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I received a supplement today called Cellucor SUPER HD I also

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I received a supplement today called Cellucor SUPER HD I also reguarly take a herbal called Kratom, I am wondering if it is ok to take together ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Customer:

Hi

Dr. David :

Cellucor super HD contains caffeine and vitamins and some amino acids and some herbals such as chinese mistletoe extract

Customer:

That is correct.

Dr. David :

I'm trying to find information about the other supplement kratom

Dr. David :

I can't find it.

Customer:

I shall find a link

Customer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitragyna_speciosa

Customer:

I use it for mild depression, energy, motivation and anxiety

Dr. David :

I see

Dr. David :

there is no scientific or medical reason why you can't take all of these supplements.

Dr. David :

but supplements are not regulated by the governement and not tested by the government and not studied in large population trials

Dr. David :

so interactions and effects are not known.

Dr. David :

does that make sense?

Customer:

yes, makes sense

Customer:

there is nothing "stand out" which would conflict with these 2 supplements?

Dr. David :

no.

Customer:

excellent, I shall give it a go.

Dr. David :

good luck to you

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

Customer:

I have been prescribed Sertraline

Customer:

but have not taken it, as seen some horror stories

Dr. David :

sertraline has been well tested and well studied to treat depression and excessive anxiety and we know it works for that.

Dr. David :

these other supplements have not be well studied or tested.

Customer:

probably not good to take sertraline on kratom though

Customer:

as kratom acts on the opoid receptors i believe

Dr. David :

kratom can be dangerous

Dr. David :

"FDA recently notified its field personnel who are responsible for imports that it may detain certain products containing kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), an herb that comes from a tree in Southeast Asia, without physical inspection because the agency determined the substance is a botanical that qualifies as a new dietary ingredient (NDI) and poses adverse health effects ranging from aggression to nervousness, hallucinations and sleeplessness."

Dr. David :

http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/news/2014/03/fda-states-mount-war-on-kratom.aspx

Dr. David :

so the effects of kratom are not well studied and not well understood and sounds very unpredictable.

Customer:

o god :(

Dr. David :

the effects of sertraline are much better understood and much better studied.

Customer:

KRatom is natural though thats how I see it, and been taken for centuries. I discovered kratom after an addiction to tramadol

Dr. David :

just because something is natural does not mean it might have dangerous effects on you.

Dr. David :

there is cyanide poison in apple seeds and those are natural.

Customer:

I hear setraline just numbs your feelings, resulting in no anxiety etc, but i dont want to be dumb to everything.

Dr. David :

it effects everyone differently

Dr. David :

it doesn't numb your feelings.

Dr. David :

you will still have feelings and emotions when taking sertraline.

Customer:

I have bought myself a treadmill, do you believe that a small daily exercise 20 mins on a treadmill can help with depression?

Dr. David :

yes, exercise can help with mild depression and even mild anxiety, but exercise should be used along with your sertraline as well.

Customer:

I hear coming off of sertraline coming out the other side is hard, withdrawl etc,and in some cases patients ended up feeling worse than before thier sertraline taking.

Dr. David :

no, coming off of sertraline is not hard.

Dr. David :

you simply taper off of the sertraline slowly and you are fine.

Dr. David :

the effects are not permanent in your brain and your symptoms are not worse after you take sertraline.

Customer:

regarding the Cellucor HD which is claimed to deliver more focus and energy, having these 2 traits could help depression.

Customer:

If I am motivated and focused i find i am happier.

Dr. David :

good luck to you

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ok thank you for your help.

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