What Is Nicotine and How Long Does It Stay In Your Body?

December 8, 2015 News

Whenever we hear the word Nicotine immediately our mind moves towards cigarette or tobacco. This is basically a alkaline that is present in tobacco leaves and roots. This can also be found in some other spices but tobacco have the highest amount when compared.

What Is Nicotine and How Long Does It Stay In Your Body?

In the 17th century nicotine was used as insecticide. It has very harmful effects in the body of insects. Nicotine breaks down the nervous system and due to which the insects die. In the same way the nicotine show effect on human body but since human body have more amount of water constituents, it digest it and people do not die and Slowly but effective nicotine harm human body. This is one of the chemical that is absorbed by human body at a fast rate. This is the reason why in 2008 united states environmental protection agency banned the use of nicotine based products.

Effects of nicotine

When nicotine reaches 30 – 60mg in human body it cause severe affects. But in smaller proportion like 1mg in cigarette it works as stimulant in human body. This is one chemical that directly effects human system. Nicotine when taken, relieves depression, decreases the appetite, boosts mood and enhances brain activity. Nicotine also enhances the activity of intestine, it increasing the salivation process which increase both high heart rate and blood pressure and if taken in huge amount it cause nausea and vomiting.

How long does it stay?

During the tests, both qualitative and quantitative blood tests can be use in order to detect nicotine. In the tests nicotine level or absence can be determined. Though this depends on the number of years a person is smoking or taking tobacco. At the time of test both of its directives cotinine and anabasine can be used which traces out even small amount of nicotine in the body. Nicotine when taken it gets metabolized to cotinine and then it get mix with the blood. Liver starts the detoxification process and then it starts the removal of toxins from the body. This is a slow process when compared to removal of wastes from the kidney in the form of urine which is a far faster process.

In the blood samples, nicotine can be found for 3 days after the use of product containing nicotine. But this may vary body to body.