that a doctor would prescribe for me without being difficult
If you mean like an amphetamine type medication, probably not. Please don't take that the wrong way, no offense intended. However, there are many good OTC supplements you can buy to help boost energy. I know this may sound silly but, exercise will help boost your feel good endorphins and give you some energy as will certain foods. Maybe ask your doc to run some blood work to see if you are iron and/or vitamin deficient. Some people have booster shots they swear by 2-3 times per year... I think B-12? But arc is right. Maso has the best info for this question. I'm pretty sure he will get to this one soon. Good luck to you Booter42 and hope you start feeling better!
I am 41 and take tons of meds , which make me very tired.
You do not want to get your energy from prescription medication, and put chemicals in your body which will affect your CNS, and you may even experience side effects. When one gets their energy from amphetanines, like Chris mentioned and also kindly mentioned me, that energy is "fake" you are using whatever energy you have not from a good source, you are burning fat and muscle , this is why I call it fake (plus you will lose a tremendous amount of weight). ... e.g. you do not eat the required amount of carbs, but drink 2 redbulls, the energy is coming drom the rebull and not your organism, plus it will make your heart beat faster, make you edgy..etc.-
Another factor is stress, stress can completely drain your energy levels, and after stress , depression may manifest itself, making you more tired, so be careful,.
You need to eat more non refined carbs in the mornings and also at lunch, I do not know if you have a weight issue, but you must find a natural supplement, they do come with guarana and caffeine, but they are otc, no side effects and no withdrawals,plus again carbs are the fuel which keeps us going, I think you need to eat more.
Supplements you can take mainly found at GNC, one well known one used by athletes..gatorade and there are so many others. Vitamins as Chris mentioned are important.
What I would do in your case is see a nutritionist, you are lackinf something in your diet, and he/she can help, plus the right supplements and vitamins, and you will be impressed of what this combination will make you feel like.-
Usually all these energy boosters are for working out , but they can also be taken by people who do not train.-
Healthy options which I recommend
This combination of four products is designed to provide you with a wide assortment of nutrients, adaptogenic herbs and elevated levels of energy (1 Energ-V capsule, 1 B-complex, 1 Proactazyme, 3 Adapta-Max capsules). Designed to be a 10-day program, take one packet at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Energ-V is discussed above. B-complex is well known for the energy it provides. Proactazyme is a general purpose enzyme supplement prepared to aid in the digestion of all foods except dairy. Adapta-Max contains a combination of nature's best adaptogenic herbs including ginkgo, Siberian ginseng, Korean ginseng, ashwagandha root, astragalus, and reishi mushroom in a base of Co-Q10, chromium, kelp, and alfalfa.
Alpha Lipoic Acid 120 capsules
An antioxidant that converts blood sugars to energy.
Ginseng, Korean (Panax)
This is the most widely used and studied ginseng in the world. As an adaptogen, it is believed to help "balance" the body.
Siberian ginseng helps the body cope with stress and is used in chronic conditions. Siberian ginseng is generally considered a milder adaptogen than Korean ginseng. According to Natural Prescriptions for Women, Russian cosmonauts and Asian Olympic athletes use ginseng to enhance their resistance to the physical effects of stress. Ginseng is also an antioxidant, offering protection against the damage caused by free radicals.
Ginseng, Wild American
Anxiety and stress frequently affect our energy levels. Wild American Ginseng, an effective adaptogen, can help us adjust and regain our former balance and energy. The Wild American Ginseng used by Nature's Sunshine is at least four years old. Most American ginseng is exported to Asian countries. This is the most valued of the ginsengs.
Spirulina is a blue-green fresh water algae. It is a complete protein, containing all eight essential amino acids. It is one of the few plant sources of vitamin B12, making it an excellent supplement for vegetarians, whose diets may lack B12. Spirulina also contains significant amounts of calcium and other minerals.
Super Algae is a combination of four popular algae supplements: spirulina, Klamath Lake blue-green algae, Chlorella, and red marine algae. It is a good source of vitamin B12, protein, trace minerals, and chlorophyll.
Target Endurance was designed to support the physiological needs of the body involved in strenuous activity without feeling "high." The vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs in this product were selected to help cells use energy more efficiently.
Energ-V contains adaptogenic herbs to help you adapt to stress. Each capsule contains Siberian ginseng, bee pollen, yellow dock root, licorice root, gotu kola, kelp, schizandra, barley grass, rosehips, and capsicum.
These I would recommend for boosting your energy levels in a natural way, with no chemicals, the less chemicals the better off you will be, trust me!
Take care and I hope I have been of some help!
ADD meds are amphetamines and often give you energy if you don't need them, meaning if you don't have ADD. I don't want to preach, but you probably shouldn't ask for an Rx for something you don't actually need. There are lots of good (& healthy!!) OTC energy boosters - I'm not sure exactly what it's called but a former coworker of mine used to have this B complex vitamin thing for energy, it had something crazy like 2000 - 4000% DV of B6 (or B12, or maybe both, I forget exactly). It doesn't make you jittery or anything bad, the only side effect was that it makes your urine SUPER yellow. And it definitely works, I would highly recommend trying that. I can
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