A 25-year-old male asked:
i want to boost dopamine level .so what's the difference among the three supplement : l tyrosine , l-dopa (mucuna) and l-phenylalanine?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Fisher answered
33 years experience Neurology
DA = dopamine: Please repost your question with an explanation of how & why you think you don't have enough DA. DA in the bloodstream drives up your blood pressure. DOPA in the bloodstream causes intractable nausea & vomiting. Your brain is walled off from the rest of your system by the blood-brain barrier (BBB), so it's safe from any harebrained notions you may have about monkeying with your neurotransmitters.
Answered on Mar 29, 2020
Dr. Olav Jaren answered
18 years experience Neurology
Amino acids: These are different amino acids your body can use to make other amino acids. Most people want to boost their dopamine level in the brain, it is not clear that taking supplements can do this. What is you goal, actually? It would be better to start there.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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