Cravings for heroin and cocaine have led drug addicts to use various supplements that alter their brains, including caffeine, asthma medicine and other prescription drugs. A new study suggests these products could actually cause withdrawal symptoms for people who take them. However, because these pseudo-coke and drug booster combinations can counteract the effects of heroin and other illicit drugs, some users continue to use them, even though they know the unpleasant side effects.
A milligram’s worth of marijuana is the recommended amount for most of us to consume every day. Two mg of amphetamine, available in vitamin and allergy compilations for Rs200, is the equivalent.
A milligram’s worth of marijuana is the recommended amount for most of us to consume every day. Two mg of amphetamine, available in vitamin and allergy compilations for Rs200, is the equivalent. Unregulated medicines such as Aspirin, Tylenol and Zoloft could contain pharmaceutical concentrations of drugs such as drugs of abuse such as serotonin, cocaine, the anti-depressant sertraline (Seroquel) and the sleeping drug diazepam (Valium). Patients might suffer an overdose from taking too much of these pills or overdoses from over-use.
Takeda Pharmaceutical has paid $9bn (£6.2bn) to settle allegations that its ephedrine tablets caused deaths. The tablets contain ephedrine, which acts on the nervous system and nervous memories, and were sold between 1998 and 2003.
FDA-approved medical prescription drugs advertised and made by Big Pharma companies have to be prescribed by a physician. Because of regulation, there is little variation between the content of branded and generic drugs.
Dry cream sold at chemists is a safe, generic remedy, but you don’t know whether it is safe for you.
Half the American population have limited life-sustaining diet, as they are unable to properly digest certain foods, including some breakfast cereals. In US clinical trials, people who only ate white bread and fat-free biscuits had higher mortality rates than those who ate a well-balanced diet. In 2003, American Consensus on Low Sugar Refined Carbohydrate called for an advisory council to advise the US government on sustainable policies for Low Sugar Refined Carbohydrate foods and beverages.
A regular amount of vitamin C can lower your risk of injury and lower your risk of a stroke, heart attack and pulmonary disease. It’s recommended that we intake 400 mg of C (1,500 milligrams of C is good for most adults). A soy drink containing 500 mg of C a day is recommended because of its metabolism speed.
*Lack of summer sun might indicate that your body is not releasing a natural vitamin D from the skin. A supplement containing 1000 IU of vitamin D a day has been shown to help people lose body fat, boost your metabolism and decrease appetite. Without your sun-loving body making vitamin D, you may require one or more vitamin D injections.
A healthy diet is essential for good brain function. In a 2006 study of 3,430 healthy adults, a diet with more phytochemical flavonoids was associated with significantly lower levels of low intelligence quotient (IQ) scores.