There are many individual supplements that you will find which can offer some relief to specific symptoms of opiate withdrawal. None of these will act as a full-spectrum relief aid like all-in-one opiate withdrawal supplements can. Even when you try to combine them together, they will lack the potency of other relief solutions available.
Nonetheless, we do want to inform you of the options that are available to anyone seeking relief from opiate withdrawal symptoms.
These are the building blocks for neurotransmitters in the brain. These neurotransmitters include serotonin, dopamine, and GABA. These are manipulated by opiate use. Amino acids should be taken on an empty stomach with water. If you take amino acids with any drink or food containing protein, they will compete with one another for entry into the brain, and prevent them from doing their job as effectively.
L-Tyrosine: This is useful in naturally boosting your energy levels. Fatigue, of course, is one of the most common opiate withdrawal symptoms. You will need to combine L-Tyrosine with vitamin B6 for proper absorption by your body.
L-Glutamin: This is a building block for GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Avoid GABA that you find sold by itself. GABA is produced inside the brain when in the presence of L-Glutamin, but the actual GABA molecule cannot cross the “blood-brain barrier”. Taking L-Glutamin instead is the most effective way to produce it.
L-Methionine: Used for the production of SAM-e, which is one of several factors needed for the production of serotonin and dopamine.
DL-phenylalanine: This is an amino acid that helps your brain to produce more dopamine, norepinephrine, and endorphins.
Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs
Melatonin: A useful supplement to promote better sleep and as an antioxidant. Melatonin only lasts in the body for a few hours, so it is okay to take frequently. You can take in tablet forms or eat foods like walnuts and cherries that contain high amounts of melatonin.
Passion Flower: Well known for its treatment of insomnia, Passion Flower can also help provide relief for anxiety and promote calmness. It works by increasing GABA levels in the brain.
Ginseng: It’s most notable benefit is in reducing fatigue.
Ginger: Helps relieve gastric problems and stomach aches. Ginger is also beneficial in treating nausea and muscle soreness.
Lopermide HCL: Commonly known by its brand name, Imodium AD. It helps in combating diarrhea and some of the abdominal cramping common in the first few days of opiate withdrawal.
Kratom: We in no way can comfortably endorse the use of Kratom to help relieve opiate withdrawal symptoms, but its use is becoming more popular. Often taken by making tea with it or adding it as a powder in beverages, Kratom’s impact on the body is similar to that of opiates. It is believed to be nearly as addictive, and although you may experience some relief from your opiate withdrawal symptoms, you are simply trading one addiction for another. When you stop taking the Kratom, your body will go through a similar withdrawal. Both opponents and supporters of Kratom use agree that more testing needs to be done to understand its long-term effects.