About Quiet Assure
Formulated by Dr. Bob Martin, Quiet Assure is a safe and effective homeopathic remedy that can help you experience relief from your tinnitus symptoms in just 90 days. How?
By featuring a blend of natural plant and mineral ingredients that provide your body with the nutritional support it needs to repair and maintain your inner ear structure.
The Quiet Assure system works over two steps: First, the Load Phase helps “jump start the healing process, and then the Maintenance Phase provides continual support for less ear noise.
During the Load Phase, all you have to do is take two tablets of Quiet Assure twice daily, and then one tablet daily during Maintenance.
That’s it? After all these years of suffering from tinnitus, all you had to do was take a few pills to find some relief?
Well, in our opinion, this isn’t what Quiet Assure will provide. To explain why, let’s first take a look at what causes tinnitus.
What is Tinnitus? What Causes the Ringing & Other Noises?
According to the Mayo Clinic, tinnitus affects about one out of every five people, which is characterized by a persistent ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, or hissing. These sounds can range in intensity, and may be present in one or both ears.
Tinnitus is a symptom generally caused by age-related hearing loss, which itself is most often caused by damage to the hair cells inside your ear. Unlike other cells in your body though, hair cells cannot regenerate once they’re damaged or destroyed, causing hearing loss to be progressive and permanent.
Other common causes of tinnitus include extended exposure to loud noise, blood vessel disorders, earwax blockages, some medications, and more. This is why, if you’re experiencing frequent tinnitus, you should speak with your doctor first.
But does Quiet Assure contain any ingredients that address these causes? We’ll get to this shortly, but first we need to talk about homeopathy.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathic medicine “is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself.”
To accomplish this, one of homeopathy’s central philosophies is that “like cures like,” which is also known as the law of similars. Here’s a quick (and admittedly simple) example:
Let’s say that you have a strawberry allergy. A homeopathic practitioner would formulate a solution that included very minute traces of strawberry, which you would ingest. Then, as a result of constant exposure to these small amounts of strawberry, your body would build up a tolerance and lose its allergy.
Does homeopathy work? In general, homeopathy hasn’t fared well during clinical trials, and is largely frowned upon by mainstream medicine. But why?
Outside of the fact that there’s no evidence showing regular exposure to a substance can cure an allergy (to use our example above), homeopathic “remedies” don’t contain enough of any substance to work.
Let’s carry this thought over to Quiet Assure’s ingredients.
What Ingredients Does Quiet Assure Contain?
Based on Quiet Assure’s label, here’s what it contains:
- Antipyrine 6x, 12x
- Bryonia 6x, 12x
- Carbon sulph 6x, 12x
- Chamomilla 6x, 12x
- Citrus decumana 6x, 12x
- Chininum sulphuricum 6x, 12x, 30x
- Cinchona officinalis 6x, 12x
- Kali hydriodicum 6x, 12x
- Kali carbonicum 12x, 30x
- Lycopodium 6x, 12x, 30x
Notice anything unusual? There aren’t any dosages listed! What’s going on?
Remember how we talked about small ingredient amounts in the previous section? According to LiveScience:
“Homeopathy is based on rigorous dilutions and mixing, called successions. The dilution level is printed on the bottle of medicine. A typical homeopathic dilution is 30X, where the X represents 10. So, one part toxin (such as the aforementioned poison ivy) is mixed with 10 parts water or alcohol. The mix is shaken; one part of this mix is added to 10 parts of water or alcohol again; and the whole process is repeated 30 times.”
So, one part of the antipyrine contained in Quiet Assure has been mixed with 10 parts of alcohol, 30 times, and so forth.
As you probably figured out already, this means that homeopathic solutions like Quiet Assure contain very little active ingredients. In fact, to refer back to the Live Science article above:
“The final dilution is one molecule of medicine in 10 to the 30th power (1030) of molecules of solution — or 1 in a million trillion trillion. At this dilution level you'd need to drink 8,000 gallons of water to get one molecule of the medicine — physically possible but implausible.
Other homeopathic solutions are 30C, which represents 100 to the 30th power (10030). There's not enough water in the solar system to accommodate this dilution.”
This is something known as the molar limit.
Regardless of their dosages, are any of these ingredients effective for relieving tinnitus symptoms?
Antipyrine is a common ingredient found in OTC eardrops, which might help reduce inflammation and pain associated with ear infections. Outside of this, however, there is insufficient clinical evidence showing that any of Quiet Assure’s ingredients will provide any benefits.
But will they harm you?
Are Quiet Assure’s Ingredients Harmful?
Overall, Quiet Assure’s ingredients should be well tolerated by most individuals—especially considering how little of each active ingredient it likely contains.
However, WebMD notes that “Bryonia is likely unsafe for anyone to use. At fairly low doses, it can cause many side effects including dizziness, vomiting, convulsions, colic, bloody diarrhea, abortion, nervous excitement, and kidney damage. Larger doses may cause fatal poisoning. Just touching fresh bryonia can cause skin irritation. Eating the berries can cause death.”
Side effects or not, how much will Quiet Assure cost you?
Quiet Assure’s Pricing, Refund, & Autoship Information
The Quiet Assure system (one bottle of Load Phase and two bottles of Maintenance Phase) is priced at $79.90, plus free S&H.
After placing your order, you’ll also be enrolled in the company’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a new 90-day supply of Quiet Assure Maintenance once every three months. And you’ll be charged $79.90 plus $8.99 S&H each time.
Quiet Assure comes with a 90-day refund policy, less S&H. In order to request one, you’ll need to call customer service at 888-207-6183.
Quiet Assure’s Arbitration
Arbitration agreements severely limit your legal rights, including taking a company to court or becoming part of a related class action lawsuit if you experience any damages.
As soon as you place your Quiet Assure order, you’ll immediately be bound to an arbitration agreement, so keep this in mind before submitting.
What are Quiet Assure’s customers saying about the supplement’s price—or anything else for that matter?
Quiet Assure’s Online Customer Reputation
There was very little online customer feedback for Quiet Assure at the time of our research. In fact, the only feedback we found was on a TinnitusTalk thread where most users stated that it was ineffective. One user even went so far as to call it “snake oil.”
However, we do know that Quiet Assure is made by New Vitality, a supplements manufacturer with several popular products, including Super Beta Prostate, Ageless Male, Stress Block, and many more.
Here on HighYa, many of these products have 1-star average reviews, which seem to be based on complaints of failure to work and high-pressure sales tactics.
New Vitality (dba NAC Marketing Company) also had a B+ Better Business Bureau rating (as of 11/9/15), based on 90 closed complaints. Most of these appeared to reference difficulty cancelling trials/autoship enrollments, as well as poor customer service.
Now that you know much more about Quiet Assure, should you spend your hard-earned money on it?
Will Quiet Assure Give You Some Peace & Quiet from Tinnitus?
In short, we don’t think so.
Not only because nearly all of Quiet Assure’s ingredients haven’t been proven to be effect for reliving tinnitus, but even if they had, there isn’t enough to provide any benefits. Ineffective ingredients + homeopathic dilutions = an ineffective supplement (in our opinion).
As if this wasn’t enough, even with such small amounts of bryonia in Quiet Assure, you’re rolling the dice as to whether or not you’ll experience some pretty severe side effects.
Given all of this, instead of ordering Quiet Assure, we think your money would be better spent scheduling an appointment with your doctor.