An Immune System and Thyroid Upside for Tobacco?
Posted on March 7, 2013 by Mary Shomon
Who would have guessed that second-hand cigarette smoke could have a surprising health benefit? Or that tobacco, long dismissed as unhealthy, might have some healing benefits, even playing a role in a new dietary supplement? Medicine and health technology are full of surprises sometimes.
In 2004, Dr. Paul Ladenson, Director of the Division of Endocrinology at Johns Hopkins, conducted a study among a group of flight attendants and found reduction of thyroiditis/Hashimoto’s Disease related to inhalation of second hand cigarette smoke. That discovery started the ball rolling toward the development of a anti-inflammatory supplement called Anatabloc, the key ingredient of which is the anatabine compound, one of the 4,000 chemical components of tobacco. Anatabine is a naturally-occuring alkaloid also found in eggplants, peppers, green tomatoes, potatoes, and a variety of other plants in the Solanaceae (nightshade) family, including Nicotiana, the Latin term for tobacco.
Armed with this information, entrepreneur Johnnie Williams was motivated to formulate Anatabloc, a dietary supplement that works by inhibiting pro-inflammatory pathways to help the body maintain lower levels of inflammation. Anatabloc combines one milligram of anatabine with 500 units of Vitamin A and 40 units of Vitamin D3; pre-clinical studies have shown that this combination may inhibit pro-inflammatory pathways to help maintain lower levels of inflammation and promote a healthy anti-inflammatory response.
The thinking behind the formulation of Anatabloc is that chronic low-level inflammation contributes to many disorders such as coronary artery disease, diabetes, asthma, autoimmune thyroid disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, so Anatabloc is marketed as a potential preventative treatment for these diseases. Anatabloc requires no prescription; the recommended dosage is two tablets or lozenges taken sublingually
I think we may be approaching that time period when news could strike at any time and STSI could rocket at any point in time, not to say it will, just saying it could. The management discussion part of the earnings report may be very interesting if we don't get news before the report. Just an opinion.
Who predicted that the articles, news print, etc., etc., about Anatabloc, would begin flowing ?
Patrick Cox did and this article / post by a reputable author is a classic example of the early beginnings that P. Cox predicted.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
If you read this, published by the National peer group for your particular affliction, what would you do? And then you see it work, like alot of us have...Gotta think alot of these folks are prospective lifetime customers!
wow indeed! This is the leading edge of these type of articles published by reputable sources, refering to reputable studies and authors of same. I think maybe another good investment would be in the maker of "Depends". (Proctor and Gamble?) There is going to be a run on them (pun intended) by the shorts.