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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is the supplement l-tyrosine safe to take and have the health benefits reported for this amino acid been experimentally validated?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes.: But the health benefits exist for many problems, but it should not hurt! should be taken with water on an empty stomach!
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Dr. Alan Feldman
42 years experience
Unknown and no: As is true for most supplements, there are no good studies that demonstrate any true health benefits to l-tyrosine or other amino acids. Since there are no studies, we also do not know anything about their safety. The best thing is to eat a well balanced diet, avoid excess alcohol or other vices, and exercise.
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Last updated Apr 11, 2015

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