafy greens does too.

      I stopped buying lipoflavinoid pills when I realized I could just chew up and swallow slices of lemons and limes (including rind) to the same effect.
       
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    17. SilverSpiral
      Sad

      SilverSpiral Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ACOUSTIC TRAUMA
      are you sure lipoflavinoid is comparable to eating citrus? do you have any way of estimating how much citrus you have to consume to be equivalent to taking lipoflavinoid supplements?
       
    18. SilverSpiral
      Sad

      SilverSpiral Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ACOUSTIC TRAUMA
      I do not know if it helped (e.g. took other supplements at the same time)
      I voted this but I mainly don't think ginkgo biloba helped, I don't think any supplement has helped, but i've tried lots of them combined/at same times, so by default I have to say I do not know if it helped for all the supplements, as there has been no note worthy improvement, at all, worse as ever, but how can i know where i'd be if i didn't take those supplements at the same time. whatever. I was taking high quality extract with the same values as what I've read tebonin to be, it appears the same extract is sold by other brands, probably from the same source. "
      Ginkgo Biloba Extract

      120 mg **
      (Ginkgo biloba) (leaf) (Standardized to contain 24% Ginkgo Flavone Glycosides [28.8 mg] and 6% Terpene lactones [7.2 mg])
      "
       
    19. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      1
      Tinnitus Since:
      1900
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      it's not hard to find species-specific GCMS or HPLC analysis of various citrus peels, so you can definitely do the math and then compare it to whatever the content claim on some snake oil bioflavinoid product is, but part of my point was that bioflavinoids for tinnitus are almost certainly placebo anyway, just like all the other supps (and yes I do take a bunch still!) so if you're going to consume them you may as well do so without shelling out for random supplements that may or may not contain what they say they do, or spending too much time thinking about it
       
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    20. Jim51042

      Jim51042 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/28/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphone use
    21. SilverSpiral
      Sad

      SilverSpiral Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ACOUSTIC TRAUMA
      Yes, lipoflavinoids is surprisingly one of the supplements I have not yet tried, as my previous assumptions about it was that it was nothing more than a B-Complex type vitamin with vitamin C and some other herbal stuff, and I regularly take B-complex anyways, so i never bothered. You specifically mentioning the rinds made me look up what lipoflavinoids is and i was surprised to read it is not primarily a b-complex vitamin as I previously had misunderstood. I still might throw some money at lipoflavinoids to see if it does anything. If eating citrus rinds means eating the surface skin (not just the white inside part) i'd be hesitant to do it, even with organic citrus...
       
    22. SilverSpiral
      Sad

      SilverSpiral Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ACOUSTIC TRAUMA
      ok, so now i'm a bit confused, have you ever actually consumed citrus including rinds to substitute lipoflavinoids? Like I said in my previous post, I previously was under the assumption that lipoflavinoids was just a proprietary brand of b-complex vitamin, with vitamin c, and some other herbal stuff sold to target people with tinnitus, but your mention of citrus rinds lead me to the wikipedia of lipoflavinoids which states it's more an extract of citrus rinds, or something like that. What is it about this that is mean to treat tinnitus what is the active ingredient? is there any efficacy to this ingredient, and can it be substituted naturally from citrus consumption?
       
    23. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
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      Tinnitus Since:
      1900
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      I found that there was no efficiency I could discern from any of the various bioflavinoid products I tried. In the process I discovered that not only do I not mind consuming the rind along with the rest of a lime/lemon/orange slice, I've gotten to enjoy it and I think it's good roughage and probably helps keep things moving nicely even regardless of what it's doing for my ears (or not).

      I essentially only buy organic produce ~95% of the time, and I wash the heck out of all of it, so I don't have general safety concerns about doing so.
       
    24. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      1
      Tinnitus Since:
      1900
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      I go through periods of not logging in here much at all, which is why I keep my privacy set as it is. If you'd like to email me feel free (deconstructed@gmail) -- but I don't think I have any great insights on ginko or flavinoids which I haven't already shared here.
       
    25. MrBonk

      MrBonk Member

      Location:
      Winchester, Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD/Insane sinus congestion/TMJ/mold allergy/dog bark??????
      I took Ginkgo (The EGB 761 stuff) for what felt like almost half a year. Can safely say. No difference for me.
       
    26. ACG
      Studious

      ACG Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Well they do have a money back guarantee, so keep your receipt and the box and if it doesn't work you can at least get the money back. When I first heard the ringing 10 months :( ago I went to the pharmacist and the first thing she recommended was lipo-flavonoid. I didn't buy it and not one of the other doctors (including my ear specialist) recommended it. I think it helps people were were probably going to get better one their own in 60 days anyway.

      Also, there's a new variety of lipo-flavoid with melatonin to help you sleep. I am kind of/sort of tempted to try the new stuff jut for the melatonin, but I've read that melatonin causes depression and I'm already pretty depressed these days.
       
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    27. Kekistan

      Kekistan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I think I will try it
       
    28. annie J

      annie J Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      suspect long term Prozac, and/or chronic severe stress
      mine has got louder since starting ginkgo. :(
       
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    29. fade2black244
      Inspired

      fade2black244 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/24/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Mine was helped slightly with Ginkgo.
       
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    30. Applejuice

      Applejuice Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20-3-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm willing to try this but I'm hesitating. Next to normal T I have a low buzzing T in my right ear. I can't pinpoint the cause but it could be vesicular or a vain. Is it safe for me to try Gingko?
       
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