U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old male asked:

Will drinking chia seeds in my protein shakes cause a false positive on a drug test?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Highly doubt it: Chia seeds are very healthy (see https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000727.htm) Searching online I saw one report of someone claiming chia seeds caused then to test positive for opiates, and saw that a colleague here states chia can cause positive tests- but she didn't give a reference. I see no other evidence or reason why chia seeds should cause a false positive test.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 35-year-old member asked:
Should i eat a protein bar or drink f1 + f3 herbalife shakes after a work out?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
Can drinking protein shakes stop me getting a six pack?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 23-year-old female asked:
Is drinking protein shakes good for me where i'm losing weight?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Oct 24, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.