Thursday, June 1, 2017

Remedy of Smoke (or Intelligence)

I came across this questionable product today. It makes a lot of claims. Let's look at some of those shall we? 

*No Nicotine
Yes that is true. 
But what about the actual ingredients? You may be really surprised at what they say in it.
Nux Vomica--It is a plant. The seed is used for medicine. While it does have some legit medical uses in treating some heart disorders and lung disease, it is carefully controlled and supervised because it contains strychnine and brucine which are used in rat poison because of their deadly properties.

Staphysargia--Is a plant. According to wikipedia "All parts of this plant are highly toxic and should not be ingested in any quantity."

Avena sativa--Wild Oats. oooooookkkkk. I think I'll just eat some cereal ;)

Ignatia amara--Another plant containing strychnine brucine

Potassium Phosphate--Real medical uses include controlling the amount of calcium in the body and urine (making urine more acidic). Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, or headache may occur. Taking of this medicine should be under a medical doctor's guidance.

*No Side Effects
Yep true. Well how can it have some of the dangerous ingredients above and not have side effects? Well it is a homeopathic solution. These types of solutions are diluted in water. Many to the point where there is not even a single molecule of the original ingredient is present. So yes it is just water. So it is not surprising that just water has no side effects (unless of course you drink way too much and you die. Yes you can die from drinking water at high doses). $80-$100 for 118 mL of water. Think about that for a second lol

*Stops Cigarette Cravings
It's just water so how? I would suggest it is a combination of willpower and placebo.

*FDA Regulated
yet they have the disclaimer on their website "These statements are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration."

My advice, if you are still considering this nonsense, is to go to a dollar store and purchase a small spray bottle. Fill it with water. Add a fancy, colourful label if you want. Save 99% off the original price

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