Happy New Year!
So sorry if you received our Merry Christmas blog yesterday 🙁 The Christmas fairies had a hand in that … please read on for the correct first blog of the year!
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? You are not alone, statistics say at least 40-50% of us make them. They can range from saving money to starting an exercise regime. Many people who smoke say they want to give up…. not surprising really considering the health concerns. We all know how hard it is though, almost every cell in the body has a nicotine receptor on it!
It’s hard to quit, but it is worth it. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
You will feel better, you will look better & your health will improve. Only 20 minutes after your last smoke, your heat rate slows down & your blood pressure drops slightly. Not long after that the levels of carbon monoxide in your blood starts going down. Your body is already beginning to heal itself.
After 2 weeks of staying smoke free, you will notice some big changes. Your lung function will increase & your blood circulation will improve which means you will have more available energy to walk, run & play sport.
At 1 year, you have halved your risk of coronary heart disease.
By 2-5 years, your risk of stroke is now the same as a non-smoker.
At 5 years, you have halved your risk of mouth, throat, oesophagael & bladder cancer.
By 10 years, your risk of dying from lung cancer is half that of a current smoker.
Quit smoking & you will see and feel the benefits every day……………It’s so worth it!
Did you know that a simple amino acid called NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) has been shown to improve your chance of giving up by 50%! It can also help to reduce weight gain after withdrawing from smoking and improve the health of the lungs. See the article below *
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There is a strong co-morbidity between mood disorders such as depression, and tobacco use disorder. The disorder is a dependence on nicotine that elicits a reaction when a person stops smoking.
In the first study of its kind, published in the journal Redox Report (2015), researchers looked at the effectiveness of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in helping people quit smoking, and whether reduced tobacco use is associated with a concomitant decreased severity of depression. The 12-week double-blind randomised controlled trial compared the effectiveness of 3g of NAC daily with placebo.
The study showed that more than double the number of participants taking NAC were able to quit smoking compared to those taking placebo. In those who did not quit, the number of cigarettes smoked on a daily basis more than halved. The effect was most apparent after week eight of NAC supplementation. Study authors also measured exhaled carbon monoxide which was almost 150% less in the NAC group compared to placebo.
The mechanism is thought to be NAC’s role in activating the activity of the cystine–glutamate antiporter, resulting in increased activation of metabotropic glutamate receptors on inhibitory neurons which facilitates dopamine release. In this way, craving and reward behaviours are modulated. NAC is also thought to improve the damage caused by tobacco smoke exposure such as oxidative damage to the lungs.
Another interesting finding was the significant reduction in the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HDRS) amongst NAC users. Depression and tobacco use are comorbidities – 40-60% of those with depression are estimated to have tobacco use disorder. It is thought that nicotine has short term antidepressant effects by increasing the metabolism of serotonin. NAC may improve the pathways that cause serotonin depletion, and as a result, improve mood during withdrawal.
NAC was also found to help smokers maintain or slightly reduce weight while withdrawing from smoking. The average weight gain during tobacco withdrawal is 2-3kg – often a disincentive for people trying to quit.
The study was co-authored by Professor Michael Berk, pioneering psychiatrist and mental health researcher who has authored more than 700 publications over 30 years of research.
Prado, E, Maes, M, Piccoli, L, Baracat, M, Barbosa, D, Franco, O, Dodd, S, Berk, M & Nunes, S 2015, ‘N-acetylcysteine for therapy-resistant tobacco use disorder: a pilot study’, Redox Report, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 215-222.
Thank you to Bioconcepts for sharing this article accessed 8/1/19
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