Raspberry powder decreases nicotine addiction. This is a good news to stop the smoking.
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City of MEXICO (30 / Aug / 2016)-researchers of the University autonomous of the State of Hidalgo (UAEH) created a powder made with raspberries that attenuates theaddiction and the syndrome of abstinence to the nicotine, considered an of them drug more addictive in the world.
Research Professor of the academic Area of chemistry in foods of the University, Santiago Filardo Kertstupp, explained that the investigation began because on one occasion it took an infusion-based raspberry, which mitigated their wishes by smoking.
“After this experience started to develop fully the product”, mentioned thespecialist, in an interview for the Agency briefing of the Council national of science and technology (Conacyt).
Alfonso Atitlan Gil
To its time, the Professor researcher of the Area academic of dentistry, Alfonso Atitlan Gil, said that is incorporated to the project for work in joint with tests of validation biological against the smoking, and together with Ricardo Pérez-Pastén Borja proposed use this resource to mitigate the addiction.
The researchers used mice that exposed to doses of nicotine during seven days, tomake them addicted to the substance; After this time, is them suspended the dose to create them the syndrome of abstinence to this drug.
“When this happened we started to give them treatment and check that we could control withdrawal symptoms in the animal model,” said Gil Atitlan.
The researcher mentioned that raspberry has an active proof that is located in the stem, leaves, and in the same fruit called ellagic acid, which is related to a faster elimination of nicotine, into serum cotinine.
In addition, the specialist mentioned raspberry helped not only to detoxify the individual, but also of other toxic substances that are present in tobacco smoke.
The researcher said that the results obtained in tests with humans, through phasespre and post treatment, threw that some subjects were able to quit entirely and others considerably decrease the number of cigarettes per day.
Raspberry powder decreases nicotine addiction
The overall results are displayed in 21 days, but the raspberry product is used for 14days; In addition, he defined that to achieve the desired effects should be consuming two kilos of fruit, in its entirety, on a daily basis to stop the addiction.
“” Any addiction has a component emotional and psychological very important, bywhich prior to the treatment, prepare by seven days psychologically to the patientsto help them in the process of abandonment of the tobacco “, said the specialist.
Atitlan Gil spoke a week after treatment, the exposed subjects feel improvement, thanks to the antioxidant effect that has the product.
He researcher said that the advantage of handle them properties of the raspberry inform of powder is that can use as any other product, and in this treatment is manages based envelopes with the intention of that can be diluted or sprinkled in others food, provided is use to it same time.
Both researchers highlighted that compared with others products that there is in the market to combat the addiction to the nicotine, this product promises a greater detoxification in the body and improvements notable in the control of the anxiety.
In addition, there is a minimum record of relapses and has one greater antioxidant effect, which is not in other products or treatments with patches or gum; where the person required to be strengthened, the treatment can be repeated three times a year.
Currently, is has the patent to level institutional and there is a Convention with a company generating of nutraceuticals that seeks to bring this product to levels commercial.