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N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) : Can it really help with Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms?

June 5, 2017 Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcoholism, All, Depression, Detox, Mental Health, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Vitamin Therapy by Aaron Van Gaver

I am sure you all know someone who smokes a bit of ‘weed’ from time to time.   Or maybe you know someone who uses it for medicinal purposes? Either way, marijuana can become an addiction if it is overused, and ‘coming off of it’ may not be as easy as you think.  Many experience withdrawal symptoms like insomnia, anxiety and even anger/aggression; sometimes you need a little support to help you with this – and now there is an amino acid that can help you out with this.

N-Acetyl Cysteine!

With N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), there has been research to say that this has been helping with a lot of the withdrawal symptoms that people struggle with. NAC is one of the most essential antioxidants present in the body, which is part of an amino acid. 

Research has shown that NAC helps addicts to function and perform at a better level as the brain starts to adapt to fewer withdrawal symptoms. N-Acetyl Cysteine passes into the bloodstream, and then into the liver; here it is converted to another amino acid, glutathione.  It is the production of glutathione which is the key to the success in addiction. 

Not only does NAC help the withdrawal symptoms of marijuana, but it can also be advantageous for a person who no longer wants to be dependent on more serious drugs, such as cocaine. NAC has been tested with various other types of addictions, as well as psychological disorders. It is natural solution, which makes things a lot easier to manage.

If you have any questions about NAC and whether this could be a could supplement for you, please contact the clinic or send me a message through my website.