NAC is a powerful nutrient that may help in balancing opiate withdrawal symptoms. While it cannot take them away, it can help raise glutathione, which can attach to the substance being detoxified. Opioid withdrawal severely disrupts glutathione and glutamate balance. NAC can help with both of these issues in the brain to some degree. NAC may also be helpful after the withdrawal phase to lower the occurrence of relapsing.
Ellagic Acid- Preliminary research shows that this powerful polyphenol from pomegranate may help to curb the severity of withdrawal symptoms. Several compounds found within pomegranate appear to have a regulating and modulating effect towards opiate addiction and withdrawal. This doesn’t mean it will take away all symptoms, absolutely not. Withdrawals and addictions powerfully impact the mind, body, and spirit. However, it is a nutrient that has good upside with zero downside.
Turmeric is helpful in providing a neurotransmitter and mood boost during withdrawals. When the brain is going through this type of detoxification, the levels of serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and norepinephrine can get very low. Turmeric can help stimulate several of these neurotransmitters, although other elements are needed as precursors to help create the compounds as well.
CoQ10 may help to increase serotonin levels according to some research. It is not well known for this purpose, but a moderate to high dose of CoQ10 during withdrawals can abate some of the symptoms. It does this through several mechanisms like decreasing oxidative damage, increasing serotonin, and providing much needed fuel for the mitochondria. Like the other ingredients on this list, they aren’t cures. Withdrawals are very powerful on multiple levels of our being. The goal is to decrease the severity to help each person push through withdrawals as successfully as possible.
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Astragalus, N-acetyl Cysteine, Green Tea, Ellagic Acid (Pomegranate), Red Yeast Rice, Tumeric (Curcumin), CoQ10, Vitamin D3 and Natural Rice Flour.
Withdrawal symptoms can be brutal and natural remedies can help
The United States is facing a nationwide epidemic of opioid and opiate addiction (and subsequent opiate withdrawal), with nearly 100 Americans dying a day from such drug abuse. Opiates are drugs derived from opium (e.g., morphine and codeine) and opioids are synthetic versions of these drugs (e.g., Vicodin and Percocet), although in popular culture these terms are used interchangeably. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid-related deaths have quadrupled in the past 18 years.
In the late 1990s, pharmaceutical corporations promoted prescription opiates as the solution to America’s physical pain. As a result, many people found themselves taking prescribed opiods regularly — and eventually wound up addicted.
Fighting Opiate Withdrawal
Part of the opiate crisis stems from the immense challenge of overcoming opiate addiction, due to a painful and exhausting withdrawal process. There are a number of unpleasant symptoms that take a physical and emotional toll.
Opiate withdrawal symptoms usually include:
• Extreme cravings and excessive irritation.
• Chills, shakes, and hot and cold flashes.
• Diarrhea, queasiness, and nausea.
• Depression and uncontrolled anger.
• Muscle pain, cramps, and bone and body aches.
• Insomnia and restless leg syndrome.
• Flu-like symptoms, e.g., feeling sick all over.
• High blood pressure
New studies have found a nutraceutical (Herbal) treatments that shows promise of alleviating opiate withdrawal symptoms.
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