Pre-workout Supplement

Pre-workout supplements are made up of multiple dietary formulas that boost energy level and athletic performance. Some of the ingredients used in this preparation are nitric oxide precursors, caffeine, creatine, etc. Anxious, increase water retention, digestive problems, etc., are the side effects of these supplements.

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After using muscle-binding supplements, I started seeing blood in my urine. What could be the reason for it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old boy. For four months, I am seeing dark red urine or blood in urine. It started when I took some muscle-building supplements, due to which my serum triglycerides became high. Now, My kidney and other reports are good, except the liver report. In liver reports, my SGPT ...  Read Full »

Dr. Murugan Sivalingam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Heavy exercise, in particular without adequate hydration, can lead to dehydration. The urine becomes darker as the kidneys try to conserve fluid in the body to replace the loss of fluid through sweating. It can also lead to damage to the muscles, and the breakdown produ...  Read Full »

Why do I feel weak the whole day despite gaining weight and working out?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a patient with hypothyroidism. My TSH level is 449.65 mIU/mL higher than the normal range. The T4 range is 4.47 ug/dL. I want to know that can I take pre-workout supplements? Due to my thyroid, I feel unable to get up early in the morning. I go to the gym daily and follow a comple...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is always better to stop using such supplements as they can cause alterations in the body's metabolism in a negative manner. Please see a physician to correct hypothyroidism as you may need medication. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is Nitrous oxide pre-workout supplement bad for hypothyroidism?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have hypothyroidism. My TSH level is higher than the normal range. T3 and T4 are fine. I go to the gym regularly and like to lift heavy weights. I am taking pre-workout supplement - Nitrous Oxide. I heard that this is not good for me but I want to take some pre-workout supplement. Wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to That is a very good question.You are right. The supplements which you are taking are not good for you when you have hypothyroidism. It can have adverse effects in the long run. I understand you require a pre-workout supplement for the strenuous exercise you do. WHEY PROTE...  Read Full »

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