If you’ve just landed here. Its a good idea to read my article on How to Stop Drinking Alcohol Naturally, before you continue.
Certain vitamins and supplements curb alcohol cravings, but which ones really work? Many of the supplements offered here are commonly available. I’ve tried to put something together that will give you access to some of the better supplements from the comfort of your home.
Let’s do this alphabetically:
Vitamin B Complex –
In my article “B vitamins for depression” I’ve explained what B vitamins do. These same vitamins are essential to curb alcohol cravings, because the same centers of the brain are involved. Please read that article with this one.
Vitamin C is among the most important supplements that curb alcohol cravings.
When you drink alcohol, the Vitamin C stores in your body become depleted. The more important news is that Vitamin C has massive curative and anti-oxidant properties which will help your body crave less and heal faster. When preventing cravings, 1000 mg of Vitamin C, three times a day is not excessive.
These 1000mg tablets are certified GMO-free, which really matters to me personally. They are also very economic as there are 300 tablets per bottle.
American Health Ester C 500 mg – 120 Capsules
Ester C is a different formulation of Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate) that offers some buffering, especially if Vitamin C upsets your stomach. The 500mg doses are ideal if you want to stagger your vitamin C throughout the day.
This is a great option for Vegans and Vegetarians who don’t eat fish, as the nut and seed based Omega 3’s are not converted to DHA in the body.
Deva Vegan Omega 3 is made from micro-algae, which does convert. It is produced in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way and is certified vegan. I also love that one can buy 90 caps at a time.
These lovely high dosage Omega soft gels contain fish oil from Anchovies! Much better choice as far as I’m concerned than salmon. Also a bit of Vitamin E from soy. Non alergenic.
AbsorbAid Digestive Support – Digestive enzymes to improve absorption of nutrients
The AbsorbAid Digestive Support is proven to increase vital nutrient absorption by up to 71% and support more of what you eat being turned into energy. With the alcoholic body unable to absorb enough of our nutrients from our food, this is an essential aid to wellness. Supplements curb alcohol cravings as we know, and these are less well known, but just as important
As we discussed in the article about how to stop drinking, we need GABA to be released and absorbed by our bodies to regulate exitatory stimuli. L-Glutamine is a precursor to this amino acid, that will help our body regulate itself, towards a calmer and more balanced you. Best taken on an empty stomach. This supplement is vegetarian and allergen free.
The 2 Pillars of Sobriety
As anyone who as walked this path knows, there are two pillars to becoming and staying sober.
- Awareness &
Taking these supplements will not force you to become sober, but it is part of taking responsibility for your own recovery and healing. Without awareness of the physical and psychological bridges we have to overcome, the process is just that much more difficult.
Of course you are welcome to do your own research on all of these supplements, and buy from your own local sources. I do earn commission on these products if you buy them via my links, so I thank you if you decide to take that route.
Here is the link again for my discussion on the need for these supplements in treating alcoholism: