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    Nicotine plus caffeine raises metabolism nearly 10 percent

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    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:31 am Email this article
    Chewing gum containing nicotine and caffeine increases metabolism nearly 10 percent according to a recent study.

    Twelve healthy men between the ages of 18 and 45 were given seven different combinations of nicotine and caffeine at different times and the thermogenic response was measured for the next two-and-a-half hours.

    Thermogenic Response

    Thermogenic Response: Nicotine plus caffeine

    Thermogenesis increased as follows:


    Effect of Adding Caffeine

    Caffeine Doubles The Effect

    Adding caffeine to nicotine doubles its thermogenic effect.

    For example, 1 mg of nicotine increases thermogenesis by 3.7 percent, but adding 50 mg of caffeine raises thermogenesis by 7.9 percent; and 2 mg of nicotine raises thermogenesis by 4.9 percent, but adding 100 mg of caffeine increases it by 9.8 percent.


    Caffeine, 50 mg vs 100 mg

    50 mg of caffeine works as well as 100 mg

    Increasing the dose of nicotine from 1 mg to 2 mg increased the thermogenic response, however, increasing the dose of caffeine from 50 mg to 100 mg did not add to effect according to the authors of the paper.

    Increase in both fat and carbohydrate oxidation

    There was not only an increase in fat oxidation (the amount of fat that is being burned), but also an increase in carbohydrate oxidation to a similar extent.


    Side Effects

    Side Effects

    Side effects occurred when patients were given 2 mg of nicotine, but not 1 mg.



    Conclusion: 1 mg of nicotine plus 50 mg of caffeine

    Combining 1 mg of nicotine with 50 mg of caffeine may limit weight gain after a person stops smoking without side effects.


    Note About Nicotine

    Nicotine is highly addictive

    Nicotine is highly addictive.

    It should not be used by children, adolescents or people who do not smoke.


    Jessen A, Toubro S, Astrup A. Effect of chewing gum containing nicotine and caffeine on energy expenditure and substrate utilization in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Jun, 77(6):1442-47.

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    On Aug 05, 2011 at 10:03 am sandra doney wrote:

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    I am having a very hard time with my leagslly blind 43 yr old daughter who was taken off the hadol inj o 14 yrs and put on resparidol by mouth feb 2010 and quit taking the drug in may 2010 and has simply gone down hill fast. he went back on the same med 2011 and in may went off med again. She smokes 2-3 packs of cogatettes per day and 10-12 reg cokes per day. All this has altered her state of mind,she eats very little.looks anorexic. sleeps in spurts. will not talk to anyone in her family picks at her face till it bleeds.steals money and things from her family flips the neighbors off and people in cars and calls the fbi and police dept reguarly. I just dont think this is the right med for her. Oever had any side effects with hadol shots for 24 yrs. until thes dr. decided other meds. She has several relapses and I am hoping she can come back fron all this. Thanks for listening/ Sandradoney

    On Aug 05, 2011 at 11:30 am Admin2 wrote:

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    I'm so sorry.

    Is your daughter schizophrenic?

    I am not a fan of anti-psychotic drugs such as Risperdal (Risperidone).

    Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD discovered natural treatments that can help psychiatric conditions including schizophrenia.

    He said that a good diet was essential.

    He also had patients eliminate sugar.

    I posted some videos about Dr. Hoffer's treatment on YouTube here:

    Mother cures son with schizophrenia with Dr. Abram Hoffer's niacin therapy



    56-year-old woman cured of schizophrenia with Dr. Abram Hoffer's niacin therapy



    Father cures son of schizophrenia with niacin in 1960, Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD



    Successfully treating schizophrenia with niacin, Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD



    Psychiatrists tell schizophrenics they will never get well, Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD



    Margot Kidder cured of Manic Depression with Orthomolecular Medicine, Part 1 of 8



    Larry Hobbs

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