Today’s Target: Ring No More
Ring No More are pills sold as a tinnitus cure. The product contains Cinchona bark, sulphate of quinine, iodide of potassium, phosphate of potassium, salicylate of sodium and salicylic acid. Its purpose is to stop the ringing, buzzing, vertigo and other symptoms associated with tinnitus and Meniere’s disease.
Let’s go through our investigative process and sniff it out.
Is the product or company an obvious scam?
The Ring No More website has very little information on the ingredients of Ring No More and their exact physiological effect on tinnitus. The product is over-priced at a whopping $79.99 one month supply (one bottle). They then have a “deal” where you can get 6 bottles at $26.67 a bottle (by 2, get 4 free). This clearly indicates that the $79.99 is way over-priced.
Rhetoric, anecdotal testimony and high prices… recipe for a scam folks!
Is the company guilty of deceptive marketing?
Can you say “magic bullet?” As with soooo many pill products out there, Ring No More claims to relieve tinnitus all on its own. There are absolutely no proven studies referenced on the site. There isn’t a company name. There is reference to the product being approved by the FDA for the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, but read carefully:
“Ring No More is a safe and effective homeopathic formula developed to work with your body’s own healing mechanism to drastically reduce the pain and discomfort of dealing with the constant ringing, roaring, and whizzing day after day. With advanced technology and a special proprietary blend of quality ingredients, approved by the FDA for the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the U.S., Ring No More works naturally with your body’s own healing processes to bring you the peace and quiet you thought you’d never have again.”
Clever wording. Is it “Ring No More” that’s approved or the ingredients that are approved??? When I sniffed it out at the FDA website, I couldn’t find anything. Generally speaking, the FDA does not “approve” or “disapprove” herbal or homeopathic remedies.
Does the health product live up to its claims?
Ring No More is a homeopathic product and though there are some great homeopathic remedies out there, no one can expect a pill to “cure” tinnitus or relieve symptoms all on its own. Traditional homeopathic remedies are also taken in tonic form and it’s unknown if pills can really replace these traditional tonics.
Ultimately, treating tinnitus requires other therapies such as noise therapy and retraining. So, no, “Ring No More” does not live up to its claims.
Does the product have any dangerous side effects?
It’s difficult to determine the exact amounts of the ingredients and likely, the potency is weak as with most homeopathic tonics or pills. However, here are the side effects of some of the individual ingredients:
Cinchona bark (a.k.a. Quinine bark)
- Abnormal bleeding or bruising
- Using too much Cinchona or using it too often can cause headache, upset stomach, and problems with vision and ringing in the ears. In extreme cases, coma and death are possible
- cinchonism (tinnitus, headache, nausea, diarrhea, blurred vision, deafness, vertigo)
- blood disorders
- kidney failure
- heart arrythmias
Okay… why does a tinnitus relief product have ingredients that can CAUSE tinnitus in some individuals? Again, these are weaker amounts, and in some cases homeopathic medicines actually induce the symptoms to get rid of the symptoms. It’s difficult to understand, but in some ways, it’s like curing someone of allergies by giving allergy shots that contain the allergins.
However, there’s no discussion of this on the website.
As well, excess amounts of potassium can have adverse effects on the kidneys and use of potassium in drug form is contraindicated for a number of health conditions including thyroid and kidney problems, cystic fibrosis, Addison’s disease and tuberculosis.
There are more than 46 drug interactions known for potassium iodide.
What does the Better Business Bureau say about the company?
The BBB has nothing to say about the product “Ring No More” and there is no company name. I also didn’t find anything on Mel Lambert, the purported creator of the product.
What are people saying about the product or company on blogs and forums?
From the Tinnitus Support Message Board:
“Has anyone tried Ring No More?” — actfray
“I haven’t. But it should probably be called Money No More. Yet another “supplement” that proports to quiet tinnitus. Every day I hear ads on the radio for another product, Quietus. The only good these commercials are doing is raising people’s awareness of this overlooked affliction. Having said that, what doesn’t work for some may benefit others.” — In2006
I just purchased “Ring No More” for a 6 month supply at $170 . Take 2 pills a day which taste like a sugar pill and if it doesn`t help , I get my money back . We`ll see ?? They are homapathic vitamins so they say . Only wished I was still working and could have had them analized at Bristol Meyers Squibs . For other reasons my doctor told me to take 1 aspirin a day so maybe I`m defeating the Tinnitus by taking aspirin ? I may stop taking it today.
Does the company sell any other “questionable” products?
As mentioned, I couldn’t find a company name, but there do not appear to be other products.
So, What’s The Verdict?
I can’t find anyone who has reported success with Ring No More. Even if it did work, the product is way over-priced and the company behind Ring No More, which I can’t locate, is definitely guilty of deceptive marketing. Let’s also not forget that it contains an ingredient that has been known to cause tinnitus. So, I absolutely cannot recommend Ring No More to anyone.
There is a great alternative to Ring No More that my pack loves. Unlike Ring No More, this program is not scam. It’s a 100% free report I’ve put together that teaches you several proven methods to eliminate your tinnitus. In the Health Hound’s opinion, I would say that it’s a no-brainer not to at least give this free report a try.