Our Anti-addictive class of Stop Smoking products contain an antidepressant with anti-addictive properties that is used to help reduce the urge to smoke and relieve withdrawal symptoms while giving up smoking.
Our Nicotine Receptor Blockers class of Stop Smoking products are tablets that are used to help smokers quit smoking by reducing nicotine craving and withdrawal symptoms.
If nicotine is inhaled at the same time as using varenicline, the nicotine receptors in the brain are blocked by varenicline, reducing the usual feelings of satisfaction and reward from smoking, making smoking less pleasurable. This helps relieve the craving for nicotine and as well as reducing the withdrawal symptoms experience when stopping smoking.
Our Nicotine Replacement Therapy class of Stop Smoking medications are nicotine containing gum, patches and inhaler for helping smokers quit by weaning them of the addiction to nicotine.
Nicotine in cigarettes is absorbed by the lungs and rapidly enters the blood to provide an instant response that satisfies the craving for nicotine. NRT will not satisfy the craving as the nicotine takes longer to get into the blood and is intended to provide less nicotine than a cigarette but will help reduce the craving over time and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
NRT is available in the following forms:
Our Nicotine Withdrawal Symptom Relief class of Stop Smoking products are nicotine-free capsules used to help relieve withdrawal symptoms while giving up smoking.
In between cigarettes, blood levels of nicotine begin to fall until they reach a level when there is not sufficient nicotine reaching the brain to stimulate dopamine in amounts that satisfy the nicotine craving, which contributes to nicotine addiction. This also happens during smoking cessation because the body has developed a dependency on nicotine and if the need for nicotine is not satisfied the body develops withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms are related to withdrawing the dopamine “feel good” effects and also the stimulant effects of nicotine and include both physical symptoms as well as symptoms affecting mood and emotions.
The craving for nicotine causes irritability anxiety and difficulty concentrating restlessness and impatience. Without the rapid release of dopamine that the body has become used to as the instant reward of smoking a cigarette, depressed mood can set in with sleep disturbances, frustration even anger. As the body begins to recover from nicotine dependency, physical effects include gastric disturbances, respiratory problems, and increased appetite or weight gain, since nicotine increases blood sugar, which reduces appetite.
An oral nicotine-free product containing several natural ingredients can be used to help relieve nicotine withdrawal symptoms and reduce craving for nicotine to provide stop smoking support. These ingredients include: