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Atripla and workout supplements
Sep 28, 2012

which common ingredients in protein, pre workout, post workout powders/supplements, etc should be avoided while on HIV medication ie Atripla. My doctor discouraged supplements/powders containing creatine, which is common.

Response from Mr. Vergel

Yes, I would be careful with creatine since it can increase your blood creatinine level and freak out your doctor when he worries that you have kidney dysfunction.

Whey protein, amino acids, caffeine and taurine based (watch your blood pressure), and others may be OK.

I am a fan of Dr Mauro Di Pasquale, author of several books ( Mauro Di Pasquale bio ). He has a product that I particularly like due to its good aminoacid balance:


You may also want to read a past answer on protein supplements:

Protein powders for increasing muscle


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