A couple of questions have come up about Anatabloc, or as I knew it, Anatabean. Dad was one of the first to take higher doses of what is known as CigRx. CigRx is marketed as a smoking cessation supplement. It is my understanding that the theory is that higher doses of this natural supplement derived from the tobacco plant will reduce or eliminate inflammation in the body. Dad was taking them all day long throughout the day and continued to increase his dose. In my humble opinion I always thought there could be a place for this supplement but I never believed it was the entire answer. IF it eliminates or reduces inflammation that is a good thing. However, I believe we need to figure out what is causing the inflammation in the first place and take care of that too. It seems to me that the the company manufacturing the Anatabloc believes it is the only answer and that one will have to stay on it for life (which makes sense because they do not target the cause of the inflammation). I like a proactive approach to health and wellness not just a medicated approach. That being said, dad's C-Reactive Protein never decreased and in fact increased while on the Anatabloc. We believe dad's severe gluten sensitivity (that never manifested itself as digestive issues but showed up on the Cyrex test) caused his inflammation as well as his homocysteine levels are 15 and it is known that a level higher than 14 has the potential to affect brain function.
There were side effects from Anatabloc. His metabolism sped up a great deal which caused him to lose weight. His weight reached an undesirable low point which was cause for concern. He was also cold all the time and just could not seem to get warm. These side effects along with the lack of a change in his C-Reactive Proteins convinced us it was not worth it for dad. My personal final analysis is that perhaps it will be a better weight loss supplement rather than a cure for dementia.