Smoking depletes antioxidants.
Smoking depletes your body of antioxidants like vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that protects your body from cancer causing chemicals. If you are doubtful, you can read this study. The authors found that smokers should take increased amounts of antioxidants like Vitamin C.
Not only does Vitamin C help neutralize the effects of toxins in your body, it also helps keep collagen strong. That is why you see it in face creams, etc. Taking vitamin C orally is even better than cream to keep you from developing smokers lines. Studies show that it may even decrease your chances of getting cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia. Other supplements that can help protect against damage from smoking as well. Read more here.
Now you may say: “I eat healthily with lots of fruits and vegetables, don’t I get enough vitamin C from my food?”
Fruit and vegetables are picked before they are ripe because then they don’t bruise as much during shipping. If they aren’t ripe, they don’t have the nutrient value. Plus, when we live in toxic environments (like cities) and are under stress (who isn’t), we burn through huge amounts of vitamin C.
So how much should you take? At least 2000 mg per day. If you are a smoker, you should take another 1000mg for each cigarette, or bong load. Remember, marijuana isn’t regulated, and can be covered in pesticides and other toxins that you are inhaling and absorbing. Pipe Potions may cut down on some of the exposure, but not all.