A 44-year-old member asked:
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is it okay to take 5-htp and l-tyrosine together?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
HTP/Tyrosine: Not advised, since both can increase serotonin in your system.
Answered on Jan 2, 2016
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No: 5htp is an inhibitory neurotransmitter precursor, and l_tyrosine is a stimulatory neurotransmitter precursor. Taking them together will probably counteract any benefit that you are seeking from either one.
Answered on Dec 1, 2015

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