By Barry Keate
Tinnitus is a very difficult condition to manage and there is a wide variety of approaches to treatment. Anything that can affect general health can affect tinnitus, either positively or negatively. Improving health almost always reduces the ringing in our ears and heads.
Diet, rest & exercise Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, improving cardiovascular health, increasing immune system response, reducing stress, all are mechanisms that help us cope with tinnitus. At Arches, we believe that proper diet, exercise, adequate rest and the use of Arches Tinnitus Formulas are effective therapies for reduction of tinnitus.
Surveys show that more than half of the U.S. adult population uses some form of dietary supplement(s). The dietary supplement industry has been characterized (often by pharmaceutical companies) as some giant behemoth that must be curbed. The industry was responsible for $18.7 billion in sales in 2002. For comparison, the sales of just one class of drugs, statins for cholesterol, nearly equal the entire annual sales of dietary supplements.
But even with all the business they do generate, consumers still ask questions about dietary supplements: Can their claims be trusted? Are they made with quality components? Will I get real health benefits or am I wasting my money?
This is why, several years ago, we decided to offer the Body Language Vitamin supplements developed by Michael Seidman, MD. These are superior products that utilize the latest findings in clinical research and incorporate the highest quality ingredients available anywhere.
Why you can trust Dr. Seidman Dr. Seidman took an unusual path toward his medical degree. Forsaking the usual undergraduate degrees of chemistry and biology, Dr. Seidman earned his BS in Human Nutrition from the University of Michigan. He continued from this vantage point to gain his MD from the same university. He is considered an expert on the molecular basis of aging, noise induced hearing loss, all aspects of ear, nose and throat surgery, tinnitus, nutrition, antioxidants and herbal therapies and their relationship to health and aging. He lectures around the world on such topics, has more than 80 major publications, numerous awards. He was awarded a US patent on one of his supplements that positively affects age-related hearing loss. He also has several patents pending on aging, mitochondrial function and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Seidman is Director of Otologic/Neurotologic surgery for one of the nation’s most prestigious health systems, Co-Director of the Tinnitus Center, Director of the Research Laboratory and Chair of the Complementary/Integrative Medicine Program. He is Editor-in-chief of the International Tinnitus Journal and on the Editorial Review Board of eight major ENT journals as well as the Journal for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, the Ear Research Foundation, the Life Extension Foundation and WebMD.
Dr. Seidman endorses the use of Arches Tinnitus Formulas and recommends them to many of his tinnitus patients.
Body Language Vitamins manufactures a full line of dietary supplements. We offer our customers the three primary products that we feel have the widest appeal and broadest use; the Multi-Vitamin/Mineral Formula, Antioxidant Formula and the patented Anti-Age/Energy Formula.
The Essential Needs Vitamins and minerals are absolutely essential to the proper functioning of our bodies. They are not produced in the body and must come from the diet or supplements. They are necessary for stimulating many biochemical reactions, utilizing food for energy, nerve, immune and sexual function and tissue and bone support. They are also vital in preventing numerous diseases ranging from viral infections to cancer.
Antioxidants are necessary to deactivate oxygenated free-radicals which are the by-product of energy production in the body. Without antioxidant activity, free-radicals destroy cells and DNA. Over a long period, excessive free-radical damage leads to many chronic degenerative conditions, premature aging and cancer. We published an in-depth discussion of antioxidants and how they can affect tinnitus.
Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants were once plentiful in the normal diet. Over the last 100 years or so, large agri-business concerns have predominated in American farming. These “factory farms” have been obsessed with improving production quotas and lowering price, with the unintended consequence of depleting the soils in which our food is grown. The large scale use of chemical fertilizers has substituted for lost nutrients in the soil. The result is our food supply does not contain the high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it once did.
Today, most Americans are deficient in one or more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Almost all doctors now prescribe a daily Multivitamin at a minimum to supplement our diet and keep us healthy. Mass marketed Multivitamins and other supplements that are advertised heavily and sold through low cost outlets tend to use the least expensive, poorly absorbed and ineffective ingredients. There are high quality supplements available through better health food stores. Body Language Vitamins provides the highest quality, all natural, scientifically studied and formulated dietary supplements that can be found.
Multi-Vitamin/Mineral Formula This supplement is unique in that it has combined vitamins, minerals, green tea and pine bark extract (made in a base of essential fatty acids) into one supplement. This supplement is different from other available products in that the amounts of each ingredient have been carefully selected to provide the reported potential benefit. It has been designed in concert with our antioxidant formulation to provide all the essential vitamins and minerals, thereby offering complete protection.
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Antioxidant Formula This is the most outstanding antioxidant protection available. All natural products are used whenever possible. The minerals used are chelated with amino acids, which significantly enhance absorption and aid in bioavailability. Over the age of 35-40 years our gastrointestinal tract absorbs about 2-20% of all minerals. By using chelated minerals absorption is increased to 80% +. This supplement combines the most important antioxidants and herbs to provide maximal protection.
Antioxidants counteract the effects of reactive oxygen metabolites (ROM). The primary source of these damaging radicals is our own bodies! This proprietary product contains ten vitamins and minerals, two powerful molecular antioxidants, three mitochondrial respiratory chain precursors and six important herbs. The vitamins and minerals provide the best antioxidant protection available and when combined with the mitochondrial precursor, they afford a natural form of increased energy without the chemical effects of over-the-counter stimulants. Furthermore, the herbs provide the potential for improved cognition, as well as bone, hair and fingernail strength.
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Anti-Age/Energy Formula Mitochondria are the power centers of the cells and therefore of the human body. This is where nutrients are turned into energy. There may be hundreds of mitochondria in each cell.
There is extensive scientific support that mitochondrial function declines with age, probably as early as our twenties. A leading theory on aging, the mitochondrial clock theory, is based upon a gradual decline in mitochondrial function because of DNA damage from reactive oxygen species (ROS), also known as free radicals. With aging, energy production is reduced.
This patented product combines two mitochondrial metabolites and two mitochondrial respiratory chain precursors that enhance mitochondrial function. In animal and human studies these metabolites increase mitochondrial function, enhance energy production and may counteract some of the biochemical reactions associated with aging.
Additionally, the Anti-Age/Energy Formula is protected by a US Patent relating to its benefit in age-related hearing loss. A clinical study conducted by Dr. Seidman and published in the March 2000 edition of the American Journal of Otology finds that the compounds used in the Anti-Age/Energy Formula “reduce age-associated deterioration in auditory sensitivity and improve cochlear function.”
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