IT WORKS! Usage and why its such a great investment.
Anatabloc® is a nutritional supplement, similar to vitamins, that has a gentle, but significant effect on immune system support. Taken regularly, over a few days to a few weeks, it apparently acts to balance the immune response, reducing the production of inflammatory markers and activated pro-inflammatory cells. This is a very different kind of action than anti-inflammatory analgesics that act in minutes to hours to diminish inflammatory reactions that are already well-established and underway.
It is important to note that for Anatabloc® to be most effective it should be taken regularly (i.e., daily), and preferably in multiple, small doses each day. As noted above, the main ingredient in Anatabloc®, anatabine, appears to act at the intracellular level to inhibit the over-production of inflammatory signaling molecules, which is a process that would be expected to occur over days or weeks rather than in a matter of minutes or hours. The pro-inflammatory immune pathways are composed of very complex and intricate cellular and chemical “machinery” that can be affected at multiple levels with multiple agents. Daily use of Anatabloc® will slow production of the inflammatory molecules that the machinery produces, but only if it remains in the system long enough to have its effects. Daily use of Anatabloc® is analogous to eating adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables with each meal for good nutrition, or taking aspirin each day for prevention of cardiac issues. This is much different than taking a pain reliever for a tension headache or applying an ice pack to a sports injury. In simple terms, if Anatabloc® is taken sporadically (non-daily), there is a greater chance that it simply won’t work. and this is why sales went up. Dosing is effective and necessary, now how bout that for an investment!
I can take Anatabloc when pain is strong and feel the pain diminish within minutes. It depends on the source of pain. My pain comes from my lower back and right hip. Sometimes, when I am standing a lot, it is from all my leg joints, hips, and lower back. No matter the situation, if pain is above normal (not within the normal dosage of taking Anatabloc), I simply double it and the pain goes away. I can then return to the normal dose at the next regular interval. If I don't take it for half a day, and I suddenly get the pain (due to activity), I can pop the Anatabloc and feel it working within minutes. So, I think one can say it can work quickly under certain instances (like mine), and as you say, it also will work over longer periods of time. I think we find out that anatabine citrate has more than one MOA. Regardless, it is a super supplement, far more powerful than anything out there, for reducing inflammation and the pain associated with inflammation. JMHO.
Anatabine is also an MAO inhibitor, but of a special, self-limiting kind (so no "cheese effect"). This can be why AC is simply a wonder drug for inflammatory bowel problems (anti-inflammatory + MAOI). There is some indication that MAOIs can act as mild pain relievers.
But in any case the action is at the cellular level, and it happens in minutes (when it happens), not days or weeks. But, again, if the body must first heal a large "wound" (that was "over inflamed") to alleviate pain, that can take days or weeks. Yes, depends on what source problem is.