(NOTE: because of the overly-excessive promotion and hype by those affiliated with the company that make anatabine, I am not allowing any more posts and have removed others. There are many other successful ways to lower inflammation other than just this product.)
What if there was a dietary supplement that was proven to greatly slow your immune system from attacking your thyroid, and which greatly reduces inflammation?
On January 7th, the results of a Human Thyroid Study by Star Scientific, Inc/Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals was announced about the successful use of the supplement anatabine in doing just that.
What is anatabine? It’s a chemical compound called an alkaloid, of which anatabine is a minor plant alkaloid. Alkaloids are also found in certain plants like poppies, besides found in fungus, bacteria and animals. Caffeine and Nicotine are even examples of major alkaloids, as are cocaine, quinine and strychnine (so you can see that for all the positive qualities of aldaloids also come negative ones if used carelessly). Anatabine, believe it or not, can be found in tobacco and tobacco smoke.
The study occurred in a “three-month, five-visit, double-blind, placebo controlled” environment of nine sites. Subjects in this study, which included 148 individuals with proven Hashimotos inflammation, were given 9 – 24 mg of anatabine based on their weight.
Supposedly, anti-thyroglobulin antibodies went down as did thyroid nodules. The results were very promising after only three months, giving pause of what the supplement could do if taken longer. We are waiting on the full study to come out, so you might not want to jump the gun. Hype doesn’t also equal reality.
P.S. The European Journal of Pharmacology also reported last November that anatabine suppressed the brain inflammation common with Alzheimers.
WHERE TO FIND INFLAMMATION LAB WORK
Whether you have Hashimotos or not, it’s all-too-common for thyroid patients to find themselves with high levels of inflammation as discovered by certain lab work, such as a high ferritin result or a positively high C-Reactive Protein (CRP).
And why is chronic inflammation a concern? Inflammation can spread and affect far more than a localized area. It can result in dampening of your HPA axis (meaning you won’t signal your adrenals well to produce cortisol), higher blood pressure, allergies, autoimmune issues, joint pain, heart problems, harmful swelling, bone loss and so much more that is negative to your health and well-being.
Where to order your own inflammation labwork: Inflammation Numbers (CRP, ESR, Ferritin) $99 https://sttm.mymedlab.com/
How to treat inflammation? A common reason for many Hashimotos patients is the continued consumption of gluten-containing foods. The majority of Hashi’s patients have to get completely off gluten to control their inflammation. Some patients avoid milk products to reduce inflammation.
Having candida is a common inflammation problem brought about my continued hypothyroidism (especially for those on T4-only meds, or underdosed even on NDT), so aggressively treating with anti-fungus meds or anti-inflammatory supplements is important. Your doctor can help you with that.
High dose Omega 3 has had good results, report patients, in lowering inflammation, as has combined herbs such as turmeric and ginger. Krill Oil, such as 3000 mgs, in combination with any of the above, has been reported as successful by some patients.
Astaxanthin, an antioxidant supplement growing in popularity in reducing inflammation, is growing in popularity by patients. It occurs naturally in some algae and is the reason you see the red or pink in shrimp, salmon or other seafoods.
For more difficult cases, some patients have turned to prescription meds like Amantadine. Talk to your doctor about any of the above anti-inflammatories.