Salicylates question

Discussion in 'Support' started by valeri, Jul 14, 2014.

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    1. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I hope somebody can help me with this question.
      I love to make green smoothies made of spinach, cucumber, celery, banana.
      I also add coconut oil, tumeric, LSA.
      Now, most of the ingredients on this list are very good for general health but very high in Salicylates.
      There is no substitute for tumeric and coconut oil, and both are really good.
      Any suggestions what to do?
      Thanks!
       
    2. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      I haven't done a ton of research on the subject, but aren't salicylates present in most foods?

      I don't think there is necessarily anything to worry about. I think the main concern in regards to salicylates and tinnitus is in relation to asprin use, which is known to cause (temporary) tinnitus as a side effect at high doses.

      Unless you were particularly sensitive to salicylates, I don't think the levels found in most foods would be of any concern.
       
    3. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      @yonkapin
      Thank you, but how does one know if there is sensitivity to Salicylates?
       
    4. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      I'd have no idea really, didn't even know it was a thing until I saw your post to be honest.

      However, I would think that you would've experienced symptoms of salicylate sensitivity far before ever having tinnitus if you were truly sensitive.

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

      I'm into smoothies myself and all the ingredients you've listed are great for the body in my opinion. I wouldn't concern myself too much about the salicylate stuff. I'd imagine the salicylate content/composition of asprin differs greatly from what we find naturally in foods.

      I'm no expert though, so maybe someone else who knows more about this stuff can chime in, otherwise maybe you can ask around on reddit or a more specific forum.

      Either way, best of luck with it!
       
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    5. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Arlington VA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      All I know is that researchers use salicylate to induce tinnitus in the lab animals they are using for researching.
       

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