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We are going to check with the doctor first but that may take a while since he is booked for several weeks. In the interim, we are looking for basic guidance, hopefully from someone who has had experience with AD-HD medication or is a medical professional in the know.
This is for a 13 year old male who is active in sports and would like some nutritional supplements, specifically to boost energy / build strength. He has a good diet and takes a good general multivitamin supplement. We know about increasing Vitamin B in the diet. But there are other herbals and amino acids one can choose in addition to regular vitamins and minerals to help boost energy, improve strength, build lean muscle, etc.
In particular, we are looking at legal anabolic activators we have used successfully in the past and which teens have used safely in their sports nutrition. One anabolic activator we are looking at does include creatine, royal jelly, chromium, yohimbe, kola nut, and various amino acids.
But this was outside the inclusion of AD-HD medication, and there are several AD-HD drugs doctors can choose from beyond Ritalin which include:
* Adderol XR
* Metadate ER
* Metadate CD
So as a general rule, are legal anabolic activators and/or energy supplements from the nutrition store (e.g. GNC or The Vitamin Shoppe) safe to use with teens if they are taking AD-HD medication?
As I began this question with “We are going to ask the doctor”, I’m not looking for a response, “Ask your doctor.” We are simply making a decision as to HOW MUCH anabolic activator to order (10 days shipping time) because if it is safe for a teen on AD-HD medication, we’ll order more. If not, we’ll order less and still put it to good use as there is more than one athlete in this household.
I’m looking for BASIC guidance, not a prescription or a diagnosis.