Supplement Horror Stories for Emergency Edu. Project
I am preparing a presentation on dietary supplements which have potential to be abused or otherwise have harmful effects WHEN IMPROPERLY USED.
I have had no response from those manufacturers whom I have tried to contact to date.
This presentation will be provided to EMS providers (e.g. Paramedics, First Responders) as a way to raise awareness. These products affect human metabolism and if too much is consumed, bad things can happen.
I'm looking for anecdotal information from the field, so to speak, as companies which sponsor specific products might quietly kill threads which make their products look bad. I'm not saying that they would, but the possibility exists.
Anticipated situations are those like a child who makes 'milkshake' out of your super-concentrated powder, or a newbie who takes supplements which should not be used by someone with a medical condition like diabetes.
Specifically, I'm looking for horror stories about things like what happens when you mix two cups of creatine monohydrate into a gallon of Orange Tang and suck it down like a dying man entering the oasis. (Very dangerous. Not recommended.)
Please post your stories here. I will PM if I need to email you to confirm your information or with questions.
Thank you for your participation. Please PM if there is something unclear about my posting.
if you do a search there are some stories about no xplode...and people having to shit uncontrollably :)
no-xplode seems like false advertising in this case.
Everything has a side effect, and not all side effects are bad either. Take too much protein powder and you'll be sitting down with your favourite magazine for a matter of seconds, but take the right amount or an amount less than that and it helps build muscle.
The purpose of this posting was to get ONE thread which had only horror stories of what happens when you take too much, or mix supplements in a dangerous manner (even accidentally).
Specifically, I'm looking for what happens when supplements are misused. Medics are trained in two general areas: treating heallthy people who are hurt due to trauma; treating sick people who are, well, sick.
The concept of treating 'healthy people' slows a lot of medics down for a few crucial seconds. This presentation is intended to bridge this gap. I get asked about performance supplements by high school kids at the all-night diner where I study. The local medics don't even know what creatine monohydrate is...
Wading through posts to find some guy who is relating a story (which sounds like his last big adventure was Band Camp) about one supplement which 'gave me the s**ts' will not be acceptable to my supervisor. That's why I'm asking you for help.
I appreciate the direction to NO Xplode. Any othe products have a bad reputation? I can at least chase down their ingredients.
What about ''energy drinks"?
Herbal mixes to boost fat metabolism or otherwise tweak your hormones?
Thanks for your support.
you should probably be interviewing EMT's who have encountered incidences with supplements. since we obviously don't have any horror stories.
What exactly is el dinero attempting to accomplish by attending this site? The questions that are being asked always seem to be out of the ordinary.
supplement horror stories
Please read the initial posting or PM me if you have questions. I stated this in the original posting.
If you have looked at your local Public Safety employees lately, you will notice many of them are overweight and have unhealthy lifestyles.
Ever heard about cops and donut shops?
You folks take supplements. I want to hear your horror stories.
Thank you for contributing.
we don't have any.
No horror stories here.....unless you count running out of my protein, waxy maise, etc.
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