Name of treatment

Triple Tinnitus Formula

Type of treatment

Dietary supplement

Claims for treatment

“Helps prevent and repair inner ear-cell damage”
“Helps improve tinnitus symptoms”
“Slow hearing loss process”

“Supports immune system”

“Supports blood regulation”

“Reduces inflammation” [1]

How treatment is delivered

Orally. The supplement is a combination of:
Hibiscus
Juniper

Green tea leaf
Olive leaf

Garlic

Hawthorn leaf and flower[2]

 

A digital image of the bottle label on the product website also lists:

Vitamin C 60mg

Niacin 2.5mg

Vitamin B6 5mg

Vitamin B12 100mcg

Folate 100mcg

Gelatin (Bovine)

Microcrystalline Cellulose

Vegetable Magnesium Stearate[3]

Potential negative consequences

Cost – this supplement is currently on sale for $49 per bottle.[4]

Evidence offered:

 

Papers available

There have been no papers published on Triple Tinnitus Formula as a supplement, but there have been a number published on its component parts:

Studies suggest hibiscus has antibacterial, antioxidant, diuretic, and antihypertensive effects. It is regarded as safe[5].

Hawthorn extracts have been used in the treatment of heart problems, including heart failure as it increases coronary blood flow. It can lower blood pressure. It is generally regarded as safe, although it can interact with certain medications[6].

There is very little research into juniper’s pharmacological uses. No clinical data to support the use of juniper in any treatments, including tinnitus. It should not be used by those who are pregnant or breastfeeding[7].

Green tea has been used to treat high cholesterol and lack of mental alertness, however its effectivity is still uncertain[8]. Green tea can be toxic when taken in large, concentrated doses and as such is not recommended when medicinal use[9].

Olive leaf contains potentially bioactive compounds which may have antioxidant, antihypertensive and anti-inflammatory properties[10], however studies do not support its use for any indication. It is likely to be safe[11].

It is not certain whether garlic is effective in treating any medical condition. It is safe as a foodstuff but unregulated as a supplement[12].

Vitamin C is important for bones, connective tissue, muscles, and blood vessels. It helps the body absorb iron which is needed for red blood cell production. Side effects are rare.[13]

Niacin (vitamin B3) can improve cholesterol levels at high doses. As nicotinamide, there is evidence that it is no more effective than a placebo in the treatment of tinnitus.[14]

Vitamin B6 is used to treat a type of anaemia (lack of red blood cells). B6 supplements can interact with some medications, making them less effective (including epilepsy medication).[15]

Vitamin B12 helps to keep the body’s nerves and blood cells healthy, and there is no evidence for harm even in high doses[16]

Folic acid (folate) is needed to make DNA and other genetic material. Side effects are rare[17].

Conclusions drawn

 

Quality of evidence[18]

A-D

Does the BTA recommend this treatment?

No

BTA opinion on this treatment:

Although independent evidence is limited, what there is does not show that the components of this supplements are effective for the treatment of tinnitus. We would suggest you talk to your GP before taking any new medication or supplement.

 

The product website states that “this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease”[19].

 

“Dietary supplements should not be recommended to treat tinnitus.”[20]

Would the BTA support further studies into this treatment?

No.

Verdict: Safety - is this treatment harmful?

Some evidence of harm in certain groups

Verdict: Efficacy - does this treatment work?

No evidence of effect 

 

We welcome feedback on all our information. Please email any corrections or updates for consideration to Nic Wray, Communications Manager.

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Tinnitus and Triple Tinnitus Formula October 2021 [PDF]

Written September 2021

Due for review September 2024


[1] https://tripletinnitusformula.com/v1?aff_id=547&subid=GSO&subid2=whg7gu0nm7er3hba27h1l34g [accessed 08/09/2021].

[2] https://tripletinnitusformula.com/v1?aff_id=547&subid=GSO&subid2=wjuu53q3r6li3hba29024u5u [accessed 08/09/2021].

[3] https://tripletinnitusformula.com/v1?aff_id=547&subid=GSO&subid2=w0597aijflri33gai6ib0qg0#formid

[4] https://www.federalwaymirror.com/marketplace/3-naturals-triple-tinnitus-formula-review-does-it-work-or-scam/ - this is a marketing article on the supplement. Price information is not available on the supplement’s website (at least not without providing an address).

[5] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25038696/ [accessed 08/09/2021].

[6] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27655074/ [accessed 08/09/2021].

[7] The Drugsite Trust. Juniper. https://www.drugs.com/npc/juniper.html [accessed 08/09/2021].

[8] The Drugsite Trust. Green Tea. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/green-tea.html [accessed 14/09/2021].

[9] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29580974/[accessed 14/09/2021].

[10] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25726243/[accessed 14/09/2021].

[11] The Drugsite Trust. Olive Leaf. https://www.drugs.com/npp/olive-leaf.html [accessed 14/09/2021].

[12] The Drugsite Trust. Garlic. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/garlic.html [accessed 14/09/2021].

[13] The Drugsite Trust. Vitamin C. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/vitamin-c.html.

[14] Hulshof JH, Vermeij P. (1987). The Effect of Nicotinamide on Tinnitus: A Double-Blind Controlled Study. Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences. 12(3), 211-4 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2273.1987.tb00189.x [accessed 14/09/2021].

[15] National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin B6 https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB6-Consumer/ [accessed 16/09/2021].

[16] https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-Consumer/ [accessed 16/09/2021].

[17] The Drugsite Trust. Folate. https://www.drugs.com/folic_acid.html [accessed 16/09/2021]

[18] A = Systematic review/meta-analysis. B = Randomised control studies. C = Cohort studies. D = Case control studies. E = case studies/reports. +/- to be used to indicate quality within bands.

[19] https://tripletinnitusformula.com/v1?aff_id=547&subid=GSO&subid2=whg7gu0nm7er3hba27h1l34g [accessed 08/09/2021].

[20] Coelho C, Tyler R, Ji H, Rojas-Roncancio E, Witt S, Tao P, Jun HJ, Wang TC, Hansen MR, Gantz BJ. (2016) Survey on the Effectiveness of Dietary Supplements to Treat Tinnitus. American Journal of Audiology. 25(3): 184-205.