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Doctor insights on: 24 Day Challenge Advocare Before And After

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I started the 24 day challenge w/advocare on the 1st, thinking it would help clean me out, but I haven't had a bm in almost 2 days now. Help!

I started the 24 day challenge w/advocare on the 1st, thinking it would help clean me out, but I haven't had a bm in almost 2 days now. Help!

Stop: Why are you trying to 'clean (yourself) out? Your body does this perfectly normally without help. That is what the colon does for a living. You can change your bowel flora with what you eat. Try cultured yogurt (non-pasteurized) three times a day. Lactobacillus or bifidobacterium will make your stools look like a breast-fed baby's. Read about what pt barnum said. ...Read more

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What if some of supplements in Advocare 24 day challenge are expired?

What if some of supplements in Advocare 24 day challenge are expired?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications and supplements. ...Read more

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Is Advocare products effective for safe use (24 day challenge)?

Is Advocare products effective for safe use (24 day challenge)?

Can't know for sure: It is not a good idea to take anything with "health claims" or "medical claims" that is not an fda approved drug, because non-approved drugs and treatments may or may not have correct ingredients, and may or may not have pure ingredients. Also, the advertised effects may or may not occur in humans, plus the side effects are usually uncertain and unadvertised. It's safest to avoid marketing hype. ...Read more

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Is Advocare 24 day challenge MNS Max 3 safe to take while on warfarin?

Is Advocare 24 day challenge MNS Max 3 safe to take while on warfarin?

Check the label: Check the label for vitamin K (don't supplement with vitamin K while on warfarin), and ask your doctor who is prescribing the warfarin. ...Read more

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Should someone with LongQT2 (corrected with a defib, no meds) use advocare? More specifically, the 24-day challenge?

Should someone with LongQT2 (corrected with a defib, no meds) use advocare? More specifically, the 24-day challenge?

Be aware: I would review the entire spectrum of supplements utilized in the 24 day challenge with your cardiologist, as the cleanse phase may involve weak diuretics that may lower your potassium levels - which is bad in the case of long QT syndromes. Also the energy supplements may contain rather high doses of caffeine which can also be suboptimal with long QT syndromes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do the Advocare 24 day challenge while taking Vyvanse and Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is it okay to do the Advocare 24 day challenge while taking Vyvanse and Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Don't do it: This is not a healthy way to get in shape even if you were not taking those other medications.

Get healthy by exercising and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Is Advocare 24 day challenge ok for a person with a defibrillator. Niacin content in particular??

Is Advocare 24 day challenge ok for a person with a defibrillator. Niacin content in particular??

Well...: You should not have any problems with this medication as it concerns your pacemaker....
I personally do not endorse the product, but it should not interfere with your pacemaker ...Read more

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I am currently on my 6th day of the advocare challenge. I am experiencing pain in my lower left back and URU symptoms. I am drinking 60-80 oz. Daily.?

I am currently on my 6th day of the advocare challenge. I am experiencing pain in my lower left back and URU symptoms. I am drinking 60-80 oz. Daily.?

Diet products: Advocare diet program is not for everyone--did you check with your doctor before starting? To see if it was safe for you? -some of the bowel cleansing products can be harsh on your system. Giving you bowel cramps with referred pain to your back. I do think that a well thought out diet program is very helpful for your weight management, but you should check with your doctor for the right program ...Read more

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Is it safe to take my 40 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) while doing the Advocare 24 day challenge?

Is it safe to take my 40 mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) while doing the Advocare 24 day challenge?

There was some: Controversy about one of advocare's products being tainted with clenbuterol, which can increase blood pressure by constricting blood vessels. Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 's active ingredient, adderall, also increases blood pressure. Both are fda category c in pregnancy, meaning some effect on the fetus has been found. Check the ingredients in Advocare ; make sure you're not pregnant before starting Advocare products. ...Read more

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currently taking Vyvanse and Lexapro (escitalopram) can I complete the Advocare 24 day challenge?

L Glutamine: Portion of program (Advocare 24 day challenge) may need to be avoided. The combination of CNS stimulants (Glutamate, Lexapro (escitalopram) and Vyvanse) may result in dangerous side effects like convulsive seizures. I would carefully review this with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Advocare 24 Day challenge and a fatty liver? I've lost 19 lbs in 6 weeks. Too much? I'm having pain in my side and its progressively got worse.

Advocare 24 Day challenge and a fatty liver? I've lost 19 lbs in 6 weeks. Too much? I'm having pain in my side and its progressively got worse.

Could be Gallbladder: Gallbladder disease is common in people who lose a lot of weight. See your local doctor about getting that worked up. Operation is frequently helpful. ...Read more

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Will the Advocare 24 day challenge interfere with the effectiveness of my hormonal birth control pills?

Will the Advocare 24 day challenge interfere with the effectiveness of my hormonal birth control pills?

Ask: That's a better question for whomever is selling you this product. There are herbs and supplements that can effect the efficacy of birth control pills, and I'm not sure what's in advocare's products. To be safe, use condoms or switch to something more reliable like an IUD. ...Read more

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I'm doing Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge. Yesterday I had the symptoms of a yeast infection. Very itchy and minor discharge. Never had one. Help!

I'm doing Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge. Yesterday I had the symptoms of a yeast infection. Very itchy and minor discharge. Never had one. Help!

Possible yeast infec: You may have a yeast infection, however other vaginal infections can cause similar symptoms. You can try an over the counter cream such as Monistat but if the symptoms don't improve you should see your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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About 7 days into my 24 day challenge with Advocare I started having irregular heartbeat and a fluttering heart.. Heart rate 45. No symptoms before.?

About 7 days into my 24 day challenge with Advocare I started having irregular heartbeat and a fluttering heart.. Heart rate 45. No symptoms before.?

Stop!: Your 24 day Advocare challenge has likely caused an electrolyte imbalance and unmasked a cardiac arrhythmia. I urge you to stop, get a blood sample for potassium and magnesium, and an EKG or 24 hour Holter exam. It could be a coincidence, but your heart still needs a check up regardless. ...Read more

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I take generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15 mil once a day is it safe to do the Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge?

I take generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15 mil once a day is it safe to do the Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge?

Too much: Controversy surrounding this company's products online and not enough info on what it contains too make any clinical recommendations. Sorry. Personally. I would avoid it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and I'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and I'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

Not likely: The herbal parts of this regimen seem to include milk thistle, echinacea, and astragalus -- none of which should cause a problem with wellbutrin (bupropion). If you're also taking the fiber part of this plan, I suggest taking that separately from your medication so that absorption is as good as possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take the 24 day Advocare while im on acutane?

Is it safe to take the 24 day Advocare while im on acutane?

Advocare+ Accutane: Hello~ short answer YES its OK to take, but I read the 24d challenge on their site and I saw nothing that could be attributed to sound medical practice. The concept of biological "cleanse" is based on false premise. You cannot "cleanse" the bowel. If you did you would not be able to digest food. Using metamucil daily would do same and better. PURGING is bad! Thanks ...Read more

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I was on the Advocare 24 day cleanse and apparently conceived mid cleanse, unknowingly. Have I risked my baby's development?!

I was on the Advocare 24 day cleanse and apparently conceived mid cleanse, unknowingly. Have I risked my baby's development?!

Not likely but...: Not likely, but I have had two patients who did the Advocare cleanse and experienced an increase in liver enzymes on blood testing. An increase in those enzymes is a strong indication that their livers were stressed while doing the cleanse. I do not recommend it.
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On max phase of advocare (14th day), my wife has on-going BM's from that time that are excessive and painful, could this be caused by the pill packet?

On max phase of advocare (14th day), my wife has on-going BM's from that time that are excessive and painful, could this be caused by the pill packet?

Possible: Possibly the result of the pill, but only if the pill was a recent addition. I would talk to the prescribing doctor for additional recommendations, such as whether to stop the med or change it. I hope she is feeling better soon. ...Read more

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I'm doing the advocare 10 day cleanse for 4 days now & the whole time I've felt nauseas & headaches that won't go away. Should I stop the cleanse?

I'm doing the advocare 10 day cleanse for 4 days now & the whole time I've felt nauseas & headaches that won't go away. Should I stop the cleanse?

No "cleansing" need: Normal human's have self-clearing (like self-cleaning) intestinal tracts. After a person eats, the food is processed and moved along from the stomach all the way to her anus, without any help or interference from him. If a person is eating a healthy, balanced diet, no colon cleansing is needed. Such cleansing is unnatural. But, it is ok to occasionally use laxative help to get rid of constipation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to try the 24 day Advocare cleanse if you have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to try the 24 day Advocare cleanse if you have high blood pressure?

It should be fine.: My common sense advice is not to take ur BP and cholesterol meds at the same time as the cleansing agent. Perhaps spacing them apart by 6-8 hours to prevent malabsorption of ur meds. Best wishes! ...Read more