Every smoker knows that the chemicals found in cigarettes have detrimental health effects, but few know the details or what can be done to mitigate the damage. With every cigarette someone smokes, his or her body loses important vitamins and minerals, as well as the ability to properly process the few that their body retains. However, if you’re a smoker, there is still hope for improving your health and repairing the damage done. To help understand this process, we’ve provided a breakdown of each major part of the body that is affected by smoking, and how our proprietary four-part program can reduce the damage, restore lost nutrients, give you more energy, and help you quit smoking for life:
Restore – Cardiovascular System
The biggest danger associated with smoking is the detriment it has on your major organs, most notably your heart. In fact, smoking is the cause behind one in every three deaths due to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), including coronary heart disease and stroke. According to the 2014 Surgeon General’s report, chemicals in cigarettes harm blood cells and thicken blood, which can lead to clots forming inside veins and arteries, causing a heart attack.
While this may sound scary, there are steps you can take to improve your heart health. Libertas Restore can help prevent potential heart diseases and counter the effects of smoking. Every Restore capsule contains a blend of omega-3 (EPA and DHA), vitamin C, and vitamin E to help maintain a healthy heart.
Revitalize – Lungs and Respiratory System
A side effect of smoking that is less frequently discussed is a lack of energy. Because smoke inhalation makes it harder for oxygen to reach the lungs and bloodstream, smokers often experience lethargy, chronic fatigue, and an overall constant feeling of exhaustion. Because nicotine, as a stimulant, can provide a temporary boost in energy, this can create a vicious cycle. This condition of extreme lethargy, often called negative energy state, can be characterized by reduced energy intake and body weight.
To help break this cycle, Libertas Revitalize fruit chews are packed with antioxidants that can help naturally boost energy levels by aiding you to metabolize fats, carbs, and protein that can be transformed into energy.
Replenish – Mouth and Gums
In addition to the harm inflicted on major organs, smoking causes deterioration in physical appearance and function as well. Research shows that nicotine – the major component and most active agent in tobacco – is a leading cause for periodontal disease. Smoking is associated with a higher rate of tooth loss and decay, increased pocket depths, gum disease, loss of periodontal attachment, and oral cancer.
To prolong your beautiful smile, Libertas Replenish vegetable chews contain calcium, iron, magnesium, and other vitamins necessary for maintaining healthy teeth, gums, cartilage, and bones.
Resist – Reduce the Urge to Smoke
Unfortunately, the harmful effects of smoking can impact your family and loved ones as well. Secondhand smoke causes the same – if not greater – damage to the cardiovascular and respiratory systems that a smoker experiences. Children and adults who are exposed to secondhand smoke are also at risk for coronary heart disease and reduced lung function, because the inhalation of cigarette smoke lowers HDL (“good”) cholesterol, raises blood pressure, damages heart tissue, and narrows lung airways.
Libertas Resist can help you resist the urge to smoke so you can achieve the healthy, smoke-free life you and your family deserve. Every Libertas Resist tablet contains a doctor-approved blend of vitamins NAC, no-flush niacin, and vitamin D3 to help reduce nicotine cravings. Additionally, our resist tablets are 100% nicotine free, so you can quit naturally. Whether your goal is to quit smoking entirely or to simply reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke in a day, Libertas Resist can help.
Learn more about our program and the support services we provide to help you achieve a smoke-free life.