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supplements to help with cessation of smoking marijuana/tobacco

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 06, 2013 at 4:13 AM

I want to quit smoking marijuana and tabacco. I currently smoke about a gram to a gram and a half per day mixed with tobacco in a 4:3 proportion. I already eat paleo and exercise and have techniques to quit, but I was looking for supplements that might help quitting and supplements I might need for brain, lung, throat etc health after 5 years of daily smoking. Is there any neurotransmitters I need to replenish or anything like that? I know my memories worse...

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:24 AM

GABA supposedly does not cross the blood-brain barrier. Other amino acids supplements might work. I have had mixed results from 5-HTP, DLPA and L-tyrosine (they often seemed to cause excessive anxiety in addition to their supposed benefits), but I guess they'd be worth trying.

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on January 20, 2013
at 04:51 PM

Marijuana is not addictive, so can't help you there. As for tobacco, try taking Niacin/B3.

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:29 AM

Chantix helped me quit almost 3 years ago.

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on July 16, 2013
at 01:51 PM

Your neurotransmitters simply need to be pushed back to a normal, sober-like state.

Check into something like a neurotransmitter stack. That one covers all your bases, perhaps too well.

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:17 AM

magnesium will help with that insomnia!

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on February 18, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Get Pneumonia. It helped me quit smoking everything and caffeine.

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on February 18, 2013
at 12:29 AM

I love my bud. I just love it so much. It has been my primary ally to quit tobacco. Sorry, not an answer. Just had to shout it from the rooftops.

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on February 17, 2013
at 10:09 PM

Let bacon be your saviour.

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on February 17, 2013
at 08:40 PM

Julia Ross has a protocol for getting off pot. It's in her Mood Cure book. Some info.: http://www.moodcure.com/index.html

Among other things she and her clinic use neurotransmitter precursor amino acids like GABA. Pot increases GABA and the body downregulates its own GABA production when using pot. Take the pot away and GABA has to get going again to replace it endogenously.

Other stuff in the protocol are DLPA, tyrosine, and 5-HTP.

Also: http://addiction-dirkh.blogspot.com/2007/10/marijuana-withdrawal.html

E687b5eb51456c9a0205aff406f44ca3

on February 18, 2013
at 01:24 AM

GABA supposedly does not cross the blood-brain barrier. Other amino acids supplements might work. I have had mixed results from 5-HTP, DLPA and L-tyrosine (they often seemed to cause excessive anxiety in addition to their supposed benefits), but I guess they'd be worth trying.

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on January 20, 2013
at 06:18 PM

Ashwagandha helped me abstain from using cannabis for 4-5 months last year. I'm 30 years old and have been using since I was 15, but by using ashwagandha it made this process a breeze.. Definitely helped with the intense dreams, sweating, and the myriad of other withdrawal symptoms. If you want more information on my experience with ashwagandha, just lemme know.

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on January 06, 2013
at 12:41 PM

I seem to recall that NAC is linked to (alleviating) cocaine craving. http://www.naturalnews.com/022492_drug_addiction_cocaine.html

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on January 06, 2013
at 12:35 PM

Seriously consider meditation.

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:48 AM

See a naturopath, they can usually help. Also, acupuncture is known to improve success rates of quitting. Helps to get the nicotine out of your body quickly so your cravings are less intense and much shorter. Good luck!

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:39 AM

I quit pot cold turkey. It wasn't hard. It's all in your head. Oh wait you smoke tobacco....This may be a bit different.

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:34 AM

My aunt followed a smoking cessation program from Oshner hospital in Louisiana years ago...lots of flushing with green juices (think green powder like super greens and fresh green juices). It helped with tobacco addiction any way.

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on January 06, 2013
at 04:17 AM

This may not answer your question, but is just a suggestion. If you smoke a gram to a gram and a half per day assuming you buy in bulk (don't know if your purchasing quads, dealing, or what) is about 15$ a day, $30 if your dealing (opportunity cost). Maybe you should buy yourself something with the money you save the first couple weeks, treat yourself to a movie or a new tv. It might help.

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