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For Smoker

For Smoker

Concern

In general, cigarette smoking puts harm on almost every organ in the human body, leads to diseases and decrease overall health of a person. In the United States alone, cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths annually. Smokers have higher risks to develop heart disease, stroke, as well as lung cancer. Effects of smoking are being summarized below:

  • Difficulty to become pregnant for women, also affecting baby’s health before and after birth.
  • Affects morphology of sperms in men, reducing fertility and increase risks for birth defects and miscarriage.
  • Affects health of bone, also greater risk for broken bones.
  • Affects health of the teeth and gums, leads to tooth loss.
  • Increase the risk of cataracts, an eye condition where the lens of the eyes turns cloudy, blocking the vision. It may lead to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a small spot damage near the center of the retina.
  • May cause type 2 diabetes mellitus, higher by 30-40% for smokers that are active than non-smokers.

E-cigarettes or vape are battery-operated devices that heat up a liquid and convert it into an aerosol. The solutions in e-cigarettes normally contain vegetable glycerine/propylene glycol as main ingredients, added nicotine, wide range of flavourings as well as additives.

Nicotine is a highly addictive substance. It is extremely difficult to stop using it. Studies have evidently proven that long-term e-cigarette smokers are exposed to as much nicotine as individuals who smoke cigarettes on a regular basis.

Symptoms

Using any amount of tobacco may lead to nicotine dependence (addicted to nicotine). Symptoms of addiction include:

  • Difficulty to stop smoking.
  • Experience withdrawal symptoms when one tries to stop smoking. They may experience anxiety, restlessness, difficulty to concentrate, depression, insomnia, increased hunger, constipation or diarrhoea.
  • Opting to reduce socializing with family and friends, and recreational activities over smoking because one cannot smoke in these locations or circumstances

Symptoms of toxicity from e-cigarettes:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough and fevers
  • Lipoid pneumonia, which is a condition where the lung is inflamed due to presence of lipid/fat in the lungs.

Causes

  • Peer pressure: To build relationship, to want to be accepted in a circle of friends.
  • A way to cope with a situation: Smoking is typically related with coping with the feelings of stressfulness and anxiousness.
  • Weight loss:  Cigarettes and coffee are often associated with weight loss. Instead of taking a good diet, some would prefer smoking.

Therapies

  1. PE Evolution (30 softgels)Enhanced formulation of Sheep Placenta Extracts with Premium Fish DNA Cellular Extract and Ubiquinol. Sheep placenta contains bioactive nutrients to intensively repair tissues that are damaged while smoking, and give overall wellness.
  2. MCE Evolution (30 softgels)Enhanced formulation of Marine Cellular Extracts enriched with EPA and DHA from Krill Oil and Fish Oil. If you are a smoker, this product may help with its anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties. Also, it helps to renew cells that are already damaged.
  3. HMD 2in1 (60 sachets)HMD 2in1 is a European proprietary blend of natural nanomised mineral silicate and natural plant based detoxifiers to aid in detoxification.  Since nicotine increase levels of free radicals, this may cause oxidative stress, damaging cell membranes and causing damage on tissues in the body.
  4. Beginner pack: PE Evolution (10 softgels) + MCE Evolution (10 softgels) + HMD 2in1 (20 sachets)

Recommended daily intake

1 month course (preventive & maintenance) – long term

1st 10 days for free radical and toxin detoxification: 1 sachets of HMD 2in1 mix with 200ml water or juice, 30 minutes before breakfast and 30 minutes after last meal.

2nd 10 days for anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant: 1 softgel MCE Evolution in the morning, 30 minutes before breakfast.

3rd 10 days for cellular tissue rejuvenation: 1 softgel PE Evolution in the morning, 30 minutes before breakfast.  

For individualise intensive (Repair) course, kindly seek our nutritionist advice at nutritionist@mf3swiss.com.

Lifestyle Factors

  • Identify when cigarettes craving appear: On average, a cigarette craving can last up to 5 In that 5 minutes, plan strategies so that the craving would not be satisfied.
  • Plan to stop smoking: Make a reminder for yourself by listing out the reasons you should quit smoking.
  • Social support: Look out for local community support to stop smoking. Get someone to be your ‘Quit Buddy’ to support and hold you accountable during your journey to quit smoking.
  • Eat good nutrition: A US study discovered that food such as cheese, fruits and vegetables would make cigarettes taste bad. Instead of smoking after meal, consider to do the dishes straight away, reduce the chance of smoking.
  • Drink water and juice: Fizzy drinks, alcohol, cola, tea and coffee make cigarettes taste better. Instead, swap into water and juices would affect their need to smoke.

Remedies

Common natural remedies for smokers:

  • Acupuncture: Acupuncturist would insert acupuncture needles in the ear where the needles remain for 20 minutes. Some acupuncturists would provide tiny balls (size of the tip of ballpoint pen), taped with invisible tape to the ear. Smoker would be instructed to press upon the ball to stimulate the acupuncture point when craving for cigarettes comes.
  • Ginseng: Ginseng may prevent nicotine-induced release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is the cause of good feeling after smoking.

Notes

Contraindication

  • Make sure there is a gap in between consumption of supplements, a minimum of 30 minutes before taking the next one.
  • Consult your physician if you are taking any medications before consuming our products.
  • Pregnant, lactating mothers or with medical conditions, kindly consult physician before consuming our products.
  • Protocol of consumption is only a general rule of thumb, for personalized nutritional advice, kindly contact our nutritionist.

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