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"Is mesomorph 2.0 a good supplement to take before a pro fight? "
4 energy,concentration and stamina or more harm than good? dehydrating, cant concentrate?
In determining the safety of any non-prescribed supplement, it is critical to know a patient's full medical history and list of current medications. Therefore, I recommend you discuss this further with your physician. In general, supplements are not tightly regulated by the FDA. A recent study found that many supplements do not contain the chemicals they claim to include. Some have been shown to include known toxins, and several items have been pulled from the market after high profile deaths related to liver failure or cardiac issues. Additionally, many supplements have severe interactions with prescribed medications. Therefore, it is important for you to discuss the safety of this particular supplement with your doctor. Many pre-workout supplements contain high levels of caffeine, taurine, or other stimulants. Particularly in high doses, these can increase risk for palpitations, cardiac arrhythmias, or sudden death. As you mentioned, these stimulants can also lead to poor concentration, impaired sleep, or dehydration. Depending on your specific medical history, these side effects could be life threatening and could lead to even further dangers if you are taking them in the context of an intense cardiovascular sport. As such, it is critical that you bring this supplement and its full list of ingredients to your physician to determine if it is safe for you.
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