Smoking contains over 4,000 chemicals, 200 of those can cross into your brain, and 60 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer. But these chemicals do something else they strip nutrients from your body.
The main vitamin stripped away by smoking is Vitamin C. The nutrient is so well known that its importance is often taken for granted and its in the list of trendy super foods simply because it’s so easily available and it’s hard to make it expensive.
Vitamin C boosts your immune system, maintains healthy bones and teeth, is essential for wound healing, helps makes collagen which we need for blood vessels, skin scar tissue and ligaments, plus it’s a powerful antioxidant which prevents free radical damage.
Of course free radical damage or tissue destruction, a little like rusting is caused by smoking.
In order to maintain some level of health you need to increase your vitamin C levels over and above normal requirements. The level would need to be considerable to counter act smoking. Most likely taken to bowel tolerance.
i.e. the amount you take that doesn’t give you diarrhea!
In order to completely balance out the nutrient drain you would need to take:
2500 mg of Vitamin C per day.
Alpha-lipoic acid 100 mg per day.
CoQ10 100 mg per day.
N-acetylcystine 1000 mg per day.
800 iu of Vitamin E daily
Carnitine 1000 per day.
And that is for starters. Plus fish oils, and bromelains and glucosamine, for inflammation, and Vitamin B 5 & 6 with Licorice for your depleted adrenals, not to mention green tea, turmeric, sulfur amino acids, dandelion tea to support your struggling liver, and on and on it goes!
The idea of consuming lots of supplements just to attempt to balance out your 4000 toxic chemicals from smoking doesn’t make any sense!
Alternatively you could just quit smoking and eat a reasonable diet. Plus when you quit it would be worth taking 1000 mg of Vitamin C a day, a multi vitamin and 4 grams of fish oils per day for at least 3 months as part of your recovery.
But first you need to quit, and by far the best option is advanced quit smoking hypnosis. It’s safe, reliable, gentle and highly effective. Everyone who wants to be hypnotised, can be if they are just willing to participate.
So what’s it going to be, a stomach rattling full supplements or being a non-smoker.