The Smoking Cure – Nutritional Supplements For Quitting Smoking
Balance Your Brain, Body and Mind
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 and heal addictions, that I really overcame my addictive tendencies.
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.
Read more about what supplements help with the process of quitting smoking in my book.
Vitamin B-3 – Niacinamide (the non-flushing form of niacin) is amazing for nicotine and alcohol cravings. Take 500 mg to 1000 mg with breakfast and lunch. You can take Niacin (the flushing form of Vitamin B-3) 50 mg with breakfast and lunch, however, most people experience a red skin flushing that tingles for about 30 minutes after.
B-50 Complex – 1 with breakfast and 1 with lunch
Chromium Polynicotinate is the best I have found for balancing your blood sugar and stop you from overeating and gaining weight when you quit smoking – 200mcg with food 2x a day
Vitamin C is really good to stop cravings as well repair the damage from smoking – You can take up to 5000 mg of Vitamin C a day. Take a 250 mg chewable or Vitamin C spray every time you have a craving to smoke.
Vitamin D – 1,000 IU daily for every 11 kilos or 25 pounds of total body weight so if you weigh 150 pounds or 68 kgs, take 6000 ui a day.
Magnesium – 200 to 400 mg, 2 times a day, with or without food. I recommend one of the doses before bed to help with sleep.
Fish oil or Omega 3 – 1000 mg with food up to 3 times a day. *Take right before you eat to avoid fish burps.
Glutamine – 2000 mg before breakfast, and before lunch and mid-afternoon if needed for cigarette, alcohol and sugar cravings.
NAC (N-Acetyl-Cystine) repairs your liver and helps with addictions of all kinds – 1200 mg a day. Take with 2000 mg of Vitamin C a day to prevent kidney stones.
Mag07 – The best supplement for constipation I have ever found! Start with 3 pills at night, and if that doesn’t do the trick, try 4 or 5 the next night. You can take it anytime if you are close to a toilet, I personally take 2 or 3 a night as a maintenance dose.
I’m all about making things as easy as possible, and by giving your body the nutritional support it needs — the process of stopping smoking can be easy.