Energy-Boosting Supplements: Myths and Facts

ByABC News via logo
February 21, 2006, 10:27 PM

Feb. 22, 2006 — -- Health-food and vitamin companies are touting more "energy-boosting" supplements and exotic-sounding brews to help you leap tall buildings in a single bound -- or so it may seem.

But do these supplements work? Can they be harmful? Samantha Heller, a nutritionist at NYU Medical Center and a contributor to Health magazine, says there is no magic energy supplement bullet. But, she says, there are important vitamins and minerals in food that many people may be lacking that could help boost energy.

Heller gave "Good Morning America" the lowdown on some popular supplements on the market today, and where to find natural energy boosters in the foods you eat.

Co Enzyme Q10 Gel Caps

Noni Juice

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