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Can my mother take Instaflex and brain NRG?

My mom is Rx for diabetes, blood pressure, and depression. metformin, benicar, and celexa. she keeps thinking instaflex and brain nrg will help her with joint arthritis pain and memory. will these interfere with her rxs and affect her mood and sugar levels? she is increasing ill and running higher sugar levels
Tue, 10 Mar 2015
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hello and thank you for your question.
She really should stop both of these supplements. The first ingredient in Brain NRG is fuctose, a sugar. In addition the glucosamine in the instaflex can also raise her glucose. She will probably not be able to get her sugars in control while taking these products. Please urge her to stop them. Once her sugars are well controlled she can try adding them back slowly.
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