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Clinical Studies on Lipoflavonoids

LipoflavonoidsA number of researches on Lipoflavonoids have been conducted.  Lipoflavonoid contains a mix of Vitamin C, B vitamins, inositol, pantothenic acid, and bioflavonoids extracted from citrus fruits.  These nutrients and vitamins are known to be safe and essential to the health.

A research paper published in 1963 showed the results of product testing on 197 patients who exhibited hearing loss and had symptoms of Meniere’s disease.  The study focused on the role of eriodictyol glycoside, one of the components of bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits.

Out of the 197 patients, 122 suffered from hearing loss related to Meniere’s disease while the rest had poor hearing due to other causes.  After taking Lipoflavonoid, some patients in the group that had Meniere’s disease showed an improvement in their condition.  Forty-one percent gained relief from vertigo and had improved hearing loss.  There was also vertigo relief but no improvement in hearing in 36.9% of the patients.  The remaining Meniere’s patients did not experience any improvement at all.

Of the 75 patients who suffered from hearing loss not related to Meniere’s disease, 11 patients or 21.2% experienced improved hearing.

Because of the promising results of Lipoflavonoids, many ear, nose and throat specialists began prescribing Lipoflavonoid to patients suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus, including those with symptoms not related to Meniere’s disease.

A subsequent study was undertaken in 1966 at the Walter Reed Hospital.  The double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the effects of bioflavonoid on 75 patients suffering from hearing loss due to causes other than Meniere’s disease.  The patients who took part in the study suffered from hearing loss due to age or noise-induced hearing loss.  Thirty-five patients in the group had hearing loss due to other causes excluding Meniere’s disease.

The findings of the study showed that only one patient out of the 75 showed improved hearing, and this patient received a placebo.  None of the patients who received bioflavonoid showed improved hearing or reduction in tinnitus.  This led researchers to conclude that sensori-neural hearing loss does not respond to Lipoflavonoid.

While Lipoflavonoid may not cure tinnitus, the studies indicate that Lipoflavonoids may help in the treatment of Meniere’s disease due to its antihistamine properties.  Tinnitus and hearing loss related to Meniere’s disease may respond well to Lipoflavonoid.

Lipoflavonoid Safety and Side Effects

Lipoflavonoids side effectsLipoflavonoid contains vitamins and nutrients that promote general health.  The major ingredient in Lipoflavonoid, eriodictyol glycoside, helps maintain ear health and may be a treatment for tinnitus.  Because it is marketed as a dietary supplement rather than as a prescription drug, Lipoflavonoid side effects have not been fully evaluated.  However, the reported side effects are relatively rare and not serious.  Some people may experience headache or an upset stomach after taking Lipoflavonoid.  Others get an unpleasant or bitter taste in the mouth.

In rare cases, an allergic reaction may occur leading to difficulty breathing, hives or swelling of the face.  Serious side effects are not common and most people can take Lipoflavonoid without experiencing negative side effects.

Lipoflavonoids contains inositol and should be avoided by pregnant women.  Inositol is a nutrient found in certain foods such as poultry and beef.  While inositol levels in food are safe for pregnant women, doctors do not recommend taking it as a supplement during pregnancy because it can cause uterine contractions and may lead to miscarriage or premature labor.

If you are taking medications or other dietary supplements you should let your doctor know before taking Lipoflavonoid to avoid potential drug interactions.


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