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What are the uses for l-tyrosine and 5-htp?

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Dr. Ward Dean answered

Specializes in Holistic Medicine

L-tyrosine is a stimulatory neurotransmitter precursor. 5htp is an inhibitory neurotransmitter precursor. Both may be helpful as antidepressants when appropriately used. L-tyrosine is best taken in the morning or during the day; 5htp is best taken (in high doses--150 mg) at bedtime, or lower doses (50 mg) during the day.

Answered Apr 13, 2018



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