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Quit an Addiction to Painkillers Today with Antiopes

By Spucky, Nov 15, 2010 | Updated: Nov 15, 2010 | | |
  1. Spucky
    Quit an Addiction to Painkillers Today with Antiopes

    or the first time ever, a Canadian company, Creekside Botanical, has released a product called Antiopes which is an herbal product guaranteed to reduce withdrawal symptoms when quitting an addiction to opiate based painkillers.

    6 months ago, Brendan Carpenter, the CEO of Creekside Botanicals, the company which is releasing Antiopes, was addicted to painkillers himself. Spending thousands of dollars on Percocet and OxyContin every month, he knew he needed to quit, but was afraid of the terrible withdrawal that inevitably would follow for about a week. So he decided that he would research natural herbs and extracts to find a solution that didn't mean going to a doctor to just get addicted to Methadone.

    After a few months of research and trial and error, the initial product was ready. There is no shortage of addicts in Vancouver, so test subjects were easy to find. Addiction rates were anywhere from 10 mg to 400 mg of oxycodone per day. Each of the 15 test subjects reported a drastic reduction in withdrawal symptoms. After this positive initial result, Creekside Botanicals decided to release Antiopes to the public.

    "I took my last Oxy that morning and switched to Antiopes that night. That was the last time I have taken oxycodone, almost two months ago now. The next day I woke up with no cravings at all, and called Brendan that afternoon for a two week supply. That was the best two weeks of my life. I was finally free of my addiction," says M.J., an early Antiopes customer. Every customer since then has come away with similar comments.

    "Being a prior addict myself, I understand peoples reluctance to go see a doctor about this," says Brendan Carpenter, Antiopes founder."You think, 'it's not like I'm a heroin addict', but the addiction is just as bad. Also, the main method of quitting is to go on Methadone, which is just as addictive as oxycodone anyways."

    Antiopes is made from a blend of ten different herbs, with effects ranging from serotonin boosters, to relaxants, to alkaloids that bind to mu- and kappa-opioid receptors. With an estimated 10 million opiate addicts in the world, there is definitely room for one more product in the fight against opiate addiction.

    source is: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/11/08/prwebprweb4755164.DTL

    We have developed a proprietary herbal blend called Antiopes, combining a number of herbal and plant extracts, in gel cap form, that can relieve all of your withdrawal symptoms.

    Among the ingredients in Antiopes are:
    An herb used by healers in Asia for hundreds of years, when treating addiction to opium among the villagers.

    A shrub that grows in the south of Africa, chewed by shepards and hunters when they needed a pick me up after spending days on end alone in the desert.

    A plant that is the number one prescribed anti-depressant in some forward thinking European countries.

    A root extract used as a general body tonic, to help expel toxicity and replenish your bodies natural defenses.

    A naturally occuring amino acid extract that is proven to boost your serotonin levels.

    Are these legal in my state/country?
    In most cases, yes. One of the ingredients, Mytragyna Speciosa, is a controlled substance in Romania, Thailand, Bhutan, Australia, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Lithuania, Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma). As a result of this, we cannot ship to these locations.

    Do these actually work?
    Yes! For clarification, these are not some magic pill that makes you want to instantly stop taking all drugs. What they are is a substitute for opiates that tricks your brain into thinking you are still taking the drug, while at the same time increasing your serotonin levels and keeping you relaxed.

    How many should I take?
    Depending on your tolerance for opiates, and whether you have a tolerance for Mytragyna Speciosa, we recommend starting with 6-12 capsules per day for the first 3-4 days, and then bring your intake down to 3-6 capsules per day thereafter.

    Can I mix them with other pills?
    Well, that depends what other pills. You should always consult with a physician before taking any action, but generally we would advise against mixing them with SSRIs or MAOIs. Mixing with vitamins or other herbal supplements shouldn’t cause reactions, but check with a trusted herbalist if you have any pre-existing health conditions or if you have any reservations at all.

    How long does shipping take?
    We ship by standard mail from Vancouver, Canada. Barring any holdups at the border, North American customers should expect delivery within 7 business days.

    Can I order in bulk?
    Please contact us if you would like to place an order larger than 10 units for special pricing.

    Where are you located?
    We are located in Canada, in Vancouver, BC. If you are located in Vancouver, please contact us if you would like to purchase in person. We are based out of the False Creek area.

    Are these addictive?
    Slightly, yes. Mytragyna Speciosa is a relative of the coffee plant. I would compare the withdrawal from Antiopes to be similar to the withdrawal from your morning coffee. Yes, its slightly annoying, but much easier than the withdrawal from an opiate addiction!

    How long should I take Antiopes for?
    Following our recommended dosage, one package should last approximately 14 days. However, should you feel the need, you could take Antiopes indefinitely with little ill effect.

    How long does withdrawal from opiates take?
    It can vary greatly. From personal experience, I have found that for an addiction of approximately 5 percocets per day, taken for 2 years, the main physical withdrawal will last around 7 days. Of course if using Antiopes, withdrawal will be almost non-existent. Mild body aches have been reported by heavy users, with a hot bath and 2 Advil fixing most problems.

    Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
    Yes! Due to the nature of addiction, we can’t guarantee that Antiopes will make you quit your addiction forever, however we do guarantee that Antiopes will reduce your withdrawal symptoms and cravings. If you find no reduction in withdrawal symptoms just send the package back to us at least half full and we will offer you a full refund.

    Panax Ginseng
    According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Panax ginseng promotes yang energy, improves circulation, increases blood supply, revitalizes and aids recovery from weakness after illness, and stimulates the body.
    We add this to help your body to quickly recover and help to expel the toxins that have built up.

    Sceletium tortuosum
    Sceletium tortuosum is a succulent herb commonly found in South Africa that has been used by South African pastoralists and hunter-gatherers as a mood-altering substance from prehistoric times. Sceletium is known to elevate mood and decrease anxiety, stress and tension. In intoxicating doses it can cause euphoria, initially with stimulation and later with sedation. Users also report increased personal insight, interpersonal ease and a meditative, grounded feeling without any perceptual dulling.
    This herb is used to help boost your mood in the days following quitting drugs. The alkaloids found in Sceletium tortuosum work similar to SSRIs, so it is best to avoid taking other anti-depressants while taking antiopes.

    Lettuce Opium
    Lettuce opium has been used as a topical antiseptic, as folk medicine to ameliorate a variety of conditions, and as a narcotic substitute or enhancer. It is also a mild sedative and hypnotic. It is made from an extract of wild lettuce.
    This is included as a mild sedative, and to reduce anxiety.

    Hypericum perforatum
    Also known as St. Johns Wort, this herb is widely used as an herbal anti-depressant. In some countries, it is commonly prescribed by doctors for mild depression, especially in children and adolescents. This is used to help keep away any depression that is commonly associated with drug withdrawal.

    Valeriana officinalis
    Valerian root is used for insomnia and other disorders as an alternative to benzodiazepine drugs. A sedative for nervous tension, hysteria, excitability, stress and intestinal colic or cramps.
    This will help you to sleep at night without the use of opiates.

    Mitragyna speciosa
    Mitragyna speciosa is a medicinal leaf harvested from a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. Mytragyna shares molecular similarities to the alkaloids yohimbine and ibogaine, but acts on the brain primarily as an opiate receptor.Effects are similar to the effects of opiate receptor agonists such as codeine or hydrocodone, and will prevent withdrawal symptoms in an opiate addicted person.

    Leonotis leonurus
    Also known as wild dagga, this is another mild euphoriant and relaxant. Good for reducing stress, and keeping away anxiety.

    Schizandra Chinensis Extract
    Schisandra is considered a mild sedative that has a soothing and calming effect on your body, and has been helpful in cases of insomnia, stress, dizziness, motion sickness, excessive sweating, headache, heart palpitations, anxiety and other problems associated with emotional stress. Obviously, this reduction of stress and anxiety is beneficial for the first week after stopping your addiction to painkillers. Also, it is an excellent way of helping you with the “sweats” that are common with withdrawal symptoms.

    Griffonia simplicifolia seeds
    The seeds of Griffonia simplicifolia are used as an herbal supplement for their 5-Hydroxytryptophan content. 5-Hydroxytryptophan, also known as 5-HTP is an important building block for the human body to form serotonin. Serotonin plays an important role in the body, and is a well-known contributor to feelings of well-being. When going through drug detox, it is important to have a boost in your serotonin levels.

    source is: http://antiopes.com/faq/


  1. mickey_bee
    Would be interested to hear some reports/studies on this from people I know and/or respect.

    Swim is very skeptical of magic-herb solutions in general, and wonders just how much of a difference this would make.

    Swim also found it very interesting that there was no mention of, or attempt to market to, heroin addicts. Swim would think that if the product really worked, the company would be trying to encourage as vast a customer base as possible. And heroin addicts are a vast, international customer base.

    Perhaps it's effects are so weak that they're only noticeable on withdrawal from a very mild pill habit?
  2. Spucky
    AW: Quit an Addiction to Painkillers Today with Antiopes

    All this Ingredients are wellknown and in the basic of every Herb-Supported Opiate-Withdrawal,
    only the availability in only one Pill is new!

    The Antiopes-Homepage have a Blog included,
    there you can find more Information from "Patients"!
  3. Antiopes
    Fair enough, of course people are going to be skeptical. But a "magic herb formula", this is not.

    I am as up front as possible on the site, I don't propose to be a doctor or anything like that. I am just a guy that had an addiction, and now I don't. I might have actually learned about using Mytragyna Speciosa (Kratom) on this forum, when I was trying to figure out ways to help me quit. I also bought a ton of books on herbal medicine, to try different herbs that I thought would help a lot in the withdrawal process. I was finally able to quit with what I made, and was able to help some friends to quit, and was encouraged to start a company selling this because it just worked.

    As for not marketing to heroin addicts, there are two reasons. First, there are a ton of companies offering help for heroin addiction, with a much smaller customer base of heroin addicts compared to pill addicts. Second, I don't know any heroin addicts, and haven't had any heroin addict customers yet, so I can't honestly say the effectiveness for heroin addiction withdrawal reduction. I will be sending some samples soon to an associate who deals mostly with heroin addicts, and when I know the results of that test, if it works, I will add heroin to our list of drugs that Antiopes helps you quit.

    Finally, what is your definition of a weak pill habit? I was eating around 8 percs a day, and was able to quit without the usual withdrawal symptoms. When I tried to quit without Antiopes, I felt horrible for around 4 days, and mild flu like symptoms for another 4 after. Without the knowledge that I could avoid that horrible week, I would've waited for the "right time", which almost seems to be next week or next month.

    This is the first time I have responded to questions about my product in a forum, I just want people to know I am no snake oil salesman. We offer a money back guarantee for our product, because we believe in it. We include kratom, which is well known to reduce withdrawal symptoms, as well as a number of other ingredients that help with possible depression, anxiety, restlessness, and lethargy. These are natural products that are proven to work. But most importantly, most people don't know about any of these herbs, so we are trying to educate the masses. Our target market is not the informed people who would use a forum like this, and know that taking kratom can help, but the construction worker who thinks his only options are two weeks of hell or paying over $1000 for some suboxone.

    Is that so bad?

    Brendan Carpenter

    Antiopes Founder
  4. Killa Weigha
    Sadly, that is a very weak pill habit. Either 40 or 80mg depending on OC content. 40 wouldn't even move the needle for most. Maybe Antiopes could help by letting DF know how he was able to keep it so low. Was super excited about the project until reading that part. That being said, it's a hell of a start and very wise NOT to market to IV users in the beginning. Now, AO can spend profits on R and D, right? hint hint. Congratulations on starting an altruistic AND potentially lucrative business. Do the right thing, Peace
  5. davestate
    It's basically kratom, in a pill, with a jacked up price tag to match. Kratom on it's own will do the job just as well, without the price tag and added potential interactions that the other substances add, and the doseage can be titrated more carefully.

    It's a good idea though, especially since kratom isn't widely known outside forums like these
  6. Killa Weigha
    Well, until this fucking guy comes back we can safely assume he is, contrary to his testimony, a "snake oil salesman". Dude, it's harder than you think to pull the wool over the eyes of junkies. Housewives and students with a 40mg OC habit, maybe. You're gonna have to do better than that if you wanna get rich, though.
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