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5 Hour Energy Supplement Facts
What supplements are best for my well-being but provide me with extra natural energy? I was on a streak of taking 5 hour energy shots but realized this was probably not a very good way to keep myself energized. I am trying to avoid energy drinks and such
Would keep avoiding: There is no evidence that any supplement is needed in healthy people for energy or well-being or anything else. A healthy diet, with lots of fruits and vegetables, diverse protein sources limiting red meat and saturated fats, is really all you need. If you are concerned, any of the available women's multivitamins (centrum, one a day etc, and their generic equivalents) would be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Caffeine: Caffeine, in coffee or added to gels etc is the only supplement with actual data for improvement. Some companies are looking at endurance performance - first endurance has a product called optygen hp - might be helpful. Some of the mushroom extracts help with oxygen uptake - new chapter's breathe is a good one. Most of what is out there is marketing hype. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Magic to fix fatigue: Hi i often wonder if in our culture we all believe that a pill will fix us. But, as is true across the board of being human is that we have to work for our health and sense of well being. Moving regularly, limiting sugar, alcohol, and other unhealthy choices one can naturally feel better. One can sleep better. But, as a female you will need to make sure you are not anemic or another condition. ...Read more
I am frequently tired through out the day and have little energy after work. Is adrafinil safe to supplement with?
Yes: Adrafinil is the first of a class of drugs in the "alerting" class. Adrafinil is the prototype, available in Europe. Newer (more expensive) analogs (Modafinil [Provigil] and Armodafinil [Nuvigil]) are available in the US). The newer drugs are more potent--but all are very safe. One rare side effect is Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which can be serious. Watch for rash--discontinue if it occurs. ...Read more
Is it ok to take an all natural energy supplement such as ACE while breastfeedibg if you make sure to eat enough for milk production?
Probably: I am not familiar with this supplement. What does it have in it? It's probably okay. ...Read more
Fix the cause: Lack of energy can come from a variety of situations. Dehydration (not drinking at least 5 cups of water a day), lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, chronic sinus problems, caffeine withdrawal, chronic illness (such as anemia) or allergies can cause low energy. See your doctor. ...Read more
Talk to Mom: Tell your mom to feed you more often! ...Read more
Energy drinks: Energy drinks are metabolic enhancers - speed up the metabolism. Mostly with caffeine it would depend on the pain medication but the effects would not last as long as your body would metabolize the medication faster. Be careful with stronger pain meds as they can make you drowsy so exercise would not be a good idea. ...Read more
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