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l tyrosine and anxiety

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Dr. Joseph Schwartz
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Beware long term use: No scientific evidence that these herbal supplements are useful against psychosocial stressors. In fact, a 2007 Canadian study warned against the effe ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain ... Read More
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Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes and No: 5htp is a precursor to the inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin. L-tyrosine is a precursor to the stimulatory neurotransmitters Epinephrine and nore ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Tyrosine is an amino acid used by your body for many things. If a deficit of this molecule is the cause of your anxiety then taking it will cause a l ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
No way to tell : Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Wasting your money: (sigh) You've been listening to the high school dropout behind the counter at the vitamin store again, haven't you? Tyrosine (tyr) is a nonessential a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Formal treatment: Pleased you are invested in your health. The products listed vary in effectiveness for depression, mood and anxiety. If not done previously it may be ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your OB: I don't see these meds on the contraindication list for this combination pill, but I think the prescribing doctor should have explained what to avoid ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Yes but rare: L- tyrosine is an amino acid(building blocks of protein), that is not considered essential because the body can make it from other Amino Acids like ph ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Unknown: Unknown.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Different: 5htp is a precursor of serotonin, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. L-tyrosine is a precursor of the dopaminergic neurotransmitters Epinephrine and nor ... Read More
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