for addictions: the natural compound agmatine.
have struggled with an addiction to alcohol most of my life. I have
had long periods of abstinence and I've also had relapses. I recently
have come across something which is turning out to be life-changing
for me: the natural compound agmatine.
find that when I take 500 mg - 1 g of agmatine on an empty stomach,
I do not feel any desire to drink alcohol for the rest of the day.
is a natural metabolite of the amino acid arginine.
is neuro-protective (protects the brain and nerves), helps
prevent seizures, and has antidepressant-like actions. Agmatine
is considered to be a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. (see
Agmatine sulfate helps lower blood pressure and has a beneficial
effect on nitric oxide production in the body, which enhances cardiovascular
research on Pubmed suggests that agmatine has potential as a valuable
agent for the treatment of addiction and neurodegenerative
interacts with the mechanisms of withdrawal syndromes for several
addictive substances, including but not limited to alcohol.
(see references below)
sulfate is considered very safe. Taking too much agmatine (over 6 grams
per day) may cause diarrhea. Agmatine is available as a supplement in
the U.S., either by
itself as a pure powder or as one ingredient in combination with other
ingredients in various bodybuilding supplements because of its
beneficial effects on nitric oxide levels.
course, supplementing with agmatine is only a small part of my daily routine,
which as I have written about here,
starts with exercise, meditation, and a delicious,
nutrient-dense, alkalizing green kefir probiotics drink.
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