While I don’t recommend using nicotine replacement products, I am a big fan of using supplements to help with the process of becoming a non-smoker. I personally found that, even after I quit smoking, I was still having issues with addiction.
It wasn't until I stumbled across the research of neurotransmitter imbalances and how to use supplements to balance your brain chemistry and heal addictions, that I really overcame my addictive tendencies.
You know those people who never get addicted to anything, or who never overeat or feel the need to drink? It's not that they have more willpower than you, they just happen to have a balanced brain chemistry. I believe this is a big part of why some people struggle with addiction and others don't.
I have listed several supplements I find helpful in the process of quitting smoking. Obviously you don’t have to take supplements to quit. However, for many of us, the reason we relapse and start smoking again is because we feel so crap due to imbalances in the body.
You stop smoking, expecting to feel much better, only to find weeks or even months on, that you still have terrible cravings. You may also feel irritable and foggy headed. If you have experienced this, the odds are that you are suffering from a neurotransmitter imbalance or deficiency.
I personally give every client I see to help quit smoking a B-complex, Niacinamide and Chromium to take with them. I believe it makes a massive difference in easing the withdrawal process and successfully quitting smoking for good.
The best book on the topic I have found is How to Quit Without Feeling S**t: The Fast, Highly Effective Way to End Addiction. By Patrick Holford, David Miller and Dr. James Braly.
For more information on how B vitamins help the cravings, click here
For more information on supplements to balance your blood sugar with Chromium & L-Glutamine, click here
For more information on supplements that help restore the damage - Vitamin C & D, click here
For more information on supplements to help you relax, detox (and poop)... Magnesium, NAC & Mag07 click here
Disclaimer: The claims made about the supplements listed in this post have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. You should always consult with your health care professional or doctor and read the information provided by the product manufacturer and any product label or packaging, before using any nutritional, herbal or supplement product or before beginning a diet program or starting any treatment for a health issue.
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