Is There a Natural Supplement That Can Help You Stop Smoking?

27 Jan

The health dangers of smoking are no secret, but many people struggle with quitting. Most smokers get hooked while they’re still young and have a serious addiction by the time they try to stop as adults. Well, what if there was an easy way to quit, one that lets you walk away from the habit instantly and forever? Sadly, there is no such “magic” cure for nicotine addiction. But new research says there might be some help in the form of a natural supplement.

In a recent study, taking omega-3 supplements reduced both the number of cigarettes smoked per day and cravings for nicotine among study participants. According to Dr. Sharon Rabinovitz Shenklar, who conducted the study and is the head of the addictions program at the University of Haifa’s School of Criminology Department and of the Psychopharmacology Laboratory at Bar-lian, “The substances and medications used currently to help people reduce and quit smoking are not very effective and cause adverse effects that are not easy to cope with. The findings of this study indicated that omega-3, an inexpensive and easily available dietary supplement with almost no side effects, reduces smoking significantly.”

The participants were divided into two groups: One group received omega-3 capsules and the second group received a placebo. The participants were asked to take five capsules a day for thirty days. In total, they reported taking more than ninety-four percent of the capsules. At no stage in the study were the participants asked to stop smoking. Researchers noted that showing such significant change in people who were not interested in quitting supports the assumption that omega-3 can help those who really want to quit smoking.

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