Nico-Free is a homeopathic formula designed to assist in the cessation of smoking. This innovative homeopathic therapy works with the nervous system to calm and comfort the body, while easing nicotine cravings throughout the day. In addition, it also detoxifies the body of nicotine and minimizes withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, stress, irritability and nervous tension.
Delivery System: Chewable tablets
Serving Size: One tablet
INGREDIENTS PER SERVING:
Avena sativa, Euphorbium officinarum, Ignatia amara, Lobelia inflata, Nux Vomica, Passiflora incarnata. Other ingredients: Lactose, Cellulose, Dextrose, Croscamellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate.
MECHANISM OF ACTION:
The Nico-Free formula includes the following homeopathic ingredients:
Avena sativa (Oat Bran): Beta-glucan (oat gum), a constituent of oat bran, increases the viscosity of food in the small intestine and delays absorption, thereby reducing peak postprandial plasma glucose and insulin levels. Oat bran combines with intestinal water which forms a gum, increases stool weight, and stool fat excretion. Beta-glucan may help control appetite by slowing stomach emptying, prolonging the feeling of fullness and stabilizing blood sugar. Oat bran alters the metabolism of bile acids.
Euphorbium officinarum: is reported to have antispasmodic, histamine potentiator, antitumor, and antibacterial activity against gram positive and gram negative organisms in animals. The constituent shikimic acid produces relaxation .
Ignatia amara: contains the centrally-acting neurotoxins strychnine and brucine. Strychnine competitively antagonizes post-synaptic binding of the inhibitory transmitter glycine, leading to heightened reflex excitability of muscles. Strychnine can selectively inhibit the spinal cord in subconvulsive amounts.
Lobelia inflate: The primary constituent, is known as alpha lobeline. Like nicotine but weaker, alpha lobeline exhibits effects on the peripheral circulation, neuromuscular system and central nervous system (CNS). Small amounts of lobeline stimulate respiration and have expectorant activity. Larger amounts have emetic, purgative, and diuretic effects. Lobeline first causes CNS stimulation then CNS and respiratory depression.
Nux vomica: contains strychnine and brucine (see above, ignatia amara).
Passiflora incarnate (Passionflower): Passionflower contains several active constituents, including the flavonoids apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, kaempferol, and vitexin. The harman (harmala) alkaloids identified in passionflower include harmine, harmaline, harmalol, harman, and harmin. Passionflower has sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, and antispasmodic effects. It also relieves pain. Some evidence suggests the passionflower constituent apigenin binds to central benzodiazepine receptors, possibly causing anxiolytic effects without impairing memory or motor skills. Other evidence suggests passionflower extracts might reduce amphetamine-induced hypermotility, aggressiveness, and restlessness; and raise the pain threshold. The constituent passicol shows some evidence of antibacterial and antifungal activity.
SPECIAL DIETARY USEFULNESS:
This product may have special dietary usefulness, under a physicians supervision, for smoking cessation.
No known side effects have been reported. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing and keep out of the reach of children.
Chew one tablet and allow to dissolve in the mouth every 4 hours or as needed whenever the desire for tobacco or cigarettes occurs. Do not eat or drink for 10 minutes before or after taking tablets. Not recommended for children under 12 years.