Eclipse is the first NeuroVape of its kind that actually helps with stress, anxiety & depression
Common signs of Depression:
Given the many forms of depression (dysthymia, postpartum, mild to moderate, drug induced, bi-polar . . .) combined with individual circumstance and unique physiology, there are many reasons why depressed people smoke. Clearly, most that do, do so to feel better. The problem is, smoking and vaping nicotine does not treat depression, it just temporarily eclipses it. As the nicotine wears off they feel even worse. Withdrawal symptoms—sweating, nausea, headaches, anxiety, hand tingling, irritability and cold-like symptoms—generally peak forty eight hours after nicotine cessation.
Unfortunately, their peace of mind dissipates within minutes, leaving the nicotine addict on a path back to: edgy, agitated, and irritable. Smoking cessation is very difficult. For more information on the actual psychopharmacology please watch the short video on this site.
Dopamine, serotonin and GABA are the lynch pins of nicotine addiction. The dopamine receptor site is where our sense of anticipation and sexual urgency begins. Gamblers are also easy victims of dopamine addiction. With gamblers “Everything is on the come” (dice, cards, horses, all sports results . . .) this is why so many gamblers smoke and vape as they gamble. Pure dopamine prescriptions were the original erectile dysfunction treatment prior to the invention of Viagra, Cialis and Levitra.
Serotonin is the neurotransmitter responsible for a general feeling of wellbeing. Young ravers drop ecstasy which induces a massive download of serotonin in the synaptic cleft which temporarily makes them feel loving and wonderful. Until the next day when their serotonin supply has been so depleted they can barely function.
Let’s be clear, nicotine does not cause cancer. The cancer associated with smoking cigarettes is actually caused by the 4000 other chemicals in cigarettes. However, nicotine has its own reasons to be avoided. For instance, nicotine raises adrenaline levels which cause blood vessels to constrict causing the heart to have to work harder. Smoking or vaping nicotine also inflicts profound free radical oxidative stress to our circulatory system, basically ripping electrons off artery walls leaving them vulnerable to the risk of cardiovascular disease. Nicotine also triggers free radical damage to cell membranes by activating nuclear transcription factor KappaB which causes inflammation and cell death. Men, the initial release of dopamine—from your vape or cigarette, patch or gum—might have initially supported erections but in no time nicotine habituation began undermining your sexual stamina and ability to maintain a long lasting erection.
Eclipse works towards a re-normalization of elevated tonic dopamine levels during withdrawal; hence it is an excellent strategy for nicotine-dependent men and women attempting to quit the addiction. Eclipse not only renormalizes the delicate balance of Dopamine, Serotonin and GABA but restores testosterone induced by advancing age. Women; nicotine is also anti-estrogenic in its ability to undermine estrogen receptors. Combined with its ability to undermine the micro blood vessels in the skin, fingers, hands and lower extremities depriving them of life giving nourishment, it is an aging catalyst.
Smoking and vaping nicotine is a well-known trigger for alcohol consumption. If you, or a loved one is consuming too much alcohol, you will also need to supplement with a good multi-anti-oxidant specifically formulated for alcohol consumption. For this reason we really like the anti-alcohol antioxidants as they not only break down the poisonous (acetaldyhyde) in alcohol but provide the body (check: liver, skin, eyes, lungs, brain, stomach, circulatory system . . . ) with powerful antioxidant quenching abilities. For more information on the biology of hangovers please feel free to visit the site below.
Nicotine addiction also negatively impacts the amount of insulin released by the pancreas. Insulin is involved with blood sugar. Low insulin levels slightly raise blood sugar levels and since high blood sugar suppresses appetite smokers often remain thin. Eclipse address not only addresses smoking and vaping cravings associated with nicotine addiction but eclipses the discomfort associated with withdrawal by increasing dopamine, serotonin and GABA.
Exercise! Walk, jog, swim, ride a bicycle, elliptical machine . . . start small and work up. The release of endorphins during movement will reap untold benefits for your body, mind and soul. Getting out of the house or apartment will also help you to feel better. And, while you are out there consciously surround yourself only with supportive people. Rewards, no matter how small, add up. Let Eclipse’s mood enhancing ability be your first step to putting a non-toxic reward system back into your life.
Young or old, anxious and depressed smokers are actually “self-medicating” with nicotine because it gives them a nice blend of well-being, stimulation, focus and relaxation. Nicotine has the extraordinary power to manipulate the feel-good neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and GABA in their brains pleasure center. Regrettably, after a few initial rushes they are hooked.
As any neurologist will tell you depressed individuals are the victims of underachieving pleasure centers. Many of them visit physicians who write prescriptions for antidepressants that raise their levels of serotonin (for relaxation), dopamine (for excitement/anticipation), GABA (anxiety management), and acetylcholine (focus). Many of those who don’t have or can’t afford doctors reach for a pack of cigarettes. 1. They don’t need a prescription 2. Cigarettes work very quickly. Unfortunately, cigarettes do have the nasty potential side effects of cancer, emphysema, heart disease, social rejection ect . . . but they work right now.
Psychologist Michael Windle, PhD of the University of Alabama studied 1,218 high school students for 18 months found that heavy smokers were more likely to grow more depressed over time than nonsmokers. Inversely, they found that people who were depressed at the beginning of the study, though they initially felt a little better, were more likely to increase their smoking to maintain the feeling—to an increasingly backward result that ended in more depression. Clearly there is a snowballing tolerance issue in play. Our bodies habituate which means that more and more nicotine is needed just to feel normal, putting them in an ever worse place than where they started.
This cycle of depression and smoking leading to more depression, looping back on itself, is especially pronounced in young people. Even worse repeated exposure to nicotine during the formative years is setting teens up for profoundly altered neurochemical pathways for the rest of their lives. Long term “Vaping” nicotine via electronic devices, though much hipper with teens today has just as profound an impact on this casualty condition as smoking cigarettes or taking Adderall.
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