Substances in Supplements That Can Trigger False Positive Drug Tests


False positive drug test results can be triggered by various substances found in dietary supplements. Here are some common examples:


1. **Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine**: These substances, commonly found in weight loss and energy supplements, can cause false positives for amphetamines.


2. **Hemp and CBD Products**: Although hemp and CBD are legal in many places, they can contain trace amounts of THC, leading to false positives for marijuana.


3. **Poppy Seeds**: Poppy seeds, often found in health foods, can result in false positives for opiates due to their natural opium alkaloids.


4. **B Vitamins (Riboflavin)**: Supplements containing high levels of riboflavin (Vitamin B2), which can be derived from hemp oil, might cause false positives for THC.


5. **Decongestants**: Phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine, found in many over-the-counter decongestants and supplements, can result in false positives for amphetamines or methamphetamines.


6. **Antidepressants**: Certain antidepressants, such as sertraline (Zoloft), can sometimes cause false positives for benzodiazepines or LSD.


7. **NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)**: Ibuprofen and naproxen have been reported to cause false positives for marijuana and barbiturates, respectively.


8. **Weight Loss Supplements**: Ingredients like phentermine, often used in weight loss supplements, can cause false positives for amphetamines.


9. **Pain Relievers**: Tramadol and other synthetic opioids can sometimes trigger false positives for PCP or other opioids.


10. **Antibiotics**: Some antibiotics, like rifampin, can cause false positives for opiates.


11. **Antihistamines**: Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can result in false positives for PCP.


To avoid false positives, it's crucial to disclose all supplements and medications you're taking to the testing agency before undergoing a drug test. If a false positive is suspected, confirmatory testing using more specific methods like gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) can be requested to rule out any errors.

⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️The Nutrioo App can identify if any ingredients in your supplement might cause a false positive on a drug test. Simply take a picture of the label using the camera scan feature and check the results in the specification section. If the app doesn't recognize the product, you can add it manually, and the Nutrioo team will review the information and update you

Comments (1)

jenny 2024-06-15 06:49:37

Great information thanks