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A 20-year-old female asked:

Are tyrosine supp. helpful to replenish dopamine after adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) use on days i don't eat enough protein (dietary sources of tyrosine/phenylalanine)?

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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
A Verified Doctoranswered
25 years experience
No. : Trouble with protein supps is we are hoping the body converts them the way we need them to be. Also very few things cross the blood-brain barrier when doping is created so it is doubtful that that tyrosine supps will either.
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Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: L-tyrosine is a precursor to the stimulatory neurotransmitters Epinephrine and norepinephrine. Adderal, as you implied, depletes your brain and body supplies of these neurotransmitters. Adequate doses of l-tyrosine, in fact, may reduce or eliminate your "requirement" for adderal.
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Last updated Jun 13, 2018

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