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Taking Adderall Before You Workout

I take adderall before I work out I was wandering id anyone else did and if so, if you take it with or without food/protein shake.

Someday s I feel like THE HULK when I take it and some days it has no effect.

The only things i would take it with are Creatien/Arg and Protein shake. I was not sure if any of that would kill the absorption rate of the adderall.

thanks
b

Search for a thread called “Street Drugs”. There are many opinons about adderall in it.

Not sure about absorption rates, but anything acidic will break it down faster, assuming it’s a time-release capsule.

[quote]tallman611 wrote:
Not sure about absorption rates, but anything acidic will break it down faster, assuming it’s a time-release capsule.[/quote]

Really? Faster than the HCl already in your stomach?

Only the XR is provided in capsules. Regular Adderall is a tablet.

Agreed with Bonez: acidity of food should not be a factor. Faster gastric emptying due to no food or only liquid could give faster onset of action. It seems unlikely that that would be an issue anyway.

Obviously its not a factor in this case but I thought you might be interested to know this BR (or maybe you already know this), but pH plays a significant role in the rate of drug absorption (i.e. the pronation of a drug and the relative permeability of the cell wall to charged particles).

Don’t do any HIIT while on it. It seems like brisk walking will shoot your heart rate to at least a million bpm, give or take a hundred thousand.

But seriously, don’t do it.