5 Dietary Supplements that Make Smoking Cessation Easier

by Dr Antonio Howell, MD

in quit smoking

The 3 Week Diet

How does dietary supplement help you quit smoking?

Dietary supplements help much in quitting smoking especially when you’re having a hard time managing your cravings. Using quitting dietary supplements is also proven to be one of the most effective ways. There are certain vitamins and minerals that can help improve your chances for a successful cessation.

Spoon With Dietary Supplements On Fruits BackgroundSmokers tend to have poor levels of essential nutrients, which help the body repair the damage caused by cigarette smoking. So it is important to support your body with dietary supplements. They include vitamins, minerals, herbs or other plants and amino acids. Here are some nutritional supplements to help you quit smoking:



  • Vitamin B complex. These vitamins help ease anxiety and insomnia that may come with quitting smoking, and help normalize the nervous system while reducing stress and fatigue. Your body needs more vitamin B especially when you are stressed, and it is very important to take vitamin B complex before quitting.
  • Vitamin C. Cigarettes diminish vitamin C in the body. Smoking one cigarette is equivalent to losing 25mg of vitamin C! So it is very important to take a lot of this vitamin because it provides support needed by your body when quitting smoking. You must also take in vitamin C even after you have quit smoking as it helps build healthy tissues and restore the function of the arteries and alveolus – organs that are frequently damaged by smoking. According to research, using large amounts of vitamin C can help smokers ditch the bad habit.
  • Vitamin E. It is very important to take vitamin E after quitting smoking to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and to give an extra boost to your heart. Vitamin E also helps repair cell damage caused by smoking. It is a potent antioxidant that gives protection to your cell membranes and tissues.
  • L-Glutamine. Glutamine is the most essential amino acid needed by the body to improve muscle recovery and support a healthy immune system. This vitamin is very important when you are quitting smoking. It diminishes addiction urges to cigarette and prevents weight gain after you quit. Glutamine also perks up brain function.
  • Magnesium is an essential mineral needed by your body for proper nerve function. When you are a heavy smoker, it lowers the plasma levels of magnesium in your body and has the risk factors of metabolic syndrome. So it is important to have enough magnesium to helps ease the stress caused by quitting smoking and to regulate lung function properly.
  • This reduces the risk of lung cancer caused by smoking. It also neutralizes the many toxic effects of smoking tobacco. It is an antioxidant that protects against free radicals and boost the antioxidant properties of vitamin E.

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