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Can supplements help improve the health of your ears?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
It appears that two substances—folate and phytochemicals—might have some auditory advantages. Taking 800 micrograms of folate (which is also found in leafy green foods) has been shown to slow the loss of high-frequency sounds. Deficiencies in folate and vitamin B12 might affect both the nervous system and the vascular system associated with hearing. Hearing also benefits from phytochemicals, so the stronger the color of the fruit, the better. That means it contains high levels of these protective substances.
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