Tinnitus is an extremely common condition. It is thought that 1 in 10 people suffer with long term tinnitus, whereas 1 in 3 will experience it at some point in their life. The ringing or buzzing sound can become so bad that it interferes with sleep and can lead to serious depression.

New research is showing that magnesium helps to protect the ears against noise induced hearing loss and may even help to reduce the symptoms of tinnitus. Most people with tinnitus suffer with some degree of hearing loss; therefore magnesium deficiency may predispose an individual to either condition.

Magnesium is found in green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds. It is quite difficult to obtain enough magnesium in your diet through food alone because many parts of the world have magnesium depleted soils. Magnesium is best known for its ability to calm and relax the nervous system and muscles of the body. Just about everyone feels better when they take a magnesium supplement; they generally sleep better and feel calmer during the day.

If you work in a noisy environment or suffer with tinnitus, you may want to try some magnesium to protect your ears.