Hey everyone I'm looking for opinions on a possible allergic reaction to a certain supplement. I of course know I should consult with my physician first.
The two supplements I introduced at the same time are NutraPlanet ALCAR and SNS caffeine pills.
I have used ALCAR many times in the past but it has always been SNS brand, I wonder if I could be allergic to whatever raw ingredient NP is using?
I believe it is most likely due to the caffeine pills because I did a bunch of reading and I have been experiencing the same symptoms which is extreme itchiness and breaking out in hives.
I started dosing the caffeine pills at 1 capsule (200mg) but developed a tolerance quick and now feel absolutely nothing off of 200mg. I am now dosing them at 2 capsules (400mg). I don't recall having any allergic reactions at the 200mg dosage so maybe it's just possible that at high caffeine dosages I break out?
I find it also weird that when I don't have the caffeine pills, I can drink coffee throughout the day with multiple cups and not experience any reactions. Perhaps the dosage of caffeine in coffee isn't as high as pills?
Just curious on your thoughts and if anyone has had any similar experiences.