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No: Poppy seeds contain extremely minute amounts of the opium alkaloids morphine and codeine, which give your bagel a nutty zing and can cause you to fail a drug test (as demonstrated in a famous mythbusters episode). Theoretically if you eat enough of them, you could get high. Unfortunately, it would take "tons" of the seeds to get any euphoria. ...Read more
See below: I am not sure what you are worried about here. The poppy seeds can make you test positive for narcotics on a drug test (after all same plant as opioid drugs, but this should not cause any problems for the child. ...Read more
Will poppy seeds show up on a routine drug test i ate poppy seeds for lunch then i had a drug test later on that day. Now I am worried that i might fail it because of the poppy seeds.
Yes: Poppy seeds contain minute traces of opiates. Both opium and Codeine occur in poppy seeds, albeit in tiny quantities. The sensitivity of drug tests (parts per billion) is such that you can indeed fail a drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel. Apparently the minuscule amounts of opiates in poppy seeds can persist in the blood for about 48 hours. ...Read more
Avoid poppy seeds: Avoid anything that may have poppy seeds as an ingredient. Reed all labels and ask questions when you go to someones house to eat or to a restaurant. If you are not sure if it has poppy seeds in it do not eat it. ...Read more
Seek elsewhere...: Poppy seeds contain a derivative of opium, to the degree that ingesting even moderate amounts can cause false positive drug test in some circumstances. If you are looking for a natural substance to help with sleep, melatonin and healthy sleep habits will be much more effective. ...Read more
Twice in the past 4 weeks I have black specks in my urine. Looks like dried blood or poppy seeds but irregularly shaped. No other symptoms. ?
No idea but: It's a symptom that u must not ignore. C ur pcp or a urologist 4 evaluation. ...Read more
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