Antabloc is a supplement sold in some health food stores as a treatment for chronic inflammation and joint pain. The primary ingredient in the supplement is antabine. Antabine is chemically similar to nicotine, but has a longer half life. Many anti-smoking medications are looking to start using antabine as an ingredient in their products.
Antabloc is in the per-clinical stages so there has not been many peer reviewed studies on the supplement. Mouse testing conducted on antabine, the main ingredient in Antabloc, showed no side effects of note. Rabbit testing on the other hand showed that rabbits who were given antabine had babies with low birth weights. Although there have not been any reports of side effects people who use Antabloc should be aware that the supplement could alter their mood or emotional state. The chemical make-up is so close to that nicotine that this side effect cannot be ruled out.
It should be understood that this supplement is not FDA approved, as a supplement the FDA usually won’t get involved unless there is proof of harm. This means that this supplement does not have to go through the rigorous testing that a medication would have to go through. Without clinical studies on human beings there will likely be side effects discovered over the next few years as the population uses the supplement more and more.
All medications and supplements pose risks to the human body. Without further studies it can be hard to know what the risks are when using Antabloc and if those risks are worth using the supplement. Cost is also a concern with Antabloc; it is an expensive supplement to buy. For those in chronic pain it may be worth risking unknown side effects to use the supplement for relief. Some people who are desperate may also try the supplement as one study showed that is slowed the progression of certain age related diseases that attack the mental capabilities of their victims. The use of this supplement is a big decision and it should only be considered if you are in a lot of pain and other traditional forms of proven medications that are FDA approved do not work. Hopefully over the next few years the manufacturers of Anabloc will further test their supplement, get FDA approval as a drug, or at least give the general population access to their studies and not just medical doctors.
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