ADHD medication and Huel


#1

Hey folks,

I am new to Huel. Last year I started on ADHD medication (Vyvanse) and basically was eating nothing, and the few I was eating was mostly junk food.

I am trying Huel, but I am concerned with the amount of Vitamin C.

Acid food or drinks, vitamin c, etc are known to make urine acidic and hence eliminate ADHD medication much much faster.
So I am wondering the effects of Huel on urine, is it making it more alkaline, acidic or is it neutral? Is anyone here taking ADHD medication and also using Huel? I would like to hear your experiences!

Thank you!


#2

I started using Huel last week and I also take 40mg of Vyvanse. I haven’t noticed any issues with the medication. I have noticed feeling a bit more energetic with Huel. I’m also surprised at how full it makes me feel.


#3

Heyo! We haven’t heard of Huel combated ADHD medication–you should be good to go!


#4

That’s good to hear, I am wondering if somebody’s know how Huel affects pH in urine, I bet some folks have done tests on themselves, that would definitely confirm it.


#5

That’s good to hear! Is it having the same duration for you?


#6

So far I haven’t noticed any affect on the medication. But it’s cool you mentioned such a topic!!


#7

I’ve been mixing in a bit less than a 1/2 tsp of baking soda aka sodium bicarb (1x/day) because I’ve been reading things about pH and inflammation response and most recently about cancer metastasis.

I do know there is an extreme called alkalosis, so more is not always better (at the other extreme is acidosis, which I have spent 2 years building an advisor for doctors to treat DKA)

I guess I should get some test strips… probably should have established a baseline (ha! there’s a pun) but I haven’t been quite so scientific. shrug


#8

18 year hospital pharmacist here.

I’ve been consuming Huel almost daily for a year. My annual Labs were done last week, including urinalysis. My urine pH was exactly 7.0, which is neutral and in the normal range.


#9

I just looked up the manufacturer prescribing info on this med and it did not specifically mention vitamin C.

I know that very large doses (5 grams or more) can acidify urine and lead to kidney stones. But the amount of ascorbic acid in Huel is nowhere near that.

So I don’t think it will be an issue. The vitamin C in Huel I think is from the food itself, not added in. If you had a bowl of oatmeal with flaxseed sprinkled on top, you’d get the same amount of vitamin C.

Damn, now I’m hungry. I’m stuck at a store and don’t have my Huel and I’m writing about oatmeal and it’s making me hungry.


#10

Thank you @Deron for sharing your urine pH. That’s good to know! I also bought some ph strips and I will check this week 3 times a day.

Regarding the medication, some documents from Shire Canada mention it, some others don’t.