Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Drug addiction is not limited to “drug addicts” anymore. You may be addicted to a drug without knowing it!
We all think we know about drug addiction but, most of us think we will never experience it. Surprisingly, many more people can be considered “addicts” by definition than one would ever suppose. But that is only half the story. Many substances are, by definition, considered to be drugs. Many of these you may be taking in right now. Let’s look at some of them.
What is a drug anyway?
If you Google “drug” you will find the very first definition to suggest that any substance can be one. In fact, if a substance, other than food, effects the body physiologically, it is considered a drug, by definition. Many chemicals now found in foods and beverages we consume, are among the culprits. Having addictive habits as a result of any of these chemicals can constitute a “drug” problem. Addiction is relative to the definition of “drug”.
The hidden damage which these “drugs” create…
These chemical substances go into action, stimulating nerves and then deadening them. This can create a host of problems, especially when trying to abstain from the substance. This is withdrawal.
What is withdrawal and why does it happen?
Withdrawal occurs in the body for two reasons. First, the chemical substance creates a deficiency of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Other vitamins and minerals deplete as well. The significance of these two minerals, however, is that they bolster nerve and muscle function. They create relaxation and pain relief, naturally. In their absence, discomfort and pain are experienced in absence of the drug that was “deadening” the nerves. Having depleted calcium, you are only left with pain. This is classic withdrawal.
But I am not a drug addict. I don’t even take drugs…
With the amount of substances in circulation, chances are that you are and don’t even know it. Caffeine, food preservatives and artificial sweeteners are three prime culprits. MSG is another popular one which is difficult to avoid. In fact, MSG has several properties that make it behave like a drug.
Two safeguards against hidden “drug addiction”
There are two measures you can take to safeguard against these types of addiction:
1. DEFINE “DRUGS” AND IDENTIFY THEM IN WHAT YOU INGEST – Understand the proper definition of “drug” and identify these substances in the things you consume. Just knowing about them makes them easy to avoid. It will also reveal which ones to remove from your diet.
2. SUPPLEMENT CALCIUM AND MAGNESIUM LEVELS – If you are “addicted” to any of these substances, you may experience a problem when you stop consuming them. In other words, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. If you supplement calcium and magnesium correctly, nerves and muscles will have a sufficient supply to function properly. And, that is good news. Withdrawal occurs because of their deficiency.
Drug addiction is rampant, but you can escape it
Now that you understand what drugs are, and know what they do to the body, it is pretty easy to see that, with limited intervention, you can resolve the issue. Isolating and quitting substances that are “drugs” by definition, and supplementing calcium and magnesium, you can alleviate discomfort and live healthier.
Instant CalMag-C supports muscle and nerve function. In this way, it helps alleviate withdrawal symptoms. It counteracts the effects of drugs and makes for a much healthier approach to quitting. Try it today and notice what effects it will have – and WON’T have for that matter. It may make all the difference!