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Ring Zen Tinnitus Relief was a supplement marketed to reduce tinnitus symptoms in the “least amount of time possible.”

Ring Zen claimed to be an all-natural tinnitus supplement that helps lessen and even stop ringing in the ears. By utilizing citrus bio-flavanoids formula combined with Ginkgo Extract, odourless garlic and magnesium, it claimed it could reduce your tinnitus symptoms. Ring Zen was originally manufactured in the US in a FDA registered facility and even stated it was better than Lipo Flavonoid Plus (a competing supplement).

What’s different about this supplement is that it recommended you also take Tinnitivix tinnitus treatment alongside Ring Zen for the most relief. You’ll also need to take it consistently for three months before seeing results.

You’re required to take two Ring Zen capsules daily with food and not exceed 8 capsules a day. It’s also recommended to drink plenty of water and avoid pro-inflammatory foods when taking this treatment.

Unfortunately, both Amazon listings for this product have since been closed. It’s unknown if they’ve simply run out of stock or they have closed down production of Ring Zen entirely. The most recent review was back in October 2018 for one of the listings, and July 2018 for the second Amazon listing. There also doesn’t seem to be an official website for the product and it looks as if Ring Zen is no longer on the market today.

So what happened? Was Ring Zen effective?

Ring Zen Tinnitus Relief Ingredients

This supplement only has a few ingredients listed on the bottle:

Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium Oxide is used to treat or prevent low levels of magnesium in the blood. Some use this mineral supplement to relieve heartburn or indigestion, but it’s main focus is improving the health of muscles and bones. Some studies have shown possible links between magnesium oxide and reduced migraines symptoms and reduced anxiety in certain patients. However, more research is needed as some studies do not find any links.

Some believe that tinnitus is worse in those who experience anxiety and stress, often leading to increase tinnitus symptoms. Ring Zen may have included this mineral supplement in hopes to reduce anxiety in those with tinnitus, in hopes of reducing their overall symptoms.

Citrus Bioflavonoids

This type of bioflavonoids has been seen in alternative medicine for years. Mostly it is used to enhance Vitamin C, to support blood circulation and to treat certain allergies and arthritis. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can also be used to reduce inflammation for various conditions.

However, it’s important to note that not all uses for bioflavonoids have been approved by the FDA. Because there are no regulated manufacturing standards for many herbal supplement compounds, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re taking and what it claims to do.

Ring Zen may have used Citrus Bioflavonoids in their formula because of its work reducing inflammation in the body. Many believe that tinnitus symptoms increase in severity due to inflammation, which Citrus Bioflavonoids could help rectify.

Deodorized Garlic

It’s been researched that garlic can have a positive effect with certain pain relief, including using garlic oil as ear drops for earaches. However, there is no scientific study that garlic directly improves or reduces tinnitus. However, it seems that Ring Zen included deodorized garlic in their formula anyway. Realistically, garlic needs to be clinically studied further to determine if it really does contribute to positive results.

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Ginkgo Extract 4:1

Ginkgo Biloba is a common ingredient in tinnitus treatments and is used in many herbal supplements as a whole. This plant extract is used in treatment for blood disorders and memory problems while helping improve cardiovascular function and eye health. Ginkgo extract contains high levels of certain antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage as well.

But it doesn’t end there. A recent study showed that Ginkgo biloba “enhances cognitive functioning and stabilizes mood in cognitively impaired elderly subjects.” In addition, this extract has improved anxiety symptoms as well. As mentioned before, many believe stress and anxiety contribute to tinnitus, so using ginkgo biloba extract may help reduce tinnitus symptoms.

However, it’s not as straightforward as that. An international group that conducts independent analysis of various studies looked into 36 studies whether ginkgo biloba affected memory or dementia and found that results were inconsistent. In addition, of the most recent and effective studies, only one found positive benefits of taking ginkgo.

Customer reviews for Ring Zen Tinnitus Relief

Unfortunately, Ring Zen Ear Ringing Relief Formula is riddled with poor reviews on their US Amazon account. Oddly, it looks like this supplement has two posting on Amazon but selling the same product.

The full name of the first Amazon listing is quite a mouthful: “RingZen Tinnitus Relief to Stop Ringing Ears Supplements, Effective And Natural Tinnitus Treatment for Ringing in the Ears with Citrus Bioflavonoids and More for Ear Ringing Relief (60 Capsules)”

This posting has 157 customer reviews and is currently sitting at 2.1 stars out of 5. Some customer reviews include:

I’ve had ringing in my ears for awhile. Have gotten to where I can ignore it with no problem, but thought I’d try this for a month and see if it would do anything to help, and would buy more if I noticed the slightest difference, which I haven’t. Oh well, I give it a shot

Rick

I think the people giving this product 5 stars because they have been given a special promotional sample are being less than honest. This product does not work for me

Ed

My fiance tried this for a month, it actually caused the ringing to get louder and more excessive! They should refund our money

Theresa

Did NOT work as it was supposed to. I was not impressed with it

Brad

I’ve been taking 1 capsule twice a day until the bottle is almost empty with no change in my tinnitus

Gary

I have used this product for more than three months to no effect. When you order this product, the seller sends you an email emphasizing the importance of using it consistently for three months, preferably along with their complementary product Tinnitivix. I did this faithfully, but my tinnitus (which is mild) has not changed.

I was hopeful, but ended up being disappointed that this product was ineffective. It may work for you, but I cannot endorse it.

Bob

The second Amazon listing is titled: “Tinnitus Relief Formula – RingZen (3 Month Supply) – Ringing in the Ears with Citrus Bioflavonoids and More for Maximum Control Tinnitus Relief – 180 Veggie Capsules.” However, that too has poor reviews with only 2.9 stars out of 5 and 42 customer reviews. Some testimonials of RingZen include:

Did nothing for me

Dee

I take this twice daily and find it has been helpful

Pamela

At first I thought it made a difference but after following the instructions for the entire bottle I can’t say there is any significant or even noticeable difference. Maybe it works better for other people

James

I waited until I used the whole 180 capsules at the recommended dosage of 2 capsules a day. This product did absolutely nothing for the ringing in my ears

Len

I have been using it for about a month and so far, it’s a waste of money

Robert

There are a few positive Amazon reviews, such as this one, but it seems they were all incentivized to write them for discounts on the product: “Although I still have some ringing.. I gave it 5 stars because the volume has decreased considerably and my doctor told me nothing can be done about it. I feel that given time it will improve and will update.. I did receive a discount to test this product and I am so happy I did!! PROS: easy to take.. For me it’s been about 2 weeks and the volume of the ringing has decreased. CONS: need to be taken with meals”

As with any supplement, especially those aiming to treat a medical condition, all reviews will need to be taken with a grain of salt. Products will work differently on everyone, so it can be assumed that Ring Zen won’t work for all cases of tinnitus.

The topic of Ring Zen has also come up in various tinnitus support forums where the legitimacy of the product has come into question. The fact that so many of the 5 star reviews were written because the customer received a free bottle of Ring Zen was concerning and many on the forum suggested not to waste your money on this product.

It’s also difficult to say if a product like Ring Zen is working because they recommend taking the supplement daily for three months before seeing any results. Unfortunately, this can be a really costly endeavour if it ends up that the product doesn’t work for you, after buying three months worth of capsules.

As always, it’s important to discuss doctor recommended treatments and medicines with a professional, including for tinnitus symptoms.

Conclusion

Ring Zen Tinnitus Relief showed some real potential, but unfortunately just wasn’t enough to help tinnitus sufferers. It’s also very hard for consumers as there is hardly any definitive information about Ring Zen online. The company doesn’t explain why they chose the ingredients in their formula, but assure us that “We only use the highest quality ingredients” and “Ring Zen brings tinnitus relief to stop ringing ears better than competitors. Compare ingredients for yourself and see. Ring Zen is 100% active ingredient without fluff.”

While the product’s ingredients may have worked, it clearly didn’t work for enough people to stick around. It’s also unfortunate that they required customers to take their secondary product Tinnitivix, rather than just one product. This is not made clear when purchasing, but only after the fact.

The company currently has no official website for the product, nor are they selling it on their Amazon listings. Will they ever return? We don’t know. Perhaps they will come back again with a more effective formula to help those experiencing tinnitus. Until then, we’ll have to wait and see.

Effectiveness25
Ingredients35
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Positives
Potentially helpful ingredients
Negatives
Having to take additional product Tinnitivix with Ring Zen
Very few positive reviews
Discontinued
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Off the Market
While the idea behind Ring Zen makes some sense, this tinnitus product is no longer available online. Perhaps they may return with a better formula...

Quiet Mind is a blog dedicated to turning a critical eye to tinnitus treatments and supplements.  So many don’t work and are overhyped, we’re here to shed some light on some of the scams and successful products that claim to stop the ringing.

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