MSG and Aspartame — Your Opinion on Their Effect on Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Paul10, Mar 12, 2017.

    1. Paul10

      Paul10 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      I'm noticing some people saying they've cut MSG from their diet and are finding some success. I also came across an article:
      https://www.tinnitusformula.com/library/neurotoxins-and-tinnitus-aspartame-msg-solutions/

      regarding MSG and Aspartame. I'm still new to T, have good hearing and have put my T down to anxiety. As someone who previously drank a lot of diet soft drinks and regularly ate food with MSG, I'm thinking there is a chance there could be a link. I've cut out aspartame but not MSG.

      Does anyone have any experience/success with cutting aspartame/MSG?
       
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    2. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      MSG is unhealthy and causes multiple symptoms that can trigger bad stuff. I'd avoid it and cut it out of your diet, if you already consume it....
       
    3. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Both of them seem to be pretty bad health wise, irrespective of T, so cutting down on them may be beneficial no matter what.
       
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      Paul10

      Paul10 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      Very true guys, especially in regards to MSG. Does anyone have any direct experience with cutting this out and the effects on T?
       
    5. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      MSG, can cause multiple symptoms. google it and see what it can do and people with tiinitus should try to avoid it..I know i would.
       
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      Paul10

      Paul10 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      Yup, that's what I've been reading, problem is it seems to be in a LOT of things. I think cooking from raw materials seems to be the only way to avoid it.
       
    7. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Many restaurants don't use them. Cheap ones will sometimes use them (anecdotal evidence from my own experience), but you can request "no msg" in your order. Then you get whatever you get (no guarantees - there's a reason they're cheap!).
      But of course, cooking from raw materials brings you other advantages too, so I'd recommend that if you can. It's really not difficult (nor time consuming) to prepare a simple and healthy meal from raw materials.
       
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      Paul10

      Paul10 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      That's true; it would also keep my mind busy which is a good thing as we all know. Thanks Greg.
       
    9. fhs
      Fine

      fhs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gun range
      MSG contains glutamate which if taken too much of can damage your nervous system which could worsen tinnitus and cause a lot of other issues. Some places that prepare food may put way too much MSG in the food. I would avoid it or only have very small amounts. As for aspartame safe levels of it are about 50 mg/kg a day and yes taking too much could damage your nervous system. However the average person would have to drink about 15 diet cokes a day to even hit the safe limit.
       
    10. Christian78
      Alone

      Christian78 Member

      Location:
      Gothenburg
      Tinnitus Since:
      (Sep 2013)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      progressive tinnitus, time of expiring in next 3-6 months
      Just wanna say MSG is yeast extract now, they are tricking you, so that you know, now it is called yeast extract
       
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