My Investigation of Lipo-Flavonoid for Tinnitus

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Today’s Target: The Lipo-flavonoid Tinnitus Treatment

Lipo-flavonoid is an over-the-counter herbal supplement being marketed as a relief aid for those of us who suffer from tinnitus.

The instructions state to take 6 caplets a day (two at each meal) for 2 months and then one caplet three times a day after meals thereafter for “maintenance”. That sounds expensive.

So the big question… does it really work?

The short answer is yes, it can work… if you suffer from Meniere’s disease… which unfortunately accounts for a very small number of tinnitus cases.

You see, years ago, a study showed that lipo-flavonoid was able to calm the symptoms of some people who suffered from Meniere’s disease, which is a rare disease that involves the swelling of the small fluid-filled chambers of the inner ear. This causes vertigo, loss of hearing, loss of balance and tinnitus.

Now, one might make the assumption that if lipo-flavonoid can help calm tinnitus in people with Meniere’s, then it must also calm tinnitus that has other causes beyond Meniere’s. Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this simply isn’t true.

Here’s the skinny…

While lipo-flavonoid may help those with Meniere’s, it has not been proven to help people with other causes of tinnitus (noise-induced damage, medications). In fact, one study showed that subjects with hearing problems with other causes (noise, age, undetermined) had NO improvement when given a component of Lipo-flavonoid that was 4x’s the strength of the recommended dosage.

This is likely because Meniere’s disease may has something to do with a type of allergic reaction in which histamines cause the inflammation of the inner ear. The bioflavonoids in Lipo-flavonoid have an anti-histamine reaction in the body, which relieves some cases of Meniere’s. Time to break out the Benadryl?

On the other hand, most cases of tinnitus are caused by “free radical damage” in the ear that interferes with proper noise signaling. The brain then sends noise signals (in the form of buzzing and ringing) to try to compensate for this damage.

So, What’s The Verdict?

My problem with LipoFlavonoid is the fact that it’s being marketed as a Tinnitus treatment when in fact it’s only a treatment for Meniere’s Disease which is one of the lesser causes of tinnitus. Most who suffer from tinnitus do so because of noise-induced damage or exposure to certain medications. For this reason I would only recommend folks try Lipo-Flavonoid if they have been diagnosed with Meniere’s.

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38 Comments

  1. Father-in-law has suffered from tinnitus since approx 1990. His is an occupational related case (18 years hard rock mining with jackleg drill and explosives followed by 30 years in cabinet building). His healthcare provider advised he start using Lipo on August 17, 2012. It is now 3 months of use AS TOLERATED. He tried the “by the label” instructions but the pills made him puke. He cut back to 2 pills twice a day. But to no real surprise after reading comments here, and after reading NIH study on carotid stenosis signs/symptoms, he has had no relief. He will no longer take these pills. He is on a fixed income and these things are expensive. Packaging says money back guarantee, so that is my next step. Always look for underlying causes.
    p.s. He quite smoking in 1965. Mother-in-law died in 2005, she was a smoker but had quit smoking in the house. I don’t smoke in the house. No help to his ears. I have Menieres. Only thing that helps is Antivert (meclizine). Which is prescription only medication.

    • Meclizine 25mg is an over the counter drug. You can purchase it without a prescription in the US. I have Meniere’s too. It is almost the same as dramamine- less drowsiness.

  2. I bought lipo flavanoid cuz i had read it helps and i was at thr drug store and they had it on sale from 31 to 24 and i stupidly bought it… well two pills later i read the pamphlet that came with it (thank god) and it said (this is djrectly from the paper that came in the box) “many patients on tapering the dose after a few months, have the begginning of symptom recurrence, however, when they step up the dose, they improve again” i think i felt worse after taking them…. i immediately threw the rest away. Even if it helps i would be stuck on it. My ringing got worse a week of work i ate bad got lil to no sleep and drank codffee or red bull alot. Then i read somewherrbout stress and fatigue and eating bad make it worse… the next week i decided to change back to tge healthy lifeatyle
    After some pilates sleeping more and no fatty foods and no caffeeine i was much better. Their right dont focus on it or it will get worse. Change ur life and it will grt better. Dont stress either. It starts a viciois cycle. Hope this helps!

  3. Lipo flavonoid is a scam, a total waste of money. I have been taking it for 2 months with no relief whatsoever. I have not suffered any side effects however. IMO the only person smiling is the hawker selling this snake oil. Save your money. This stuff DOESNT WORK.

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