Is taking Wellbutrin XL and Sports Supplements together safe?
After searching the internet and coming up with nothing time and time again about this mix... I am left in a slight dilemma. Firstly,I take Wellbutrin XL 150 mg per day for depression. I find it is working well for me. It does not cause me to be agitated at all. In fact, I feel totally normal on it. It has had the opposite effect on me I find, making me more relaxed or sleepy at times. I take the Wellbutrin XL at 8am everyday.
By the time 5pm rolls around, I want to hit the gym. I live in dreary climate.. London, and I find I need something to help me weight train and have energy, get results etc. so I started taking a Bsn product some might consider controversial called No Xplode - ingredients listed below -- a nitric oxide / caffiene supplement. Reason why I am posting here is I really need a solid answer. I moved here from the U.S a few months ago and doctors here are not familiar at all with the drug Wellbutrin to treat depression - they seem to know less than me about it's effects and how it works.. so I can't ask my MD here.. I get my Wellbutrin from my dr. in the U.S - who I don't think would know what no xplode is over the phone.. So I need help from someone who knows..
I have not noticed any negative effects but I just started taking the n.o and i only take 1 scoop - the lowest dose/// I also take cell mass, a creatine supplement.. but I could cut that out if need be. Mainly, I find without the sports supplement I can't weight train properly and get good results - which in turn when I have a good workout and see results, I feel better in general, and happier - however, I am concerned about any long term effects or damage I might cause, with neuro transmitters etc. when combining these substances .. Here are the no xplode specs -- anybody know the deal? or know of a safer, better supplement for weight training / energy, muscularity etc?
"NO-Xplode is a Nitric Oxide boosting, muscle enhancing energy drink mix. The main component of NO-Xplode is its MetaFusion™ blend of ingredients. In this blend you will find the Nitric Oxide portion of this supplement, L-Arginine AKG. Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid. It is a building block of protein that performs a myriad of physiological functions. It is a known precursor of the gas nitric oxide [N02]. Arginine is the most important component of any NO supplement.
NO-Xplode also contains some Creatine, Caffeine and Nootropic Ingredients that help you focus on the task at hand.
Individuals sensitive to stimulants should begin use with half the recommended dosage(1-2 scoops) to help access your tolerance. Seek advice from a health care practitioner prior to use if you have any pre-existing medical condition including (but not limited to): hypotension, hypertension, heart liver, or thyroid disease, diabetes, psychiatric disease, asthma, pernicious anemia, anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, cardiac arrhythmia's, stroke, difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement, or if you are pregnant or nursing. Reduce or discontinue use if excessive sleeplessness, tremors, dizziness, nervousness, headaches, or heart palpitation occur. For use by healthy adults only. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children. NOTE: Due to the translucency of the bottle, do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a cool dry place."
I take creatine, caffeine, and smaller amounts of other supplements on top of 400 mg/day of wellbutrin and no problems. Sports supplements and wellbutrin (a psychoactive drug) work on completely different tissues in the body and thus do not work in unison with each other. Wellbutrin gives you mental energy, supplements actually stimulate a more physiological response.
Protein Powders & Drinks that failed
Protein -- Soy and/or Rice
Nature's Plus® Spiru-Tein Vanilla [1 scoop (34 g), no suggested daily serving]
Found 4 extra grams of sugar and carbs per serving Found 26 extra calories per serving.
NutriBiotic Rice Protein Vanilla [1 scoop (15 g), 1 to 3 per day]
Found 6 to 18 mcg of lead per daily serving
(in 1 to 3 scoops)
Diet & Meal Replacement
Metagenics® UltraMeal® Rice Natural Chocolate Flavor [2 scoops (52 g), 4 scoops per day]
Found 5.9 mcg of lead per daily serving
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