A member asked:

Would like to know if tyrosine would be a good replacement for add medication?

11 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Tyrosine is an Amino Acid that can be made into dopamine, but would not be the same as taking pharmaceutical stimulants in adhd. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19344299 and http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21766545.

Answered Jun 24, 2014


Dr. Mufid Al-najjar answered

Specializes in

There is no evidence that tyrosine have the same potency in dealing with add as known potent medications.

Answered Apr 7, 2014


Dr. Mark Fisher answered

Specializes in Neurology

Your body makes all the tyrosine it needs from phenylalanine. Any tyrosine that doesn't go into proteins or catecholamine synthesis is burned for energy. The money you spend to buy tyrosine supplements you can literally watch going down the toilet. Remember: You don't need even a high-school diploma to work in a health-food store.

Answered Mar 16, 2018



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