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Will Ecdysterone in Shakeology still effect steroid screening if you stop using the product?

Patient: Hi, i ordered “shakeology”, and a note caught my attention. It says that “suma root” contains “ecdysterone” which can be mistakenly be flagged as a synthetic steroid during screening. I was wondering if that applies only if your taking the supplement during the screening period. Will it be metabolized and pass from my system eventually, or its best if i didn’t have that in my system to being with?

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for your question. It is possible that if you are taking this substance at any point in time that it can be de tected on a steroid drug screen. Ecdysterone is a fat soluble compound and may take a long time to be metabolized and therefore there is a risk for detection on drug screening. It is best that you do not take this if you know that you are scheduled for a drug screen.Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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