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What can I take over the counter to boost metabolism

A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
No otc supplements: A healthful diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean sources of protein plus regular aerobic exercise boosts metabolism.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Not sure it does...: Like so many alternative treatments or products, tradition, theory, hope and anecdotal evidence do not hold up when a formal review of evidence is don ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
OTC Metabolism Slow: There is currently no over the counter medication, or prescription medication, for that matter that will slow down metabolism
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Weight loss: Those with a gentle stimulant can be of help as long as you use them with a complete program. Addressing diet and exercise is imperative. I find the w ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Himes
40 years experience Integrative Medicine
Asthma: Your asthma has been diagnosed? What has been prescribed for your asthma? You can increase your intake of magnesium. Magnesium asks as a smooth mule ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Selling point: There are no short cuts to healthy living and "pills" do not do what the sales pitch says. You get rid of fat by getting rid of sugar and "junk".
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not likely: If you have the flu, a multivitamin that you take daily will not be very likely to make it go away faster. But the fact that you have been taking it f ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Exercise: Exercise.
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Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: Both increase the chance of blood clots. Would not recommend over the counter medications known to exacerbate an existing risk (genetic predispositio ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Take what away?: What are you trying to take away? Please write back w/more specifics so that we can best address your concerns. Or arrange for a Virtual Consult w/an ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Why are you on calcium. You are so young ???
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bateman
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Time, Rest, Fluids: Since the common cold is caused by a virus, your body's immune system needs time to fight the infection and get you over the symptoms. You can support ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No vitamins boost: Bad news. No vitamin supplement will boost your immune system. Just plan to eat right & exercise regularly to get & stay healthy.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No such thing: good night time sleep, excercise in fresh air, lots of fruits and vegetables, are the keys to maintaining good health, hence a good immune system, the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Supplements: Take protein powder. Consider creatine, which can help improve strength and muscle size. Consider Nitric Oxide supplements, which delivers more oxyg ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some options: St. John’s wort has been used for centuries for depression. St. John’s wort can interact with a large number of medications. Studies suggest that Omeg ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Keep exercising: I have followed this whole business for decades and am not persuaded that there is any reason to treat this particular lab value if you are otherwise ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Vitamins-metabolism : Good luck! vitamins do not boost metabolism. Vitamins can only help if you are deficient.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Warding off colds: You can take Zinc, echinacea and vitamin C. There are many preparations sold over-the -counter and a specific dosage is not recommended by the medical ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Low energy: Be sure to live a healthy life style. Avoid smoking and limit alcohol. No recreational drugs etc. Learn how to get a good nights sleep, every night ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe but it depends: 1st things 1st. Find out why you need more energy. Lack of sleep? Depression? Underactive thyroid? Heart failure? Kidney failure? Uncontrolled diabete ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Frequent meals: Eating small frequent meals will boost your metabolism. The effect on digesting you food lasts longer than a big meal all at once. You keep the furnac ... Read More

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