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5 Nutrients and Supplements That Help Your Hearing

By Brandi Swieter 

As people age, hearing tends to go out the window. It becomes increasingly difficult to hear what others are saying. Consuming certain nutrients can help to prevent this from happening too soon, allowing people to keep their ability to hear for a little longer. Eat foods rich with these minerals more often to gain the benefits and keep the ears working well.


Folate is necessary when forming new red blood cells within the body. Low blood levels and therefore low levels of folate, are linked to a reduction in hearing. Those with plenty of folate in their systems are more likely to experience improved hearing and not experience any loss in hearing for a longer timeframe.


Due to the activated enzymes that magnesium develops, vitamin and mineral levels are regulated. This helps to restore hearing loss that has developed due to excessive noise. Loud noises can cause free radicals to develop and grow in the brain and ear canal. Magnesium helps to stop the harmful effects these free radicals can sometimes cause.


One home remedy for tinnitus, or buzzing in the ears, is consuming cayenne pepper. That is because cayenne helps to improve blood circulation. The increase in blood circulation within the auditory canal helps with hearing. Sprinkle it on foods or add it to lemon water to get a daily dose easily.


Bromelain is found in pineapples. This substance can help to decrease the amount of swelling in the mucus membranes. With some found near the ear canals, bromelain can help improve hearing. It works as an anti-inflammatory option that can benefit the body in several ways. Eat more pineapples and experience the benefits of this nutrient.

Horse Chestnut

Another option for reducing ringing in the ears, a supplement known as horse chestnut helps with hearing. It provides some relief from inflammation and reduces the fluids built up in the ears that can cause ringing, hearing loss, and vertigo. Those with tinnitus should try out the supplement if they want to improve their hearing and eliminate the ringing they frequently hear that distracts them from what people are saying.

Proper nutrition is always important to maintain, but those in need of help with hearing should be especially sure to eat a diet rich in vitamins and minerals. These five nutrients have what it takes to keep the ears working well for as long as possible before old age does its damage.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Eastvale, Calif.

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