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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can you take pills to boost your energy? what kind?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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 diabetes? Obesity? There are pills to fix most medical conditions but it's safer if you can keep yourself healthy in the first place. Caffeine is about the only stimulant that you can legally purchase w/o prescription for a boost but it's not w/o side effec.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can take to boost my energy?

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Dr. Theodore Cole
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe..: If your energy level is always low, it might be an indication of a health problem that needs therapy. If not, start with a good natural whole foods based multivitamin/mineral product. If that has no or little effect, i would see a doctor who is able to work with you to evaluate and solve this issue.

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