The Tinnitus Pill

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Arrojo, May 5, 2016.

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    1. Arrojo

      Arrojo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many rock concerts
      Oh, it's probably snake oil, but it does come with a money back guarantee after 60 days, so it seems fairly risk free. Has anyone tried this?

      http://tinnituspill.org/

      I like how they do list the ingredients, for the sake of transparency (instead of saying something like 'based on a proprietary formula!'). Here are the ingredients:

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      I'm certainly not going to get my hopes up, but with a money-back guarantee, I'll give it a try.
       
    2. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      Snake oil. Its just vitamins.
       
    3. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      $99.95 for a 3-month supply.

      Let's investigate the premium they charge...

      Below comparison is made with Amazon - many of below contain a longer supply than 3 months as well as some of them a higher dose. But for the sake of simplicity, let's assume they are all equal with the TinnitusPill counterparts.

      Zinc 15 mg
      Price $6.83

      Vitamin B12
      Price $6.99

      Magnesium Gluconate
      Price $7.24

      Ginkgo Biloba
      Price $7.31

      Quercetin + Bromelain
      Price $16.99

      Melatonin
      Price $8.70

      N-Acetyl-Cysteine
      Price $9.64


      Total from Amazon: $63.7 (free shipping in the US for that amount I believe)
      Total from TinnitusPill.org: $99.5 (free worldwide shipping)

      A difference of $35.8 with the TinnitusPill product being 56% more expensive.


      Admittedly one might place some value on the convenience factor (one bottle of pills instead of several) and the money-back guarantee. And maybe the free worldwide shipping, depending on a person's local prices.

      It's worth noting that a ton of tinnitus products contain a money-back guarantee. It's a sales tactic to artificially increase potential buyers' trust in the product ("They must be confident in their product or they wouldn't offer a money-back guarantee! And if it doesn't work for me, I have nothing to lose..."). Even the infamous Tinnitus Miracle eBook offers that.

      Fact of the matter is that a very low percentage of buyers ask for their money back - even if the product does absolutely nothing for them.

      Let us know how it works out.

      It is interesting that they recommend taking it before eating. It contains melatonin and melatonin supplements tend to be taken before going to sleep. I don't see the FAQ mentioning anything about taking the pill before sleep.

      Overall, I don't feel there is anything fancy in the product, nor are the amounts of ingredients too much (even though they so claim on their home page). The NAC it contains seems to be a low dose of 100 mg, Ginkgo biloba 50 mg... Separate products usually have 600 mg of NAC and 210 mg of Ginkgo, and so on...
       
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    4. Zug

      Zug Member Benefactor

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    5. Arrojo

      Arrojo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many rock concerts
      Well, that's just silly. You're darn tootin' I'll demand my money back if/when these don't work.

      Having poked around this site, I've seen people willing to pay thousands for lasers and tens of thousands for stem-cell treatment, neither of which has a money-back guarantee. So, I'd be more than happy to pay $100 every three months if these snake oil pills actually work.

      .....anxiously awaiting miracle pill delivery....
       
    6. jeanoroid
      Yeehaw

      jeanoroid Member

      Location:
      Nashville
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music / headphones
      I feel bad that every new T person gets hooked into these. The net is full of vultures..
      How about The Tinnitus Miracle LOL... There's someone I hope gets tinnitus..
      In fact he can have mine..
       
    7. monacco

      monacco Member

      Location:
      forte Antoine .monaco
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      anknown
      It's tinnitus bill not tinnitus pill
       
    8. Arrojo

      Arrojo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many rock concerts
      The pills came today. After taking my very first dose, my T miraculously went away!!!! (not). Snake oil trial officially underway.

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    9. Tweaker
      Sad

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
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    10. monacco

      monacco Member

      Location:
      forte Antoine .monaco
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      anknown
      I am wondering why some people continue to enriche the charlatans:mad:
      Hi guys a pill for T is not found yet .
       
    11. Arrojo

      Arrojo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many rock concerts
      Nobody will be enriched at my expense. My question is: why do some people in this forum say gingko biloba helps? Or zinc and magnesium helps? or B-12? or Bromelain? You can search this forum to find people who say that those (and the other ingredients) help their T. So, this pill combines all of these. If in fact I get any relief (and don't worry I am dubious), then I will take Markku's excellent suggestion and just buy all of these supplements on Amazon.

      Are you and others claiming that nobody can get help from gingko biloba? Some in that thread say it helps them. But they still have to pay$$ for it.
       
    12. Arrojo

      Arrojo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many rock concerts
      So, just over 30 days into this 'trial' and I will say that the loudness in my tinnitus has been reduced. Perhaps it's the placebo effect. Perhaps it's just the extra B-12 or maybe just the Ginkgo. (There are entire threads on this site devoted to both of those - are they snake oil too?).

      That said, the reduction isn't a lot. Maybe 10%? Hard to say. The money-back guarantee claims that these pills will reduce T by 40%. That's a pretty lofty claim and I would definitely notice that kind of reduction; its not there yet. 25 days to go.
       
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    13. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      @Arrojo,

      Well, at least you're trying stuff. Hope it works for you!
       
    14. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      What we really need is a really believable pill or lotion with some credible literature behind it. Maybe 30% of people would be cured of their T simply through the placebo effect. That would be a lot of happy people. We really need to put research money into how placebo works. It could revolutionise medicine.
       
    15. TC426
      Hungover

      TC426 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Interesting to read about that. Wondering if the effect will last.
      May be a rip-off, but to be fair, the ingredients pretty much cover what I was recommended from the doctor (Ginkgo, Magnesium, Zinc) after cortisone didn't work. And at least the Ginkgo part was not much cheaper than the pills here.

      Going with "hearinglosspill.com" as a domain name is a bit a hat on the hat though....
       
    16. vpsmitty

      vpsmitty Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Not what I wanted to read, I can not take much more of this ringing
       
    17. RichieRing

      RichieRing Member

      Location:
      Southern Vermont
      Tinnitus Since:
      Always but worse since October 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Don't know
      Thanks for taking the time, spending the money and sharing results with us
       
    18. Colm
      Amused

      Colm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hey there everybody.

      Two weeks gone bye without further report.

      No news is good news!

      Arrojo must be cured.

      I'm really glad for you Arrojo! :cool:
       
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    19. Arrojo

      Arrojo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many rock concerts
      Heh. No, actually I was waiting until the end of the 60 day period. I have decided to get my money back. I do think this concoction of vitamins and supplements has helped reduce the volume of my Tinnitus a little bit. Certainly not the 40% claimed, somewhere between 5% and 15% I would say. Not exactly snake oil - especially since many of these ingredients have seemed to help others with their T.

      That said, it is expensive, and as markku points out, more expensive than it needs to be. So, I am getting my money back and will then order the same stuff from Amazon:

      Total from Amazon: $63.7 (free shipping in the US for that amount I believe)
      Total from TinnitusPill.org: $99.5 (free worldwide shipping)

      A difference of $35.8 with the TinnitusPill product being 56% more expensive.
      I am hopeful that continued treatment with these supplements will maintain this threshold. I may experiment with the various supplements - perhaps only one of them is helping me, in which case no need to buy them all. Interestingly, I started taking fish oil after 30 days and it seemed to cause my T to spike back up, so I stopped that.

      Should you do this? Well, do NOT expect to be cured, and take the 40% reduction claim with a grain of salt. If you find relief, be sure to send back the bottles and unused pills before the 60 day period is up so you can get your money back and them buy cheaper supplements elsewhere.
       
    20. Jason W.

      Jason W. Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March/ April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress is thought to have been the main cause.
      I tried and am still on Gingko Biloba and it has greatly reduced my tinnitus. The only downside is literally that you have to be on it for at least three months before it will fully take effect.

      I can therefore fully understand anyone thinking this is rubbish but it worked for me anyway. Also I've noticed that when going out on a night on the town in loud bars when I've occasionally forgotten my ear filters to stop the high end music and other noise affecting my tinnitus, recently, the noise has not affected me at all as fiercely.

      I have to say though that I am also on a vitamin supplement called 'Wellman' by 'Vitabiotics' which has the other ingredients mentioned above but the reduction in my tinnitus was only noticeable after having taken the Gingko Biloba (GB) for at least three months on top of that. So it would seem that for me anyway the GB was the clincher as it pushes the blood to the extremities.

      This increased blood flow would probably include pretty much all parts of the brain and the eustacian tubes connecting the ears to the throat, which can be deformed and can be a part of the tinnitus problem if not all of it in some people. The theory is that this blood then contains healing properties for helping the eustacian tubes to work better or their structure to be more normal.

      Anyway, I'm sure you pretty much all now knew what I said in the last paragraph there so I won't go over anymore information you probably all know anyway lol. All I would add is that as I said above you need to take GB for at least three months and perhaps yes with the vitamin supplements with the ingredients of zinc and magnesium as maybe these help in some way.

      Sadly as we all probably know this won't work for everyone (only wish it could like 'Tinnitus Terminator' is supposed to be the miracle cure - boo hoo). I almost tried it myself to get rid of my tinnitus completely but read some reviews and comments here and naaahh!!!
       
    21. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I've talked to several people that this has helped reduce their ringing.
       
    22. OnceUponaTime
      Facebooking

      OnceUponaTime Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies or Acoustic Trauma, Stress
      I'm glad this worked for you. :) I really never tried Ginkgo Biloba for a long time.
       
    23. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      If it works for you, then keep on trucking down Gingko Street!! Appreciate the information. :beeranimation:
       
    24. vegasjon

      vegasjon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Been on the ginkgo train for three months myself. Zippo.
       

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