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l tyrosine and pregnancy

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In recommended doses, it should be very safe to use during pregnancy. It is one of the Amino Acids normally found in proteins.
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Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do not take!: No dose or studies as of now show safety in preganancy. Pts with pku have been studied but the results are sketchy!
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
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. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
5-htp/L-tyrosine: 5-htp raises serotonin levels, while l-tyrosine elevates Dopamine & adrenaline levels.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: They are both amino acids that your body can utilize.
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Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommended: Eat well balanced diet. Nutritional supplements are not recommended for general population
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Tyrosine is: tyrosine is the precursor in the biochemical pathway for dopamine synthesis in the body.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not optimal: It is not a standard treatment and falls in the category of alternative medicine, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but not necessarily a good thi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Possibly: I don't believe there is much research on this, but l-tyrosine can be converted to the neurotransmitters Dopamine & norepinephrine which are stimulati ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
No: You are trying to change your body with material that can not do it. It can cause more long term harm than good.

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