By Barry Keate
Barry Keate, has lived with tinnitus over 40 years and has published 150+ research articles on numerous aspects of tinnitus. He is an expert on the condition and a well-known advocate for those with tinnitus.
Why Arches Tinnitus Formula, with Ginkgo Max 26/7, is the best tinnitus product money can buy.
Many people assume when buying herbal supplements for the treatment of tinnitus (such as Ginkgo biloba) that most products are pretty much alike. Nothing could be further from the truth. While Ginkgo biloba is available in any health food store and many discount stores, individuals with tinnitus should exercise care when selecting a product. Due to the lack of regulation of the herbal and vitamin industry within the United States, most ginkgo products are of inferior quality.
Consumer Labs has tested many nationally recognized brands of Ginkgo biloba and found that less than 23% contained all necessary components to be considered a clinically effective ginkgo. Either they have less than the specified amount or they do not meet the minimum requirements for standardized 24/6 Ginkgo Biloba Extract (GBE). Two-thirds of these products contained less than 1/5 of the Bilobalide required to be effective. Bilobalide is important for neuroprotection and glutamate antagonism.
Arches Natural Products, Inc., the manufacturer of Arches Tinnitus Formula, has developed a new, more potent, ginkgo extract trademarked Ginkgo Max 26/7®. This extract has a higher percentage of active ingredients than the older standard 24/6. Our new extract contains a minimum of 26% of flavone glycosides, responsible for antioxidant activity. It also has a minimum of 7% terpene lactones, which increase circulation within the inner ear. Perhaps most importantly, it contains a minimum of 3.6% bilobalide which, as discussed above, is responsible for protection of the neuronal circuits in the inner ear.
Inferior quality ginkgo products are flooding the market at deceptively low prices. They are often high in”ginkgolic acid.” Ginkgolic acid is a strong allergen that will cause severe allergic reactions and is related to the same acid found in poison ivy. Unfortunately, ginkgolic acid content is not required to be listed on product labels.
The Commission E (similar to our FDA) regulates the sale of all herbal medications in Germany. They will not allow any ginkgo product to be sold in Germany that has over 5 parts per million (PPM) of ginkgolic acid.Arches Tinnitus Formula contains less than 1 PPM of ginkgolic acid, the lowest found on the world market. Many of the inferior, low priced brands can contain as much as 100 – 1000 PPM of ginkgolic acid. Also, these inferior brands are not manufactured to pharmaceutical standards and can contain other contaminates as well. Removing the ginkgolic acid requires a separate manufacturing process that is very expensive… but worth it! See our Certificate of Analysis.
There are indeed several high quality ginkgo products sold in the better health food stores. However, they are usually lower dosage capsules and are all much more expensive than ATF when you compare the total milligram content of each bottle of ATF (12,000 mg) versus the price.
Many companies use such harsh solvents as hexane or acetone (petroleum distillates) to process their extract and are processed only once. Petroleum distillates leave a poisonous residue when used to extract herbs. Arches ginkgo is extracted with ethyl alcohol and water and then treated to remove impurities. Most ginkgo growers use pesticides while Arches trees are all organically grown. Most ginkgo manufacturers also use machines to pull and shred the leaves off the tree. This causes the important terpene lactones (essential to tinnitus relief) to be immediately crushed and oxidized – losing all of their potential benefits. Our leaves are handpicked and then immediately dried to preserve the highest amount of useable terpene lactones.
Here’s what you get with
Arches Tinnitus Formula
(take two capsules twice per day)
- Highest quality Ginkgo biloba extract, Ginkgo Max 26/7, found on the world market at the lowest price (milligram vs. milligram). 120 mg of GBE in each capsule.
- Amino acid chelated Zinc, 7.5 mg per capsule, to further reduce tinnitus sounds. Chelated zinc is more readily absorbed than elemental zinc by 90 percent.
- 150 mg deodorized Garlic per capsule which reduces stress and cholesterol, and regulates blood pressure.
- 100% naturally raised ginkgo trees
- Hand picked ginkgo leaves – to protect the preciousterpene lactones.
- An extract high in Bilobalide & Ginkgolide B – the most studied terpene lactones.
- The leaves are extracted using grain ethyl alcohol and water and then processed a second time to remove ginkgolic acids. No harsh chemicals or solvents are used!
- Our extract contains less than 1PPM of ginkgolic acid – the lowest amount possible.
- Thousands of satisfied customers.
- Over 2,000 Otolarygologists (Ear Nose and Throat doctors) recommend ATF to their patients.
When you take Arches Tinnitus Formula® you can be certain that you are getting the highest quality ingredients that maintain a consistently high, pharmaceutical-grade extract. Arches Tinnitus Formula® is equal or far superior to any herbal or vitamin therapy found on the world market for the treatment of tinnitus.