There are different vitamins and minerals that smokers, ex-smokers, and those who are trying to quit should take. Timing is also fundamental for some nutrients to prepare the body for when you quit smoking, and to boost the immune system for when you have already left the habit.
The following vitamins and mineral are among essential nutrients that you should take when quitting smoking.
Vitamin C - Vitamin C is responsible in building the immune system and fighting off illnesses such as coughs, colds, prenatal problems, skin ageing, and more. When you smoke, as much as 40% of your vitamin C supply is stripped and excreted quickly from your body, making it reasonable to take an extra amount of the vitamin to balance things off. Once you are done with your final cigarette stick, you can decrease your intake to the prescribed level (approximately 1000 mg per day) to help you avert from nicotine cravings. The same vitamin is also effective in flushing out heavy and poisonous metals inside your body brought about by smoking, such as lead and cadmium.
Vitamin E - Another vital nutrient, vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps remove free radicals from your system. When you get rid of the cancer stick, you will want to get rid of the residue that it left in your body. Taking the right amount of vitamin E helps rebuild damaged cells, strengthens the immune system, and reduces the risk of developing cancer and heart attacks.
B-Complex - Smoking depletes your energy, making you feel exhausted without sufficient nutrients and oxygen in your body. B-complex, which includes B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12 vitamins are essential in processing and breaking down your food and nutrients into usable energy for your daily activities. Make sure to take your B-Complex vitamins separately, at least an hour apart, since vitamin C is known to interfere with some B vitamins.
Magnesium - When you smoke, your body’s magnesium levels drop and become imbalanced with calcium. As a result, calcium deposits are formed in the muscles of the heart. The latter, then, is unable to function normally. Deficiency in this mineral also leads to more serious conditions such as hypertension, liver damage, angina pectoris, and heart attack.
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